A first for me ... by fbailey

A first for me ...

I look longingly at pictures of squirrels - never before in all my years have I managed to take a photograph of one. And then this evening I was sitting on the grass in the Abbey grounds with one of my dogs and noticed this little guy in a nearby tree. He saw me, stopped in his tracks, and then decided I was no threat at all so paused for a quick groom before going on his way.

No need to comment, I am just so happy to have taken this picture!
And what a fantastic shot it is Fav
June 11th, 2017  
So lovely fav
June 11th, 2017  
So happy you were able to get that shot! It's a great one!
June 11th, 2017  
Good for you and fabulous capture!
June 11th, 2017  
@tibles @dawnee @special4k @redy4et Thank you so very much!!! I'm still pleased as punch the next day to have got this, you are all so kind😊
June 11th, 2017  
Whoa, that is seriously beautiful.. What i do like about this shot is that the squirrel isn't in 'usual' sitting up pose. This one is grooming not just sat looking pretty.. it seems to have it's eye on you but.. is comfortable within your presence..
it's a glorious shot - i'm pleased for you that it is so very good.. great processing to bring out the textures in fur and bark. the squirrel is beautifully lit and shows well against that darker backdrop..
June 11th, 2017  
@jorlam congrats - this is on trending page..
June 11th, 2017  
@jorlam Thanks so much! I really didn't expect much in the way of response to this little chap (or girl) as some people get in really close and get the eye catchlights. I would have been thrilled with a disappearing tail shot! Have one of those too btw:). Am chuffed to bits he/she has gone down so well. Am amazed you picked up on the processing. Grabbed this in Auto mode and fiddled about for ages trying to replicate how it should have looked. Am over the moon this is trending too - thanks for letting me know:)
June 11th, 2017  
This is fantastic! Even without the eye lights, his/her pose brings personality to the photo. Love the composition, too. Well spotted and great capture!
June 11th, 2017  
Bet you did a happy dance after. Great composition and a great capture. Fave .
June 11th, 2017  
@fbailey you may not have a catchlight, because the eye is in shade, but if one looks closely the scene is reflected in the animals eye.. good shooting..
June 11th, 2017  
Wow, that is tack sharp. Nice shot.
June 11th, 2017  
This is lovely, it's nice to see it in its surroundings :)
June 11th, 2017  
Delightful capture, I love it's stance :)
June 11th, 2017  
lucky you. great capture how he is just sitting there
June 11th, 2017  
this is superb. Perfect timing too
June 11th, 2017  
bep
A very lovely shot!
June 11th, 2017  
Well captured
June 11th, 2017  
FAbulous shot - what a cute pose - and the setting wonderful. Instant FAV!
June 11th, 2017  
Brilliant shot...Fav
June 11th, 2017  
You've got it! Nice shot.
June 11th, 2017  
Wonderful xx
June 11th, 2017  
Very nice.
June 12th, 2017  
@redandwhite @mkoso65 @merrelyn @hermann @brennieb @cmp @gijsje @sarahlth @ziggy77 @tonygig @peadar @psychographer @royrj Thanks very much h indeed - isn't it amazing when you get interested in photography how something as small as a squirrel can make you so happy!
@littleconnie Thanks Connie, I'm still happy dancing:))
June 12th, 2017  
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