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Safari Sailor on the Trail
Posted By: Sailor, 01-03-2009, 03:54 PM

My adventure at wildlife photography continues. I grabbed this shot in a tree near our driveway: DA 18-250; ISO 800, 1/350s @ f/6.3.

I'm a tyro at this sort of stuff, particularly regarding animals not associated with the sea or coast. Anybody know what this critter is?

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01-03-2009, 04:05 PM   #2
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Appears to be a common squirrel to me. Or are you talking about what is in his mouth?
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Squirrel, appears to be a mail, if I see correctly..
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Guys, I was kidding. I'm a lousy wildlife photographer, and I rarely pay attention to animals that are not visible from the dock or my boat's deck. I do - however - know what a squirrel is. I keep forgetting that sarcasm doesn't translate well on the internet.

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Great shot Jer... Very shape... I have the Tamron 28-250 and I don't remember it being that sharp! Seems to be collecting dust since I got the Sigma 70-200. JIM
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Squirrel.....??

Heck, and I thought it was just some little grey furry varmit....sitting in a tree.....eating....something.


Ok Ok going now.
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I was gonna say some sort of Land porpoise What's next wow first a gackle now this creature I can see you sailing Africa and on a safari next.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
Guys, I was kidding. I'm a lousy wildlife photographer, and I rarely pay attention to animals that are not visible from the dock or my boat's deck. I do - however - know what a squirrel is. I keep forgetting that sarcasm doesn't translate well on the internet.

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May I suggest you omitted the tag?

/sarcasm

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Cute hungry littling. The fur is equally sharp as the teeth!
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Nice squirrel shot!

That little pink extension (for lack of a better word) could be a teat, making the squirrel a she. I generally don't pay attention to that kind of stuff, but since it's so obviously there, I figured I'd add my 2...

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Guys, I was kidding. I'm a lousy wildlife photographer, and I rarely pay attention to animals that are not visible from the dock or my boat's deck. I do - however - know what a squirrel is. I keep forgetting that sarcasm doesn't translate well on the internet.

Jer
--sarcasm is one of those things which really requires tonal inflection to pull it off. Good try though.

You somehow managed to use the tree to aid the composition of the shot, not too shabby for a sea-coast dwelling guy.
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Thanks, everyone for the interesting replies.

JIM - I felt the same way about the sharpness of my DA 18-250, and its use had diminished considerably over the year since I bought it. One benefit - that I'd never considered - of my K20D is that, with it's "kinder and gentler" noise, I can bump the ISO to 800 or 1600 - allowing me to maintain a fast shutter speed yet stop down a bit (for sharpness and some DOF elbow room) when using long focal lengths.

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Nice shot, well taken. Would move much faster than our koalas I reckon.

Sharp as a tack (picture and sarcasm. luv it!)
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