Many of you have wondered how I am able to get such close up shots of our squirrels so in order to satisfy curious minds I thought it would be fun to share my setup.
I sit and create art in our sunroom which you may have seen pictures of before. I love to watch the wildlife while I'm working and take time out to photograph our visitors through the window.
Over the winter we left our patio table out and one evening my husband came home to find me using it as a feeding station for the squirrels. I'd been feeling guilty after getting some squirrel proof bird feeders so this way everyone was taken care of.
Now both the birds and squirrels are often up close and personal, just the otherside of the window you see here. They seem to know that they have nothing to worry about as long as I'm the other side of the glass panes.
I used to use my 70-300mm zoom lens for many of my bird and squirrel shots but this setup has allowed me to use my 100 mm macro lens giving me a lot more detail (all shots are hand held).
I love how observing them up close has made me appreciate the little nuances that I would otherwise have not noticed.