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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!
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The Specs for photo#2:
Nikon D90, 18-00 mm lens, 1/800, f5

                                                                                 

12 comments:

  1. Carol,
    Wonderful, you are so creative.

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  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! :-)

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  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.......;-)

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  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!

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  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. :-)

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  9. Indeed they are!

    As evidenced by this image:

    http://milkayphoto.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/the-camera-adds-10-lbs/

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

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

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  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!!!!

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  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!

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