Catching a Few Z-zzzz’s
Now I am Canadian but this is once case in which I say “zee” not “zed”-it just wouldn’t sound right. Sleepy squirrels have been featured on my posts before but this is a newer one and is cute, not to mention funny. I shot with the sun to the side and it was bright late afternoon so there were a few blown-out spots in the background that I cropped out. This squirrel sat motionless, and i thought that s/he was guarding the bird feeder below it but after a while realized that s/he had been sleeping. We have all been here, keeping our eyes open, then our head slowly sinks and we jolt awake because our heads drop or we lose our balance, in this case nearly falling off the branch.It is not a sharp focus, some movement involved, mine or the squirrel’s.
I am trying to shoot with a depth of field that keeps everything on the animal or bird in focus so have changed these images to f/8 rather than f/4 or 5.6. Focal length is about 200mm. ISO 800 and shutter speed over 1/1,000 give or take.