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May 30th, 2004

Chipmunks

I went for a walk this afternoon in High Park, hoping to take some more swan photos. In the end I filled up both of my memory cards with Chipmunk photos instead.

Chipmunk among peanut shells.Chipmunks are hard to photograph. They’re small, shy, and extremely fast. Thankfully they also like peanuts, which works to overcome their shyness. Shortly after I entered the park I encountered a gentleman who was feeding the chipmunks peanuts.

There were enough chipmunks and peanuts for me to try multiple different approaches to photographing them. I’ve taken an initial look through the results, throwing away 54 pictures, leaving over a hundred for closer consideration.

At least for now this one is my favourite. The full size image is scary – the chipmunk’s face alone fills the screen, but shrunk down it looks good. Remember to click on the picture to see a larger (but still reduced) version.

2 Responses to “Chipmunks”

  1. Chipmunks are really cute and are not that friendly..

  2. huvi says:

    my boyfriend says i look like a chipmunk.
    thank you for this great picture

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