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Curious bandits

Curious bandits
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Copyright: Muhammad Shaukat (shaukatmi) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 73] (392)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-18
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-22 16:55
Viewed: 1375
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hand held shutter speed of 1/20 because of low light under the tree. 300mm lens
Immediately identifiable by their black “masks”, raccoons are in many ways nature’s bandits. Their silver grey coat is spackled with black, making a great nighttime camouflage for this nocturnal omnivore. Raccoons vary greatly in size. They can range in weight from 4 lbs. to 20 lbs., though specimens weighing up to 40 lbs. are not unheard of. When including their long, banded tail they usually measure between 23 to 38 inches long.

Habitat & Diet

Raccoons live just about everywhere in North America. The only areas they avoid are wide-open spaces that don’t have easy access to climb trees or offer hollowed out enclosed places for shelter. In the wild, raccoons get a lot of their food from water-based sources, using their lightning quick front paws to snatch up frogs and small fish. On land, they will eat small vertebrates like mice and are happy to sniff out bird eggs when they are available. They have also become adept at living in urban environments, using their long, dexterous hands to get into garbage cans and anywhere else they might be able to scavenge human leftovers.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-22 18:32]

Hello Muhammad Shaukat,
What a cute little group of Raccoon you have presented to us. They have such lovely markings, I especially like their black masks and ringed tails. Nicely focused and displaying good detail. They sure appear to be interested in something on this side of the fence. Great shot!!

Ciao Muhammad, great capture of cute creaturs, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 89 N: 15610] (65303)
  • [2015-12-23 1:11]

Hi Muhammad,great shot despite the distance and the difficult light,magnificent capture of the raccoons so curious and so nice,i like it! I wish you all the best and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-12-23 11:56]

Hello Muhammad,
Very beautiful and cute picture of these Racoons. Excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours.
Wonderful days and a happy new year,

A verry lovely group Muhammad.
Happy New Jear.

Thanks for sharing.

Hello Muhammad,


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