The Photo of the Week is posted every Monday. Each photo aims to document the things I've seen, places I've been and all sorts of curious things I have encountered as I go about my daily activities. Along with the photo I will provide some background and interesting facts about the image and some technical information as well.
I had the opportunity to photograph a corporate convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. During one part of the event, everyone participated in a half day of golf and I was there to capture all of the fun. As I went about documenting the day's activities, I was also looking out for additional photos of interest to help give a broader sense of what happened on the golf course that day. My wish came true at one point when I was standing near a wooded area next to one of the fairways. I had just barely caught some movement beneath the trees but when I turned to look, I didn't see anything. Suddenly, the culprit emerged from behind a tree and let out a sound that I can't even begin to describe. It was a Grey Fox Squirrel.
I am from Connecticut and we don't have this particular species up north! As I watched him stealing up acorns and pine cones I thought how fitting it is that he is adorned with a black mask like a burglar! I was able to get this shot as he sat still for a moment while he munched on his prize. This little guy was quite a distance from me so I had to use the full capability of my zoom lens to get in close. I showed the photos of the convention to the participants and everyone laughed when the squirrel came up on the screen.
Equipment and Settings
1/160 sec at f6.3, ISO 100
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS USM lens set at 200mm