More Red Squirrels

01st December 2011
I paid another visit to the Isle of Wight last week part holiday and part photography. No visit to the Isle of Wight is complete unless I visit the nature reserve at Alverstone Mead and try and photograph the squirrels.

On the first visit I was not able to get any decent shots they always seemed to be too quick for me!
On the last day of the holiday I had one more go, I cheated a bit and put some walnuts out on a fallen tree in the hope of getting a likely candidate to sit still. And after about two hours my patience was rewarded!
Light levels were low so a high ISO and wide aperture were used.


Red Squirrel - Sciurus vulgaris
Canon EOS 7D with 100-400 lens @ 275mm
1/160s @ f5.6 ISO 800

This one gives away the bribery!


Red Squirrel - Sciurus vulgaris
Canon EOS 7D with 100-400 lens @ 275mm
1/160s @ f5.6 ISO 800


Red Squirrel - Sciurus vulgaris
Canon EOS 7D with 100-400 lens @ 400mm
1/160s @ f5.6 ISO 800


It's not just squirrels at Alverstone though I did manage one bird photo!

Chaff inch - Fringilla coelebs
Canon EOS 7D with 100-400 lens @ 400mm
1/160s @ f5.6 ISO 800

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