Sunday, May 20, 2012

Back Home but Not in Our Home

Back Home but Not in Our Home

Sometimes field mice get lazy and succumb to the temptations of the soft life in human habitations. When we hear the pitter-pat of little mouse feet, that's when the humane "tippy trap" comes out. It's a little plastic tunnel with an uphill run at one end. That's where the snack goes (peanut in almond butter seems good); the mouse runs after it, the trap tips, and the door shuts -- and it's back out to nature in all its glory. Usually a mouse will hop away too quickly to photograph, but this one just sat and calmly observed me while I got my iPhone out of my pocket and turned on the camera and framed the shot. She didn't run off until after she heard the shutter.

Shot with iPhone4 camera with HDR On. Tweaked in-camera while experimenting with Snapseed from Nik Software. What an incredible photo editing app for a cell phone! Best I've seen. Just starting to explore its features, which include an amazing subset of their legendary desktop tools. Elegant and intuitive to use.

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