Did you SEE that giant walnut?!

© Tess L. Yee

Did you SEE that giant walnut?!

Uploaded: September 21, 2009


The Bold One finally made an appearance, after having not seen her for more than a week. I was fortunate to hold court for Faux Bold at the same time. My two favorite furry gals!

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 10/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


JO ANN CLEVELAND September 21, 2009

Ohhhh Tess! I love this series of squirrels, they all are perfect....my you must have access to a lot of them

Well done

jo ann c. #1182954

Tess L. Yee September 21, 2009

Thanks for the great comment, Jo Ann! I do have access to a bunch of fuzzbutts, but many of my photos are of the same two or three...they're the ones that will sit close by, or allow me to move around. The Bold One & Faux Bold sit so close, I have no choice but to shoot with the macro! #7966480

ROLAN NARMAN September 21, 2009

Fantastic capture Tess! #7966552

Tess L. Yee September 21, 2009

Thanks for the enthusiastic comment, Rolan! She was sitting just beyond arm's reach...I looked, but never saw what caught her attention. #7966627

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 21, 2009

Excellent wildlife capture Tess! Jeff #7966693

Stephen Zacker September 21, 2009

Super profile. Like the reflections in the eye #7967090

Karen Bacon September 21, 2009

Terrific close-up Tess! #7967148

Tess L. Yee September 21, 2009

Thanks for the really great comments Jeff, Stephen, & Karen! #7967297

Tammy Scott September 22, 2009

Awesome shot and great detail! #7970041

Nadya Johnson September 22, 2009

Perfect, Tess! Wow - the clarity and detail are terrific in this shot!

These guys must be like pets to sit this close!! I had "a thousand" at my other house (we moved away from there in winter) but they never got too close... they would run through the giant trees behind our deck and in fall - look out! They would toss huge black walnuts to the ground. Sounded just like canons going off! Then too, with all our cats I guess I know why they weren't exactly game to get too near!! #7970087

Tess L. Yee September 22, 2009

Thanks for the fab comments, Tammy & Nadya!

Yes Nadya, while most of them prefer to enjoy their nuts from a greater distance, I have two gals (and one fella) that will literally sit next to me, and several more that will move only a couple feet away, at most. No doubt your felines were a deterrent! #7970194

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 22, 2009

Nice capture, Tess. Adorable one. Love all your squirrel pictures. #7970470

Tess L. Yee September 22, 2009

Thank you for that very nice comment, Kay! #7970674

Mary Alston September 22, 2009

This is such an amazing shot. I love the way you can see the reflections of the trees in the squirrel's eye. #7971079

Tess L. Yee September 22, 2009

Thanks for that great comment, Mary! #7971212

Douglas Pignet September 23, 2009

Wonderful clarity, comp & pov here. Love the look you capture. these little guys are so great to watch,very well done. #7973374

Tess L. Yee September 23, 2009

Thanks for the really kind comment, Doug! #7973502

Mark Dodge September 23, 2009

Unbelievable close up here, Tess! Wow! Magnificent details all around. Love the texture of the fur and the reflection in the eye is stellar. Very impressive! #7974993

Tess L. Yee September 23, 2009

Thanks for the great comment, Mark! I'm just glad I carry the macro along with the telephoto, or I would miss these close-ups! #7975170

Howard B. Cheek September 27, 2009

Fine details, looks like you were really close.
Great profile POV.
Well done! #7987494

Tess L. Yee September 27, 2009

Thanks for the fab comment, Howard!

Yes, she was sitting just beyond arm's reach from me. #7988782

Karen Kessler September 27, 2009

WOW! Wonderful clarity...I can even see the reflections in her eye! Outstanding photo, Tess! #7988916

Tess L. Yee September 28, 2009

Thanks for that really great comment, Karen! #7989756

Barbara Mason October 03, 2009

We don't have squirrels here Tess, I know in some parts of the world they are becoming a real pest but noone could think that when looking at your images. Which lens do you use ? I have the 18-200 mm VR Nikkor but don't get the clarity of image you do but then I rarely use my tripod :-) hmmmm #8004641

Tess L. Yee October 05, 2009

Most people in my area don't particularly care for them, but I don't have a home (so none in my attic)...and I love them!

I have the 70-200VR but it hasn't lived up to my expectations...will need to have it looked at, as my sweet spot is far too small for a lens of that price. Most of my close-ups are taken with the 105VR Macro Nikkor...LOVE that lens! I have a tripod, but I think I've only posted 5 shots taken with it (the baby blanketflower and dewy blanketflower, the two tree frogs on my hand, and one other tree frog). #8009515

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