Friday, 5 August 2011

Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)

I spent most of today at Pensthorpe bird and wildlife centre; many of you will know it from the BBC Springwatch programmes. There will be many more images to follow, but I liked this shot so much I wanted to post it early. This female was typically furtive and spent most of her time at the back of the pen in the shadows. That meant bumping up the ISO to cope with the poor light, but the result is a quite naturalistic shot with few pointers to this Red being a captive specimen.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/60th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 800


  1. she's beautiful. love the softness around the edges.