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03-19-2019, 11:13 AM - 5 Likes   #2416
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Squirrel chews on one of the few whole peanuts in the "squirrel and critter" feed I got, while a jealous Blue Jay hopes he drops it.

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A few minutes later, I was just sitting there, inside our living room looking through the glass door at the deck, when this guy climbed up on the deck.
We have four different squirrels visiting our yard, so I'm not sure if he's the same one as in the previous photo.
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I took these while testing out my Jupiter-21m & Sony a6300 combo.
My arms are still attatched.
Lazing about in a bare tree



Shot of another squirrel at f5.6 (I think), cropped. It was throwing away scraps.


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Cropped from my first shot with the Jupiter-21m, I probably missed the focus by a hair, it still outperformed my Sony SEL55210...
Sleek black squirrel eating.


Second shot. I missed the focus ya hair, sadly.
I have no idea what it is doing, having fun, I guess.


This squirrel again, checking around after finished throwing away scraps. Cropped


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Cropped from my first shot with the Jupiter-21m, I probably missed the focus by a hair, it still outperformed my Sony SEL55210...
Sleek black squirrel eating.


Second shot. I missed the focus ya hair, sadly.
I have no idea what it is doing, having fun, I guess.


This squirrel again, checking around after finished throwing away scraps. Cropped
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Today's squirrel, she looked like she was either asking for an umbrella or a more warmer coat cause hers was a bit wet.



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Some old shots with the SEL55210 mounted on a Sony a6300.
Not as sharp, but has AF and OSS. It is also A LOT lighter.



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Is it my imagination or am I putting too much food out for the squirrels?
Tamron 500mm SP55BB. jpeg.
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You can never put out too much, the more you feed the more they want or expect.


Case in point, this one, on the fence staring in my window, asking if I was going to feed again today when I just fed them yesterday:

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Here's one from our SIC a Theme day we have every month on the 21st called Selfie/Belfie, I don't do selfie shots, and I guarantee no one wants to see my 69 year old butt. So I gave them the equivalent, a squirrel belfie shot.



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This afternoon I refilled the feeders - since it was already midafternoon, I filled them only to the 1/2 mark - then I sat down, hoping a Blue Jay would show up. I'd been able to see them from inside, but always through glass, and I was hoping to do better than that. No Blue Jay did show up, but for the first time ever, a squirrel showed up and 'chowed down' while I was outside - in the open - rather than 'hiding' inside behind the glass doors.

He did spend a certain amount of time checking the neighborhood {I assume he had already surveyed the area from a spot high in the trees} - and then he gave me a stern warning to stay in my seat on the deck. Once he was satisfied about conditions, he ate and ate and ate; I could sense his pulse racing each time he found a peanut, including the last time when he climbed up a tree to savor it in peace {I noticed he surveyed the neighborhood again before he climbed back down to the feeder}. By the time he left, the feeder was essentially empty, so I gave up on the Blue Jays and went inside; I did discover that these photos weren't much better than those taken from behind the glass doors, so I may just photograph the Blue Jays from my inside seat.
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Here's a heavily-cropped shot of one of the wild squirrels in the park near me, taken late in the evening with a Super Takumar 150 on a Fujifilm X-T20 body.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Neuse River Sailor Quote
Here's a heavily-cropped shot of one of the wild squirrels in the park near me, taken late in the evening with a Super Takumar 150 on a Fujifilm X-T20 body.
Good shot - this one was hiding very well.
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A couple Tamron 300 and 1.7x




And a few with my new DA 55-300 PLM, that replaces the one I broke in half. I think I got a better copy this time.


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DA*300 at Reservoir Park

I took my DA*300 f4.0 and 1.4x TC to Reservoir Park without any dogs last night. Of course, there were other dogs there, Lincoln, Spencer, Weller, Angie, Issa and Kipper and a couple of dogs I didn’t know (yet), so the squirrels were on their toes. Especially because of Lincoln. Tara showed up with her pack of 3 dogs shortly afterward so the squirrels went higher up the trees. Bottom line is I’m not terribly happy with any of pictures. Not as sharp as expected because I know from a previous outing what the 300 can produce. Lincoln’s owner, Cindy, called it my paparazzi lens.

I should have a Star day and only tote my DA*55 and the DA*300.
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Norm, how could you break a lens in half?


Good shots though, I like how you always get the eyes in focus too.

And I wish I could have bought the PLM before I broke my blue K-30's battery holder thingy. I was running the K-50 firmware on it so I could use the new PLM lens on it. Oh and I still have the K-50 with updated firmware but it's the only camera that the PLM works on, it doesn't work right on the K-5.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
Norm, how could you break a lens in half?

Good shots though, I like how you always get the eyes in focus too.

And I wish I could have bought the PLM before I broke my blue K-30's battery holder thingy. I was running the K-50 firmware on it so I could use the new PLM lens on it. Oh and I still have the K-50 with updated firmware but it's the only camera that the PLM works on, it doesn't work right on the K-5.
Exactly what part did you break?

On my K-30, the latch that holds the battery into the compartment broke, but since I'm using AA batteries, I discovered that putting the holder into the compartment, then pushing the holder down into the compartment while carefully closing the door behind it works.
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