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You may wondering why I'm using a photo blind to photograph the squirrel.
In general the squirrel is not very shy and easy to take pictures of.
Anyway I thought the squirrel will behave more natural, if he/she not sees me.
On the other hand these squirrels are a bit more shy as the squirrels you can find in a park in the middle of a city.
They are living in a forrest with not much human activity.

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Initially I needed to find a good spot.
I had some images in mind I wanted to take.
Images of the squirrel in a deep forrest with dark shadows and breaching sunlight.
When I found the perfect spot I used a lot of already chopped down trees to build the photo blind between some trees.
My wife's uncle chopped down these trees earlier too thin the vegetation in this forrest.

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For the walls I used tarpaulins and camouflage net.
I didn't build a floor and use the natural ground from the forrest.
That means it can be a bit cold, especially in winter, but also in summer due to not high temperatures so far up in the North.

As you can see this is a very simple photo blind, but it works.
I placed a camping bed inside the blind and sometimes I even sleep in the blind in winter time.
If you would like to see more about this photo blind you might want to look into my YouTube channel.