Saturday, October 27, 2012

How Not to Shoot A Squirrel :)

I mean with a CAMERA, of course, LOL!!! :)

Hi All,

Hope you are all doing well and enjoying your Weekend! :)

I really have to say you guys "ROCK!!!" Thanks so much for all your sweet words last week, it has been so challenging recently and knowing you guys are there is pretty damn AWESOME, cheers for that!!! :)

 It is gloomy and cold here, I hope you are experiencing better; definitely one of those days where you just want to cuddle up with a quilt and hot chocolate and watch your fav. movie. :)

The other day I was thinking that I haven't really shown you any of the photos that don't turn out very well. You must know by now that I take a LOT of pictures and I think I use maybe one in every 100 - 200 but I still have thousands that I haven't looked at very closely at all, YET!!! (I will get there eventually, but I might have to stop taking photos for a while, LOL!!! )

So, on a recent trip to the park, for a short walk, I was trying to take some photos of the Squirrels but they were so busy back and forth, that it really didn't matter what settings I had my camera on I was not going to get the shot :(

Uh Oh!! Might make a good texture though, LOL!! :)

The way NOT to take an "Action Shot" :(

I got a LOT of BUTT shots (I think they might have been trying to tell me something!!! (He! He!)


This was the best I could do that day, I can pretend I cropped it to look this way but........( I'd be lying :)

Then I remembered I had taken some photos a couple of years ago, on our trip to Southern Oregon, of a cute little Chipmunk.

These guys are as tricky to capture on camera as the Squirrels they are quick and fidgety But............

Yep, I want a photo of YOU!!!

Rapid fire shooting................ leads to lots of blurry shots :(

FINALLY!!!!! YAY!!!!!

I really can't take any credit for this, except perseverance. It really was the Camera and the Chipmunk :)

Cute Though!!! :)

Have a Lovely Weekend :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


thewovenspoke said...

Those photos are so cute and awesome. I tried the same thing this past summer with someof the same results. Have a happy weekend!

Annette said...

I'm so glad to know you don't get great shots every time too, lol!! I love that you can take lots and lots of pictures with the digital camera but it's so easy to end up with thousands just to get a handful of good shots!
I love this post! I might have to borrow the idea!
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. We're preparing for "Frankenstorm", oh yay!!

thewovenspoke said...

Hope you have a safe weekend. We are just dry and cold. Stay warm!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hi thewovenspoke,

Yep, those Squirrels are a challenge to capture :(

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Cheers, T. :)

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Oh Annette,

I really hope "Frankenstorm" fizzles out and doesn't cause trouble.

Crossing my fingers.

My Son is in Boston and he says he is only 19ft above sea level, I'm freaking out :(

Be safe! :) T.

My Life Under the Bus said...

LOL!!! This is what I have when I take pictures of Tessa! Blurry butt shots! Thanks for the giggle!!!

Meeling said...

I think we all have those half animal or moving people shots. For me it was always trying to capture my kids playing soccer(football) and always ending up with shots after the ball had left their foot and was completely out of the frame...or the one where my kid isn't even in the shot! :-P

Oh, well...once in a while you get a good one and I think that's what keeps us shooting.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Oh Meeling, I remember the Soccer days, so well! :)

I have so many photos of a pack of 5 year olds following a ball around the field, it is so hilarious, both teams huddled together in a chase, Happy days :) T.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hey Patty, your welcome and Butt shots, I guess, are better than nothing, esp. of the ones we love , LOL!!! :) T.

Almost Precious said...

The squirrels are a challenge and, blurry or not, I still think your photography is fantastic. The chipmunk is just adorable. :)

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Thanks so much Anna, you are so sweet to say that :)

Hope you are having a lovely weekend, cheers, T. :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I gotta say I really love the first one because of the texture, it's an interesting picture.

Charlotte said...

Cute! I love the chipmunk. The squirrel seems huge! I like the first action shot though!

Clare said...

Oh, I love the squirrelly action shots! Best of luck with your move, I hope the stress evens out soon!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Thanks guys, it was fun chasing after the squirrels, really, LOL!!! :) T.

Sharon said...

Love these photos!