Covet !

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 9 November 2017 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

It is that time of year, Autumn, before the snows and cold temperatures arrive. The squirrels are trying to fatten up and this crow is lurking for an opportunity to commit grand apple larceny.

Canon EOS REBEL T2i 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 400 135 mm

Devi from Chennai, India

Ah !! A false sense of camaraderie here !!! The crow is literally waiting in the wings :)) The squirrel looks cute !!!! A great find :)))))

9 Nov 2017 6:05am

@Devi: Thank you and I'm glad you like it. I have several frames of these two, because they actually began to fight over the apple, but for now will share just this one.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

le corbeau s'intéresse à sa nourriture

9 Nov 2017 8:38am

@Existence Artistique: Oui :-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very nice capture ! really intersting

9 Nov 2017 8:57am

@Hiro: All these little struggles that take place every moment of every day, often out of our vision. Thanks, Hiro.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Cute scene of wild life ! A lot of squirrels in the parks of cities and Canadian forests !

9 Nov 2017 8:58am

@Anna Cherer: Thanks, Anna. Yes... we are nearly overrun with squirrels especially in Toronto. I see lots of visitors freaking out over the black specimens that we have, and only when I began to post pictures of those one on Aminus a few years ago did I realize they are not common throughout the world.

Gérard from Allauch, France

Beautiful as the fable of The Fountain " the fox and the crow "

9 Nov 2017 9:48am

@Gérard: A wonderful reference, for which I give my thanks.

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle prise! Bravo à toi !

9 Nov 2017 10:37am

@Martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup !

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful strong details

9 Nov 2017 1:38pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks a lot. They were both moving a lot in the frames and these images required some post processing to clean them up a bit.

Don from Spokane, United States

The crow is not afraid of the squirrel, so he will likely get the apple before long. Nice shot.

9 Nov 2017 4:07pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

great little nature doc shot

9 Nov 2017 5:02pm

@grouser: Cheers!

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
L O V E L Y !!!

9 Nov 2017 5:55pm

@omid: You are generous, thanks !

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb capture of the scene !!

9 Nov 2017 5:58pm

@Mhelene: Thanks a lot.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A carpet of beautiful autumnal colors that you've captured here!! I am surprised that the squirrel wasn't a bit more protective of his find. I had to chuckle at what you said in your narrative. :-)

9 Nov 2017 7:11pm

@Steven: I watched a drama unfold in which the crow made several attempts to wrest the apple away from the squirrel, but ultimately the squirrel prevailed. I'll post more of these at some future point, perhaps a Silly Tuesday collage. Thanks !

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I wonder of the squirrel is aware of the crow.
Great capture.

10 Nov 2017 3:14am

@Irene: They had a little battle over the apple, and the squirrel lost it momentarily but ultimately prevailed. Thanks, Irene.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

I did not know the black specimens before seeing them in Toronto. They are not very cute indeed ! My son do not like them and finds that they look like rats )) I prefer clearly these sort of cute squirrel !

10 Nov 2017 8:16am

@Anna Cherer: Ha ha... they do resemble rate, which are plentiful here as well. When they fatten up for Winter they are less rat-like, but I prefer the cute grey ones and the less common red specimens that are here.

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

The struggle to survive.
A well captured moment.

12 Nov 2017 4:36pm

@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): Nature at its most honest, is an ongoing struggle. Thanks very much for your time in looking at several images here today.