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Masked Bandit

Masked Bandit
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Rebel T2, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-10-15 5:00
Viewed: 1869
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Who doesn't love viewing a raccoon? Never had a bad encounter tho I hear they can be quite ferocious if they have a brood they need to defend. An adaptable feeder, they will eat almost anything! Fish, mice, insects, stolen eggs, and human trash. They usually "wash" their food, rapidly dunking it in water before eating.

Females have one to seven cubs in early summer. The young often spend the first two months or so of their lives high in a tree hole. Later, mother and children move to the ground when the cubs begin to explore on their own.

Raccoon's in the northern parts of their range gorge themselves in spring and summer to store up body fat. They then spend much of the winter asleep in a den. There are six other species of raccoons, in addition to the familiar northern (North American) raccoon. Most other species live on tropical islands.

On one trek in the wetlands came across this little one foraging near a canal. Also caught other specimens; alligators with their young, Ibis and rabbits to name a few. Yes I wrote a blog about it so please, feel free to check it out and see the habitat of where this mammal was captured. And of course more thoughts and other species displayed.

Again thank you for all your comments! Really look fwd to the responses!!

anel, marius-secan, ramthakur, samiran88, kinglove, goutham_ramesh, cobra112 has marked this note useful
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To kinglove: Thank You Stonedrchoneydew 1 10-15 19:32
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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-15 5:15]

Hello Brenda,
Very cute animals the racoons. I didn't know that they can be ferocious. Look at these eyes! You perfectly caught this beautiful creature with its very expressive face. Very fine animal-portrait!
Kind regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-15 6:04]

Hi Brenda,magnificent capture! A very nice and tender portrait of this racoon,spectacular details everywhere and perfect exposure,beautiful light reflections on the black eyes too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Brenda,
Once again a wonderful photo taken from a very good angle and POV. Exceptional quality....Excellent details. Outstanding colors and perfect focus. Incredible clarity as usual.
You managed perfect this portrait of a nice fellow.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-15 7:01]

Hello Brenda,
Great portrait of this Raccoon. Indeed they look like bandids. But these eyes are heartbreaking. Superb sharpness, details and taken from a very good frontal POV. Beautiful natural colours.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-15 7:17]

Very good portrait of this raccoon with an attitude...lovely eyes. tfs.

Those intense eyes get me, Brenda.
Very impressive portrait of a Raccoon.
I also enjoyed reading your note on the species.

Hello Brenda
Very nice portrait of this raccoon.
Perfect sharpness and colour.
I like it.
best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-15 8:26]

Hi Brenda,
Excellent portrait of a beautiful raccoon,excellent detail and focus,very good the eye's contact. Nice natural colours.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Brenda,
很可愛的胡狸 照的清晰
很大的特寫頭部 眼睛會發亮 真是好看
構圖有創意 謝謝分享

Hello Brenda,
What a neat photo of this cute little Raccoon. Love those big dark brown eyes and of coarse the black mask.
As a young boy we seemed to have Raccoons around our home quite frequently. Some became so friendly you could almost consider them as pets. "Note", I said almost!!
You are correct about how ferocious they can be at times, especially a mother when she is protecting her young. I vividly remember one particular mother who had her litter in a friends garage. He needed to retrieve something, but the mother didn't want any part of it.
You wouldn't believe the loud growls and snarls that came out of that determined mother when he tried to move her out of the way. She sounded like a tiny bear with teeth bearing the whole time as she literally made quick charges toward him before retreating back to her babies. He then decided he would leave her be and get what he needed from the garage some other day.
I really like your photo, but the color of the fur seems to be just a tad light. Hope you don't mind, but I wanted to try a WS on it.

Amazing portrait Brenda! Very good composition, fantastic lighting and impressive sharpness! I prefer the colors of your photo than the colors of the WS!

Nice little portrait of this bandit, The details and colors are amazing and the highlights in the eye is special.

stunning closeup. good lighting and nicely presented. tfs.

Ciao Brebda. Impressive portrait! Stunning details perfect focused black eyes excellent DOF.


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