Saturday, September 6, 2008
Neither one of them is really in focus. probably b/c I was using 212 mm and was about 10 feet away.
My sigma macro lens can focus at about 10", so 10 feet 'aint no thing. Well, that is, if you don't mind a shallow DOF.
I walk out of an appointment and hear a rustling up in the trees and as I look up 2 squirrels are falling from about 40 feet and land in street with a low thud. Ouch.
So I walk over and one little guy is obviously dazed and confused since he doesn't do anything as I stand 6" away from him. His friend must not have been taught to "never leave your friends behind" because he was back in the tree in 3 seconds. Than, almost as quickly as they fell out of the tree the little one wakes up and BOLTS DIRECTLY BETWEEN MY LEGS.
Holy! I do a 180 and see that he ran under my car but didn't seem to come out the other side. As I meander to the passenger side, the above picture is the scene I captured.
So what did I do? I poked him with a pen to get him out of there. What would you do?
Well, the poking definitely worked because he moved - by climbing directly into my engine compartment! Hmmmm. So I opened the hood and couldn't see a thing.
Next, as I'm lying prone on the street (in my suit) looking for the little guy - the accountant whose office I just left - walks out at this moment and genuinely asks "Engine trouble?"
MMMMM, I'M LYING IN THE STREET IN MY SUIT!!
After a short explanation, he laughs and steps back a few paces. Must not be a squirrel fan.
A few more turns of the steering wheel and a 1/4 roll forward, my little buddy fell backwards onto the street and sundered off - looking a little I will after a night in the Bahamas.