Talking about being at the right place at the right time, Will! Yet another brilliant shot from you, it's absolutely stunning. When I wrote my last critique, I wasn't sure you could top that shot, but God, was I wrong. This must be my new favorite shot from you.
The framing is stunning, the reflection makes it even more perfect. I also love how she continues drinking while she seems to be aware that you're around. She looks so peaceful. The dof is great, the light is great. Everything's great, haha.
I keep thinking 'right place, right time' over and over again. I love the majority of your squirrel shots, but this is, like I said above, my new favorite!
Wow my first critique anyway as we all now everyone loves animals especially squirrels cause there so cute. i love the way that this has been taken with the reflection of the water its brilliant plus this captures the inner most beauty of nature. I just can't believe you managed to take this picture without the squirrel running away its amazing how you managed to do that. The light catches perfectly aswell making everything shine. This is very beautiful indeed with all the forest scenery with the calm water from where the squirrel is drnking from I love this and it deserves the daily devation award.
An entirely different species. Grey squirrels are mostly ground feeding animals. Red squirrels (sciurus vulgaris) feed mostly in trees. You only see reds drink from standing water either when nursing young or in hot hot weather. But actually seeing it is difficult.
Here in Austria there are only red squirrels and they drink often water. They come many times a day to our watering-can or the bird-bath or the little frog-pond. Look here cundrie-la-surziere.deviantart… and here cundrie-la-surziere.deviantart… In winter they eat snow or ice because they need water in addition to their food. I know many websites about squirrels in German where I read, that squirrels (sciurus vulgaris) need to drink water in addition to their food. I searched for an English site and sent you what I've found. I don't know if there is a difference between red and grey squirrels, but the red ones do definitely often drink water, at least in Austria and Germany. This is not only my opinion, I've learned this by websites of squirrel-friends. You could read it in the German Wikipedia, but - very strange - not in the English translation. Maybe English squirrels don't drink water
No, no, no. Natures creature savors her abundance, is a better title. Or 'First sip of spring' or 'The taste of rain' or 'The thirsty traveler was quenched' or......Imagination feeds the soul my friend. Tyg