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The Masked Emptier: a beautiful Hero?

The Masked Emptier: a beautiful Hero?
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, canon tc-dc52b 1.6x
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Canada [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-29 22:50
Viewed: 4024
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The Masked Emptier: a beautiful Hero?
Northern Racoon
Procyon Lotor

Geographic Range: Raccoons are found across southern Canada south to northern South America.
Habitat: Raccoons are extremely adaptable and continue to thrive despite the encroachment of civilization on their range. Woodlands near water are their preferred habitat, although raccoons may also be found in farmlands, suburban or urban areas. Raccoons prefer to den in trees, however, they may also use woodchuck burrows, caves, mine shafts, deserted buildings, barns, garages, rain sewers, or houses. Living in a burrow actually increases the raccoon's chances of survival by making it harder for its predators to find it. Hunting dogs have an easier time treeing a raccoon than forcing it out of a burrow.

Photo taken at the Ecomuseum. Tripod used.

Thanks for looking.

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Luc, A very nice capture on this racoon. Nice detail in your subject, with a great pose. Excellent Notesy

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-29 23:53]

Hi Luc, I know nothing about raccoons, only that I think they look quite cheeky. Can you tame them? Their claws look quite sharp and dangerous.
I love your POV, showing this fellow looking so inquisitively at you. Great pose. Well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-03-30 1:42]

Another great shot, Luc! The light in the eyes makes them so limpid... What a penetrating stare. Sharp picture. Fantastic composition. I love the way the raccoon is framed by the tree trunk. TFS.

Very good shot - as always ;-)
Your portraits of animals are really great.
I like the composition and POV in this one. The subject looks very interesting.
Well done!

A nice picture, the tree frames and compliments the racoon, good pose and an inquisitive look.

Hallo Luc!
Wonderful blue eyes! And superb pose and a title. Good job!

Great shot Luc, it's a very cute one.
Great details and pose.
Well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-30 3:57]

Excellent shot Luc!
Your hero looks very pretty:)
POV and composition perfect...TFS

WOW! Luc, I love this shot. The tree framing and darker hollow adds a nice depth perspective. Cute critter, only wish we had them here in SA. Great shot.

Joli portrait de ce bel animal difficile à photographier tant il semble timide. Merci de partager :-)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-30 5:36]

Great pose & composition. DOF is excellent and details are sharp. This is a very nice capture, Luc. I really like the blueish glare in the eyes. Well done & TFS!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-03-30 6:00]

I never seen close racoon ,this is shot is pretty close.Nice compositon.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-30 8:02]

Innocent face :-) Nice pose, good details and sharpness. Very cute animal, composition with trees added new dimension to your picture Luc!

He's a funky little fellow Luc,
Fantastic compostion, nice details and sharpness. A great pose too.
Thanks for posting

Very nice Luc.
High cute-factor of this "bandit".
Very good POV, details, composition and colours.
Well done, my friend

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-30 17:00]

Très belle pose. Parfaite netteté du visage. Bravo.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-03-31 4:26]

Hi Luc, this racoon and tree fits well to each other. Dark areas take the whole interest to the racoons face.
Very good shot.

Superb quality photo,
Sharpness,details and DOF are wonderful!
Eyes are great!

I very much like the color theme in this photo, which blends well and gives more focus on the face of this little bandit. A unique compositon, excellent detail, lighting and "adorability"? Thank you, Luc.

What a cute, compelling little face with a tiny, moist nose and drooping whiskers.
Nice POV, good details and sharpness and a nice catchlight in the eyes ;-)

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-04-01 14:58]

Can I take him home? He is absolutelu adroable, Luc. One just have to love that face, pose and the cute little hands. A very nice picture, I would love to be able to take on like this myself.
Very good POV
Have a nice weekend

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-03 8:00]

Qu'il est mignon ce raton ! très belle capture Luc j'aime particulièrement l'environnement dans lequel se trouve notre zorro national !

Bien fait,


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