Today we visit an old friend in a photo I call “I Like Big Nuts and I Cannot Lie.”


(Straight Out Of Camera)


Nikon D7000
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
160 ISO


  • Exposure, contrast, shadows and whites raised
  • Highlights and blacks lowered
  • Clarity raised
  • Enabled lens corrections




  • Cloned out the hand and foot
  • Copied the bottom of the nut to the top where the fingers were


Final Thoughts

This photo was one of my first photos to get any kind of recognition on the inter-webs.
At the time I let people believe it was a luckily timed shot, but this shot wasn’t possible without a little trickery.
Chipmunks are pretty fast and hard to catch a sharp shot of, but they are not fast enough to chase peanuts through the air.

If I was editing this photo today I would mirror the left arm to the right to give the little guy more symmetry.

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