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Foxy Racoon!

Foxy Racoon!
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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: 2006-03-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-04 0:46
Viewed: 5534
Points: 28
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Foxy Racoon! (for Loot)

Northern Racoon
Procyon lotor

* Info on Racoon *

Photo taken in the wild earlier this Spring. I can remember exactly my encounter with this animal. I was sat on a bench close to the den of Lucy. I awaited her return by writing my notes, when this charming animal passed close from me without seeing me. Gently I rose and followed him. We exchanged some glances then he left. I have not seen him again since that morning.
I am happy to share his glance with you. You will be able to see it as often as you want it. It will be present here as a long time as TN will live.
I feel the same joy as the very first time that I posted a photo here. And the same gratitude invades my heart towards Robert and Adam and towards the first people who encouraged me at the time of my first post. I did not know where this adventure would lead me and I must acknowledge that I still do not know it...

Thanks for looking.

dew77, elefantino, TAZ, christophe, wkshelton, valy67, red45, Janice, SkyF, loot has marked this note useful
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To manyee: whisperer...Luc 1 05-04 01:15
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Fox or raccoon, I don't know how you manage to enter into such an intimate connection with them. This raccoon looks like he has something personal to tell you, and is trying to get your attention. Luc, are you sure you are not the "wild animal whisperer"?
Wonderful shot with sharp details and excellent eye contact.
Thanks for sharing this moment with us. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-04 1:14]

Hello Luc!
Wonderful capture.I liked POV,details,sharpness,eye contact and expression on face a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-05-04 1:50]

Luc, you are a sit and wait photographer, I am a go find it and shoot it photographer ... very well captured and composed ... TFS


Nice shot you captured.
Good light and perfect details.
(After this, I want to come to Canada)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-04 1:59]

Juste un petit mot discret pour dire merci à mon ami canadien pour ses beaux clichés...

Hi Luc,
Such a beautiful photo and your note is realy special. It is if I read a note on TL about the people looking at eachother in the big city. Most people can't write a note next to a photo that they exchanged glances with a wild animal. Most notes are: "I needed to grab my camera quickly and was just able to make this photo."
You must have something special with wild animals. Maybe if you followed the Racoon even longer, she would have showed you her big secret.
Thank you.

Hello Luc,
Nicely capture of this raccoon. Perfect picture, very appealing. Well seen and TFS.

Salut Luc

Super cliclé , bonne profondeur de champ et netteté

Amicalement Christophe

Hi Luc,
Funny animal :) Curiously seize. Very well title :) Good details and colour. Well done.
TFS Malgosia

Hi Luc, excellent capture, deatils and colors, BG, POV, DOF is perfct, TFS Kyle

This raccoon is so cute, and it looks quite fat :-)) I love the way he is trying to hide behind the tree. Colors, details, POV, composition are excellent. Well done !

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-05-04 15:40]

Hello Luc!
Very funny and very shy :-) I think he wanted to pal up with you ;-) Great portrait of this interesting animal. As always perfect job my friend!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-05 5:13]

Oh Luc, I love your little friend here. Look at the raised fur on his back - just like a cat!! Isn't he bushy?
So he said hello to you and left - it is spring time, you might see some little raccoons running around soon.
Beautiful composition, thank you my friend,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-06 9:37]

Hello Luc,
wonderful shot, I like how he observes you from behind the branches, his curiosity shows well. Nice sharp details and excellent compsotiion. Great note.

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