Thursday, July 12, 2012

Point Lobos State Reserve (Squirrels)

I recently visited Monterey and went south a bit more also visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea, Point Lobos State Reserve, and Big Sur. This trip along California's beautiful coastline has lead me take many many beautiful photos! I am here to share them with you spread over several blog posts. I hope you enjoy!

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Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To view the best photos from this trip, use this link. To view my best squirrel photos, use this link. To view all of the photos from this trip, use this link.

Parts
Point Lobos: Birds and Seals | Squirrels | Flowers and Misc | HDR Scenery | Regular Scenery
Fisherman's Wharf - Monterey, CA: George's Birds | Sapporo Sushi & Steakhouse | Scenery | Birds/Misc Seagulls
Carmel-By-The-Sea: Photos
Message from the Author: Today I have photos of this squirrel I took photos of at Point Lobos State Reserve. Here is the story of how I found it. I saw it and approached it to take a photo. It stood up for me and started begging me for food. ROFL :P Cute right? I gave it a small piece of cracker. I bet a lot of people feed it...

Probably one of the best photos I took on this trip. Along the photo of the Western Scrub-Jay in the last post. There is the ocean in the background. Weird how the background didn't blur up too much. I opened up my aperture to the widest! 

Photography Tip: Adjust your aperture according to how much of the background AND the subject you want blurred. Generally for bird and animal photography, it is good to get on the same level as the subject. You either have to lower your camera very low toward the ground, or stand up and shoot same level. This, however, doesn't apply to all photos. As you can see in the photos I have below, I have done some special cute photos shooting the photo of the subject from above.

The squirrel literally begging for food. :P This is what I was talking about in my Photography Tip above. You don't always have to get on the same level with your subject. Sometimes you can achieve great affects shooting from above or below the subject too! 

Another great example of the shooting from above. 

There is the cracker I gave it. HAHA Cute right? 


I only gave it one. It was one of those Japanese cracker thingys. It tried to beg for more though. 

Almost finished! 

After it finished eating the cracker, it spat out an almond and started eating it. Disgusting right? Not the first time I've seen a squirrel do this. LOL They seem to enjoy storing food in their mouth for later. 

Thanks for looking! I hope you have enjoyed these photos I have posted today! Next time I will either have flower photos from or scenery from Point Lobos State Reserve. Please don't forget to share my blog posts with your friends! If you would like to get notifications next time I post, you can "Like" me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Parts
Point Lobos: Birds and Seals | Squirrels | Flowers and Misc | HDR Scenery | Regular Scenery
Fisherman's Wharf - Monterey, CA: George's Birds | Sapporo Sushi & Steakhouse | Scenery | Birds/Misc Seagulls
Carmel-By-The-Sea: Photos
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