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Copyright: Edgar Serrano (eserrano) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 2 N: 29] (296)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-06
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-22 19:20
Viewed: 3669
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Raccoons are nocturnal mammals. Raccoons are unusual for their thumbs, which (though not opposable) enable them to open many closed containers such as garbage cans and doors. They are intelligent omnivores with a reputation for being clever, sly, and mischievous. Raccoons range from 50 to 100 cm in length (including the tail) and weigh between 4.5 and 16 kg. The raccoon's tail ranges from 20 to 40 cm in length. Male raccoons are generally larger than females.(Wikipedia Encyclopedia).

This raccoon was up on a tree looking down intently at me while I took the picture. Taken at Austin State Park in San Felipe, Texas.

ExposureTime - 1/60 seconds
FNumber - 5.60
ISOSpeedRatings - 400
Flash fired, auto mode, red-eye reduction mode
FocalLength - 300 mm

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To rufous03: Thank you for your comment and suggestioneserrano 3 10-23 12:44
To trinko: Thanks for writingeserrano 1 10-23 01:04
To Janice: Thank you for your commenteserrano 1 10-23 00:54
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did you have to cleanup any red eye? nice composition

Potentially a nice shot, but your flash was too strong here. White areas of the fur are over exposed and the image appears to be over sharpened. I would crop the branch on the left out.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-10-22 22:23]
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Hi Edgar, I haven't met you before, so welcome to TN. It is good to see the racoon, I know nothing about these animals, so I find your notes interesting to read, thank you. Do they live wild in the park?
Thank you for showing,

Hi Edgar

Welcome to TN.

A nice shot of this cute wee bandit. We don't have Raccoons in New Zealand so find your note interesting. Thank you!

Hello Edgar
Very nice shot of Raccoon,
Beautiful colors and composition,
Good focusing ,Excellent


Beau le raton, on en voudrait un chez sois,quelle carnage cela serait . Thomas

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-23 21:13]

Hello Edgar

Nice capture of this raccoon.Looks like you caught him a little surprised.Good eye contact.TFS


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