Sunday, September 27, 2009

Your Sunday Squirrel

For every decent shot like this...

...there are about 10 shots like this:

Ah yes, just a second before, it was perfect, but then the squirrel of interest moved.

This was perfect about half a second before he darted whichever way for whatever reason.

Sometimes the focus-bot needs glasses.

Sometimes it's completely asleep at the switch.

These things happen over and over again:

My favorite is the wonderful "empty lawn" shot. It's so zen.

Remember, for every squirrel photo you see, I've taken many, many shots of tails, blurs, empty lawn and out-of-focus weirdness. So yeah, being a squirrel photographer is a tough job, but I knew that when I signed up for it. Actually, it's not really a job and I didn't sign up for anything, but you get the idea of what I'm dealing with here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the second-to-last -- it's very, "I'm hiding, and you can't see me!"

But you didn't factor in your bushy tail, Mr. Squirrel. Oh no, you didn't.