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05-13-2016, 02:11 PM - 3 Likes   #511
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For anyone in the Yorkshire area (or any visitors!) the squirrels at the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield can easily be tempted with a nut or two...

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I couldn't get a single shot of squirrels I didn't know. Apparently, in some places they play hard to get. Back to my bunch.





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I couldn't get a single shot of squirrels I didn't know. Apparently, in some places they play hard to get. Back to my bunch.
Sounds like the {fox} squirrels that live around here. The only one I've seen in the past two days had become a rug in the middle of a very busy road; I would have stopped to provide a decent burial, but I was afraid that I would meet a similar fate. Absolutely nothing would induce me to walk around on the road there.
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I can't believe the detail in your squirrel shots Norm. Awesome!!

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Even when I take the pictures through the window, any movement, and this gray squirrel is ready to bolt.

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I couldn't get a single shot of squirrels I didn't know.
You don't speak Squirrel, do you? It makes all the difference!

Tiny tyke!


If you have enough peanuts Otis will say cheese and pose for anyone!


Let's get up close and personal!


Regards & Keep those great squirrel shots coming!
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I can't believe the detail in your squirrel shots Norm. Awesome!!
My theory is take lots, toss the ones that aren't good.

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My theory is take lots, toss the ones that aren't good.
Very good strategy. It is one that works! Is that little guy your chief resident squirrel? He seems at ease there.

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Very good strategy. It is one that works! Is that little guy your chief resident squirrel? He seems at ease there.

Regards!
The other squirrels fight and tussle, no one messes with this guy.
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The other squirrels fight and tussle, no one messes with this guy.
So he's sort of the "Otis of the North Country". Otis will appreciate hearing that. Squirrels with a solid backbone delight Otis!

Norm, I have a long history with the squirrels here, and every so often...rarely...a squirrel comes along with all the criteria for leadership. This little guy recently showed up, said his name is O.T. Squirrel and he is a holy terror around here. He runs off other squirrels twice his size, runs off birds, and is all over the place exploring and investigating his new earthly surroundings.

These are the ones so fun to watch! He even looks mischievous! O.T. Squirrel


Regards!....from Otis too....says he's glad to see you back!
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Otis posing today for the next issue of Gentleman Squirrel Monthly magazine.......



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it rained most of the day, but I did get out in the evening.

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it rained most of the day, but I did get out in the evening.
So, how close were these guys? {it doesn't look like you had to use much telephoto}
Were you in the open or in a blind? {now that you're amongst squirrels who know you}
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The first few were a very young a skittish squirrel, maybe 15 feet away and at least a 50% crop. The last three were close enough I cropped for composition, not for subject size. I was darn near minimum focusing difference, probably 5 or 6 feet away. The old timers let me get pretty close.
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Some of the squirrels down at the park. They are pretty used to humans. i have to go to Costco and get more peanuts.
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