Originally Posted by Mowgli
Very good for a quick snap, if I`d tried I probably would have got a blurry tail end as he shot off in the other direction
I got a burst of blank and blurry grassy shots too but I binned those.
I got a total of three acceptable shots - the one you see + a couple of similar ones but with the tip of an ear clipped from the other two pics.
I was using a 300mm prime on the camera at the time as I'd been testing long shots elsewhere. I was on my way back inside and the squirrel suddenly appeared very near my feet as I went indoors so I grabbed what I could, bearing in mind the minimum focusing distance of the lens is about 1.4m so I was lucky to get anything as he was so close to my feet.
That same little fella (very young) fell off the peanut feeder into the bird water bath today. I just missed that shot as I wasn't quick enough. It was hilarious - he got soaked and scampered along the path leaving wet paw prints as he ran.