Fun Friday: G-hog Day!

Today’s post features 3 images I captured through my back window, here at my Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) home.

As I worked on a photo studio I am setting up, getting ready for Monarch butterfly photography, I caught some movement out the back window. After seeing the grasses/weeds/wildflowers moving swaying back and forth quite quickly, this little head poked up … a groundhog was busy foraging on greens in his salad buffet! I managed to get a few images (through the rear window and screen):

Groundhog foraging

Groundhog foraging

After he got hiss fill of plants, he quickly waddled out of the foliage and across the graveled parking lot … probably back to his den for a siesta!

Groundhog racing off through barren ground

I’ll have to keep watch for his next visit to the salad buffet!


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 camera
  • Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On” and shooting through a window and screen
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/1000 sec. to 1/3000 sec. (in bright, harsh, afternoon light)



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