I was going to a friends house for a gaming night after a HORRIBLE day of work so thought I would treat myself to a wander through the park with my camera. I also decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and go into Full Auto. Now this is a stretch for me as I have mostly been playing with Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority, these are bad practises I am sure for someone trying to learn but it has helped me learn some of the skills to allow me to progress further,
The main issue I had taking these photos was the fact that even though it is the middle of summer and only about 6 in the evening, being Nottingham is was grey and very, very dark. Because the squirrel (there was only one I could find out of the hordes that are normally there) was moving quite fast and the light was dark I had to be patient to get a decent shot at a slow enough shutter speed (1/125) that it was not blurry and had a decent amount of light in it. All in all I am really happy with how it turned (love the tree reflection in the eyes).
Focal Length: 260mm
Lens: Nikkor 50-300mm AF-4.5-5.6G
Mode: Full Auto
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Exposure Comp: 0EV
Editing: Flipped horizontally in Photoshop CS5.