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Squirrel Fest!

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Every August, the city of Longview, Washington has its annual Squirrel Fest — how cool is that? This year, I made it to Squirrel Fest for the first time. I even took the tour to see all the squirrel bridges… but more on that in a moment. On my way in, I came across Longview’s giant squirrel statue. Right next to it is a steam-powered train (which...

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Peanut!

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Shortly after I took this photo, it went “viral”: Among other places, it made its way to a Photoshop Battle on Reddit after it was posted to Imgur, where it had over a million views after its first week. I had fun taking this photo. I sat on the ground and waited for squirrels to come by. When a squirrel would come near, I would hold my camera almost on...

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Tips for photographing squirrels

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Here are some things that I have noticed in trying to improve my squirrel photography. Many of them apply to photography in general. If you are an advanced or professional photographer, you may not find much new here, but if you are newer to nature photography, some of these tips might be helpful. The fundamental rule of animal photography: focus the camera on the...

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Welcome!

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Welcome to my squirreling journal (my sqournal perhaps?)! In this journal, I’ll post my photos of the eastern gray squirrels that live in and around my yard, along with my thoughts and observations about the photos and about squirrels. I hope that in the process I will learn more about both squirrels and photography, and maybe you will too. I have filled the...

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