These autumn squirrels photo series will put a smile on your face!

Feb 17, 2020

Ole Henrik Skjelstad

Ole Henrik Skjelstad is a Norwegian math teacher and landscape photographer. He fell in love with photography in 2013 when he got a camera as a birthday present.

Feb 17, 2020

Ole Henrik Skjelstad

Ole Henrik Skjelstad is a Norwegian math teacher and landscape photographer. He fell in love with photography in 2013 when he got a camera as a birthday present.

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It was last fall that Dick van Duijn and a friend headed out to the Brabant forests in the Netherlands. The aim was to shoot squirrels. They took shelter in a hide where they waited for the squirrels to show up. It actually took them a couple of days to get everything perfect with the squirrels sharp against the right backdrop of autumn colors.

Dick explains that what he loves most about autumn, is the beautiful colors this season offers. To photograph an animal against autumn colors is one of his favorite settings.

As we can see, their efforts truly paid off, and Dick captured yet another legendary world-class squirrel series. He tells DIYP, “When I captured the jumping squirrel, in particular, it felt very good!” Dick used a Nikon D5 and Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 VRII to get the shots.

It was actually Nikon that lend him the gear after they saw his first squirrel series. The D5 offers a very high burst rate which makes it easier to capture the squirrels. They are usually very difficult to capture because of how agile they are.

You can find more of Dick Van Duijn’s work and follow him on Facebook and Instagram. All images are shared with permission.

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Ole Henrik Skjelstad

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Ole Henrik Skjelstad is a Norwegian math teacher and landscape photographer. He fell in love with photography in 2013 when he got a camera as a birthday present.

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2 responses to “These autumn squirrels photo series will put a smile on your face!”

  1. Lydia Schoch Avatar
    Lydia Schoch

    Wow, you got some great shots there! I’m impressed. How long did it take you to get them? Most of my squirrel photos turn out blurry. :)

    1. Ole Henrik Skjelstad Avatar
      Ole Henrik Skjelstad

      Dick van Duijn told us (see the first paragraph): It actually took them a couple of days to get everything perfect with
      the squirrels sharp against the right backdrop of autumn colors.