Photo of the Day - 7/21/2014

July 21, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Some days things just go your way.  On this particular one, I was at the Arboretum, just wandering around shooting whatever was of interest.  I finally settled down and set up my tripod to shoot some dahlias.

Almost as soon as things were locked down, a cute little red squirrel ran down to a branch of the tree next to me, and posed.  Not wanting to be offensive, I asked it very nicely if it would wait for a minute while I finished getting my dahlia shots.  M. Squirrel chittered for a second and ran back up the tree.  So I went and finished shooting the flowers.

As I finished, the squirrel came back down; this time with a pinecone the size of its head.  I swung the camera around to get some nice images while it posed with its snack.  First, it contemplated starting at the big end, but that was too awkward.  So it then slowly turned around the pinecone to proceeded to eat from the pointy end.  Me taking some pictures of it along the way.

My favorite one was the first in the series where the pinecone looks the most intimidating (and mirrors the squirrels head).

Red Squirrel with PineconeRed Squirrel with Pinecone


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