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White squirrel

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Albino Squirrel on Ashe Juniper Tree 2318A

One day near the end of May I noticed a white squirrel in front of my house. I didn’t have a camera with me, and the squirrel scampered off before I could go inside to get my equipment. Oh well, some opportunities get away from us.

On the morning of June 8th, while sitting at my computer, I saw the white squirrel on the Ashe juniper tree outside my window, which is at second-story height. The squirrel saw me too, and it stared at me for a good while. This time my bag was just a few feet away, so I went over to it, put a long lens on the camera, did some scampering of my own onto my desk, and scooted close to the window. As was true of a previous squirrel picture, it’s hardly good technique to shoot obliquely through window glass that isn’t the cleanest and to aim at a subject that not only is backlit but has patches of white sky behind it, but I could either do that or not take any pictures. I took pictures.

For more information about white and albino squirrels, you can read a New York Times article.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 25, 2013 at 6:16 AM

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