Squirrel Portraits?

 Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Update: Because a few people have asked me, I wanted to mention that I did take these with my 50mm 1.8 lens.  I was just able to get close because the squirrel didnt run away!

I stopped to take a picture of a squirrel the other day, and instead of running away like most squirrels do, I swear she stopped to pose for me! She ran up and down the tree, looked at me from both sides of the tree, and let me get quite close!

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(Love the bokeh in this one)

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And I swear she was getting ready to jump on my head when I took this one!
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And one last picture for two last challenges.  Allie's challenge this week is to post a photo of yourself and Simplicity's challenge is to post a cell phone picture.  So I thought I'd combine the two and post a cell phone picture of myself! I debated whether or not I wanted to post this! I took it while getting ready for a 1940's themed birthday party! (and its SOOC)

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23 comments:

stephanie June 8, 2011 at 11:14 AM  

Love the crispness and bokeh in the second squirrel pic! So cute! :)

Ashley Sisk June 8, 2011 at 11:34 AM  

Squirrel portraits....genius. There's a squirrel I pass on my way into the office that I always want to photograph but he runs away from me. Now I'm on a mission!

Karrie June 8, 2011 at 11:59 AM  

That squirrel likes photography! :)
The bokeh is awesome!!
You are GORGEOUS!

Kate June 8, 2011 at 12:49 PM  

LOVE your squirrel "portraits." And that bokeh is fantastic. Thanks for linking up again, Jaymi!

Elena June 8, 2011 at 1:29 PM  

Luv the squirrel pics. That is some serious bokeh!

AnnieM June 8, 2011 at 6:34 PM  

Very cool. Love the second squirrel pic and bokeh.
I have a great recipe for squirrel stew! (just kidding) :)

Sereina June 8, 2011 at 8:50 PM  

The squirrel photos are awesome! I find them quite interesting.

Great self-portrait. I love 1940's fashion!

Hazelnut June 8, 2011 at 11:26 PM  

I've never seen a real squirrel in my life, like, in person. Those animals don't exist (as far as I know) here in the Philippines. I'd love to see one, though! ;)

Michelle June 9, 2011 at 2:56 AM  

Those squirrel shots are amazing!!

Leigh Erin June 9, 2011 at 7:38 AM  

wow, these photos are great! Are you taking them with a zoom or getting that close? Unfortunately, we have no squirrels in our neighborhood every since the hawks took residence!

Jeska June 9, 2011 at 9:14 AM  

Incredible squirrel pictures!!

Ms. Pony June 9, 2011 at 11:03 AM  

The squirrel shots are amazing- I can never get that close! What lens were you using? My longest is 100mm, and I scare them away if I get close enough for this type of shot with that!

Dakota June 9, 2011 at 12:49 PM  

Your squirrel pictures are awesome, i cant believe you got that close and thanks for commenting on my blog :D

small stuff photography June 9, 2011 at 12:52 PM  

oops sorry i posted on my other acount

Tamar SB June 9, 2011 at 6:35 PM  

These are amazing! I love when squirrels pose!

Tamar - also linking up with little somethings

Michelle June 9, 2011 at 8:06 PM  

oh. my. goodness. Really??? Now you're going to take on Squirrel Portraits??? lol! that 2nd shot -- perfect!! Wow!! You're rocking these with hardly any practicing! hehe! You definitely got the light and capturing the perfect moment (right before jumping on you!) down!

Faith June 9, 2011 at 8:31 PM  

oooh! what a fun costume :) I'd love an excuse to wear a little black dress and bright red lipstick.

Anonymous,  June 10, 2011 at 7:20 PM  

Unbelievable!! What lens did you use for these?
Please don't tell me your 50mm 1.8..if so you are amazing!!

Jaymi June 10, 2011 at 8:07 PM  

I did indeed take these with my 50 mm 1.8 lens! I just happened to find a squirrel that didn't run away when I got close!

Mary Catherine June 11, 2011 at 6:37 AM  

The second one is AMAZING!!
--Love MCat
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roobo69 June 13, 2011 at 12:38 PM  

Cute portraits. I love the focus of the third one. I need to get myself one of those 50mm lenses!

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