Project Flying Squirrel – Night #1

Since writing about flying squirrels last night I have decided that I want to get a decent photo of one of our flying squirrels by our squirrel feeder. Not a great photo, just a decent one. I’m not even going to attempt to get a decent photo of them flying. These little buggers are super fast so I figure realistically catching a good photo of one flying is beyond my scope at this point. So I will be happy with just a decent photo of one on my tree. Really just an okay snapshot will do.

I was shooting from pretty far away tonight. Tomorrow I will hopefully be able to have my camera closer.

Since my telephoto lens is presently with one of the kiddos, at this point I am left with my 18-55mm and my 50mm prime lens, and my flashgun. I thought about using my prime lens with the flash gun placed very close to the tree and then using my remote to set it off. Unfortunately, the battery on my remote died after a couple of test fires. I will get a new battery for tomorrow.

So the photos that I was able to get tonight were taken from 25′ away and cropped substantially because my 18-55mm lens wasn’t meant for shooting such small creatures from this distance (I should have gone with the 50mm prime lens – the nikkor 50mm prime lens is a wonderful lens). Tomorrow I’ll try using the remote with the camera very close to the tree. At least for tonight you can see the squirrels that I said were not visible in last night’s photo.

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