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11/15/2006

I Will Collect You And Capture You

Anyone who knows me, at least a little bit, understands that I can obsess. Whether it's hamsters, Duran Duran, tote bags, Firefly, or the color orange. I could go on, but I won't. (Just don't even think about leaving anything in my new car! Yes, you know who you are).

One of my latest obsessions is photographing the squirrels who are frequenting my front yard and trees and fencing. We've always had a lot of squirrel activity in the back yard, which my dog Little Guy loves telling the entire neighborhood about. For the last few months, I've noticed not only more bushy-tailed critters out front, but also lots of peanut shells all over my driveway. Turns out that my neighbor installed a squirrel feeder that she keeps stocked with peanuts. Lots of yummy peanuts.

I've had a lot of misses in my attempts to capture these fast rodents. Luckily, I have a really good optical zoom on my camera and that comes in handy. We've had a few staredowns and I get ready to snap and they run. I think there are mainly two who are hanging out in the front, but I don't know for sure. And no, I haven't named them. Yet.


Enjoying The Peanuts

Snacking In The Tree

Glorious Peanut


4 comments:

Stan said...

There's really no substitute for optical zoom for photographing animals. Here's my Canon commmercial, taken last summer on vacation:

http://www.1134.org/gallery/vacation2006-2/aai

madretz said...

LOL, your title cracked me up. :)

Nice shots. Once they're full and fat with peanuts, they'll slow down. My MIL has a lazy squirrel that was very cooperative.

ren said...

obsessive? you?

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos - I saw a really cute squirrel this lunchtime.

Always good to find another Firefly fan....

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