Saturday, January 03, 2009

A Red Squirrel Feast for Camera Critters

This little red, furry creature was peering at me through the branches of our aged Lilac tree, and after perhaps perceiving some sort of security it scrambled through the tree over to the old, tall Cranberry. Taking a delectable looking red berry in its paws, while it perched comfortably upon the crook in its branches, it began contentedly eating.
Standing on my tip toes, so as to avoid the screen on the lower half of the window, we were almost eye to eye, with just a couple of meters, a pane of glass, and the camera lens separating us. I somehow felt I had stumbled onto the pages of a childhood nature tale as it held the stem of the berry so properly as it ate.My appreciative thanks to Misty for hosting this site. To see other participant's photo contributions just click HERE or on the Camera Critters logo on the side panel.

27 comments:

Carletta said...

These are awesome!
I love how you caught him in all his poses. Love that closeup!

bobbie said...

A beautiful little critter! And very beautiful photos.

Mary said...

What a cutie! I'd like to see a red squirrel some time. They look much smaller than my Fox Squirrel. I like that close up...it looks like a drawing. He seems to enjoy those berries.

Jedediah said...

Great shots, I love how he drapes his tail over his back.

Nikki-ann said...

We haven't got any red squirrels around here, although I believe there's some in the north, the grey squirrel seems to have taken over.

Great shots! :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous shots of a very well mannered squirrel
Blessings,Ruth

Deborah Godin said...

What a little charmer! These are great shots!

Lapa37 said...

Your lucky he felt safe seeing how it allowed you to get some really great shots.He sure is sweet to look at.

Teena in Toronto said...

Yum! Yum!

I played too :)

Grammy said...

Great photos. I love to watch them eat and play.

kayleen said...

awww....he's cute...

Karen said...

Awesome photos. Aren't they amazing to watch !!

I never saw them in the wild until I moved to the US. Only time I'd ever seen them was in the zoo. Just not the same..

Rambling Woods said...

Oh..how sweet he or she is...

Mimi said...

Squirrels just look so cuddly to me.

I hope 2009 is your best year ever!

babooshka said...

These are too cute. We have no squirrels hers and I do miss them.

Misty Dawn said...

I LOVE this post! This series of photos is spectacular. I love watching and photographing squirrels and I really like how you compared it to "a childhood nature tale". AWESOME post, my friend.

Tammy said...

Wow, another New Brunswicker! Cool!

I just checked out your covered bridges blog and I've seen most of them. They are gorgeous aren't they.

i beati said...

splendid closeups Sandy

Tina said...

Love your squirrel series. Your pictures are great and I always love your commentary..how did you do the sketch looking one? Pretty neat! I always enjoy visiting your post! Thanks!!

Becky and Gary said...

Wow, fantastic Ann ! Those close ups are just perfect. That squirrel is a cute little critter eating his red berry.
B.

gina said...

he is delightful! love all the shots!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Well we have a black squirrel and red squirrel now all we need is a gray squirrel. These are fantastic shots

me ann my camera said...

Tina:
The sketch looking one was created with Photoshop by using the 'rough edges' filter. It works best I think if the subject is really close up. Glad you enjoy! Thanks for your comment.

June said...

Great gets!

Pam Croom said...

Beautiful shots! I miss those little red squirrels! They are characters.

dAwN said...

I Love those shots...just wonderful.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Awwww! How cute!
:-)