Love is a little back massage and touching tails as adequately demonstrated by these two little Tree Squirrels (Paraxerus cepapi cepapi). These two little ‘critters’ were part of a small colony inhabiting the tree. There is no telling whether the female was within her oestral cycle and at the end of the chase. It is said that a single female mating in an immediate area will set off a frenzy of mating attempts during which oestral cycles are triggered; apparently nature’s way synchronizing the births (after a 55 day gestation) in the community.
(Canon EOS 5D Mk III/ EF70-200mm IS II USM + 1.4x III; 1/400 sec; f/4; ISO 320; 280mm)
Picture ©2015 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
A-Z of Photography
Ultraviolet (UV) light is a form or radiation not visible to the human eye. Digital cameras and film are sensitive to UV light which often shows up as purple cast in photographs. This may be eliminated through the use of a UV filter which tends to darken skies due to the filtering out UV from the upper atmosphere. Many photographers use UV filters physical lens protection. There is a technique in photography known as ultraviolet reflection which utilises light from the UV spectrum only. This is achieved by the use of a UV transmitting filter, which blocks out all visible and infrared light.
“The medium of photography can record not only what the eyes see, but that which the mind’s eye sees as well. The camera is not only an extension of the eye, but of the brain. It can see sharper, farther, nearer, slower, faster than the eye. It can see by invisible light. It can see in the past, present, and future. Instead of using the camera only to reproduce objects, I wanted to use it to make what is invisible to the eye, visible.”
– Wynn Bullock
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