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Challenge: Pencil II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Mar 13, 2016
Date Uploaded: Mar 13, 2016

[Mar. 20th, 2016 09:41:33 PM]

It had been a long time since I'd done a squirrel shot, so I figured it was about time to try again.

I started the day before the last day, which really wasn't enough time. I wanted to get him holding on to the pencil with both paws -- facing me. But it took most of the day on Sunday to get him to come around to it.

And then it started to rain.

We had a bird feeder holder that could swing out over the deck, but that's nowhere to be found. Which doesn't make any sense... Because none of us moved it. And I don't think the squirrels would have taken it, because the bird feeder wasn't attached!

So my son and husband rigged up a stick, stuck in the umbrella holder of a table. I put wood leaves from the kitchen table out on the deck table. My daughter drew the squirrel self portrait (he was supposed to be on the other side, so you could see it better!), and I used a transparent thread to hang the pencil from the stick.

He tried running off with the pencil! But luckily it was attached by the thread. Of course, I was too busy watching and yelling "he's stealing the pencil!!" and forgot to take shots. THOSE would have been awesome!

So it's not what was hoped for, but it's a squirrel shot. This was probably about 7 hours of watching and waiting over two days. (while reading, cooking, and watching Full Metal Alchemist. :)

Thanks for the comments!

Place: 6 out of 43
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03/21/2016 08:53:00 AM
Great finish Wendy.
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03/21/2016 05:32:04 AM
I really thought this was the winner, your perseverance amazes me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/20/2016 09:28:29 PM
Awesome, I can't even fathom how you got this.
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03/19/2016 05:24:17 PM
wow, that had to take patience, love the sketch underneath
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03/18/2016 02:23:24 AM
How on earth did you get him to do that? very good, Wendy I guess.
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03/15/2016 08:03:20 AM
This must have taken some doing.....cute little artist.
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