Monday, March 23, 2015

I shot a squirrel

A few days ago, from my sewing room window I noticed this little "bump" on a tree branch across the driveway. I figured out it was a squirrel, and it must've been taking a nap, because it stayed just the same for such a long time. Finally I decided since it was still there, I had to go out and try to get a picture.

I must've woken it up, because by the time I got close enough for a shot that wasn't obscured by branches, it had sat up just a little.

I kept sneaking closer, taking shots along the way, because I knew it could disappear at any time.

I was surprised at how long it waited, watching me.

Then it decided it was time to depart.

It started scurrying away, hoping I didn't see it, I guess...

... and this is the last I did see:

They sure have a way of managing to stay on the opposite side of a tree from you! I gave up and went back to the house, knowing it was a waste of time to try and get any more shots.


LiEr said...

Gorgeous photos! And it looks like it's a sunny day! Which we always love.

Grandma G said...

Thank you! It was a sunny day... that day. White stuff came down last night. Boo. Not very much, thankfully, but our lovely warm temps are gone for a while.

Jessica Jones said...

Lovely pictures! Which lens did you use?

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Jess! The lens is a 75-300mm. Not terribly powerful, but considerably better than the regular lens.