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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax Kr
Exposure: 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-08 22:10
Viewed: 3448
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Was out and about on scooters today and caught this normally nocturnal animal climbing a tree to escape people... but then he climbed back down and seemed interested in us...of course not wanting to take rabies shots...we backed off....but this was with a 200mm lens on a Pentax DSLR. I was already well out of range.

I must admit to knowing little about the nature of a raccoon in the daytime. I sensed that he looked passive but strong and it occurred to me that he could attack... he or she. Not sure and didn't examine.

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Awww, cute! We don't have them here in South Africa!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-09 0:49]

Hello Bob,
Good to see a new photo.
Very nice photo with the Raccoon in the centre. Good sharpness and DOF. Beautiful natural colours.
The best wishes in the new year,

wow! when i myself am going to see a Raccoon?! lovely creature. and i liked your note a lot. i always had liked to have a share in the experience behind any shot. that's my way, actually :)
good mood, good framing. only sharpness is a bit low, and exposure high. but i really don't mind that this time.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-09 12:09]

Hello Bob.
I love the look of curiosity on this raccoon's face.The shot is well composed with very good natural colours.Great capture.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-09 14:52]

Hi Bob,nice to see you again!! A great capture of a very rare guest of TN,maybe the focus in better on the tree but no problem,i like a lot this face and the compostion too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Bob,

Excellent close-up photo of this cute bandit
with his beautiful eye-contact, fine POV
and framing, excellent focus sharpness details, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-01-09 19:09]

Hello Bob, nice to see you posting again.
Great to see a Raccoon photo since they are not usually posted. Focus may be a little soft, but still a wonderful shot.
You were wise not to get too close since they are a big carrier of rabies, and they are not usually out in the daytime. He has a cute curious look on his face and he does seem to be in pretty good shape.

Hi Robert,
what a nice photo of this interesting animal. Excellent point of view. Great sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-10 11:43]

Hi Robert ,
Lovely natural colours, good composition and details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2012-01-10 19:00]


Great capture of this little Bandit.


Hello Robert
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and wonderful colors.

Hi Bob,

The tree is helping to frame the raccoon. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the raccoon. The late morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hallo Robert,
a very beautiful capture of the Raccoon taken from an excellent point of view, good sharpness and splendid natural colours, very nice composition
Best regards

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  • Didi Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 9 N: 9] (47)
  • [2012-03-07 18:31]

Hi Bob
Your gallery is wonderful.
Very good catch of this little animal; a very good decisive moment
You are very close with nature.
I am sorry if you are not in TE.
Best regards

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