How Do I Get The Picture Of The Squirrel?
If you have been wondering how to get the perfect picture of a squirrel, here are some helpful tips: First, avoid using a flash. Second, do not get too close, and third, set up your camera at a safe distance. And lastly, remember to set the focus and exposure to a reasonable level. These tips will help you get the perfect photo of a squirrel without scaring the animal.
Avoid using flash
One of the main challenges of photography is to take a picture of an animal in its natural habitat without using a flash. Since nocturnal animals are more vulnerable to light sources, using a flash will result in a temporary blindness of the animal for five to 20 minutes. This could significantly impair the animal’s ability to spot predators and hunt. While using a flash may be tempting, it is always best to err on the side of caution.
Squirrel photography requires patience and a steady camera. A good distance from the animal will prevent you from scaring it. You may want to use a 400mm lens to frame it tightly without being too close. For APS-C or Micro Four Thirds cameras, use a 200mm lens. If you don’t have one of these cameras, try hiding it inside a house or small hide.
Avoid getting too close
There are certain tips for taking a photograph of wildlife without disturbing them. One of these tips is to stay away from animals that may feel threatened or aggressive. While approaching wildlife, try to keep a distance of 25 to 100 yards. When getting too close, use your camera’s zoom. You should also stay quiet and avoid making any sudden movements. It’s also a good idea to carry a field guide and avoid taking selfies with animals.
Set-up your camera at a good distance
It can be quite tricky to get a decent shot of a squirrel that is directly at you. The shutter delay can make it difficult to know exactly where the squirrel will be when the shutter opens. If you want to avoid this problem, it is best to set-up your camera at a distance. Listed below are some helpful tips for getting a great shot of a squirrel.
First, make sure you’re at least a few feet away from the squirrel. This distance will enable you to capture the entire animal without a huge amount of noise. Squirrels are creatures of habit and you’ll have to observe their behavior to get the best shot. Use a trail camera to capture their habits, place food near their favorite haunts, and build a framework to create jumps.
Avoid getting too close to a squirrel
Squirrels are fascinating creatures. The name squirrel comes from the Greek, meaning shade tail. Their long tail helps them to balance themselves, but it also serves a dual purpose: it aids in communication and is used as a means of aggression to other squirrels and predators. If you happen to get too close to a squirrel, you might end up scaring it. In the worst case scenario, the squirrel could even bite you.
How do I get the picture of the squirrel?
By using a camera you can take a picture of the squirrel.
What is the best time to take a picture of the squirrel?
The best time to take a picture of the squirrel is in the morning.
Where is the best place to take a picture of the squirrel?
The best place to take a picture of the squirrel is in its natural habitat.
How close do I need to be to the squirrel to get a good picture?
You should be about 10-15 feet away from the squirrel to get a good picture.
What kind of camera do I need to take a good picture of the squirrel?
Any type of camera will do but a DSLR camera will give you the best results.
Do I need to use a flash to take a picture of the squirrel?
No you don’t need to use a flash.
What should I do if the squirrel is scared of me?
If the squirrel is scared of you try to make yourself as small as possible and approach slowly.
What should I do if the squirrel won’t stay still?
If the squirrel won’t stay still try to find something to attract its attention like a piece of food.
How do I make sure I get a sharp picture?
Use a fast shutter speed and make sure your camera is on a tripod or stable surface.
How do I make sure the picture is well-lit?
Make sure the sun is behind you when you take the picture.
What if there is no sun?
If there is no sun use a flash.
What if the squirrel is in a tree?
If the squirrel is in a tree use a telephoto lens to get a close-up picture.
What if the squirrel is moving?
If the squirrel is moving use a fast shutter speed to freeze the action.
What should I do with the picture once I take it?
Once you take the picture you can edit it on your computer or print it out.
What are some other things I can do with the picture?
You can also use the picture as a screensaver or wallpaper on your computer or post it online.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.