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Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Basket

The Easter Bunny arrived a little bit early to my house, and left some Easter "treats" for my backyard friends!
              The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, 1/640, f6.3
Added a white vignette in post to give a soft Easter feel to the photos.

This little guy was so funny! He would come up to the basket, grab a nut, and he would take off with it, and then come back for another. Upon returning home this afternoon, I discovered the basket is now empty!
The Specs for photo#2:
Nikon D90, 18-00 mm lens, 1/800, f5



  1. Carol,
    Wonderful, you are so creative.

  2. Thanks Nancy,
    The lighting was harsh, but I had to shoot when the visitors came for their treats. It was a lot of fun, and I didn't get much done around the house today except sit on a stool by the kitchen window with the camera ready to catch the action! :-)

  3. Mom that is MY easter basket...i hope i don't get a bucket of peanuts ; )
    and i hope that little guy doesn't get a belly ache! ....LOVE the picture!

  4. What do you mean????? I thought you would enjoy the peanuts too! :-)
    Don't worry.......I'll get you a new basket tomorrow. The wildlife will be keeping that one. :-)
    Love yah!

  5. Hate to burst your bubble, Carol, but that ain't no Bunny!

  6. Smile......I know that Andy. The bunny came at night while the squirrel was sleeping and left the basket full of peanuts! wink wink.......;-)

  7. OMIGOD! The squirrels must have thought they hit the mother lode!!! :-)

    Seriously, you have to RATION the peanuts with the squirrels or they will eat you out of house and home. (I only put a handful out for them as a treat, in addition to sunflower seed, cracked corn and corn on the cob, and we've also got them trained to take a nut from our hands. This cracked me up! IF the squirrels in our yard found out, they would head down your way for sure!! :-D

    The first pic is PRECIOUS!

  8. **SMILE** I had the basket stuffed with 2 Yankee Jarred candles for weight. I then covered the candles with paper towels and on TOP of the paper towels is where the nuts were. So technicslly, it was not a full basket at all...just the top of the basket had the peanuts! It sounds like your squirrels are much more spoiled than mine are. :-)

  9. Indeed they are!

    As evidenced by this image:

    Happy, happy squirrels! (and chipmunks, and mice, and birds... :-) )

  10. LOL Tracy!! Sure is "healthy" looking! :)

  11. I have heard of the Easter bunny but the Easter squirrel?!?! Love the photo's. The top one totally belongs in a magazine!!!!! So Pro!!!!

  12. Thanks Sharlene! There's some tough lighting there I was working against, so although not magazine quality, it still was fun! :-) Glad you liked it! Thanks!