Hide and Seek with a Young Raccoon (Five Photographs)

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At a certain point in the summer a family of raccoons took over a tree. They are not there every time I pass but when they are it’s a bit of a show (I posted one waving at me in a earlier post). The raccoons are certainly curious and after hiding they will come out to gaze back at you, they do not seem much disturbed by us, secure as they are in their tree house. The chiaroscuro light has an effect on color. Dealing with the color-cast was an interesting exercise in avoiding desaturation. I have become more tolerant of noise, given that without high ISOs I would never get shots like this.

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27 responses

  1. The “peek-a-boo” ones with the young raccoon’s face partially hidden are especially cute! 🙂 Lovely photos, Victor!

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    September 15, 2016 at 1:09 am

  2. Wow, this photo is gorgeous

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    September 15, 2016 at 4:05 am

  3. These are so cute

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    September 15, 2016 at 8:20 am

  4. selah

    so cute! I like the contrasting textures of the tree and the raccoon’s fur as well.

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    September 15, 2016 at 11:17 am

  5. You have certainly captured character in this raccoon, Victor! Excellent series of photographs.

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    September 15, 2016 at 1:02 pm

  6. I wonder what they make of us? The next to the last shot is my favorite. Quite endearing.

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    September 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm

  7. Beautiful shots with a touch of rogue.

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    September 15, 2016 at 4:15 pm

  8. These guys are so cute Victor, a really beautiful series of images.

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    September 15, 2016 at 5:48 pm

  9. Beautiful close ups, so adorable!

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    September 15, 2016 at 8:26 pm

  10. That is a good looking Raccoon! Great photo!

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    September 15, 2016 at 9:24 pm

  11. The one with one eye caught MY eye. They are all so cute though. 🙂

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    September 17, 2016 at 7:31 pm

  12. Wonderful series. And now I have a new word for my vocabulary, “chiaroscuro”. Yes, I had to look it up using an opposite mouse button and so much easier than going to a hard copy dictionary.

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    September 21, 2016 at 10:10 pm

  13. Allen R. Kive

    Great shots! I honestly wouldn’t have guessed you used a high ISO setting to get this shot. In this case, both the rough bark and the fur of the raccoons disguise any noise that might exist. My favorite is the second to last shot!

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    February 18, 2017 at 3:25 pm

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