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Caught Red-Handed

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 5 February 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A squirrel performing dangling acrobatics in his quest for some birdseed from the bird feeder. Happy Silly Tuesday!

Photo captured January 30, 2013.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful capture. excellent bokeh

5 Feb 2013 5:36am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

What a beautiful small acrobat !!

5 Feb 2013 8:01am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

I wish I could like grey squirrels - they cause havoc to our nut tree and lawn.

5 Feb 2013 8:17am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Smiles . . they sure know how to keep a tick in the survival box !

5 Feb 2013 8:34am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


5 Feb 2013 8:53am

yo from Ile de France, France

Quelle gymnastique ! :) Magnifique !

5 Feb 2013 9:04am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Just hanging around! Happy ST!

5 Feb 2013 9:47am

tataray from france, France

Ohhhh le coquin ..... Superbe capture.
Il fait sa gymnastique en même temps.))

5 Feb 2013 10:47am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Super stretching she did for your camera :) Lovely image !

5 Feb 2013 11:05am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Cute :)

5 Feb 2013 11:34am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Cute acrobat.. lovely shot

5 Feb 2013 1:46pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

These little buggers know how to survive, and here is part of the secret ! Great shot.

5 Feb 2013 4:30pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh man, look at the look on his face like "Ohhhh s.... now what am I gonna do!" Great catch, Steven :-)

5 Feb 2013 6:09pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Happy ST. This is a funny catch. Love that stretched out body and the expression

5 Feb 2013 6:59pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

They certainly have a lot of tricks too! A great capture. I love the expression on his face! Happy ST!

5 Feb 2013 7:11pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Great moment captured. Caught red handed. Excellent image and congrats for your spotlight.

5 Feb 2013 7:12pm

N.Shoosh from Shiraz, Iran

Nice capture

5 Feb 2013 8:01pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

I do love to watch these guys at work, lovely

5 Feb 2013 10:30pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

And couldn't care less about anything other than filling its belly.

5 Feb 2013 10:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I have a feeder with a wire cage around it to keep the squirrels away. It doesn't work. They hang like this one and reach through the wire for the sunflower seeds. Cool shot.

5 Feb 2013 11:40pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Little devils, aren't they ... a great catch!

6 Feb 2013 12:48am

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Caught in the act!! Happy St!

6 Feb 2013 1:00am

yasmin from Vancouver, Canada

cute squirrel!
Nice shot!

6 Feb 2013 2:40am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Oh I love squirrels ! Fantastic acrobatic work s/he's doing for you, lovely!

6 Feb 2013 3:29am

L'angevine from Angers, France


6 Feb 2013 8:51am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

This one you caught red handed the naughty little scoundrel ! A marvelous capture and beautifully seen !

6 Feb 2013 11:44am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Those squirrels will get into anything !! Great shot !

6 Feb 2013 6:36pm

Florence from Paris, France

An acrobat, for sure. Adorable.

6 Feb 2013 6:43pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I guess they have got to eat too! ;-)

6 Feb 2013 8:28pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great moment captured; they don't sit still long ~ so cute!

6 Feb 2013 9:14pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Clever critters, wonderful photo !~

8 Feb 2013 2:16am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! so cute and fun

8 Feb 2013 8:16am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hervorragend erwischt.

9 Feb 2013 11:22am

franz from Baden, Austria

perfectly captured !!!

10 Feb 2013 9:22pm

Mohammad/N from Shiraz, Iran

what a good shot
so nice
so cool

10 Feb 2013 10:38pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

What happens next?

12 Feb 2013 6:02am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect shot

13 Feb 2013 9:27am

Maryam Monavarian from shiraz, Iran


14 Feb 2013 8:03am

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great capture of this beautiful acrobat ...

14 Feb 2013 11:18pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Awww, a lovely squirrel shot showing how incredibly dexterous they are.

25 Feb 2013 11:52am