Animal behavior has always been a subject of great interest to me, it is what I studied in college and continues to influence the types of images I make. Squirrels are one of the most expressive and entertaining subjects I’ve worked with in Bucks County. OK, they’re darn cute too.
This character was not just perfect, perfect fur, perfect posture, perfect ears, he was seemingly perfectly fed! I composed here to maximize symmetry and to place its expressive eyes in a “power point” in the frame.
This image was made earlier this winter with a Nikon D800 and Nikkor 200-400mm f4.0 lens coupled with a Nikon TC2.0 III at f11 equivalent aperture, ISO set to 2000. I like the flexibility of this outfit and if my technique is solid, so are the images.