Saturday morning of week 27 saw me lying in the yard with some nice dappled sunlight on the grass.
An American Red Squirrel poses in a patch of sunlight.
I was set up in the yard using my ground pod last weekend. One of the species I photographed was an American Red Squirrel. I did notice the colour of the individual when taking the shots, I’m usually to busy checking focus and framing to study the subject in detail. However, when editing the shots I noticed how grey the Squirrel was.
A couple of weeks ago we had young American Red Squirrels around, they were quite small and a distinctive grey colour. I suspect that this is one of them, grown a bit and starting to get some red colouring.
I had selected a photo for week 24 on Saturday evening. That pick changed on Sunday morning and changed again in the afternoon.
I set a camera up in the yard Sunday morning but as my target bird species haven’t been cooperating I set up my ground pod to target the Squirrels, Chipmunks and whatever bird species decided to feed on the ground.
A portrait of an American Red Squirrel eating its Sunday brunch. The ground pod allowed me to get down to eye level with the Squirrel. I had to lift the ground pod up a couple of inches as my initial set up resulted in most of the subjects being hidden by the grass.