Red Squirrels

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As this is my first post on this site I’ll introduce my self. My name is Tom Smit and I live in the Netherlands near the German border.

I’m an IT-speciliast and a side-job photographer mainly as nature- and wildlife. Sometimes also doing something else like sports, products or a wedding.

Last year I also had the oppertunity to show some of my pictures in my own exposition on several places in the Netherlands.

I like to do macro best, but al other animals are also favorite, or even some landscapes or panoramas. 🙂

Because I had plenty of time to photograph these squirrels I also tried something else. Here is a reflection of a squirrel in the water.

Drinking Squirrel

In this first post I would like to show some pictures of red squirrels I had the oppertunity to take photographs from a photoshelter of one of our clubmembers Han Bouwmeester. He is professional photographer and build some photohides which are for rent for a day. I’ve been there some time ago for the first time and mainly shot birds. The last time I’ve been there (in an other hide) these red squirrels are the main actors of the day beside a lot of birds (like Black Tit, Blue Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dunnock, Eurasian Wren and sometimes even an Northern Goshawk).

Red squirrel hanging in a tree

Some people call them the clowns of the wood but I think the acrobats of the wood is a better name for them. They climb into trees, jump over from one tree to the next without any problem. I like to see them busy. And when they are busy I try to photograph them. In this blog you’ll find some of the pictures I took that day of them. I’ve been there for 5 hours and shoot over 1000 pictures of these acrobats and also the birds that show up.

Red squirrel looking at me

Hope you like the pictures and hope this kind of blogs is what you like to see over here. I have also my own blog but that is a Dutch-blog. But the pictures shown there are “international”. So you can have a look.
Thanks for looking and I hope to post my next blog soon.

Greetings,
Tom Smit.

Look how strong I am!!

Did I comb my hair??

The end!!

Tom Smit

Tom Smit

I live in the Netherlands near the German border. I'm working at a IT company in the Netherlands and in my rare sparetime a like to photograph. Mostly Nature and Wildlife, but also landscape. Beside I do some sports- and weddingshoots. Like to do macro the best, because it shows you things you could not imagine that it exists. I also have a weblog (Dutch, but pictures say more then words) on : http://natuurlijkwild.blogspot.nl/ Kind regards Tom Smit www.natuurlijkwil.nl

Tom Smit

Tom Smit

I live in the Netherlands near the German border. I'm working at a IT company in the Netherlands and in my rare sparetime a like to photograph. Mostly Nature and Wildlife, but also landscape. Beside I do some sports- and weddingshoots. Like to do macro the best, because it shows you things you could not imagine that it exists. I also have a weblog (Dutch, but pictures say more then words) on : http://natuurlijkwild.blogspot.nl/ Kind regards Tom Smit www.natuurlijkwil.nl

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adinparadise
adinparadise

Someone on my WordPress website told me that there are no squirrels in the netherlands, but your gorgeous photos has proved them wrong. 🙂

Bob + Jean Hilscher

Hi there. Congrats Tom, on your amazing pictures of a Red squirrel. I live in Toronto, Canada, and earlier this year, my wife, Jean, and I were in Ireland where we came upon a Red Squirrel. To us, they actually look somewhat like our American Red squirrels, but boy, do your Red squirrels ever have long ears! We were shocked to learn that U.K. and Irish Red squirrels are contracting the pox virus from Grey squirrels, and dying. We have far to many Grey squirrels here at our bird feeders in Toronto. But up north near Algonquin Park we have… Read more »

Douglas Brian Trent

Nice, Tom! I still need to do my first post!

Siby Munnar
Siby Munnar

Well done .

atdahl
atdahl

Welcome Tom. Love the squirrel shots!

Ken_Billington

Tom, welcome to our blog – these are certainly the kind of wildlife images we want to see on our blog – congratulations on an outstanding study of the Red Squirrel – looking forward to learning more about the wildlife in Holland.

Ron McCombe

Tom

a lovely set of images really well done