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The Squirrel - Man Interface

By Goggz
The squirrels in Chester are really friendly. This one kissed my hand for giving it some nuts Wink

Those claws are sharp, but it was very gentle.

It was difficult to get the depth of field right. I set it at about 6 inches, but he came a lot closer to the lense than that! In fact at one point he climbed onto it, but I wasn't quick enough to get a shot off. Data - 1/50 sec, f13, 14mm zoom.

Taken on the recent Chester Meet. It was a fun time and I met some nice people. Hope to renew those acquaintances soon Smile

Sorry I ain't been commenting recently - computer & internet problems, but they are now fixed... probably temporarily though Sad knowing my luck.

CHeers, Goggz

Tags: Little Face In Squirrel Wildlife and nature Blighter Yer Squirrel - man interface Greedy Humour and fun

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NexusImages 15 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 11:47PM
Poor squirrel, I know where those hands have been! Smile
Goggz 15 2.3k 72 Wales
29 May 2008 11:51PM
PMSL Mand!!
bunbeam 16 2 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 11:55PM
wow, holding hands with a squirrel.. I can only get bugs to get that close.. brilliant shot
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
29 May 2008 11:55PM
At least he's at the FRONT end, Mand! Wink

F xx
Herge88 15 40 6 England
30 May 2008 12:06AM
Super perspective for this one, a great capture.

Best Matt
madbob 16 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 6:31AM
like it good clear shot
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 8:16AM
Ohhhhhhhh, so cute!
redstag 16 100 15 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 8:56AM
It is a shame about the dof as you say in your description, but sometimetimes the moment is more important than the technical quality, and this is quite a moment.
donzer 18 25
30 May 2008 9:42AM
awwwwwwww so nice
blondiebee 16 295 United Kingdom
30 May 2008 11:51AM
Wow, that was a clever one. Smile
Richsr 15 91 223 England
30 May 2008 12:27PM
Well captured Goggz - they got sharp teeth you know!
Regards Richard.
lurksalot 15 333 1 England
30 May 2008 6:47PM
Great shot Pete

Goggz 15 2.3k 72 Wales
30 May 2008 7:11PM
Thanks everyone Smile

Yeah, redstag, this was one of those moments when you know the supply of nuts have run out and there won't be another chance!
xstevex 14 89 1 England
30 May 2008 9:10PM
nice one
AEasthope67 16 46 England
2 Jun 2008 4:41PM
Excellent shot. When i saw you seeting camera up i was wondering how it would turn out. Andy
mad-dogs 19 2.2k England
2 Jun 2008 11:34PM
Cute +++
awww so cute where was this photo taken? thanx again for prepering that trip to chester zoo it was soo fantastic



Goggz 15 2.3k 72 Wales
19 Jul 2008 12:07AM
Thanks everyone Smile

Anna - it was taken in a park next to the river in Chester. They are really fearless and will come close to you if you have the right food Smile
sitan1 Plus
13 1.3k 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2008 11:07PM
This one makes me laugh, I have a similar idea of leaving some food in the lens hood and remote releasing for a close and wide shot so like your shot the head is slightly bigger for the amusing factor, great stuff Smile and well caught
Goggz 15 2.3k 72 Wales
1 Sep 2008 11:56PM
Ta Simon Smile
RB_1 13 6 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 9:58PM
Such a cool shot. What a little character.

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