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Featured in “YOU BIG SOFTY” September 16, 2009.

One of my squirrel buddies happily munching away on the black oiler sunflower seeds I leave out on my back deck for my birdies. I love how they look like they’re saying their prayers!!

Handheld mage taken December 9, 2008 with the Nikon D40x, using the 70-300mm VR lens and the UV filter. Four duplicates made in Photoshop at an eval of +/-2 then processed through Photomatix for HDR. Some dodging and burning to highlight the eyes and the fur.


winter, nuts, squirrel, seeds

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  • Evita
    Evitaover 5 years ago

    Awww… so cute!!! Excellent capture Lois!!!! :D

  • Thank you, sweetie!!!! I had to refill all the seeds in an ice storm again today … these guys eat everything up, and my poor birdies look soooo forlorn, lol!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Victoria Jostes
    Victoria Jostesover 5 years ago

    he’s a cutie pie!

  • Hiiii Victoria, yes they are such darlings … hungry little fellas, but so cute!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Corina Daniela Obertas
    Corina Daniela...over 5 years ago

    Wow!!! Lois, what a sweetheart! Perfect capture!

  • Thank you, hon!!! they are such amazing creatures!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

    He’s a cutie, I love to watch the antics of squirrels, wonderful image!

  • They are fun, aren’t they??? Thank you so much, hon!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 5 years ago

    This is wonderful, Lois. A real winner. Beautiful lighting. Isn’t he gorgeous. Agnes xx

  • Thank you, Agnes!!! It’s that late afternoon winter light again … it can’t be beat!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Angel Warda
    Angel Wardaover 5 years ago

    too cute!!!!

  • Hello pretty Angel!!! Thank you, sweetie!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • WaleskaL
    WaleskaLover 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Waleska!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenover 5 years ago

    What a wonderful photo of this little critter. Do you know what kind he is? Maybe a douglas or red?

  • Oh, you know, Randy, I really don’t. We have mostly gray squirrels here … but we get the occasional brown/red ones … and in the past 10 years or so we get more and more of the black. This particular one almost looks gray-red. But the lighting might be deceptive … it was late afternoon and the light was quite golden.

    – Lois Bryan

  • Yool
    Yoolover 5 years ago

    Awwww….what a cuty !!!!!

  • Hi sweetie!!! Thank you!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesover 5 years ago


  • Hi Wanda!!! Thank you, sweetie!!

    – Lois Bryan

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