Stand off with a squirrel

Deck squirrel stand off - 2014 © Christopher Martin

Canon 5D III + 300mm f/4 lens: 1/200 seconds at f/4 on ISO 800

This squirrel has been a resident in the trees behind our house for five years.  He’s feisty and acts like the backyard, our deck and everywhere else he travels is under his dominion.  In this encounter I had my feet up on the railing and he squared off staring at me.  It became pretty clear that he was impatiently waiting for me to put my feet down so he could pass.  I obliged, but snapped off a couple of frames before removing the barricade.  He chirped as he ran by and kept up the chatter as he climbed up a tree.  I thought a simple thank you would have sufficed!

7 responses

  1. Reblogged this on 4 lastday, & the day of judgment.

    April 30, 2014 at 7:25 am

  2. Ha Ha! Cheeky little guy! I see he is chattering at you , excellent DOF and focus!

    April 18, 2014 at 1:44 am

  3. Fabulous shot.

    April 17, 2014 at 8:52 am

  4. Vicki

    Stunning shot – almost looks like a painting.

    The light over the squirrel’s face is just perfect.

    April 17, 2014 at 5:27 am

  5. Yup, he is definitely going to stand his ground, as only a squirrel can do!!
    This is a fantastic shot!

    April 17, 2014 at 5:16 am

  6. Funny

    April 16, 2014 at 11:54 pm

  7. Great short……..

    April 16, 2014 at 10:37 pm

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