Ground Squirrel

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This is a Ground Squirrel popping up shot I got a couple of days ago. D500, Nikon 200-500 lens, Nikon 1.4 TC, 1/1000th, f 8.0, 700mm, ISO 720, hand held, AI Clear, cropped to 2383 x 2805.

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I just love the innocent, curious look of the squirrel, would prefer more overall space around the subject.
I like the OOF foreground but those grass blades are not going well with the image.