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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.

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11 responses

  1. awwwww so nice

    March 4, 2015 at 11:11 am

    • Thanks for dropping by and for making comments, too, Denise.

      March 5, 2015 at 11:07 pm

  2. Very cute little guy.

    March 4, 2015 at 3:55 pm

  3. Love it!

    March 4, 2015 at 5:07 pm

  4. Maxine Lozinski

    great shots of telling a story!

    March 4, 2015 at 7:42 pm

  5. Is it Alvin?

    March 5, 2015 at 11:04 am

    • No, but I do have photos of him somewhere…

      March 5, 2015 at 10:51 pm

  6. so sweet, I know how (s)he feels many times myself, lol

    March 5, 2015 at 8:47 pm

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