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We took the boys out on a red squirrel hunt on Saturday. The weather was foul, but the afternoon was great and they just loved it. There were no guns involved – when I say ‘hunt’ I really mean more of an educational expedition to look at red squirrel habitats and learn more about their behaviour. It was run by http://www.fifecoastandcountrysidetrust.co.uk/ – we were the only 4 people on it which seemed a bit sad but it meant we had the countryside rangers all to ourselves. Anyway, as I was wandering through the forest I noticed the way that the wind was blowing certain trees around – Norwegian Spruces, Rowans – so I put the camera on the ground and pointed it up. Using a slow shutter speed I hoped to capture the feeling of the wind. I’ll be pursuing this in more detail but thought I’d kick off this year’s winterlens with a couple of images on this theme. Coinidentally, a colleague lent me What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami so I took the liberty of using the title of one of his other books as a title. Sensibly, the red squirrels kept themselves indoors.
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