Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Day 8 - Cozy little nest

Winter (when we're not having record-breaking temperatures of 73!) in my neck of the woods means bare-naked trees. After the leaves and acorns drop, the squirrels scurry around gathering their winter stash of nuts, and some of the leaves end up back in the trees in the form of squirrel nests. This one lives up at the tippity-top of our maple tree.

P.S. Lew bought a new camera - a Nikon D40X - with an awesome telephoto lens. 'Course I get to use it too - provided I can hold the stupid thing steady - and with the help of a tripod,
I got this waaaaay up there shot. Wheee!


Desert Songbird said...

Tripods are great. You might also invest in a "unipod," Marianne. Gives just enough support to steady a shot without being too cumbersome.

Lew said...

She will be getting one as a present soon.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh wow, a Nikon D40 is an awesome camera! Yeah Lew and Yeah Marianne! I've been photographing some of the squirrel nests in the trees behind our house lately also. They are way up in the tippy-top, but I got a 75-300mm telephoto lens for Christmas, so I've been playing with it. Looks like a gorgeous day, pretty blue skies. It's been grey a lot here lately :(