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photoblog image Squirrel at the gates

Squirrel at the gates

This guy needs very little introduction, this is the good old squirrel. I saw this little guy at the white house gates, usually this things would run from you but this one came towards me, peeped through the bars and went back in. Was he a spy or did he simple come to say hi? I wonder.

Squirrel at the gates

This guy needs very little introduction, this is the good old squirrel. I saw this little guy at the white house gates, usually this things would run from you but this one came towards me, peeped through the bars and went back in. Was he a spy or did he simple come to say hi? I wonder.

comments (19)

  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Dec 2006, 00:08
He's just checking you out, wondering what your up to. I like shots like this, straight and to the point, no pp beyond crop maybe, very nicely done Dee.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Johnny, you are right, I did a little crop to adjust the diagonal lines and a tad of contrast boost.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 6 Dec 2006, 01:20
Who the weirdo with the camera then asks the little guy? grin

Suby
Dotun Ayodeji: And I will tell the little guy its me the shutterchance guy smile
  • phutta
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Dec 2006, 03:10
i just took a squirrel, nice shot too. smile
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Phutta!
  • P.J.
  • United States
  • 6 Dec 2006, 06:25
Great catch. You got in close on him without him taking off! Awesome!
Dotun Ayodeji: Yes Pj, thanks for your comment.
  • Ries
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Dec 2006, 08:12
Very cute. Nice captured.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thank you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Dec 2006, 09:41
Great capture Dotun. Spy and hi, you are a poet.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Louis!
Hiya Dotun. Super capture. He's lucky the Pres didn't get hold of his nuts!!

This is one of those new "Spy Squirrels" brought in from the Pentagon, fitted with all the latest gear, to infiltrate terro cells!!

Well done buddy. Regards, Neil.
Dotun Ayodeji: Lol, I like your analysis. Thanks Nell
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Dec 2006, 13:02
great capture of the little creature.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Chantal!
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 6 Dec 2006, 13:17
You are so lucky, Dotun, that this little fella didn't scamper away. I wonder if all the visitors have made it tame?! Well done. I saw a squirrel outside my window yesterday, eating an acorn, and wanted to take a pic so badly, but I knew it would be gone the minute I opened the door or the window blind.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Ginnie, they move very fast when they do.
hello Dotun !! Cute, cute, cute squirrel !! Looking for nuts I guess or just to meet you ! smile
Dotun Ayodeji: I will have some nuts next time, thanks Florence.
  • Stu
  • Japan
  • 6 Dec 2006, 14:42
thats a very tender capture. its not too close and in your face, and the base of the bars are perfectly diagonal. some nice DoF going on too. very nice shot.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Stu, glad u like it.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 6 Dec 2006, 18:54
Nice capture! It is hard to get a squirrel to hold still long enough to take a picture as I know from first hand experience. This one looks like it had a serious winter coat on.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Martin, getting them to wait for a shot is rare.
  • Samira
  • United States
  • 6 Dec 2006, 19:31
I think she has lived around long enough to learn the guard’s modus operandi: “keep the curious away, they may be terrorists!” Great photo, it feels very natural.
Dotun Ayodeji: lol..good thing I am not a terrorist unless he would have turned me in smile
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Dec 2006, 22:27
Oh well done, he looks as if he's escaping!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Ellie!
  • alex
  • United States
  • 6 Dec 2006, 22:31
good find, dotun. well captured, and well framed!
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Dec 2006, 22:33
Secret Squirrel? grin Oh nuts it's another photographer!
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Dec 2006, 23:17
Perfect leadin lines to this little fella Dee, love it. MAL
Lol smile These animals make me laugh, just remember Walt Disney Cartoon smile smile
  • Olumuyiwa Fatigun
  • UK
  • 14 Dec 2006, 14:16
Dot I wonder if it was the same squirrel we saw together the last time we 'was' at the White House last November. It acted exactly but we only had a sony cybershot P150 with us. The shot I took no where near this one. Now we know he works for the SBI (Squirrel Bureau of Investigations) (lol).

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