Raccoon Takes Notice (Two Photographs)

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I have been told that raccoons are nocturnal. That this one was relatively small and awake tells me that it was young. One of the people we meet on the paths pointed it out to us. The usual park etiquette when you meet other photographers is to ask what they have seen. Often they will show you their finds on the back screens of their camera. Through conversation with fellow travelers you can learn a lot, even about a place you visit several times a week. Some are sworn to secrecy about delicate nests and that’s fair game. These shots were the best out of about fifty I took, not an easy shot with a strong color-cast and a small window through the foliage to shoot through. We stayed well back so as not to spook the raccoon but you can see that it saw us. When it was apparent we were becoming a preoccupation for the raccoon we moved on.

Raccoon

15 responses

  1. I often wondered about the ‘etiquette’ for photographers in this sense. Thanks for clearing that up.
    It goes somewhat the same for horticulturists, I may not tell you of a secret, elusive plant in the forest unless I know you won’t take it.

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    September 23, 2015 at 6:48 am

  2. Fantastic photos of the raccoon. They are so characterful. My kids have not had a proper sighting of a wild raccoon yet and are desperate to see one.

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    September 23, 2015 at 10:28 am

    • Thanks. Hope they get lucky.

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      September 23, 2015 at 10:29 am

      • My youngest two were devising a plot to leave food on the porch to tempt a raccoon. Thankfully I got wind of it and put a stop to it.

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        September 23, 2015 at 10:33 am

  3. Nice shots. They have such sweet faces, but boy, are they clever mischief makers!

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    September 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm

  4. That top one is so special. Raccoons are cute anyway, but the soft focus framing is so nice.

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    September 23, 2015 at 6:57 pm

  5. There are very rare orchids in a forest preserve near my home. They are not on the beaten path. Many times in the past when ‘field trips’ have been conducted, shortly after, the plant goes missing. I think folks think because the forest preserve is a government property, they are allowed to take the plants. That’s what I meant about elusive plants. . Maybe not the right adjective! 😉

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    September 24, 2015 at 10:02 am

  6. Love the second look like I KNOW YOU ARE THERE !! Great shots

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    September 24, 2015 at 11:33 pm

  7. Love these photos! They’re like true portraits, allowing you to see the personality of the subject.

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    September 25, 2015 at 6:48 am

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