It’s a shame I haven’t been taking advantage of the unusually warm weather we’ve had this February to take more squirrel photos… but at least I have such a voluminous archive of shots from the past five years that I could cruise on auto pilot for the rest of the decade if I so desired. Here’s a three year old photo I pulled up that strikes me as very unusual. The grass, both in the foreground and background, is in almost perfect focus. Yet the squirrel is very out of focus and motion blurred. The stance it’s in is also peculiar…. almost like a pounce or maybe a vertical leap rather than the typical squirrel hop. The effect of the blurred squirrel over the clear background creates a bit of an illusion that maybe he’s disappearing or reappearing…. and perhaps even got caught off guard by this teleportation given his strange body language!
Our Saturday Squirrel is off to go where no sciurine has gone before…. whether he wanted to or not!
Have a great weekend everyone!