Arista EDU Ultra 200 pushed to ISO 400 and developed in HC110 Dil H for 9 minutes (20C). Everything about this combination is officially not recommended - though nominally an ISO 200 film recommended ISO is usually more like 100 and HC110 is labelled as "not recommended" as a developer. But in this example I like the pronounced but fine regular grain and interesting tonality.
I usually see Fox Squirrels and Chipmunks around my house, but this summer this Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) has been resident in my backyard. He (or she) can steal a bird feeder full of sunflower seed in a single afternoon (somewhere nearby a few kilos of bird food is stashed away.) He "sings" for prolonged periods of time - up to an hour - sometimes chanting "chock-chock-chock" over and over from the top of the fence, sometimes sitting in trees improvising a mix of bird-like tweets with squirrelly scolding. He's not much larger than a chipmunk but unlike them he consistently outwits the resident cat.
A quick hand-held grab shot from this morning as the squirrel was serenading from the tree branches. Pentax K3, Tokina ATX 400mm f5.6.
A couple of fledgling birds that appeared at my feeders over the past days. First a house finch:
And then a cardinal:
The finch was a surprise visitor that I had not seen before. Looks like he's asking me to refill the feeder... I've been observing the cardinal family since the eggs first hatched. This bird has gone through some phases; starting as a very clumsey fledgling being fed by her parents to a competent adult. It will be nice to see her in adult plumage once she finishes molting.
Shots taken with with Pentax K3 and Tokina ATX 400 f5.6. Some cropping but the birds were pretty tame and let me get right up to the len's minium focusing distance of about 8 feet (2.5 meters).