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Nimble-Fingered Denizen of the Wood by Wolf Read

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A Douglas squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) munches on a seed, using very dextrous fingers to hold the morsel. These creatures are very curious, incredibly agile and can manipulate small items with their hand-like paws. Squirrels are perhaps the most monkey-like creature to be found in coastal British Columbia.

Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
420mm, 1/640 sec, f / 5.6, -1/3 EV, ISO 1600

Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
15 Apr 2010

Featured in Animal Photography on 24 Apr 2010

I am a natural historian and published author, illustrator and photographer. I also take photography commissions and have had a wonderful time with a recent project for the University of British Columbia Farm. Many thanks for visiting my little space here on RedBubble, and thank you also for your purchases—they are very much appreciated.

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  • redladyart
    redladyartover 4 years ago

    Great close-up shot! We have lots of squirrels around here. I have taken a few photos, but didn’t get this close of a shot. Nice work!

  • Thank you, Sharon. Some of the fox squirrels at Stanley Park will take food from your hands, and even climb a person. This Douglas squirrel is a bit more cautious.

    – Wolf Read

  • Jon Lees
    Jon Leesover 4 years ago

    nice pic FWR lovely detail!

  • Thank you, Jon.

    – Wolf Read

  • poreggio
    poreggioover 4 years ago

    great shot, nice and sharp!

  • Thank you, Paul.

    – Wolf Read

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    How cute!!!! This would look GREAT in the group, Squirrels and Chipmunks!! :-)

  • Thank you, lorilee. I will take a look at that group

    – Wolf Read

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Wolf Read

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