Friday, January 14, 2011

wild kingdom

alice the guinea pig

Witness the wild guinea pig in its natural habitat, casting a baleful eye on those who would approach.

Actually, meet Alice, my daughter's guinea pig who eyes us suspiciously even after two years living in our home, but welcomes all gifts of carrots, lettuce and apple slices.  And squeaks outrageously if we ignore these needs for more than a couple of hours.  I have to admit, I wasn't sure whether a quality photograph could be made of a rodent without apparent personality.  I intended to go for photo walks this past week to local stables to capture noble horses, or meet friends in the dog park exercising their rambunctious doggy friends.  But it seemed a shame not to feature Alice given that she plays a part in our family life.

Arin S's sneaky chipmunk seems to share Alice's focus on acquiring (or in this case - stealing) food.  Which is probably the only way one can photograph speedy little creatures like this one. 

cheers,
mosey of mosey along

Sneaking a snack
Sneaking a snack by Arin S

24 comments:

Kirstin said...

I absolutely love your picture of Alice! And what a lucky chipmunk...strawberries!

Jen said...

how adorable!!

cindy said...

alice is fabulous and who can resist a strawberry eating chipmunk!?

Arin S said...

ha - I love the look on Alice's face. Cute match-up, thanks mosey!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

I will swap you one puppy for Alice.

lucy said...

alice is hysterical! great alice-level shot.

urban muser said...

great pairing. i love that you featured alice--this must be a big moment for her, don't let it go to her head.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. Adorable! LOVE it!

And Miles To Go... said...

this is great! a strawberry eating chipmunk! Love them both.

Karin van D. said...

Great pictures, both! That look on Alice's face is priceless. You can almost hear her think "whaaaat are you doing? You're going to stay there, don't you? DOn't you? Don't think I don't see you, because I do. See my EYE."

blue elephant photography said...

wow alice is so cute! and nice capture on that chipmunk! i guess they love strawberries eh!

ErinK said...

Love the guinea pig photo and yes the only way to capture the squirrel is with food! great shots.

Carla said...

That guinea pig is so cute.. Love the angle you caught him at.. Carla

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maureen said...

dying . . .
that photo of Alice is inspired. I'm so glad you didn't go to the stables, we would have missed that face that makes me laugh out loud.
priceless.

michel said...

ahah I'm so glad Alice won by default. that face is pretty funny!

Heather said...

Love it!

Doris said...

Both of these photos are fantastic.

Jolanda said...

Great shots. So crisp and clear. Love the expression on the face of Alice. Didn't know chipmunks love strawberries. Both color really well with their food.

Oliag said...

Cute! I am in love with that expression captured on Alice's face:)

Megan Belcher said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE

Kat Sloma said...

I love the wonderful clarity and snatches of personality in both of these photos!

Jeanne said...

Holy Cow that Guinea Pig shot is so cool. Love his expression! Found your blog through a link on another. Love your pictures!

Buckeroomama said...

Oh my goodness, these two are just utterly adorable!!

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