Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-21-2016, 06:06 PM - 1 Like   #571
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
Loyal Site Supporter
photolady95's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cruising the forum watching his back
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,621
I had some squirrel shots for today but had the wrong lens on camera and every one was out of focus. I'll tell you a story about the two squirrels I was trying to photograph though. Squirrel one, found a peanut and proceeded to bury it. Got it buried, covered up and went to get another. Well, squirrel two, ran over to where squirrel one had buried the peanut,........and dug it up, ran off and up a tree.

05-22-2016, 07:32 AM - 1 Like   #572
Veteran Member
Otis FanOtis FanOtis FanOtis FanOtis FanOtis Fan
Rupert's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Texas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 25,123
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
I had some squirrel shots for today but had the wrong lens on camera and every one was out of focus. I'll tell you a story about the two squirrels I was trying to photograph though. Squirrel one, found a peanut and proceeded to bury it. Got it buried, covered up and went to get another. Well, squirrel two, ran over to where squirrel one had buried the peanut,........and dug it up, ran off and up a tree.
I see this a lot around here Photolady. Some squirrels are smarter than others. No need to work when you can steal from your neighbor!

Around here this little Newbie squirrel is a holy terror! Says his name is O.T. Squirrel and is the spittin' image of Otis when he was a baby. He is all over the place, and he robs, steals, and even mugs squirrels twice his size. He is hilarious to watch! I expect he will be the next Great Leader of the Squirrel Army.


Regards!
05-22-2016, 01:31 PM - 1 Like   #573
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
Riggomatic's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Auburn, Indiana
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,373
Went for a walk this afternoon, through one of the nature preserves, and came across this little guy. I had my 100mm on the camera, and was about eye level walking down the trail.




Lots of ground squirrels, but they just squeaked and ran under the logs or dead leaves, never to be seen. The wife scared a few garter snakes off the trail as well. I wasn't fast enough for those either.
05-22-2016, 05:58 PM - 1 Like   #574
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
Loyal Site Supporter
photolady95's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cruising the forum watching his back
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,621
Three from today. I threw them some bread. Jays like bread too but the squirrels will gobble it up in a heart beat.





This was before I put the bread out.


05-23-2016, 07:16 AM - 2 Likes   #575
Pentaxian
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 37,415
A few from this morning.



05-23-2016, 08:02 AM - 1 Like   #576
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Texas
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,420
Watchin'

Very little squirrel activity here since my wife "squirrel-proofed" the bird feeder. They kept chasing the birds off. Curious they gave up so easily on the feeder now, but now the doves are hogging the flood and keeping the other birds away.
This guy is just watching all the new activity:
Name:  Watchin'.jpg
Views: 410
Size:  329.6 KB
They don't know what to think of the class of 2016 starting to arrive today:
Name:  Newborn.jpg
Views: 400
Size:  512.4 KB
The local deer herd seems to think our backyard is the maternity ward.
05-23-2016, 09:13 AM   #577
Pentaxian
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 37,415
QuoteOriginally posted by TomB_tx Quote
Very little squirrel activity here since my wife "squirrel-proofed" the bird feeder. They kept chasing the birds off. Curious they gave up so easily on the feeder now, but now the doves are hogging the flood and keeping the other birds away.
This guy is just watching all the new activity:
Attachment 311294
They don't know what to think of the class of 2016 starting to arrive today:
Attachment 311295
The local deer herd seems to think our backyard is the maternity ward.
Have resorted to the "porch rail feeder" an old 1x6 12 feet long 4 feet off the ground, which is fair game for the big birds and squirrels. My small bird feeders are smaller have less perching room and are higher off the ground.

Everything was working pretty good, until the bear arrived.



Now Tess has enlisted the bear rescue guy to convince me to take down the feeders. Apparently if this guy goes into someone else's back yard and gets shot, it's all my fault. I'm not buying it.


Last edited by normhead; 05-23-2016 at 09:23 AM.
05-23-2016, 09:21 AM   #578
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
Loyal Site Supporter
photolady95's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cruising the forum watching his back
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,621
I saw that video about the bear. Tough luck Norm.
05-23-2016, 09:35 AM   #579
Pentaxian
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 37,415
QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
I saw that video about the bear. Tough luck Norm.
Spent the day yesterday building a new feeder and mounting a pulley system so I can get it higher than the bear can reach, now I need to put my blind platform up a couple of feet to get the same shooting angle. Does it never end?

I'll also sweep out the "porch rail" (the one in the animated gif) feeder every night, to make sure there's nothing left from the day.
05-23-2016, 10:24 AM   #580
Pentaxian




Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 9,693
Rupert,

Not a picture on squirrels, but an interesting story on how some were saved.

Les

5 tangled squirrels rescued by Winnipeg man - Manitoba - CBC News
05-24-2016, 03:04 PM - 1 Like   #581
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
paulh's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: DFW Texas/Ventura County, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 25,881
trying to be invisible....
05-25-2016, 01:58 PM - 1 Like   #582
Pentaxian
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 37,415
I feel guilty on days i don't post in this thread.





05-26-2016, 08:56 AM - 1 Like   #583
Senior Member
JML69's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: FL
Posts: 172
First time I have seen this Guy around the Neighborhood.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-3 II  Photo 
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-3 II  Photo 
05-26-2016, 11:14 AM - 1 Like   #584
Veteran Member
Otis FanOtis FanOtis FanOtis FanOtis FanOtis Fan
Rupert's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Texas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 25,123
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Riggomatic Quote
Went for a walk this afternoon, through one of the nature preserves, and came across this little guy. I had my 100mm on the camera, and was about eye level walking down the trail.
You gave him his moment of fame...and he appreciates it!

QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
Three from today. I threw them some bread. Jays like bread too but the squirrels will gobble it up in a heart beat.
Nice Photolady! ...and they love whole wheat bread the most!

QuoteOriginally posted by TomB_tx Quote
Very little squirrel activity here since my wife "squirrel-proofed" the bird feeder.
Squirrel proofing is like rat or roach proofing.....good luck!

QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I feel guilty on days i don't post in this thread.
Norm, you should feel guilty just for being Norm!

QuoteOriginally posted by JML69 Quote
First time I have seen this Guy around the Neighborhood.
Like him! Some strange colorations!

QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
trying to be invisible....
Paul, here is one that thinks he is hiding......can you see him?



QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
Rupert,

Not a picture on squirrels, but an interesting story on how some were saved.

Les
Thanks Les...it was a happy story at the end. assuming it all turns out well. Sometimes little animals need a little help from us. That was a case of genuine need.

Unlike when Otis dresses little orphan squirrels in tattered coats with dark glasses and little walking canes and takes them to the City Park with little cardboard signs that say "Help feed a blind and starving orphan".

Regards!
05-27-2016, 08:08 PM - 1 Like   #585
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
Loyal Site Supporter
photolady95's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cruising the forum watching his back
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,621
Some from the last two days. Today is what I got all day, no respect for the camera at all and it's inside the house so how did he know I was photographing him. Cheek!



Missed getting his nose but the rest is tack sharp. I love this new older prime lens I bought for $40.


And one from the 25th. Taken around 4pm light not as good.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
award, bird, bird feeders, cheese, dash, feeders, flickr, glass, idea, james, mammals, mom, nap, otis, peanuts, pentax k-s2, pine, plants, power, save, shot, shots, squirrel, squirrels, time, trees, williams, window, window glass, woods
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finally got to put the KP to "work"... I think I got a few "keepers"... gm4life Pentax DSLR Discussion 8 09-15-2017 12:49 PM
Machinery Memorial Day Weekend Car Show Shots HeavyCorPhotography Post Your Photos! 5 05-29-2015 11:24 AM
Nature A Squirrel Hunt Story - For Rupert. Jessesdad Post Your Photos! 29 06-18-2014 10:36 AM
Got any Squirrel Shots? Rupert Pentax Medium Format 0 05-31-2014 05:15 PM
Nature One for Rupert - Squirrel Speed daacon Post Your Photos! 3 10-11-2011 12:16 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:54 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top