Actually, what I really wanted was to take a few pictures of this rare squirrel opportunity. I don't expect to see many animals now that it's winter, and squirrels are some of the few that I do now. I only had my normal lense on the camera so you'll probably have to click on the picture above to see this squirrel.
I knew right away that I would have to switch to my zoom lense, which is a tedious process, but one which I have become rather good at. The great thing was that the squirrel didn't seem to notice me there, so I had plenty of time to go through the whole process. At first when I looked back up I didn't see the squirrel there, but then I saw that I was going to be rewarded.
After what seemed like an eternity of taking pictures of this squirrel while he wasn't really moving very much, I finally remembered one important thing that I'm not quite used to doing yet. I remembered that my camera also does video! Since the squirrel was still there, I thought I'd bring you something a little extra.
And now, here it is, my all new Rat TV presentation of a squirrel eating an acorn! I know, I know. It doesn't seem like such an earth shattering event, but it does have one thing that is totally special. It is the animation! Video can help bring nature to life more than even a picture sometimes.
Photographs are a true art form, but so is video. They both have their own merits. And any little thing that I can do to help put you right there in the forest with me is exactly what I'm going to do for you.
It wasn't that there was anything wrong. It ws just that he was much more interested in his little snack than he was in me. I thought maybe I should take this opportunity to get a few pictures from a new angle, so I turned and began shooting once again.
And that's another thrilling episode of The Everyday Adventurer. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Come back tomorrow for another amazing look into my sometimes interesting, and sometimes insane, look into everyday nature. And have a happy new year!