This is a digital manipulation combining two consecutive action frames. I was 22.6m(tripod used) away from the Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) and focusing on the animal crouched on the perch, before it took off, hence the perch being the only thing in sharp focus.
The two squirrel captures are blurred and I have tried to sharpen them a little. I extended the canvas in front of the airborne squirrel to give him space into which to leap.
V2 and V3 are the original two frames, out of the RAW editor and untweaked, for use as mods, as I am sure there are those of you who can make a much better job of the manipulation and would love to learn alternative methods
Cairngorms national park