When a mystery writer puts aside his pen and picks up a camera
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Second squirrel of the season
GRAY SQUIRREL, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, DECEMBER 21, 2011
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF)
1/90 sec. f6.7
While I was laid up recovering from a knee replacement, Deborah Abbott (a k a the Lady Friend) captured this squirrel through the window of ourher home office. Ordinary as they may be and ubiquitous as they may be, members of the Sciurus genus always are good subjects. Just hand out some tidbits and they'll come sit for their portraits.
Every day, the weather gods and the photography angels willing, a new photograph will be posted here. Some will be from my archive of nature photographs, taken both from my backyard deck in Evanston, Illinois, and on the shore of Lake Superior in Upper Michigan. From time to time I'll sneak in a shot or two taken while indulging in my other passions, railfanning and small-plane aviating.