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Raccoon in the city backyard

Raccoon in the city backyard
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Copyright: Anna Ho (imageme) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 0 N: 77] (1004)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-08-31 16:34
Viewed: 1569
Points: 24
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I saw this raccoon in a city backyard of my friend's house few times and this time I had it captured but not in a perfect composition and sharpness.

In the natural world, raccoons snare a lot of their meals in the water. These nocturnal foragers use lightning-quick paws to grab crayfish, frogs, and other aquatic creatures. On land, they pluck mice and insects from their hiding places and raid nests for tasty eggs. Raccoons also eat fruit and plants—including those grown in human gardens and farms. They will even open garbage cans to dine on the contents.

Raccoons are one of the most recognizable and destructive critters in all of North America. These mammals once lived in meadows and wooded areas, but have realized that living alongside humans yields bigger food scores and now make their homes in rural and urban environments.

Once a raccoon has learned that you have food, they will pay you a visit often in search of food or shelter. They are not afraid of humans or domestic animals and will wander into your garage.

Hints to remove raccoon from your property:

you can resolve a raccoon problem without trapping the animal - for example, you can eliminate whatever is attracting the raccoon to your property - garbage, pet food, a decorative pond, etc. If you use a cage trap, be sure to set it in the shade and relocate the raccoon as soon as possible. Never attempt to poison raccoons.

If you found raccoons in Attic then this is not a easy job because it is almost certainly a female with a litter of baby raccoon in the attic. That's why most raccoons break into homes or on roofs. The best way is to call Raccoon Removal Expert.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2014-08-31 17:49]

interesting image. raccoons are really attractive. good work

Cute Raccoon in your backyard, Anna.
Its head is bent and the eyes are not clearly visible. Still, the impression of a mild and shy animal comes out strongly in this picture.

I disagree with you ... This IS a "perfect composition and sharpness".
Wise to get help ... really.
Best & fond regards,

Hello Anna,
Thank you for posting an animal not often seen here on TN. We have plenty of these cute little bandits here in Ohio, but as you already eluded to, they can be real stinkers at times.
I quit growing sweet corn a few years ago, because I couldn't keep them from eating it during the night time hours. They would literally climb the stalks until they were bent down and then feed on the juicy ears.
Hope you don't mind, but I wanted to try a WS on your image.

Hello Anna-Beautiful species in its natural habitat.Well presented this picture with good and useful NOTE.Natural colour and good details.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-09-01 1:35]

Hello Anna,
Nice photo of this Raccoon. Good composition and sharpness in natural colours although a bit more contrast is possible. From a lower point of view the photo becomes more attractive.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-09-01 10:04]

Hi Anna,

Excellent action shot with very good détails and sharpness, perfect light too.
Very good presentation with nice useful note, Beautiful coat texture.
My best regards.
John vantighem

Ciao Anna, great capture of cute creature in nice pose, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, brava, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-01 15:46]

Hi Anna,a lucky meeting with very nice raccoon,the quality is very very good despite the difficult,the detail on the face are impressive,a great post about a species not often seen on TN,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-09-01 16:33]

Great capture of this raccoon. Nice harmony of the colors of its coat with environment remains of dead branches.
A beautiful work, my friend Anna Ho !!!


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-09-03 9:49]

Hi Anna,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful Raccoon. Good composition and excellent details.
Amazing natural colors.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Anna,

The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing the details of the raccoon. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice dya.


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