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Finally got a squirrel to pause

Steaphany

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For a critter who lives with me, I have very few good photos of this hand raised squirrel. Her natural survival skills are on par with dropping just about anyone from any city into the Amazon jungle.

I got these while she was looking for places around the bed room to hid her pecans.
 

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Steaphany

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Her name is Foamy, inspired by the Internet cartoon, and I do not refer to her as a pet. Foamy is like a small hyperactive ADD OCD person with her own ideas. She was arguing with me the whole time I was trying to take photos. Foamy didn't care that I thought she was cute, she needed to find places to hide her stash of pecans.

A friend got her after she was found as a baby when a dog was playing with her and a sibling. Foamy's eyes were not even formed and she needed constant care and a long time being kept warm in an incubator. Her sibling did not survive the injuries.
 

foveonfan

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Steaphany, with such a wide variety of animals @ your place, is it referred to as the local zoo? ;)

Sincere regards, Jim R
 

Steaphany

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Yes Jim, my home and ranch is referred to as the Waelder Zoo consisting of:
16 Tammar Wallabies
9 Horses
2 Miniature Horses
2 Donkeys
6 Parrots
2 Manga Double Yellow Head Amazons
4 Quaker or Monk Parakeets
3 Ball Pythons
2 Leopard Geckos
2 Doves
1 Albino King Snake
1 Albino Burmese Python
1 Dog
1 Squirrel
and my house has a 400 gallon / 1500 liter pond in the living room with an assortment of fish and a Crayfish who hides among the rocks
 

foveonfan

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Steaphaney, THAT is a crowd and a half! And as for the indoor zoological pond, wow!

As a suggestion to accommodate the imminent festive season, why not acquire a partridge in a pear tree, hmm? :)

Oh, and a request is hereby lodged for a picture of the pond, please?

Sincere regards, Jim R.
 

Steaphany

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The quacking from out side the window reminded me that my list missed a Duck and a Chicken. Both were rescued by a friend when she worked at a local shelter.

Instead of a pear tree, would some banana trees do ? I have three banana trees growing in pots that I keep near the pond.

When the light is right, I'll get some photos of the pond to post.
 

foveonfan

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Instead of a pear tree, would some banana trees do ? I have three banana trees growing in pots that I keep near the pond.

Well, at a pinch, providing the bananas all have right handed bends, not left handed ones.

Sincere regards, JR
 

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Yes Jim, my home and ranch is referred to as the Waelder Zoo consisting of:
16 Tammar Wallabies
9 Horses
2 Miniature Horses
2 Donkeys
6 Parrots
2 Manga Double Yellow Head Amazons
4 Quaker or Monk Parakeets
3 Ball Pythons
2 Leopard Geckos
2 Doves
1 Albino King Snake
1 Albino Burmese Python
1 Dog
1 Squirrel
and my house has a 400 gallon / 1500 liter pond in the living room with an assortment of fish and a Crayfish who hides among the rocks

Three things for sure:

- Boredom impossible within such a biosphere
- Plenty of photo-scenery
- Your pond is bigger than my house :D:D:D

See you with nice pictures

Klaus
 

foveonfan

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I am now tempted to "loan" you my 10 - 20mm lens so that we can see the whole room. Only one problem, I come attached to said lens. ;)

Sincere regards, JR
 

Steaphany

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Sorry for only having a 28mm f1.8 DG EX Macro at the moment. I'm still trying to pick out what other lenses to get. I'm thinking either the 18-50mm or 18-125 would be a good general purpose zoom.

I'll be posting more photos.
 

tc95

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Other Lens...

Steaphany,

I would actually tell you to go with a 18-200mm lens...or the 80-400mm lens or 50-500mm lens...for a good all around combo....

For Sigma I use...20-40mm F2.8 and the 80-400mm Lens...very good all around and able to get alot of shots...I have since converted my SD14 to Nikon F...so I have a larger range of lenses...but still love my two Sigma SA lenses.....

by the way the 28mm F1.8 is an awsome lens..so don't applogize for it...LOL

Nice livingroom...

Tony C.
 

foveonfan

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Very nice indeed, Steaphaney. I can just imagine sitting back relaxing with that water splashing in the background and then there are the visual delights as well. Bargain! :)

Sincere regards, Jim R
 

tc95

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House Sitting...

Steaphany,

If you ever find the need for a house sitter....let me know...JK :z04_cowboy:

That looks wonderful...I can imagine just sitting on the stairs..looking down and watching the fish...(Then watching my cat jump in....) That would make some awsome pictures....

Nice shots...I like the one with all the fish in it....

Tony C.
 
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