Perdita Petzl | Gimme



Name: Perdita Petzl
Picture title: Gimme
Category: Animals
Occupation: Photographer

Perdita says:
‘I really love European ground squirrels (Spermophilus) and try to help them as much as I can, especially as there are only a few small populations left in Lower Austria, and their habitats are often under threat.

In this picture, a mother and one of her babies are quarreling over a tasty plant. They are constantly hungry and foraging for food because they need to fatten up for six months of hibernation. To get a photo like this requires luck and patience. You have to wait for a long time, maintaining concentration while remaining ready to shoot at any time.’

Technical information:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
ISO 500
1/640  sec
Accessories: Beanbag, remote release
Post processing: Lightroom, only basic post-processing: RAW development, tonal correction, white balance adjustment, sharpening

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