My Backyard, Cattaraugus, NY, USA
I had seen this Red Squirrel sitting on this stump by my shed eating cones, but he was always wary if I got close enough for a photo. To get this photo, I placed a pine cone on the stump and sat nearby in my truck, using it as a blind. After he had eaten for a while, he seemed to sit up and smile.
Color Balance, Level and Curves adjustments, Toned down portion of the stump and background, Vibrance and Saturation adjustments, minor cropping and sharpening.
Pentax K20D with Sigma 70-300 lens handheld