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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-24 6:18
Viewed: 8959
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for critiques yesterday....

A raccoon (or racoon) is any one of three species of nocturnal mammal which constitute the genus Procyon of the Procyonidae family. The most widespread species, the Common Raccoon (P. lotor), is often known simply as "the" raccoon, as the two other raccoon species in the genus are native only to the tropics and are considerably lesser-known. Genetic studies have shown that the closest relatives of the raccoon are the ringtails and cacomistles.(wiki)

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
15/08/2007 17:54:25
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
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ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
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One-Shot AF
Picture Style
Tone Curve : Standard
Sharpness level : -
Pattern Sharpness : -
Contrast : 0
Sharpness : 3
Color saturation : 0
Color tone : 0
Highlight tone priority : No
Color matrix
Color Space
Adobe RGB
File Size
12663 KB
Dust Delete Data
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Low-speed continuous shooting
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Owner's Name
annick vanderschelden
Camera Body No.

Photo taken in the 'Olmense zoo'

With monopod. IS on.
More or less 3/4 crop.

Thanks for looking
and a sunny day!

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  • Great 
  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-08-24 6:22]

Hi Annick, I do love these delightful creatures, they always look as though they are up to no good. This is a lovely shot with great detail, sharpness and colours. Nice pov with head on shot. Beautiful features and wonderful catchlight in those lovely brown eyes. We have none in the wild in Britain so I am a little envious. Fabulous compositon.

Hi Annick
Very funny model with roguish look on his "face" Another great portrait these time with floating water.
Best wishes

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-24 6:45]

Hello Annick,
Excellent capture of this Raccoon in a fine pose staring at you. Great sharpness and fine colours. The soft reflections and colours of the water make a wonderful background. Very well composed too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Annick
Perfect moment to shoot,
Great details,BG and DOF,
Fantastic colors and POV,Welldone.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-08-24 7:09]

Ha Annick,

Een mooie opname met goede scherpte en kleuren,goede compositie met een fraai bokeh,fraai camerawerk,


Cool one, Annick!
I hope to found this guy in wild with opportunity to get same quality shot as you did :)

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-08-24 7:58]
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Good evening Annick!
I like your raccoon. Focus is great, backgroud, color and detail - too. Maybe I prefer more detail on face, but it's only my cavil

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-08-24 8:39]

Hello Annick,
Prachtige foto. De achtergrond maakt deze foto erg kleurrijk. Goede scherpte met erg goede details. Diepte in de foto, fotostandpunt en compositie vind ik prachtig. Evenals het oogcontact.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2007-08-24 10:03]

Dag Annick
Mooie foto met een hoog aaibaarheidsgehalte. Scherpte is prima compositie ook. Mooi zoals het beestje je aankijkt.
Gr. Hans

Hi Annick,

What a peacefull picture. Very high on the cute scale. Well done.


What a cute picture Annick. I love this great eye contact, soft colors and action caught. They always are washing their food, this is so funny. It is for that reason that they are called in French (raton-laveurs). Those little mischievous ones are able to enter my home by my locked cat trap! It happened so often that I bought a cage to relocate them far from home :) They are wise and agile little creatures.

We have a problem with them though as many are sick with “rage” (is it the good word?) and there is a massive intervention to vaccinate them and to trap sick animals. Some planes have just dropped some food with anti-rage medicine in the country and forests and my entire region is in kind of an “alert state”… I just love those animals anyway. Thanks,

Ha Annick,

Deze Wasbeer doet zijn naam eer aan.
over de kwaliteit van uw foto's zal ik het niet meer hebben want die is altijd Perfect

TFS Thijs

Hi Annick,
Although I enjoy looking at your beautiful photographs and this is another of them I feel it is not necessary to critique photo's of animals in zoos. I will keep looking though, especially for your wild, wildlife pictures.
Best wishes,

hi, excelent xomposition and motive. Nice face , like some robber. I like this expresion.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-08-24 12:48]

Dag Annick,
wat een mooie opname van deze wasbeer. Het zachte licht en de groene tinten doen ook veel goeds.
Het ook leuk om te zien dat de raccoon ergens mee bezig is.
Erg fraaie foto!
Groeten, Jacob

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-24 13:10]

Hi Annick
Excellent capture.Very good eye's contact.Composition and sharpness are excellent.
TFS Michel

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-08-24 15:59]

Hello Annick, a true beauty this guy ! Well omposed and very sharp image. Good light and great background. Thanks,


A superb picture of the Raccoon staring back at you, Annick.
Very sharp focus and details.
I like the water BG -- particularly the ripples created by the animal's action.
TFS and regards.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-08-24 23:47]

This is just beautiful, Annick.
The light is fantastic, both on the raccoon and on the water.
Love the greens in the water.
The details on the raccoon are superb,
and you certainly caught him in a great moment,
full frontal view and washing his fooe.
Great eye contact.
TFS. : )

Hello Annick,
What a perfect sharpness and expression shown on it's face!
good pov with real colour and details
nice closeness and thanks for the useful notes

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-25 2:10]

Hi Annick,
Splendid shot with awesome eye contact. The details on its furs are exquisite and you have captured a fine pose in its natural habitat. Excellent POV to portray this charming scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-08-25 5:35]

Superbe. Un saludo

Excelente retrato.
Unos detalles maravillosos, perfecta nitidez.
Un saludo, JL.

Hi Annick,
I am back.
Magnifique ce raton laveur avec la lumière dans ses yeux, très beaux détails et superbe BG.

Hello Annick,

This one is wonderful! You captured the raccoon in the middle of his busy activity. We don't have this creature in the area where I live. Good composition with excellent colors and a DOF that renders a very sharp subject and blurs the background perfectly. The water in the background looks fantastic! I love the catchlights you captured in both of the raccoon's eyes. The fur is sharply rendered and looks great. Outstanding work! TFS!

With Friendly Regards,

  • Great 
  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-29 12:47]

This is a really beautiful shot Annick. I love the pose, the bright eyes, the glorious water colour and texture and the sharp focus. Wonderful image



bonjour annick
qu'elle faune extravagante et varie vous avez en belgique!!!!
ce portrait est comme toujours excellent.
merci du partage.

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