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Bird Feeder??

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 28 July 2009 in Animal & Insect.

This is a bird feeder? That's what you think!! Silly Tuesday. (This was shot through the kitchen window. First, take the shot; then open the slider to the patio. Can't tell you how many shots I've lost because I wouldn't take the shot in less than ideal circumstances. We've all been there; right??)

"Going with the flow doesn't mean that we don't know where we're going; it means that we are open to multiple ways of getting there." Daily Om

NIKON D300 1/60 second F/6.3 ISO 800 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

Barbara from Florida, United States

That's a silly looking bird! I've never seen a squirrel proof bird feeder yet. You're right take the shot first, then you can capture whatever you can after. In this case I don't think that squirrel plans to take off until everything is eaten.
Here is my ST post.

28 Jul 2009 5:15am

@Barbara: I think that you are right!

Cricket-Tammy from Somewhere in the, United States

Many a time I have lost a shot for this very reason. I want the perfect one so therefore I give up the moment. This is a great capture!

28 Jul 2009 5:16am

@Cricket-Tammy: Thanks, Tammy.

lydia from Paris, France

What a nice bird !! He needs glasses ........ superb Jack !

28 Jul 2009 5:23am

Dulcie from Danville, United States

Some kind of that called a, "fluffy-tailed nut eater?" Very cute photo. My motto, take the shot and pray! See my Silly Tuesday post here.

28 Jul 2009 5:29am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Another superb photo that finds its way onto Silly Tuesday! Love the subject and the beautiful colour. My post for the day can be found here.

28 Jul 2009 5:37am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent shot

28 Jul 2009 6:16am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

He doesn't care as long as it's delicious and maybe he'll sing a song after eating the birdseeds! Funny candid photo!

28 Jul 2009 6:25am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Where's the wings? :)

28 Jul 2009 6:33am

-C16H25NØ2- from Tehran, Iran

great shot.....

28 Jul 2009 6:35am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Oh what a lovely shot Jack ! Kisses

28 Jul 2009 6:46am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

So sweet ! lovely picture :-) Mine is here

28 Jul 2009 7:00am

k@ from Paris, France

Excellent, neat, hilarious, cute !

28 Jul 2009 7:22am

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

i wonder how he flies?!
the beauty of digital is you can take lots of 'throwaway' shots even if the conditions aren't 'perfect'. i (almost) always take one coverage shot immediately - even if it's crap - because sometimes it isn't when you look at later - and sometimes, it's the only shot you get!
(silly here!)

28 Jul 2009 7:35am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Quite right Jack ...!!:-)And this one is a very good one ,beautiful !! My Silly Tuesday is here.

28 Jul 2009 7:51am

dan from Paris, France

Hello jack ! You photograph so well the beauty of the countryside. The glance and the spirit walk there.
I hadn't seen this small squirrel and then I discovered him among sheets. Beautiful !

28 Jul 2009 8:04am

mehdi from tehran, Iran


28 Jul 2009 8:38am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent capture Jack..

28 Jul 2009 9:59am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great shot!

28 Jul 2009 10:09am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Excellent and so cute! Here's my ST contribution.

28 Jul 2009 10:34am

marianne from Toulouse, France

excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!

28 Jul 2009 10:42am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

A never-ending battle of wits.
My ST can be found here.

28 Jul 2009 11:32am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Good one for a ST, Jack ... and he's none the wiser!
Here's mine for today ... and old, grainy photo scanned, but the subject was cute!

28 Jul 2009 11:39am

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

Very funny bird !!! Good capture Jack

28 Jul 2009 11:40am

khadi from New Delhi, India

This image really made me smile. The colours and details in this image are excellent. I particularly like the expression on the squirrel's face.

28 Jul 2009 11:47am

Mary from PA, United States

Odd looking bird you found there :) Very cute capture Jack! Here is mine.

28 Jul 2009 11:59am

Mary from PA, United States

Sorry, My link didn't work. Let's try again here

28 Jul 2009 12:05pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Ho, how funny and so, so sweet lol

28 Jul 2009 12:14pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

forgot to say, also beautiful photo ;)

28 Jul 2009 12:15pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Great capture! Bummed that I forgot about ST!

28 Jul 2009 12:21pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Um...would that be a flying squirrel by chance?
This is so cute!!

28 Jul 2009 12:47pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

My silly Tuesday shot is here -

28 Jul 2009 1:20pm

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

how did you captured this one? wonderful!

28 Jul 2009 1:26pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Here is the whole link.

How do you list it as "here"???

28 Jul 2009 1:27pm

@B. Thomas: I really don't understand the technical stuff.

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

So sweet!

28 Jul 2009 2:12pm

alex centrella from California, United States

what a great catch !

28 Jul 2009 2:29pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Those squirrely squirrels! Here is my ST shot

28 Jul 2009 2:36pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

excellent capture ,This ecureuil, jack!

28 Jul 2009 3:49pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

The mfgrs ought to simply rename these things "Squirrel Feeders" and let it go at that. Nice photo, J4J.

28 Jul 2009 4:17pm

@Viewfinder: What's funny is that the squirrels want to eat the bird seed and the birds want to eat the squirrel peanuts; go figure.

Vanilla Wine from United States

nice catch!!!

28 Jul 2009 4:22pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Is it a flying squirrel

28 Jul 2009 4:54pm

Ajay from Pune, India

That's what I like about your shots, Jack. Silly or not silly you can manage the quality of the shot so well.

28 Jul 2009 4:54pm

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

Pradeep from Chennai, India

Lovely catch...:D

28 Jul 2009 4:58pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

So cute...

28 Jul 2009 6:03pm

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Very funny lolll :o)

28 Jul 2009 6:15pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

LOL! We have the same kind of birds at our house!

29 Jul 2009 2:01am

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Lovely capture!

29 Jul 2009 2:22am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

There would be some "bad" words in between all that! (grin)
Great capture! I especially love the tones and light! Nice one. Happy ST!

29 Jul 2009 3:44am

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Haha. Looks like my bird feeder! But I can't get mad at the squirrels b/c they have to eat, too. Yes, I'm a sucker. I just go back out and fill'er up again! :) Fun shot!

29 Jul 2009 5:50am

@Claudia: Me too!

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

That's a terrific shot!! Cheeky little chipmunk!

29 Jul 2009 2:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Well Jack, squirrels think they are birds. Cool shot.

29 Jul 2009 3:37pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente captura!

29 Jul 2009 6:55pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a curious bird ;-) so cute ! nice capture !

29 Jul 2009 7:09pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful shot and caption!

5 Aug 2009 8:35pm