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Nibble time

By Lillian  
Mr Red Squirrel chomping away at a hazel nut at BWC

This is such an experience as you go into their enclosure to photograph these rather lively characters
not at all worried about you and even get to climb legs and cameras!!

Must thank You all for your comments on the Fox and also to Graham and Andrew for your
User Awards given yesterday on the Puma


V2 eating his nut!!

Take care every one tomorrow is another day

Lillian

Tags: General Surrey Bwc Red squirrel Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature


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Comments


AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 4:28PM
Fabulous detail Lillian - I remember they weren't easy to photograph as they were quite hyperactive. I love his wispy ear.
Ann

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achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
22 Aug 2012 4:28PM
These are so beautiful compared to the Grey Lillian, excellent eye detail and DOF, think a slight contrast adjustment would help. Only one showing at the moment.

Regards

Trev.
22 Aug 2012 4:28PM
Excellent captures Lillian, like the detail in both,
Fred.
22 Aug 2012 4:29PM
Two very fine captures of this fine wee fello Lillian the red as quite special i always think nice work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
22 Aug 2012 4:29PM
V2 now showing, Better pose in V1 but better contrast in V2 so equal marks.

Regards

Trev.
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
22 Aug 2012 4:29PM
This must be one the best red squirrel shots I have seen, the pose quite charming, and the colours and detail so flawlessly captured, Lillian.
A real beauty.
Ronnie.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 4:31PM
That is good three here commented and you are all joining on the outing
thank you
Lillian
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 4:37PM
2 superb captures.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
22 Aug 2012 4:44PM
He is so dear-- ( our squirrels are not so cute! and grey)

and a PS-- would love to be joining you!
PSS--the crab spiders change their colors depending upon what color flower they live in. Thanks for looking in.
22 Aug 2012 4:46PM
Gorgeous! My visit is already planned.
Two great images.
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 4:48PM
Terrific pair of images and featured e2 photo as I type. Benjamin pics orted and ready to mail when I get back from Knowlton Church this evening!
skewey 10 31 England
22 Aug 2012 4:55PM
Two really exciting captures Lillian they show the how fragile Reds are compared to the much bigger Greys.
Well done.

Paul
22 Aug 2012 4:55PM
gorgeous Lillian there enclosure is the highlight of my visit i just love it in there !! regarding my phoyotoday it wasn't the same as yesterdays as yestwerdays was a red admiral and todays is a Meadow brown though rther tatty
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
22 Aug 2012 4:57PM
What a little darling, Lillian SmileSmile Carol
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
22 Aug 2012 4:59PM
Yes,5'oclock Lillian,so it is nibble time for me too for my tea !!
Good shots.
But if my wife puts nuts in my steak pie and tatties,
there will be Hell to pay !!
Mick.
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 69 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 5:10PM
Lovely !!!....what a cute beaut !!!!
graceland 12 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 5:14PM
Great picture your good at this ain't you

Are you in the Tufty Club ?? Grin

Lovely as always Thanks
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 5:31PM
fantastic detail lillian brilliant colours and tones v1 just nicks it for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy
22 Aug 2012 6:13PM
What lovely real nature shots Lillian, smashing!

John Smile
22 Aug 2012 6:23PM
What a tail .... healthy looking thats for sure
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 6:26PM
A beautiful animal Lillian. Well captured with lovely detail and perfect exposure
Jim
howdog Plus
8 25 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 6:35PM
Fantastic detail Lillian spot on shotSmile
Iain
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 6:49PM
Lovely image.
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 6:57PM
Yet more excellent shots Lillian. V1 large is superb, cracking detail and colour.
Ray
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 7:14PM
Two great shots, Lillian.
Tony
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
22 Aug 2012 7:23PM
Definitely has the 'aah' factor! Two beautifully detailed captures here, Lillian, but my fave just has to be V1 for that wonderful bushy tail Wink
Trev Smile
jdinne 13 16 England
22 Aug 2012 7:28PM
Superb Lillian, stunning detail and presentation. V1 love it.

John
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 7:48PM
Two great images of this rare animal.
I keep hoping I'll capture on in Aviemore
but never get close enough!
KateGrinGrinGrin
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
22 Aug 2012 7:57PM
Lucky you to be able to enjoy a close encounter. Two brilliant captures.
Joan.
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 8:04PM

Quote:even get to climb legs and cameras

What wonderful experiences you have, Lillian.
2 very charming images here.
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
22 Aug 2012 8:07PM
Two fantastic images Lillian but its the fluffy tail in V1 that takes it for me. - gary
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
22 Aug 2012 8:07PM
What stunning images of this delightful little animal.

Albert
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 8:11PM
Two fantastic images Lillian, superb detail, love them both Smile

Hugh
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
22 Aug 2012 8:13PM
Two beautifully detailed images.
Brian
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
22 Aug 2012 9:52PM
Excellent capture.

Andy
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Aug 2012 9:54PM
a cute little fellow. gald you still got them. Saw one about a week ago and was relieved to see them around since they died round the house.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
22 Aug 2012 9:57PM
Guess this guy has been thrown out of the tufty club. Sharp and detailed, beautifully captured, Lillian.

Dave
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 10:17PM
Super shots of this rarer and rarer animal. paul
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
23 Aug 2012 6:45AM
How I love these little fellows and these are 2 excellent images of your Red! Used to have them livivng around here but haven't seen any for the past 7 or 8 years. Sadly, looks like the Greys have won again!

Ann
Ray42 8 3 England
23 Aug 2012 8:03AM
Excellent captures
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
23 Aug 2012 10:40AM
Both superb Lillian but V1 just has the edge for me,
Geoff.
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
23 Aug 2012 11:28AM
A pair of great detailed captures Lillian and excellent dof. V2 would have been the preferred image eating if only he had played ball and had his tail raised.
Richard
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 5:16PM
V1 just captivated me, a lovely detailed image with good rich colour.
Carole
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 6:00PM
Top notch Lillian.
Brian
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 6:23PM
An image of superb quality, a gorgeous subject matter, gorgeous natural colours and pin sharp detail, all swathed in this gorgeous warming light.

Regards Nathan
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
23 Aug 2012 7:00PM
Perfect dof Lillian and a pose thats spot on too !! A very big Thank You for your award !!! and I do hope you get to Jigakudani soon. ( if you need some pointers about Jaopan please ask)
Ron.
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 8:14PM
Two lovely images, V1 for, Peter..
23 Aug 2012 11:37PM
Both are very cute images. SmileSmile
moiral 6 12 Scotland
24 Aug 2012 4:56AM
They are just gorgeous Lillian. The wild ones around where I live just beat it when they see me Sad. Moira
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
24 Aug 2012 11:43AM
V1 is amazing, Lillian, and I love the sound of the BWC. Not just from a photography point of view but also how close you can get to some animals without them being skittish or wary.

Andrew
Trev_B 9 151 68 England
24 Aug 2012 5:25PM
A gorgeous pair of shots Lillian... so much prettier than the Grey Squirrel.

Trev
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 8:08PM
Gorgeous little creature... Lovely captures. IB
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
25 Aug 2012 9:11PM
Dont want them climbing my legs ,they can chew nuts some where else.Smile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
29 Aug 2012 7:07PM
Most endearing Lillian, I'm not surprised this little nut nibbler has proved so popular
Tibetan 4 3 England
30 Aug 2012 5:44PM
Two very nice shots like them both regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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