Critters 2009

11 03 2010

I’m such a huge pet lover, and so are my parents, so we offered to ‘babysit’ my mom’s friend’s son’s hamster. So around mid-March last year we got the little fella for a weekend. On the Sunday, my dad had bought me the Canon 50D we had decided on getting, and I was getting antsy to shoot something… anything! Since being a big fan of some certain rat photos on RedBubble taken by Ellen, I had an idea of what I could do to break in the new camera. So, these are two photos from my mini in-the-kitchen-on-the-dining-table hamster photoshoot. Hope you enjoy! Taken on 50D with 50mm, f1.8 lens.

Recently, I bought a used Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens from a fellow photographer, and it is sweet (and extra heavy, I think I may have to start lifting weights to actually use my camera now, haha). Anyways, on a shoot a while ago, I got meet a fellow friend and photographer, Anna, for a bit of a collaborative photo shoot. We went to Harris Park, it was pretty overcast out, which was alright, I guess. I didn’t get too many shots I really liked (hence why none are shown here), but we came across this cute little baby squirrel on a tree. It looked pretty tame, so I walked up to the tree, started to pet his tail, then his body, then I was able to snatch him off the tree. I considered the ‘getting bitten factor’, but having raised over twenty of these little guys, I thought I could take my chance. Anyways, he was a little antsy and nervous in my hands, but other than that, he never bit me, peed on me, or pooped on me (that’s better than some critters I’ve had!) When I tried to put him back on the tree, he apparently didn’t want to leave, so we walked around with him more, took some snaps of him on our model for fun, and finally got him back in a tree. This was him looking down at me, almost like he was seeing me off and maybe even wishing me well.

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