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Leave Me Alone, I'm Eating!

By AlanBW
Circumstances have conspired to prevent my participation on EPZ for a few weeks, not the least of which has been trying to put adequate support in place for Triciaís 80-year old mum, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimerís. We have made considerable progress, although it has been frustrating at times. Without question it has been time well spent, but I must confess to having missed EPZ!

I know that I must have missed thousands of superb uploads during my enforced absence but I hope to catch up with as many portfolios as possible over the coming days. There might have to be some clicking and running, so apologies in advance.

Here is a very rare animal shot from me, taken on a trip to Turkey - and the second time I have featured an image from a short series I managed to capture at the time. After visiting Ephasus, we went to the House of the Virgin Mary, a Christian shrine located seven km from SelÁuk. Many Christians and Muslims believe by that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken to this stone house by Saint John after the crucifixion of Jesus, fleeing the persecution of the Christians in Judea. Officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1896, it has been visited by thousands every year since then. Pope Paul VI visited and confirmed its authenticity in 1967. Pope John Paul II also visited the shrine in 1979.

On leaving the shrine and heading for our coach, I heard a rustling sound overhead and saw a squirrel leap from one tree to another. I got the camera ready in case it should appear again. Suddenly it emerged and began devouring a fresh fig. I managed to capture five or six decent shots before a crowd gathered to see this cheeky and amusing little creature enjoying lunch.

This will probably be my final upload for 2007 as Tricia and I are due to take a long-planned trip overseas. Weíre going to be out of the UK for quite a while, but Iíll be taking my laptop with me so I should be able to look in on EPZ from time to time, although I doubt if Iíll be uploading from abroad. However, I do hope to bring back some images worthy of uploading to EPZ on our return, by which time it will be Spring.

My sincere thanks to all who have kindly voted for and commented on my efforts Ė and I know this is rather early, but I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone on EPZ a wonderful festive season and a happy, healthy, prosperous and successful 2008.

Tags: Animal Travel General Tree Squirrel Eating Turkey Fig Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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LisaRose 14 172 4 United States
20 Nov 2007 8:15AM
This is a wonderful close up, very well taken. Best of luck Alan.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 8:16AM
Well an animal shot from you is certainly a change, but on the other hand this is a perfect candid, beautifully observed and timed, so we should not be surprised! Have a good break, you've earned it.
MandsH 14 England
20 Nov 2007 8:36AM
WOnderful shot, he looks like he is guarding his food. Glad you have have the chance to come back.
amit 16 United Arab Emirates
20 Nov 2007 8:43AM
wow wow wow, cute one, great shot. Spikes
Glynn Plus
15 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 8:47AM
Now thats speial - love the movement in the shot - superb Alan.

20 Nov 2007 9:15AM
Excellent close up Alan, nice detail,
trissie 14 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 9:17AM
A great close up Alan, superb timing and detail.
Have a lovely holiday and i am sorry about Tricia's Mum. Enjoy the festive break and hope to see your lovely uploads in 2008.
Take care and love to you both.

Trish x
AlanBW 15 20 England
20 Nov 2007 9:18AM
Many thanks Lisa, Moira, Mandy, Amit, Glynn and Fred - Alan
Barbaraj 14 450 England
20 Nov 2007 9:23AM
An excellent shot of squirrel in situ.
Have a good time away. You will be in need of a change of scene.
AlanBW 15 20 England
20 Nov 2007 9:26AM
Many thanks Trish and Barbara, very much appreciated - Alan
Possum 14 148 England
20 Nov 2007 9:27AM
Wonderful light, and his decadent pose is worthy of his choice of snack!
Sounds as if you are both very much in need of the trip; take care, and bring us back lots of your enthralling images.
Allie x
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 9:59AM
A superb image Alan, have a good trip ; sorry to hear of your troubles.

KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 10:04AM
welcome back Alan
Best regards
AlanBW 15 20 England
20 Nov 2007 10:14AM
Cheers Allie, Ken and Keith, very much appreciated - Alan
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
20 Nov 2007 10:33AM
I was going to say welcome back Alan - but sounds as though you will be off again soon. I send my best wishes to you and Trish - have a great time.
BTW. That squirrel looks good - super catch.
20 Nov 2007 10:55AM
A wonderful capture Alan, great to see him guarding his food like that. Have a good trip overseas, you deserve it after the troubles you have been through.
Best of luck.

imander 13 388 7 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 11:10AM
fantasticly well timed capture, he looks so cute. all the best for your travels and have a peaceful xmas
AlanBW 15 20 England
20 Nov 2007 11:17AM
Many thanks Brian, Val and Ian - Alan
Nettles 13 England
20 Nov 2007 11:21AM
A wonderful shot Alan, it makes a nice change from them eating nuts.
Sorry to hear about Tricia's Mum, it sounds as though you have been very busy.
Have a wonderful time abroad and a lovely holiday, you will be missed.
Looking forward to your return and some more of your super images.
Take care. Annette
foggytwo 17 36 1 Scotland
20 Nov 2007 11:29AM
A cracking capture Alan with excellent timing.
AlanBW 15 20 England
20 Nov 2007 11:48AM
Many thanks Annette and Pete - Alan
janty66 13 3 England
20 Nov 2007 11:49AM
awesome capture..
mickp 14 9 7 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 1:17PM
I hope you have a very pleasant trip and that all works out well. Thank you for your comments and support.
AlanBW 15 20 England
20 Nov 2007 1:28PM
Thanks Janet and Mick, very much appreciated - Alan
ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 2:48PM
a lovely capture Alan, what a spoilt squirrel, feeding on fresh figs.
Hope things get better for you, it's really difficult getting the right help, I know,
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
20 Nov 2007 3:32PM
Good luck with your trip. I hope you successfully get Tricia's mum settled. It is so difficult, and such a terrible disease. Looking forward to seeing your shots from abroad.
AlanBW 15 20 England
20 Nov 2007 3:43PM
Many thanks Chris and Joline - Alan
GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 4:12PM
Sorry to hear about Tricia's Mum - sad news. Also, welcome back and au-revoir! Have a super trip and look forward to seeing some super portraits +++ on your return.
Super shot and his coat looks amazingly soft. Guess you didn't get that close!?!?
Marilyn x
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
20 Nov 2007 4:32PM
Glad to see you back, great shot, great detail.
AlanBW 15 20 England
20 Nov 2007 4:35PM
Thanks Marilyn and Nicky, much appreciated - Alan
Pegon 15 78 1 England
20 Nov 2007 5:52PM
A cracking shot Alan. Nice to see a shot from you, but sorry to hear about Tricia's mum. Have a good trip and get some good shots.
wyatturp 15 2 England
20 Nov 2007 7:27PM
Good one i hope things get back on track soon, missed your pictures and comments

Doug---take care
AlanBW 15 20 England
20 Nov 2007 7:31PM
Thanks Pete and Doug - Alan
bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 7:52PM
what a cutie, well seen and well caught..
bunSmile hope the trip goes well and everything else
DP_Imagery 16 24 6 Wales
20 Nov 2007 9:44PM
Super capture. Hope things work out for Tricia's mum. Enjoy your well deserved break and bring back loads of wonderful images. All the best. Bruce
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 10:19PM
A great capture - he's having a good time obviously.
derekv 13 3 England
20 Nov 2007 10:26PM
Absolutely cracking close-up, Alan.
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 11:11PM
Best wishes to you and Tricia for the festive season and your vacation Alan.

chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2007 5:45AM
thats a cracking shot Alan, lovely work
AlanBW 15 20 England
21 Nov 2007 6:35AM
Many thanks Bun, Bruce, Johanna, Derek, Nigel and Chris - Alan
norton 17 2 6 Jersey
21 Nov 2007 8:56AM
This is a superb capture,the detail and colour are great.
Well spotted...............

riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
21 Nov 2007 11:32AM
have a well deserved, exciting adventure Alan, I'll miss your images and already look forward to the wonderful things that you'll discover and your unique take on them, all the very best
AlanBW 15 20 England
21 Nov 2007 11:44AM
Many thanks Tony and Nicholas - Alan
14 13 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2007 11:59AM
Nice to see you back Alan with a cracker of an image, sharpness, clarity and interest all there.
21 Nov 2007 12:11PM
WOW Alan most impressive
myrab 14 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2007 2:24PM
A different shot for you Alan, well seen and well taken.

Hope all goes well and things settle down for you and Trica.

Regards Myra
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
21 Nov 2007 2:48PM
A really excellent close-up, it could be described as an animal candid. Well done.
Have a nice time on your trip.
Carl40 15 18 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2007 3:17PM
Hi Alan
I hope every thing works out for Tricia's Mum.

as for the image well spotted great shot.


Oh yes welcome back Wink
imagio 14 12 1 England
21 Nov 2007 3:57PM
Wonderful capture Alan, welcome back..

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
21 Nov 2007 3:59PM
well taken well timed and titled....welcome bavk
AlanBW 15 20 England
21 Nov 2007 4:02PM
Many thanks Simon, Graham, Myra, Brian, Carl, Bernie and Ollie - Alan
SRSmith 13 1 United States
21 Nov 2007 4:03PM
A fantastic shot - a wonderfully candid capture of nature. The lighting, detail, and color are superb. You've been missed, and will continue to be missed, but it was good that you stopped back in, even if just for this image. Have a wonderful holiday season.

hebdens 15 5
21 Nov 2007 4:06PM
caught in the act, looks like hes getting ready to tell you off ! Reminds me of the critter in Ice Age.
Guillaume 14 119 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2007 4:15PM
Wildlife shots are quite a change Alan! This is a wonderful close up very well captured.
21 Nov 2007 4:23PM
it is a very pretty golden color isn't it. very cute animal. good capture.I bet the figs are quite tasty.
AlanBW 15 20 England
21 Nov 2007 4:24PM
Many thanks Tracy, Steve, Guillaume and Tina - Alan
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
21 Nov 2007 4:25PM
A fine wildlife image Alan, happy to bring up a well deserved half century for this one. Glad to hear that you are alive and well, hope you have a great time on your travels and you capture lots of colourful and interesting characters, all the best for the festive season and best wishes for 2008, Ed
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2007 4:58PM
A lovely picture of the squirrel in beautiful light.
Thank you for the comments and the votes you have given me.
I hope you have a wonderful trip and see many new exciting places.
love Mavis
bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2007 5:01PM
Sorry to hear about Tricia's Mum Alan. Nice to see you back again for a short time. It's an incredibly stunning image. Thank you so much.

AlanBW 15 20 England
21 Nov 2007 5:02PM
Many thanks Ed, Mavis and John, very much appreciated - Alan
Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
21 Nov 2007 5:05PM
Wonderful image Alan. Have a tremendous break relax and enjoy. No one understand the dilemma of Alzheimerís until they are faced with it. Strength together was our secret.

proz 16 205 United States
21 Nov 2007 5:26PM
lol well captured, superb timing Alan.
Best of everything in the tough times ahead too Alan.
Mikelane 13 1 Wales
21 Nov 2007 5:27PM
Stunning capture Alan.Well done .
AlanBW 15 20 England
21 Nov 2007 6:08PM
Many thanks Dave, Proz and Mike - Alan
Rock 18 10 2 England
21 Nov 2007 6:28PM
A great capture !

glyndwr 13 74 10 Wales
21 Nov 2007 6:34PM
Alan, great shot. Even better to see you back on epz.

Good luck

Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
21 Nov 2007 6:36PM
Wonderful capture Alan. Beautiful light and framing; what an acrobat!
21 Nov 2007 6:36PM
Excellent wonderful capture.
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2007 6:45PM
Lovely to see you back Alan..this is a fabulous shot and the framing with the leaves is superb.
21 Nov 2007 7:00PM
Great shot Al', really great pic' of Wildlife at work.

John Smile
elcid 16 150 England
21 Nov 2007 7:18PM
Great shot Alan. Know it will be hard to go away with Tricia's mum going through this, but I wish you and yours all the very best.

mickf1 14 2 England
21 Nov 2007 7:37PM
Excellent image Alan and yes very unusual for you to post an animal shot, still a good one all the same.
JimV 14 6 3 Canada
21 Nov 2007 7:43PM
Definitely different for you Alan yet, at the same time, has your trademark all over it...a wonderful candid, superb shot and, one need hardly say, excellent write-up.
Enjoy your trip and already know you'll be bringing back the full flavour of where you've been!
Rgds., Jim
rmr 13 1 Wales
21 Nov 2007 8:24PM
welcome back ,stunning detail
Digicat 13 127
21 Nov 2007 8:25PM
thank you for your comments and support and enjoy your trip xx
JudeC 14 6 3 England
21 Nov 2007 8:48PM
Wow Alan - you have returned with a stunner of a shot - welcome back and a sad farewell and sorry to hear about your MiL Hope you will keep in touch through EPZ keep safe - JudeC
joseph 15 England
21 Nov 2007 9:57PM
Always your photography is superb Alan...Stunning focus mate!
SharD 14 94
22 Nov 2007 8:52AM
This is just too cute to pass by! Amazing capture! Enjoy your travels!
AlanBW 15 20 England
22 Nov 2007 9:15AM
Many thanks Rock, Robert, Rende, Will, Di, John, Bill, Mick, Jim, Mark, Digicat, Jude, Joseph and Shar, very much appreciated - Alan
fentiger 19 920 24 England
22 Nov 2007 9:54AM
Fantastic capture Alan. Well composed and presented. Enjoy your break it sounds as if you deserve it.

22 Nov 2007 10:36AM
Wonderful Turkish delight! Great capture. JNC
AlanBW 15 20 England
22 Nov 2007 10:49AM
Thanks Albert and Jean-Noel - Alan
Mavis 19 143 2 England
22 Nov 2007 10:49AM
Made me smile Alan, a VERY fine Squirrel image . Looks in delight at munching his lovely ripe fig and your Title is just right .

Must be so sad when a family member gets that SD. Hope she is in good hands now . Enjoy your trip will enjoy your images on return . xxx
AlanBW 15 20 England
22 Nov 2007 11:07AM
Many thanks Mavis, much appreciated - Alan
KKmoments 14 12 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2007 12:26PM
Superb image.... wonderful detail and lighting and as always a brilliant description.
LeighRebecca 13 267 10 England
22 Nov 2007 1:53PM
Excellent capture - full of movement and detail

Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
22 Nov 2007 3:12PM
Definitely a different image to the usual from your good self. An excellent image I might add. Enjoy your break overseas and I shall look forward to your images when you get back. Glad you have finally got all the support you need. It can be very difficult to get it. Thankyou very much for your wishes for the upcoming season and for 2008 and may I to wish you and your family a Happy Xmas and a great 2008. See you next spring.
AlanBW 15 20 England
22 Nov 2007 3:53PM
Many thanks Karen, Leigh and Andy - Alan
TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2007 3:58PM
A well timed, candid capture; delightful!

SandraKay Plus
13 233 4 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2007 5:09PM
Glad the squirrel re-appeared so you could take this. It's wonderful to see such a close-up of him munching away. Enjoy your well-earned trip.
AlanBW 15 20 England
22 Nov 2007 5:25PM
Thanks Tel and Sandra, much appreciated - Alan
GlenD 14 United States
22 Nov 2007 6:01PM
Wonderful capture Alan..just brilliant!
Hope your trip is great and you bring us loads of shots back.
You and yours have a great time and a wonderful holiday season
See ya soon
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
22 Nov 2007 6:40PM
a very nice chappie' you have captured here.
It's sad about Tricia's mum.

I also wish you a great trip and all the best.
danbrann 16 640 17
22 Nov 2007 7:07PM
A superb shot to go out with.enjoy your trip and we look forwad to seeing your images early in the new year. Bon Voyage .
AlanBW 15 20 England
22 Nov 2007 7:25PM
Many thanks Glen, Kin and Danny - Alan
fossilized 16 79 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2007 8:28PM
A lovely capture - like the pose. Hope you have a brilliant holiday.
AlanBW 15 20 England
22 Nov 2007 10:00PM
Many thanks Jean - Alan
Dotrob 15 Wales
22 Nov 2007 10:16PM
Fabulous capture, lovely lighting. Sorry about Tricia's mum. Have a great time while you are away, will look forward to your photo's come the spring. Keep well.
CaroleA 14 5 3 England
22 Nov 2007 10:21PM
A bit tricky when you're 93rd to say something original, but I didn't want to let the moment pass without some kind of comment.

Enjoy your break and I too look forward to seeing your work when you return. I hope all goes well for Tricia's mum and see you next year!!
AlanBW 15 20 England
23 Nov 2007 6:21AM
Many thanks Dot and Carole - Alan
piccy 14 8 Wales
23 Nov 2007 9:05AM
A lovely balancing act. Seasnons greeting to you - until the New year.
AlanBW 15 20 England
23 Nov 2007 9:25AM
Many thanks Freda - Alan
23 Nov 2007 9:07PM
Great texture of the juicy fig!
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2007 9:11PM
So much hope that everything you have put in place for Mum works out well and that you can take a well deserved rest with peace of mind. This is the first time I've said it this year, but "Happy Christmas". May you get some time for fun and celebration and also time to reflect on "the reason for the season"
Best wishes
phototime 14 8 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2007 10:09PM
A wonderful capture Alan,beautiful colours and superb detail.

Rogerex 14 32 12 Australia
23 Nov 2007 10:30PM
Nicely caught. Season's greetings to you too. I hope your trip is a good one, and look forward to seeing some of it through your eyes (lens).
24 Nov 2007 5:40PM
A stunning capture. enjoy your holiday.
summ3r 14 26 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2007 6:09PM
A fantastic capture Alan, I hope everything goes well for you on your holiday and hope you have a very enjoyable Christmas and new year too
25 Nov 2007 1:32AM
beautiful exposure
panda 16 5 1 England
25 Nov 2007 11:27AM
Top shot Alan, have a wonderful trip abroad, and I look forward to your return.

Regards Phil
RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2007 11:49AM
An excellent capture Alan. Have a great trip.

Portknockie 16 48 Scotland
25 Nov 2007 6:30PM
Alan hope all goes well....Great shot of a superb animal..colours and detail are fantastic...

KevinMW 14 14 Wales
25 Nov 2007 8:14PM
Wonderful image Alan, Great to see the animals can grace your lens too, and, as usual, a wonderful storyline to go with it.
Look forward to seeing many images on your return.

AlanBW 15 20 England
26 Nov 2007 4:33PM
Many thanks Nik, Helen, Mo, Roger, Christine, Carole-Anne, Traci, Phil, David, Don and Kevin - Alan
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Nov 2007 10:31PM
just got back from our extended trip. Great snatch...I can empathise re your mom as mine has just had to move into a long care home. Wish you well on your travels
Caledonia 14 2 Scotland
26 Nov 2007 11:25PM
Glad you are back! So sorry to hear of Tricia's Mum xxx. This is a real cracker of a shot to make a comeback with! Great composition, colour, light and content. What a good subject!
AlanBW 15 20 England
27 Nov 2007 5:56AM
Many thanks Jeff and Mari - Alan
VNelson 16 3 United States
27 Nov 2007 7:27AM
Not the normal squirrel shot...very interesting action.

Have a good trip.

AlanBW 15 20 England
27 Nov 2007 7:50AM
Many thanks Verne - Alan
Valerie1 13 68 Northern Ireland
27 Nov 2007 12:05PM
Good capture!
Sorry to hear about your mum.
AlanBW 15 20 England
27 Nov 2007 12:31PM
Many thanks Valerie - Alan
A Booth 18 11 4 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2007 7:36PM
cheeky looking fellow but superbly captured and recorded with excellent colours.
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Nov 2007 10:42AM
Many thanks Alan, very much appreciated
28 Nov 2007 10:46AM
Lovely capturee & angle!! Love the expression too!! Mia
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Nov 2007 11:12AM
Many thanks Mia - Alan
28 Nov 2007 11:22AM
Terrific capture.
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Nov 2007 12:20PM
Many thanks Tanya - Alan
28 Nov 2007 7:57PM
Funny capture. Well done!!
AlanBW 15 20 England
29 Nov 2007 6:16AM
Cheers Danny - Alan
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
29 Nov 2007 5:36PM
*HUGS* to Tricia, her mum and you, Alan. All the best for the rest of 2007 and a merry X'mas to all of you! And here's me wishing you all a shining 2008. Big time.

By the way, that poor squirrel looks all up in a mess!

A Wink
AlanBW 15 20 England
29 Nov 2007 6:28PM
Many thanks Andrew - Alan
cantona43 15 928 4 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2007 8:18PM
this is brilliant Alan superb capture
Art2105 13 26 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2007 9:33AM
Great capture. well worth its 125 votes.

Well done.

AlanC1 14 1 England
3 Dec 2007 10:28PM
Fantastic as usual & well done on such a high vote
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
4 Dec 2007 12:07AM
I'm sorry that I missed this one - that seems to be what happens when you take time off!
This is such a sweet image. It was always impossible to pick our figs before either a squirrel or bird got to them first!
Have a safe and wonderful trip, and the best for the holidays to you and your family.
WillieH 15 2 Scotland
4 Dec 2007 8:08PM
Super capture Alan, have loads of grey fellows in my garden but a mile up the road we have some reds very difficult to get a decent shot, you have caught this well great detail, the squirrel must have recognised you and struck a pose, have a wonderful trip and best wishes to you and your family.

Kind Regards Willie
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
5 Dec 2007 8:56PM
Very best wishes to you Alan! Smile

Great capture, BTW. Squirrel with Fig!
daringdaphne 16 82 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2007 10:19PM
Wonderful story: terrificly clear picture, very endearing, and no wonder, figs are delicous. Like the way sqirrel is wrapped round the branch. Enjoyed both the story and the Picture.

Hope all goes well. Have a good journey.

Different to your usual uploads but none the less brilliant. well done.
Like you, I have been unable to upload for a while due to illness, but I am back in the swing of things now.
Richard707 14 14 United States
7 Dec 2007 7:07PM
Nice shot...the twist on that squirrel's body shows what a acrobat it is...good timing.

I hope things work out well for you and your family. Have a good trip!
tuhin 14
8 Dec 2007 4:16PM
Beautifull. I like it. Tuhin.
StevenPrice 16 30 2 England
10 Dec 2007 3:15PM
Alan our thoughts & hearts are with you all at this difficult time , best wishes good to see you posting again .

clur 13 12 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2007 9:36AM
Nice capture.
how many votes,cant beleve how many you got.
anthhope 15 1 England
22 Dec 2007 10:11PM
Alan, great photo. Hope you have a great Christmas and all the best for 2008.
evelen 16 5 England
23 Dec 2007 6:12PM
lovely capture ,merry christmas will catch up soon .eve.
27 Dec 2007 7:49AM
Superb shot, Alan......Has that WOW factor!

Cheers and Happy Holidays,
Suzan Smile
A Booth 18 11 4 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2008 3:45PM
Happy New Year Alan - Hope you are well - what's happened to the camera?
georg 16 4 South Africa
8 Jan 2008 6:50PM
Great to be back and enjoy your pics again.
Libby_M 14 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2008 8:04AM
a nice caught shot
20 Jan 2008 4:00AM
Hello Alan - Sorry to hear about Mum-in-law. I hope everything works out for the good.

This image is shocking! It is a full of life as your "human" kind images. I hope he did not get sick on that fig!! They can be extremely sweet - or bitter depending on where they are planted!

We all miss you!!! I hope Bangkok was a good trip!

Costy 13 483 6 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2008 4:49PM
This is just fantastic! Not only was you lucky enough to spot a red squirrel, you caught it eating and captured the perfect image in the moment! A+++++
ginz04 16 281 20 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2008 1:41PM
hi alan great shot mate. ian
3 Feb 2008 9:46PM
Great capture, great title Alan.

TracyK 15 4 Netherlands
7 Feb 2008 3:03PM
Beautiful shot. Happy travels.
8 Feb 2008 9:28PM
Sorry to here about Triciaís mum Alan.

What a great close in capture, well caught indeed, Adrian
daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2008 9:23AM
Been away from EPZ for a while myself until recently, and only just discovered a wildlife shot from you! Very nicely caught Alan.

Sorry about your sad news.

Look forward to seeing you back here in the Spring, which isn't far away now Smile

canongirl08 15 18 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2008 11:58AM
Sorry to hear about the sad news Alan,hope everthing turns out for the best,my thoughts are with you and your family x
hope you and Trish are well and had a lovely break!? you both deserve it
Beautiful capture,
all the best
georg 16 4 South Africa
23 Feb 2008 7:39PM
You are one of the people on my "favorite" list. Forgive me if I do not make a comment every time I vote on your photos. I am so busy with the flying lately that I just do not have the time to make a sensible comment. This does not mean that I just "click" to give you a vote. Now and then I may surprise you with a written contribution!! Regards.
DaisyD50 14 3
2 Mar 2008 2:35PM
This is such a great shot. What a timing. Very well done.
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
9 Mar 2008 1:38PM
I have put you in my favorites as you all ready now I love your work. the picture is fantastic

susanbarton 13 11 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2008 6:14PM
Lovely shot of red squrril eating a fig, pitty there are not more of them in UK

Thanks for your visit and comment

10 Mar 2008 2:02AM
Cracking capture Alan, good shot
AlanBW 15 20 England
10 Mar 2008 3:42PM
Thanks everyone, very much appreciated - Alan
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
13 Mar 2008 6:10PM
A cracking shot and nice to see one eating something other than a nut.
AlanBW 15 20 England
13 Mar 2008 6:20PM
Appreciate your kind comment Geoff, many thanks - Alan
TEASE 14 10 England
14 Mar 2008 4:33PM
Absolutely beautiful quality Now thats what i call a photo...Smile
AlanBW 15 20 England
14 Mar 2008 4:49PM
Many thanks for your kind comment Tease, very much appreciated - Alan
steve_r 13 England
14 Mar 2008 6:49PM
GREAT SHOT.Fantastic capture love it thank's regards Steve.
14 Mar 2008 7:33PM
Great shot .you have a lovely pf...
BigKiz 16 Scotland
14 Mar 2008 9:06PM
What a great shot, I love this one. You've captured this little speed merchant very well.

Thanks also for the comment on my PF.

AlanBW 15 20 England
15 Mar 2008 10:47AM
Many thanks Steve, Jacqui and Brian, much appreciated - Alan
lol33 13 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2008 6:09PM
Glorious squrriel.I LOVE they way he has turned to face the camera
AlanBW 15 20 England
15 Mar 2008 6:36PM
Many thanks Lauren - Alan
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
24 Mar 2008 1:57PM
Hi Alan,
a wonderful shot of a red squirrel,great movement on this one and the detail is magic.Enjoy seeing you back,take your time and we'll catch you when you have time.take care,AnnSmile
AlanBW 15 20 England
24 Mar 2008 4:36PM
Cheers Ann, very much appreciated - Alan
Vicalli 13 Scotland
2 Apr 2008 5:37PM