EASTERN CHIPMUNK (TAMIAS STRIATUS), GREEN, MICHIGAN, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300 at 300mm
1/350 sec. f8
Common as this rodent may be, it's not all that easy to photograph up close. One creeps up on it and composes the photograph in the viewfinder, and -- where'd it go? This one hangs out under the bird feeders, harvesting seed scattered by chickadees, and is carefully watched by our half-Lab Hogan, who long ago gave up trying to catch it.