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Nuts to You

By GrahamBaines
This is a photo I re-came across a few weeks ago, taken in the summer, which seems such a long time ago now *sigh*. The sun was beginning to set, and the birds had gone to roost. The mice seemed to wait patiently for the birds to leave before they got their turn on the feeders. On the other hand maybe they waited impatiently, tapping their feet and cleaning their whiskers tetchily, whilst bemoaning their place in the 'pecking order'.

Anyway.... the wind was quite strong and blowing from behind the mouse, so as I approached it couldn't smell me, the light was fading quickly, and so everything was in my favour. There again, perhaps it knew I was there and just wasn't going to give up its supper for some bloomin' maniac 'tog'. I was amazed at how close it allowed me, and didn't even seem bothered when I started using flash.... I was really pleased with the results, but there again I am rather easily pleased....

Hope you like him/her...

Thanks for looking


Tags: Close-up and macro Field mouse Bird feeder Peanuts Grahambaines Wildlife and nature Portraits and people

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Briwooly 10 452 5 England
25 Jan 2009 3:41PM
Great capture Graham LoL Smile


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25 Jan 2009 3:47PM
Nice one.

Ali Smile
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
25 Jan 2009 4:09PM
A fantastic close-up capture.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2009 4:14PM
love it - so thats where my nuts go after dark
26 Jan 2009 10:11AM
Isn't an easy job to get the nuts... poor sod!
Great series, enjoyed the pictures, all!
super series of images graham,well taken.ray
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2009 11:19AM
How sweet, and lovely detail to the eye and fur you have almost got a movie here
Linda Smile
2 Feb 2009 7:55PM
all ten wow was running mouse fast over themlol
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
4 Feb 2009 12:39PM
nice burst of shots V9 for me Smile

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