My Sunday Photo
2 Fortunate Squirrels
Noticing / Asking / Taking
I really enjoy hanging out with my mummy friends; there’s never a dull moment with them. On this particular day, two of us decided to continue socialising after our Mothers and Toddlers group, with our little ones.
We went to a really lovely public garden nearby for a picnic and enjoyed good quality toddler fun, courtesy of our boys. We then decided to go for a walk before heading home.
Pushing a buggy uphill was challenging, but the rest of our walk was a breeze. And then we saw these 2 squirrels by this pleasant extended family – grandma, mum, and two daughters. I had to stop when I realised they were feeding them.
The photographer in me couldn’t help herself; after going through my usual routine of getting my camera ready, I walked up to the family. With a smile, I asked their permission to photograph the moment, and assured them that they wouldn’t be in the picture.
And so, I snapped and checked.
I was pleased with my capture but unsure how they’ll feel about the hand in the picture; I showed them and they assured me it was alright. I also told them that I’ll be use it on the net and that was fine with them too. And so I snapped away and got this fab shot; albeit, not as clear as I would have liked.
Really encouraged by shots so far, I zoomed in and out, and snapped on. Now, Squirrels are really fast and close up shots like this are not easy to capture.
They kept going back to the family for more nuts; the family however noticed that one of them was more confident and demanding. As a result of this, they tried to pay more attention to quieter one. It was all very interesting watching the interaction between the family and the squirrels; I’d never seen anything like that before.
Most of the squirrels I see are very friendly … way too friendly for my liking … but my, not as friendly as these two; definitely not as fortunate. See the the inside of the paw.
I was very thankful that my friend was happy to keep our boys occupied whilst I indulged in my photography hobby. These captures were a real treat, and a fab wrap up of our day out.
I thought my #SilentsSunday squirrel picture was a close up, until I took these. 🙂
Can you tell the gender of the squirrel in the last 3 pictures?
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