Young Raccoon (wild) eating

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young raccoon on our front patio, eating something, you can just see a bit of food near her front feet, which are in the water. This is one of the previous year's babies. It might have babies of it's own now, some of them do as have seen the babies, -- it's hard to tell the younger raccoons apart, as they don't have the battle scars that the older ones have, like bits missing from ears etc, to help ID them.


alandrapal - Jul 18, 2008 02:56 PM EDT
lol, Alex. This is a younger one. Probably related to the blind mama raccoon somewhere down the line.
whittler113 - Jul 18, 2008 07:28 AM EDT
What a nice shot of your coon.You must have him housebroke by now,huh?lol
alandrapal - Jul 18, 2008 05:47 AM EDT
thankyou Beverly. Hadn't noticed that til viewing it onscreen (the open mouth) and then realized the raccoon had been washing and eating something, which can just be seen in the image, near it's front feet.
talsi - Jul 17, 2008 10:15 AM EDT
Nice clear shot of the racoon - love his open mouth.
alandrapal - Jul 17, 2008 04:24 AM EDT
Hi Cindy, thanks again for your nice comments always. I wasn't that far away from the raccoon. Have just checked the Exif info on that image, and it states the focal length was 115.0 mm. I was using the 70-200 mm lens that time, but am usually using the 100-400mm if I'm capturing images from the open front window. These are both great lenses, I use the 100-400 mm more. It depends on what you think you'll take more pics of. If you want to capture bird and wildlife photos, the 100-400mm would be better. The long lenses are a lot of fun. But then, so are the wide angle lenses. But I think you'll have more fun with the long lens to start with :) (I sure have). good luck with whatever you decide on.
Cindy - Jul 17, 2008 03:37 AM EDT
I always enjoy viewing your images Alandra but am just curious to know, how far away were you from the racoon when you took this? I'm just contemplating updating my camera and trying to find out about some of lenses etc. By the way, I do love this photograph! :)
alandrapal - Jul 16, 2008 11:56 PM EDT
thanks all of you, Tam, Carol and Anne.
Zoya - Jul 16, 2008 11:21 PM EDT
Wonderful photo.
shutterbug - Jul 16, 2008 06:25 PM EDT
Great macro of the raccoon! Carol
A.Lovely - Jul 16, 2008 10:35 AM EDT
Nice capture, Alandra. Very clear and I like to view the pattern of colors on the face.

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