Big Cypress National Preserve
This is a panorama of a Big Cypress Fox Squirrel I photographed in a tree next to the front pond in front of Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery within Big Cypress National Preserve. State listed as a threatened species, Big Cypress fox squirrels face considerable threats to their population as their habitat is destroyed and fragmented by ever increasing development.
Several sequential overlapping images were taken of squirrel. Each image was then seamlessly blended together in Photoshop using layers and masks all while keeping the integrity of the scene as it was observed. Color was then adjusted, dodging and burning, contrast and sharpening to optimize the raw image. Panorama was created because artistically, a single frame is not enough for me to tell a more complete visual story of the subjects photographed.
Nikon D7000, Nikon 80-400 mm Zoom Lens, Nikon SB-80DX Flash.