Thursday, April 13, 2006

Furry creation



This is a grey squirrel who frequents my terrace very often. This lady like most other ladies, and squirrels for that matter was very shy and guarded at first glance. A few generous crumbs of bread and she began to get more comfortable with my presence. After a few minutes she actually sat and posed for the camera. A would-be model in the making?!

I love her huge black eyes. The bread seems to have disappeared down her throat and she seems to be gratefully thanking me for the food... making this one of my fav snaps!! :)

Exif: Canon S2IS, focal length 72mm, f/5.0 at 1/200s

19 comments:

  1. Brilliant fotography dude!!
    keep em coming

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  2. Very cute snap!! but how did u get to know that the squirrel is a she and not a he????? :)

    -divya

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  3. @div
    hmmm...some pictures can tell a story! :)

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  4. Well, I have the same doubts as Divya has. Please enlighten, guruji!

    Btw awesome snap. You have captured one of the "shy" kinds for a lifetime! You should venture capturing the other shy-kind you mentioned.

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  5. wow!you have amazing photos in here and the squirrel lady seems to have warmed up to you:)

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  6. hey nice snaps!!! like the squirrel...will completely agree with divya! ...hehehe.....lol..
    -brk

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  7. @maya
    i think the squirrel's gender or my identification of her gender seems to be drawing more attention than the actual pic itself ! :)

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  8. perfect shot...a very very difficult shot to take.. these buggers are skittish..

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  9. Great shot! Love her sweet big eyes. Lucky you to have such a festive model. They never hold still for me in Texas. Hmmm, must get bread. ; )

    Smooch,
    The Tart

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  10. anoop, it is a good photo especially because you've an attachment, a story with the object. cheers,,

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  11. definitely a she... a he wouldnt dare to get near you.

    -kuku

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  12. Just too good
    One of the best snaps i have seen. Its difficult to keep the squirrels standing in one place !

    And i completely agree with Kuku ;-)

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  13. Lovely snap Anoop. I love squirrels, and the problem is I don't get to see them for long because of their agility. It's amazing that you were able to capture a photo of the squirrel, that too head on! I remember once tring to capture the photograph of a cat with her recently born kittens right in my front yard, but I was never allowed by the cat to come any close to take a good shot (of course, she was defending her kittens, although I did feed her family some good doses of milk). I had to satisfy myself with a shot using the digital zoom of my camera, though that wasn't very good. I can send you those photos if you like to see them.

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  14. @guarav
    i wud love to c those pics...you can mail them to me

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  15. my fav of the lost. a portrait with character :D
    WOW! and ur using an S2IS too, even cooler ;)

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  16. Oh she is so cute
    but can u find a squirrel wid stripes on d back. dey r awesome :)

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  17. Sucha damn cute squirrel..and yeah she looks like she'z posing in the most genuine way possible...:) my favorite too...

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