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Capturing Marketing Photos

The Burrow Blocker marketing team consists of me. That means I am the crazy person always taking pictures of ground squirrels and holes. Those darn squirrels are everywhere until I click to take a picture. Often, I'll pull over next to a field overrun by ground squirrels. They are busy chasing each other and racing all over the field. As soon as I look through my camera lens, they disappear into their holes! 

It's much easier to just take photos of their numerous holes. The problem with that is that it's tough to make a photo of a hole interesting. That's why I often have pictures of dogs, horses or kids next to the holes. They are much more photogenic and usually more cooperative.

Speaking of preparation for the World Ag Expo, I needed to design some new posters for our booth. Last Friday, was a lovely clear day at the ranch and my plan was to get some photos of the horses in the pasture. No matter what I did to get their attention, Casino and Windward ignored me. The grass must have been especially tasty that morning.

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After acting like a lunatic and finally getting them to look at me, I got ready to take the photo and the silly sheep ran in front and the horses turned and showed me their backsides. This was not the look of the poster that I was going for!

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Mike was working on fencing on the other end of the pasture, so I headed over there to share my frustration about our uncooperative horses. Just as began to complain to Mike about the sheep and horses ruining the photos, the 3 Amigos came running towards us. I surprised myself by how fast I pulled my phone out of my pocket and snapped the shot below. Mount Diablo in the background, with Sedona, Windward and Casino "horsing" around, was just was I needed for the poster.

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The completed Poster.

If you are at the World Ag Expo, please stop by and visit with Mike and me. We are happy to answer your ground squirrel and prairie dog questions. If you have any pointers on how to photograph ground squirrels, please let me know. The Burrow Blocker booth #5017 is in Pavilion E. The World Ag Expo is next week, February 10th, 11th, and 12th.


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