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Cafe Squirrel

By csurry  
Thought I'd share this one, not for the quality of the shot, but for the accessibility of the location.

Whilst up in Scotland a few weeks back with Jonah he wanted to see and preferably photograph a red squirrel. Well since the normal location I use was not available the Glenmore Cafe seemed like as good a possibility as any.

Hopefully Jonah will post a couple of his as he should have a really good one of the squirrel on the side of the tree looking straight down the lens.

Tags: Glenmore Red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris Wildlife and nature

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Gid 7 2
16 Aug 2010 6:33PM
beautiful animal and gorgous capture

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Shroomer 11 14 167 England
16 Aug 2010 6:57PM
Really like the light in this Cheryl and catchlights in the eyes.
Have to ask if you know, what are the hair like bits on the log, they really add to the moss. Is it squirrel fur or something growing
16 Aug 2010 7:48PM
Lovely detail and colours Cheryl

csurry 16 9.2k 92
16 Aug 2010 8:47PM
The clue could be that it is not a log. It is very thick rope in a very wet location, so it is I think the start of the normal lichens and the like that are found in this region and hairs/threads from the rope.

Thanks all.

Thanks Rahul for the GEA.

As I said just to illustrate for people that there is an easily accessible location if you are in the area and want to see/show your kids a red squirrel. Not sure I can recommend the coffee though Wink Prefer something a bit more Costa like myself.

Oh perfect combination, a Costa coffee shop and red squirrels - hmmm!
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2010 9:58PM
Perhaps you could make a few suggestions to the owners Wink lovely shot and particularly like the way the light highlights the tail - Ina
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
17 Aug 2010 12:26PM
I'd stick to a fine Malt Cheryl. After looking again I can see its rope. That is superb, must take some to a damp wood now and then use it in a few years Smile
What a great perch
jonah794 8 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2010 3:48PM

Quote:Hopefully Jonah will post a couple of his as he should have a really good one of the squirrel on the side of the tree looking straight down the lens.

Well............... Wink I think I do - I'll upload them when I get home- for the moment i've got hundreds of photos to go through from just TOO many trips Tongue

This one is lovely, I don't know how you achieved such a bright background - I remember everything being rather dark. You were using the 70-200mm here weren't you... I was handholding a rather heavy lens, so I had a bit of a hard job getting the squirrel to be in the right place in the frame!

Jonah Grin
csurry 16 9.2k 92
17 Aug 2010 8:43PM
Thanks all.

The rope is used to give the squirrels a run between the trees, not sure they really need it, but initially looking at it from afar I thought it was not going to look very good, but it does actually look OK. I can definitely see a bird perch from the same material looking quite good and certainly a little bit different.

Yes Jonah, that lens was a little big for you, so obviously you'll never be wanting to use it again Wink Background looked like this on my RAW, but that may all be down to a correct exposure in the first place I guess. Not easy as you say it was quite dark up there, but few places you can be eye-level with a squirrel about 30ft up a tree.

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