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Stare Down with a Squirrel?

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 7 March 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

While appearing deadlocked in a stare down contest, this squirrel was actually reacting to the sound of my shutter on my camera.

Photo captured March 1, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/800 second F/7.1 ISO 200 330 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Watch out. I think he is nuts. Or has nuts.

7 Mar 2014 5:11am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Don't mention the word 'rodent' to him . . can get nasty.

7 Mar 2014 6:42am

Etsu from Japan

Lovely image of a cute squirrel. Wonderful close-up shot. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

7 Mar 2014 8:55am

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

il a l'air très sociable !..... :))))
Joli portrait douceur.

7 Mar 2014 9:01am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Excellent portrait!

7 Mar 2014 11:32am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wow...what a gorgeous portrait !
(has the same effect as puss in shreck :))

7 Mar 2014 12:27pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid!!! *****

7 Mar 2014 1:17pm

don from United States

A great close up of this squirrel's face. They are always on the lookout for another morsel to eat.

7 Mar 2014 3:51pm

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

stunning shot!

7 Mar 2014 5:30pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Adore! the little paws clasped together are so sweet!

7 Mar 2014 6:14pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Such a cute and fun shot.

7 Mar 2014 6:34pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The pose is really cute! Excellent level of detail

7 Mar 2014 6:50pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

:) Lovely.... Such a sweet creature. Amazing closeup portrait. Nice exposure in a snow scene and use of selective focus.

7 Mar 2014 8:03pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

so cute! :)
very nice portrait!
such beautiful pose, focus, details, colors & lighting!
L O V E L Y !!!!!

7 Mar 2014 8:50pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

its so delicate
oom
bravo

7 Mar 2014 9:44pm

Michelle Billetta from Elverson, United States

Excellent!

7 Mar 2014 10:02pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

This is the best one yet. "Full on looking you in the eye, portrait!"

7 Mar 2014 10:07pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Cute capture ... even his pose is adorable and looks to be eating well this winter!

8 Mar 2014 12:01am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Fine furry critter. Amazing you could get so close.

8 Mar 2014 12:50am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful portrait!

8 Mar 2014 12:55am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

he shook off some of his snow:-))

8 Mar 2014 1:06am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow Steven, this is spectacular and totally adorable. A wonderful portrait of this little fellow! The Washington Post is having a squirrel photo contest. You should enter this one! 5*s!

8 Mar 2014 3:22am

Diana from San Francisco, United States

All your images are so sharp and good details, Well done.

8 Mar 2014 4:40am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressant regard

8 Mar 2014 9:25am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb portrait !

9 Mar 2014 8:21am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Waow! What a gorgeous portrait, so cute! Wonderful details!

9 Mar 2014 8:52am

American Ferret from Eastern, United States

Hey, it's cold out here ... can you spare a nut or two?

9 Mar 2014 11:23pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

awww, this is adorable!!

10 Mar 2014 2:10am

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