Hedgehog

Hedgehog

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DescriptionSurprise visitor to the bird bath.  The flan case has been in the garden since I bought the house, and I keep it topped up with water, occasionally turfing out the magnolia leaves and petals.  I came out the back looking to maybe shoot some spiders or insects and this fellow had his chin resting on the side of the flan case.  I nipped back in for the camera and was able to get right up to him without disturbing him.  After a few minutes he stirred enough to drink, and I popped out to "borrow" some cat or dog food from a neighbour.  I put a saucer of meat out, and left him to it.  When next I looked he had moved on.  Hopefully he will be back to finish off the food before I have to chase off a cat.  The male of the collared dove pair nesting in the palm tree has lost his tail and has been wandering round looking forlorn all day, so I do not want to encourage the little furry psychopaths.  At least one of whom ignores my audible motion triggered cat scarer.
ArtistRob Daykin
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MakeOLYMPUS CORPORATION
ModelE-M1MarkIII
Lens ModelOLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro
Focal Length60.0 mm
F Number8.0
Aperture8.0
ISO1250
Shutter Speed1/100