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20100824 - 2 254 Black (melanistic) Chipmunk SERIES.jpg
24-AUG-2010 Hank v/d Velde

20100824 - 2 254 Black (melanistic) Chipmunk SERIES.jpg

Shirley's Bay

A final set of four images of the Black (melanistic) Chipmunk. By now many have seen postings of this unique, once-in-a-lifetime Chipmunk. For a description and reference to an article in The Ottawa Citizen see my initial posting at .

Top Image: "Quick to the peanut pile."

"I think I can stuff in one more."


"UP-and-AWAY to my lair."

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Cliff23-Sep-2010 06:26
How cute is this little guy.
cre8foru12-Sep-2010 02:18
really cool shot... never seen a black chipmunk
golfpic09-Sep-2010 00:37
I believe that is a black "flying" chipmunk. Nice shots.
Sue Robertson07-Sep-2010 04:09
Fabulous action!.. v
Marco Valk04-Sep-2010 13:23
Great action series of this rare critter.
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet03-Sep-2010 18:39
This a great flying chipmunk.
Len02-Sep-2010 03:23
Excellent series Hank well taken!!!!
Michel Jasmin01-Sep-2010 23:37
Excellent Hank, I love the one with the mouth full
Robert D. McAlpine01-Sep-2010 22:37
A fabulous series, Hank. You really aced this guy!
Jess. ( Lady.D.)01-Sep-2010 21:48
Super series Hank, what a great opportunity, excellent shots...
Patricia Kay01-Sep-2010 20:11
Love these images Hank...perfect timing and great details...BV
slhoornstra01-Sep-2010 19:31
Great leaping lizards. I can sense your excitement, an enchanting series. V
Maja Waiss01-Sep-2010 18:54
Hehe, superb, Hank. V
jean-yves chamberland01-Sep-2010 17:35
very nice action serie Hank!
Betty Vlasiu01-Sep-2010 17:18
Love this shot - beautiful capture
Penny B01-Sep-2010 17:16
Great series Hank. Love the 'flying squirrel' shots.
Colin Storey01-Sep-2010 17:05
Cracking series, love the jumping ones, very sharp.
Simon Chandler01-Sep-2010 16:46
Fantastic lively series. Love it. v
Carol Breton01-Sep-2010 13:44
Fantastic timing on those jumps, Hank! An outstanding series of beautifully clear shots. ~
CM Kwan01-Sep-2010 13:06
Excellent timing, Hank! V
Vince01-Sep-2010 11:55
A perfect series of shots in perfect timing. Vote.
Ali Majdfar01-Sep-2010 11:18
Fantastic series! ~V
marko gregoric01-Sep-2010 10:57
Superb images Hank. V.
NealyBob01-Sep-2010 07:42
Nice action shots of this unique critter Hank! Great work~!
Giancarlo Guzzardi01-Sep-2010 06:49
beautiful capture and timing
January Grey01-Sep-2010 06:25
I'm smiling! Humorous series, Hank! Nice action shots!
Dominic Cantin01-Sep-2010 06:20
LOL ! The 2nd is amazing :))) The others are excellent too ! Keep shooting Hank !

Dom :)
XiaoBernard9901-Sep-2010 06:08
Fantastic action and so lovely the life!Thanks to keep its for me for the Paradise.
hge5401-Sep-2010 06:03
Another great series on this chipmunk. I am surprised that no one has tried to catch it.
lou_rozensteins01-Sep-2010 05:25
Terrific action shots .... unusual colours. Very well done.
Bryan Murahashi01-Sep-2010 05:15
Fabulous captures of this cute black chipmunk.
Bill McMullen01-Sep-2010 04:39
Bravo, Hank! Splendid action shots!
Tom Munson01-Sep-2010 03:26
He's a cutie, Hank! Terrific series!~
pr_rajan01-Sep-2010 02:46! and wow!~V~
Jim Coffman01-Sep-2010 02:34
Simply excellent,Hank!!
Brad Claypole01-Sep-2010 02:27
They certainly defy gravity v
sandy barbour01-Sep-2010 02:22
Great series Hank, I especially like the second shot...could he possibly get any more in those cheeks?
Robert Houde01-Sep-2010 02:09
How many can he carry on .... he certainly come back for more! Great action Hank.
vatorman01-Sep-2010 02:03
As fast as fast can be; you caught him I see….BV!
Coleen Perilloux Landry01-Sep-2010 01:38
Great action shots.
Joanne Kamo01-Sep-2010 01:14
Perfect timing with a lot of action and humor!
Liz Bickel01-Sep-2010 01:08
Ooooo. I love this series! Great action captures. Plus Image #2 is just too funny.
Suzanne Labbé01-Sep-2010 01:00
OMG ! What a funny series Hank ! :o))) ^V^
Nora van Beek01-Sep-2010 00:51
Whoa! You have really quick reflexes and these are GREAT shots. These little guys are always too quick for me.
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