Forest lunch


Photo Information
Taken with remote control and Sigma 10-20mm (at 10mm) sitting approx one meter from the camera.

...even got my lens "licked" by one of them.
02/01/2016 - 22:31K30pete
CategoryWildlife / Nature
BodyN/A
Shutter SpeedN/A
ApertureN/A
LensN/A
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Focal Length10mm
Views/Likes82/3

davidwozhere

Link Posted 02/01/2016 - 23:38
Well captured - great idea
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Wildwood512

Link Posted 02/01/2016 - 23:39
OMG...is this ingenious or what! Super capture! Best of the best!!!!
Cheers...Donna 😊

Mag07

Link Posted 03/01/2016 - 00:06
Splendid capture
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)

GIULIO57

Link Posted 03/01/2016 - 09:46
Superb capture a nice story behind
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Last Edited by GIULIO57 on 03/01/2016 - 09:47

Teaka53

Link Posted 03/01/2016 - 16:54
Brilliant, was this an opportune moment or pre planned
Malc
Last Edited by Teaka53 on 03/01/2016 - 16:54

McBrian

Link Posted 03/01/2016 - 19:15
Love it
Cheers
Brian.
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davidtrout

Link Posted 04/01/2016 - 10:57
I agree with all the above comments, its natural history photography at its most innovative. I wonder if I can get squirrels to lick my lenses, saves having to wipe 'em.
David
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alfpics

Link Posted 04/01/2016 - 15:42
Superb Peter. Did you rely on AF with the remote, or focus trapping?
Andy

K30pete

Link Posted 04/01/2016 - 18:16
Thanks for all your kind comments!
Teaka53 wrote:
Brilliant, was this an opportune moment or pre planned

This was al planned and I used purposely a wide angle lens.

alfpics wrote:
Superb Peter. Did you rely on AF with the remote, or focus trapping?

I have manually pre focused on a dummy where I left most of the attractant. Wild animals can be unpredictable, most of times I make a trail with scent or attractant hoping they "follow" my trail up to a "harder" to reach spot where the big meal (and focus point) is waiting for them. Usually it works quite well. During the last shoot I had a unexpected large number of 7 Squirrels, probably even more but out of my sight but I could hear them around me. I had actually a few walking over me. Great fun sitting there dressed up as foliage and let it all happen around you (and at times extremely difficult to stay focused on photographing them). If the feeding spot is too small there will be a lot of quibbling but seldom real fighting. Usually quite a few birds come round to have a bite as well which is a welcome bonus.

davidtrout wrote:
I agree with all the above comments, its natural history photography at its most innovative. I wonder if I can get squirrels to lick my lenses, saves having to wipe 'em.
David

I'm not 100% sure if the Squirrel actually licked or just "nosed" my lens, it left quite a greasy smudge on the lens anyway

pauljay

Link Posted 05/01/2016 - 11:23
That's a cute result!
Paul.

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