Squirrel Nutkin

img_9094Sometimes you have to hunt for the images, and other times they come to you. This one came to me – in anticipation of being offered something to eat.

This image was taken in the churchyard in the centre of Dorking, Surrey. Previously, I recall seeing squirrels close to humans and unafraid – a sure sign that they have got used to associating humans with food. I didn’t have anything for him, but he was happily munching on a nut anyway. Not often that you get this close to a squirrel for long enough to fire off a couple of shots, not with an SLR, just with the Canon G10 – not the easiest of cameras to use in a hurry.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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12 Responses to Squirrel Nutkin

  1. paula graham says:

    Oh Bless, this much maligned creature.

  2. It’s a pretty good encounter.
    Well captured..if squirrels are to maintain the same relationship with people then we need to save them their homes…

  3. Chillbrook says:

    Fabulous shot Andy!

  4. Louise says:

    ..and eyes as black as currants 🙂 … he’s a cheeky one Andy !

  5. shoreacres says:

    I’m not sure where the cockles of our heart are, but this little fellow warmed mine. It’s a wonderful capture. They have such direct, guileless gazes, even though their hearts can be filled with guile: cockles and all!

    • LensScaper says:

      Just checked out ‘cockles’. They are supposed to refer to the ventricles of the heart; the two main pumping chambers that pump blood out – one to the lungs and the other to the rest of the body. You don’t often have an encounter as close and as direct with a squirrel as this one.

  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Beautiful sharp focus. 😀

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