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Caught Red-Handed!

Caught Red-Handed!

Ottawa, Ontario

The black or “melanistic” Chipmunk is opposite to an albino Chipmunk (an albino has a complete lack of pigmentation whereas the black chipmunk has far too much pigmentation.) This is the first time I have ever seen one. Depending on the internet site, they can be spotted infrequently or can be quite rare.

Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
1/320s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso500 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
wade clare31-Aug-2010 17:24
Nicely captured,Bill
Brad Claypole27-Aug-2010 22:01
He's as surprised as you are!
Hank Vander Velde27-Aug-2010 01:52
Nice shot Bill. This little guy/gal is just loving all the attention. I'll bet it has its cellars full of peanuts by now.
Ted Busby26-Aug-2010 20:45
Great "Look"...nice done Bill!
Steve Mockford26-Aug-2010 17:52
Great shot of this rare melanistic chipmunk. The look on his face brings a smile to mine.
vatorman26-Aug-2010 17:33
Excellent capture of this infrequently, rare and seldom seen fellow. BV!
bill friedlander26-Aug-2010 16:23
Superb sharp image. Love those stuffed cheeks. V
Robert D. McAlpine26-Aug-2010 15:21
Really lovely image, Bill!
pkocinski26-Aug-2010 12:54
Oh my gosh this is so funny with his mouth full! Great catch of both the black chipmunk and with full mouth :-)
mtcummings26-Aug-2010 03:55
What a cutie, great shot Bill
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