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Eyes of the Tiger – Eye of the Squirrel

Eyes of the Tiger

This photograph has been cropped and resized. It was taken March 17, 2010 at the Toronto Zoo. It was during March Break, on one of those incredible above normal temperature days when everyone and their second cousin from Sprague decided to take in the zoo. Considering the line ups and the crowds , it could have been a real zoo. However, our Canadian temperament kept everything calm, orderly, and things moved very quickly.

We had to park in one of the spill over parking lots, a grassy field area that had been once been part of a farm. It reminded me of when I was a kid and my parents took me on family adventure.  Needless to say, my daughter  enjoyed the experience. Her big brother, who suggested the excursion, her mom and I were at times tested and tired by the end of the day.

The photograph was taken with a Canon EOS Rebel XS, using a zoom lens. The challenge was shooting through one of the square openings in the wire fence.  You’ll notice a slight haze line on the right running down perpendicular to the tiger’s ear. That’s the tell-tale sign of the fence wire.

Eye of the Squirrel

Salvadore Dali Squirrel

As with the previous photograph, it was resized and slightly cropped. I used the same camera and zoom lens. The subject is a visitor to our bird feeder. We refer to this character as Salvador Dali Sq. because of his whiskers and his view of the world. Close-up of the eye puts this in perspective ( sorry habitual punning ).

Squirrel's Eye View close-up

I’ll finish off here and leave you to reflect on the wonders of nature


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