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Billy and the Scout Walker

The set-up for this shot was pretty straight forward, as you can see. I manually focused the camera and then used the wireless remote to trigger the shot. Billy was lured into position with almonds (as usual), the difference this time being that I encouraged him to stand on his hind legs by waving an almond just above his head.

 

The major complication to this shot was wind, which would swoop in all of a sudden and blow over the stormtroopers. As a result, the troopers look a little less aggressive than I would have preferred, as I had less than two minutes to reposition them before the chipmunk returned for another load of almonds.

 

Billy disappeated last June, and I worried terribly that he'd been the victim of a predator. So I was very, very happy to see him alive and as friendly as ever over the weekend!

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Taken on May 21, 2010