Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I came upon this chipmunk in a place I've seen them before, but I had already had a good day of finding animals, and I wasn't expecting anything more. As soon as I pointed the camera at this little critter it ran away. I thought it was gone forever, but I soon realized that it had not gone far.
I began taking pictures, but the darkness made them all come out as a bad motion blur. I hoped I'd get maybe one or two good ones. But as the chipmunk seemed to be going nowhere, I decided to try my flash. I was sure that would chase it away. But then, Flash! the chipmunk stayed petrified in that very same spot.
But I'm always happy to see a chipmunk. They're such curious little creatures. when they run away, they always come right back for a look at their assailant. And when they're startled, they can let out a piercing scream that can scare you out of your boots! And those stripes they have are especially fun for some reason or another.
And that's what I think of chipmunks, camera flashes, and not much else this time. I would have included a blog tip this time, but I'm still trying to think of a good one that everyone can use. I'll have one soon, and you'll all gasp in wonderment at its simple genius. But for now it's just time to think about chipmunks.
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