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  • This photo is a perfect example of pure patience. Having been lying there in the grass for hours, time ticking, nose itching, not daring to move, dad was finally rewarded when his subject boldly peeked out of its hole for just a moment. In a flash, dad captured that moment forever, time frozen in one little click, and this little guy was busted. Not so hidden now, are you, Chippy?
  • In high school, dad entered a sort of picture-taking-o-mania, having gotten his hands on his very own camera. His father had taught him how to develop photos, and all sorts skills in the art of old picture-taking that they sadly don't teach kids about today. Well anyway, it wasn't long until he noticed a small presence down by the abandoned farmhouse on their property. A quick, busy, whiskery presence.... and that's how into dad's life came our friend the chipmunk. Story goes that one day he was out in his tree house, observing surroundings, when dad's eye happened to catch the quick scamper of Mr.Chipmunk, into a hole in the old foundation of a silo.
  • This was one chance he wasn't going to miss out on. Slipping quietly through the grass, dad crouched beside the chipmunk's lair, camera poised for action. And that's how it started, seconds stretching into minutes, minutes stretching into hours, arm tiring from the weight of the camera...patience struggling to hold it's grip....and finally, sweet victory. The Chipmunk, fooled by the silence, made it's fatal mistake.

    click.

    Those who have patience will indeed be rewarded. Whether Mr.Chipmunk liked it or not, his portrait was frozen in time, no longer a secret, for all to see. One thing is for sure, though; I no doubt share dad's passion for chipmunk chasing!
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