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02-11-2019, 01:03 PM   #2356
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
I got a few from my K-30 and my new to me HD 55-300mm WR lens.
Congratulations on the new lens.
That combination gave me lots of joy.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
I think Rupert might have been entertained by this fellow.
Yes, he celebrated the combination of agility and intelligence that makes them such a nuisance - but admirable also.
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I told you my brothers won't let me feed them anymore, right? But my youngest brother watches them in the front yard and comments and even laughs at their antics. Go figure.

I could give him a lot more enjoyment if he'd let me feed them.
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I told you my brothers won't let me feed them anymore, right? But my youngest brother watches them in the front yard and comments and even laughs at their antics. Go figure.

I could give him a lot more enjoyment if he'd let me feed them.
Yes indeed.
Getting to food - whether or not intended for them - provides a goal, motivation, and a reward for them to use their intelligence and agility,

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A raccoon came through last night and ate all the food on the ground,

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Usually, one squirrel would eat at the feeder and one on the ground, but this morning they had to wait in line.
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My niece meets a hungry Grand Canyon ground squirrel. They are not shy at all about begging for handouts
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My niece meets a hungry Grand Canyon ground squirrel. They are not shy at all about begging for handouts
Those squirrels at the Canyon are accomplished beggars - I think they would beg for sport even if they weren't hungry.

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Front yard safari shots

I live on a tree lined avenue in an older part of Louisville. Squirrels are plentiful. One squirrel saw me when I came out the front door and started making an unusual noise. As I keep the cameras near the front door it was easy for me to grab the one with 55-300mm and start shooting. Rat Tail was not the least bit alarmed and let me take many pictures.

Another day I was just sitting on the front porch enjoying the weather when I saw this nutter gnawing on something. Again a camera with the 55-300 was near by. Seems at times he/she was offering me a taste.

I have posted the pictures in the reverse order of the captions and I cannot figure how to reverse one or the other on an iPad.
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I'm getting ready for them to come around. I cleaned my only window that faces the bird feeders in the backyard yesterday and setup the tripod with the K-50 and 55-300mm WR attached.



I got a couple of shots of one squirrel but haven't uploaded yet. I want to wait til I get a few more shots before taking the card out of the camera. It's a Sandisk 128GB SDXC. Will take a while to fill it up.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Perfessor5646 Quote
I live on a tree lined avenue in an older part of Louisville. Squirrels are plentiful. One squirrel saw me when I came out the front door and started making an unusual noise. As I keep the cameras near the front door it was easy for me to grab the one with 55-300mm and start shooting. Rat Tail was not the least bit alarmed and let me take many pictures.

Another day I was just sitting on the front porch enjoying the weather when I saw this nutter gnawing on something. Again a camera with the 55-300 was near by. Seems at times he/she was offering me a taste.

I have posted the pictures in the reverse order of the captions and I cannot figure how to reverse one or the other on an iPad.
Ahhh, in the first picture he's just want to share with you
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The squirrels in our park are wild and you can't get close to them. My best long lens is a Pentax F 80-200 so that's what I use when stalking them. I often use it on a Fujifilm X-T20 body but in truth I get just as many good pictures using my backup K100D. I'm delighted with how well the autofocus works on the old camera. And either I got an especially good example, or the lens is one of the great under-rated optics of the Pentax lineup. This shot taken with K100D, SMC Pentax F 80-200 at 180mm, 1/100s, f/5.6, ISO 200, post-processed in RawTherapee, cropped, Velvia 100 emulation, moderate unsharp mask.

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And I got sneaky today after I washed the out side of my windows, I threw some bread, then a few minutes later, I grabbed a solo cup, filled it up with sunflower seeds, walked out in the backyard, checked my brother's window blinds were closed, and they were, I scattered the sunflower seeds, and came inside to wait. I didn't have long before they found the seeds:





This one was taken a few days ago, just after I setup the tripod. I thought I got him looking at me through the window but he must have turned his head just as I press the shutter button.


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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
I thought I got him looking at me through the window but he must have turned his head just as I press the shutter button.
Yes, they are sneaky like that. He must think this is his "best side" .... and that is what he wants to be seen for his "15 minutes"
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Brother mentioned the squirrels were in the backyard today. I said oh really, he said yeah. Then a few minutes later I said maybe they had acorns back there they were digging up to which he said he saw them eating a plant one day so they don't always eat acorns. I let the conversation die out and never said another word. So, from now on, I can feed them their favorite food, I just have to make sure brother's blinds are closed when I go out to scatter the seeds. LOL
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More lens test shots - this time a Helios 44-M 58mm f2 adapted to a Canon Eos 400D





Not bad for a chunk of 1980s Russian glass!
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