Squirrel Appreciation Day 2023

Christy Hargrove came up with the idea for Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21, 2001. She is from Asheville and works at the North Carolina Nature Center as a wild animal rehabilitator. She claims that the purpose of this holiday is to promote kindness and appreciation for squirrels.

Fox Squirrel On Squirrel Appreciation Day Fox Squirrel On Squirrel Appreciation Day

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: January 13, 2023 (09:12 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 1600 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2023-01-20T15:09:57-06:00January 21, 2023|Categories: Squirrels|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Squirrel Appreciation Day 2023

Uinta Ground Squirrel Standing

I photographed this Uinta Ground Squirrel Standing in Utah (Wasatch Mountains).

Uinta Ground Squirrel Standing
Uinta Ground Squirrel Standing

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Wasatch Mountains (Utah)
  • Date and Time Taken: June 2, 2022 (09:29 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 1000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-24T04:29:53-06:00June 30, 2022|Categories: Squirrels|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Uinta Ground Squirrel Standing

Uinta Ground Squirrel Feeding

I photographed this Uinta Ground Squirrel Feeding in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah.

Uinta Ground Squirrel Feeding
Uinta Ground Squirrel Feeding

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Wasatch Mountains (Utah)
  • Date and Time Taken: June 2, 2022 (09:46 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 1000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-24T04:38:48-06:00June 22, 2022|Categories: Squirrels|Tags: , |Comments Off on Uinta Ground Squirrel Feeding

Baby Uinta Ground Squirrels

I photographed these Baby Uinta Ground Squirrels in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah.

Baby Uinta Ground Squirrels
Baby Uinta Ground Squirrels

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Wasatch Mountains (Utah)
  • Date and Time Taken: June 2, 2022 (09:46 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 800 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.3
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-24T04:40:26-06:00June 21, 2022|Categories: Squirrels|Tags: , |Comments Off on Baby Uinta Ground Squirrels

A Busy Gray Squirrel

The Gray Squirrels have been busy gathering acorns near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I lost count on how many acorns and other stuff this Gray Squirrel buried.

Gray Squirrel Burying Nuts
Gray Squirrel Burying Nuts
Gray Squirrel Eating
Gray Squirrel Eating
Gray Squirrel On Tree
Gray Squirrel On Tree
Gray Squirrel On Side Of Tree
Gray Squirrel On Side Of Tree

How I Got The Shot – A Busy Gray Squirrel

I was sitting in a ground blind that I have set up on my property near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I had my camera and lens on a tripod.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)

Technical: For First Photo Only

  • Location: Oden (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: November 25, 2020 (10:21 A. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/1500 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 2000
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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2020-12-02T04:23:18-06:00December 2, 2020|Categories: Squirrels|Tags: , |Comments Off on A Busy Gray Squirrel
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