Wednesday, May 28, 2014

148/365-2 Soul

'Soulful Squirrel"

Today's photo was an object lesson in sometimes you do the best you can with what you have at the moment.  

This furry little guy was sitting on his branch looking in the back door at the dogs.  I know most people consider squirrels to be a nuisance, but I think they are cute.  We constantly fill the bird feeders only to see squirrels swinging from them like trapeze artists.  That's OK.  Plenty of seeds end up on the ground and the birds happily clean up the mess left behind by the squirrels.

Back to today...I grabbed my camera, which had the wrong lens on it for this, and starting shooting.  I had no idea what my settings were.  I figured I would miss the shot for sure if I took the time to change lenses and settings so I took my chances.  I was also shooting through the glass on the back door.  Fortunately I was high enough that the photo was not made any worse by dog nose smudges on the glass.  I also had to do some serious cropping to get any kind of composition here.

It is what it is.  I think he's a soulful squirrel!