- nglen (36145)
- [2008-11-09 12:57]
Hi Angelina. I have never seen this animal before so thanks for posting it. A strange looking thing . with a long coat. The white hair is a little bight , but still worth posting. Good notes too.
Well done TFS.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-11-09 13:18]
I wasn't aware of this species, so thanks. You display the main features very well - as Nick says, the highlights are a bit blown. but otherwise very good.
- eqshannon (31139)
- [2008-11-09 16:25]
You explain your image 'problem' well Angy! I don't think I would have even gone near it in daytime...up here skunks int he day is a bad sign but if this one likes Rattlers then daytime is best I guess....
- CeltickRanger (37327)
- [2008-11-09 16:45]
looking at the difficulty you had for thi shot
(being afraid to be showered from him) it is a excellent shot,
i did one shot of a skunl an tried another time
it is something you have to be fast, and i think this image Angelina
it is a first timer shot to TN the Rooter Skunk, excellent nature shot,
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-11-09 16:47]
The shot is probably a first for TN .Skunks are rare and hog-nosed I think this might be the first.
An interesting capture and I had to chuckle when I read your notes.The skunk will stamp it's little feet before letting go,so if they do that,run.
Well seen with very good detail.
I have had some interesting encounters with skunks in the old days when we had many barn cats.The skunks would feed from the cats trays and I have been known to walk in on them in the dark,but the light switch was near the cat trays.I recall the scraping noise of what I thought was a cat licking the food from the tray and when I flicked the switch making eye contact with a skunk.Both alarmed I headed quickly in tuther direction.
This happened several times.I luckily will report that I never was sprayed.
This post brought back some funny memories.
- ubc64 (789)
- [2008-11-09 19:09]
I don't wonder that you were a bit worried when you took that shot! I think I would need a 500mm zoom to go after that guy. Under the circumstances, it's great that you were able to come away with any shot that was worthwhile. Nice work, getting such a good shot, without, as you said, getting one yourself. If your camera can use a high ISO satisfactorily, and you would have had time, it probably would have been good to have cranked it up a bit. A faster shutter speed and greater DOF would have added a great deal to the shot. But then, if you had stopped to make changes, maybe you wouldn't have gotten a shot at all. TFS.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-11-09 20:45]
So attractive shot of natural scene. Shot is OE a little bit but it reflects a very cute animal at expressive pose. I also like your funny note. Many thanks and best regards.
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-11-10 1:49]
I can't remember when I last saw a skunk on TN Angy, so thank you.
It is very interesting to see, thank you. I can imagine you not wanting to corner him in and get in a fight with him.
Thank you for sharing
- gannu (14759)
- [2008-11-10 4:10]
Hello Angelia, I have never seen this animal before and thanks for sharing. Ganesh
- tuslaw (19859)
- [2008-11-10 4:56]
You are braver then most of the women I know!! Great capture of such an interesting subject. It looks like he had his loaded end pointing directly at you.
I saw a skunk the other day but didn't have a camera, it was at dusk when the lighting is extremely low. Thanks for posting an animal seldom seen on TN.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-11-15 6:42]
Very nice capture.I'd never seen this guy before.
Thanks for posting.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-12-07 6:54]
Wow, I understand your excitement when you bumped into this animal! I think you were really clever getting a shot at all! He's turned his back to you but I like the face in profile. Great bushy tail he's got too. Well done!!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2008-12-12 10:17]
Trying to catch up.....sleep.... I mean; far tooooo old to travel.
I rarely see this species in Alberta; however, Ontario has an abundance of them.
GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY WORK.
Warm regards from us both,
Bernardete & Mario.
- lovenature (6391)
- [2009-05-06 12:21]
Your notes prove Skunks are beneficial to the environment in more ways than one. The image is a little out of focus but still shows him very well. I've never seen nor heard of this species of Skunk before, thanks for sharing this scruffy yet cute little guy : )
- jmirah (4687)
- [2009-10-11 6:41]
Nice capture of an unusual critter...TFS