"Twilight Squirrel" by Melinda Stewart Page

It has been extremely cold Winter here in Ky. With lots of snow. Not at all normal for us. To be honest the cold is getting me down but I LOVE snow, probably because we don’t get to see much of it. I know that other parts of the US have had it very bad compared to us. Heck other parts of the world have it so much worse. I can’t imagine the floods that so many of our fellow bubblers have had in Australia.

I took this photo yesterday 2/1/11 very late, just before dark. It has been so cold that I have not seen any squirrels or my raccoons for that matter, for the last few days. This little squirrel is one that visits on a regular basis. She will climb the side of my house and look inside my upstairs window waiting for me to drop some nuts her. She has a split right ear, so it is easy for me to recognize her.
I put out Hickory nuts along with a few Almonds for her but had to stop because I think she would have stayed until after it was dark if I had continued. I took this photo just as she finished her last almond for the evening. She looked up at me for more but I told her to get home before dark and that I would have more for her tomorrow, so off she went. Hope you enjoy it.
Photo was taken with Minolta 5D DSLR 135mm F2.8 prime lens. I took it at 1/60 , ISO 800 at F5.6 . Post processing was done in Photoshop CS4 using Topaz Adjust 4, then added 2 grunge layers from Shadowhouse. oil painting 2 and 3.


  • Melinda Stewart Page
    Melinda Stewar...about 4 years ago

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    so very precious and so glad you can help those animals that are not use to this strange year of snow.

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 4 years ago

    Sweet little beggar gets what she needs and wants, thanks to your big heart.

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Mel and a fav for me Mate.

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopabout 4 years ago

    9h February 2011

    Congratulations Melinda

    Please enter our Daily Specials Monthly Challenge

    Sheila and David

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeabout 4 years ago

    Soft and sweet !

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoabout 4 years ago

    Superb !!…Tony

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopabout 4 years ago

    Winner – February 2011 – Daily Special Challenge

    We have a three way tie…..

    Many congratulations Melinda.

    Sheila and David

  • SueSchwarting
    SueSchwartingabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work… congratulations on you 1st place win in the Feb monthly challenge!

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