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My Red Squirrel Buddy

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Bohdan, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. While trying to entice some nuthatches to feed out of my hand I was interrupted by this red squirrel who carried on a very animated conversation with me. I chose not to respond!
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    NIKON D850    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8    250mm    f/4.0    1/2000s    ISO 1100

    Incessant chatterbox
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    NIKON D850    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8    260mm    f/4.0    1/2000s    ISO 900

    Once it started to be political I walked away.
     
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  2. Your photos provide more than ample evidence that, indeed, you responded very well. Both photos are worth zapping the few, tiny, bright spots in the background.
     
  3. Nice shots! I really like them both.

    Cheers,
    alexis and Georgie Beagle

    " I have to ask, was the squirrel republican or democrat or just nuts..." -Georgie Beagle
     
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  4. Good one!
     
  5. Do you mean the snow flakes?
     
  6. Thanks Alexis and Georgie too...Trooper had an animated conversation with the squirrel as well. His interactions typically elicit a squirelmucil reaction.
     
  7. It's a Canadian squirrel..we have Liberals vs Conservatives battling it out in this province.
     
  8. I wouldn't know they are snow flakes if you hadn't explained that. If there had been lots of snow flakes, that would have been a nice characteristic. In this case, there are so few that I would zap them. It's your photo so, of course, do what you think is best. Whatever you do or don't do, I like both photos.
     
  9. Thanks Mike..it's good to get constructive feedback..I will probably clone them out cause they don't add anything to the image.
     
  10. Snowless versions:
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    NIKON D850    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8    260mm    f/4.0    1/2000s    ISO 900


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    NIKON D850    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8    250mm    f/4.0    1/2000s    ISO 1100
     
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  11. Bob - Nice shots and a good choice; I always walk away when the conversation gets political. Fortunately, the squirrels we've got only come for the food!
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    NIKON D800    80.0-200.0 mm f/2.8    200mm    f/5.0    1/800s    ISO 400
     
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  12. Yep, that change works for me, Bohdan.
     
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  13. Now they've become climate change deniers :rolleyes: :D 
     
  14. They can be very influential
     
  15. There is nothing better than an interactive squirrel! Love these little critters!
     
  16. They are cute...but....can be destructive .
     
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  17. I have been following that race... so the squirrel is just plain nuts!!!! I still really love the shots.

    Cheers,
    alexis and Georgie Beagle

    "mom, maybe the squirrel wants everyone to vote Green..." - Georgie Beagle
     
  18. Another explanation is that the squirrel is a Millennial. In America, 70% of Millennials don't identify with a political party.
     
  19. OK, but this is a Canadian squirrel.
     
  20. Probably emigrated from America
     
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