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Canon 7D and 500 F4
Ottawa Ontario Canada
192 views on Sept 25 2011
Fab shot :)
Thank you Debbie :-)
– Gary Fairhead
Many thanks :-)
Ha ha …this is so perfect for the season Gary! Great timing on this capture!
:-) Glad you liked it Robin :-)
Hey Gary, this is what I have been shooting today my my squirrels are not this rich and glossy nor are they black where do you see squirrels this color…Fabulous Image….Laura
Hi Laura and thanks so much:-) This squirrel is a resident in my yard. There are about 6 or 7 that visit daily and they are all black. I do get some grey squirrels and these black squirrels are in fact gery squirrels with too much pigment . They are called melanistic and melinisim is the term used to describe the phenomenem. I have had female grey grey squirrels in my yard give birth to mixed litters and sometimes there are more grey ones and other times more black ones. In fact in this geographic area there are as many if not more black colored ones than grey. And then about a half hour drive from home there is a melanistic chipmunk that has everyone excited. I had never seen and/or photographed a black chipmunk until about a month ago…did not even know they existed …quite rare compared to the squirrels:-) Oh and we have red Squirrels here as well…I have a shot of a partially leucistic Red Squirrel from a few years ago. It has a wide white ring ( a lack of pigment) at the halfway point on its tale
Wonderful composition…great capture Gary!
Thanks so much Hiroko:-)
Wonderful Halloween shot!
A perfect card… in every way. Fine shot of this sleek devil.
Thanks Sheila and devil is a pretty good description considering the deeds I have witnessed :-)
Wonderful image love itCongratsAlexa
Thank you veru much Alexa :-)