Saturday, November 7, 2009
Squirrel No. 9
GRAY SQUIRREL, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 7, 2009
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF)
1/350 sec. f4.5
Its detractors may call it a "tree rat," but the American gray squirrel, like the ring-billed gull, is a favorite photographic subject of mine largely because it's so ubiquitous -- all you have to do is sit and wait until it comes within range, and capture its image. One of these days I will get close enough for the perfect head-and-shoulders portrait.