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American Red Squirrel

Flora and Fauna Friday: American Red Squirrel

My Flora and Fauna Friday subject this week is the American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). Alternative common English names include Pine Squirrel, Chickaree and North American Red Squirrel.

This individual was photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in summer.

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Lens-Artists

Shadows and some Shade

This week Ann-Christine gave us the prompt Shades and Shadows for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

Monochrome Monday: 1st March 2021
Shadows on rippled snow.
Throwback Thursday: 14th January 2021
Snow in the shade.
Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Panoramic Views
Trees and their shadows.
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals
American Red Squirrel partly in the shade.
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One Word Sunday

Lean

This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday prompt Lean.

An exhausted looking American Red Squirrel leaning on the fence around the deck.

One Word Sunday: Lean
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Lens-Artists

Natural Light

This week Amy has given us the prompt Natural Light for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

Six Word Saturday: Fishing in the Mist at Sunrise
Golden light on the mist on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.
A Photo a Week Challenge: Water
Storm clouds and light beams, Loch Arkaig, Scotland.
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals
American Red Squirrel in dappled sunlight.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Subjects Starting with the Letter S
Backlit Sandhill Cranes at sunrise.
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Square Months

January Squares: Up #29

Looking Up at something across the yard.

This is my day 29 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

An American Red Squirrel looking Up at something across the yard.

January Squares: Up #29
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Cosmic Photo Challenge

From Ground or Water Level

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Ground Level prompt.

It was a good prompt for me as I usually try to get to eye level with birds and mammals. This often involves lying on the ground behind the camera.

However, I quickly realised just how many photos I had to pick from. So initially I decided to limit myself to four photos. Then I decided to go with one photo from the past four decades, partly to make the selection easier.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Old and New

1980s. A male Common Blackbird checking 1what the photographer is doing. I was in a ditch photovraphing something when I noticed this male spying on me. Photographed in an abandoned orchard at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

CMMC: Silver or Gold

1990s. A breeding plumage Horned Grebe on a cattle watering hole. I wanted to get as low a viewpoint as possible so had the legs of the tripod fully spread and then stomped them into a mixture of mud and cattle poop before lying behind the camera. Photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Saturday Bird: Juvenile Red Knot

2000s. A juvenile Red Knot resting on the Lake Huron shoreline during autumn migration. The shoreline was too rocky to lie down behind the camera so I was kneeling, trying to get as low a possible. I spent long enough with the birds that they fed, bathed and napped in front of me. Photographed on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals

2010s. An American Red Squirrel in dappled sunlight. From the 52 week photo project I did in 2018 when I spent lots of time lying behind the camera photographing birds and mammals. Photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

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Photo Challenges

A Photo a Week Challenge: Attitude

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Attitude prompt.

I thought of one particular photo of an American Red Squirrel. I have a few photos of them with an attitude but this one came to mind straight away. Maybe because of the way the squirrel is holding its front paws.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals