Sunday, October 24, 2010

(Day 296) Here's lookin' at you

Saturday Oct. 23, 2010

We're back from our whirlwind trip to Denver - made it there by 01:00 am Saturday morning in time to witness the wedding of my niece later that afternoon. After catching the required zzzzzzz's we still had time late Saturday morning to go for a nice walk near the Colorado state legislature and Denver's civic centre. I was able to make many photos of the beautiful architecture - which I won't post. I happened upon this cheeky fellow perched on top of a statue in the park and he naturally won out over the buildings for today's post. I had my wide angle lens on the camera and didn't have time to change to another, so I cropped the photo somewhat to bring him a little closer.

(10-22mm  f8  1/500 sec  ISO200)

9 comments:

Katherine said...

Oh he so's adorable! Is it a chipmunk?? or squirrel?? We have neither of those here in Australia. It was nice of him to sit still whilst you snapped a picture of him. I guess he was too busy stuffing his face to care! So cute!!

S. Etole said...

Looks like that little squirrel feels right at home ...

darlin said...

What a cute little critter, one that I'd want to keep for a pet... well until it bit me! :-)

becky said...

Ok, now that's just darn cute!

marty said...

it's so cute - love this shot Rick ! bisous

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Great job catching him. They are to fast for my camera. HAve fun Dagmar

CarreraCaballo said...

:-D

Greetz,

Joseph

Leslie said...

He certainly looks well-nourished!

Rick said...

@Katherine - yes, he's a squirrel (or as some people say, 'a rat with a bushy tail'. He didn't seem to care too much that I got his photo, as long as I didn't take his snack !

@S. Etole - I think that he had laid claim to that statue, at least for as long as he had his treat.

@darlin - ha ha, cute till he bites, and then ...

@becky - I need cute on my blog sometime ;-)

@marty - merci marty; bisous from the squirrel .. no no, moi !

@Barefoot from Heaven - LOL- I think the trick is to make sure they're too busy to run away. Thanks Dag !

@CarreraCaballo - ;-)

@Leslie - there were lots of squirrels in that park and not a one looked anorexic !