Raccoon Cub Portrait

Posted by Ron Day on Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:35 pm

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This raccoon family had a den in a large oak tree. Early each morning mom would leave and forage for food on the ground. The cubs usually ventured out later, and sometimes they would climb head first down a large vine to the ground. On this particular morning, I got lucky when this cub decided to back down the vine, allowing me to capture this portrait. Please click on the image to view the uncompressed version. Thank you.

Nikon FX, Nikkor 200-400mm + 1.4X, f/5.6 @ 1/100, ISO 1600, Gitzo Tripod, Wimberley Head II.

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by Carol Clarke on Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:53 pm
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Ron, this is beautiful! You have captured the essence of this little character perfectly. The detail in the uncompressed view is a real treat!

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by Tony Britton on Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:48 pm
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Sensational photo with remarkable detail, Ron.
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by E.J. Peiker on Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:15 am
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Amazing shot!!!

by joem on Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:30 am
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A great shot Ron, amazing detail & a priceless expression on this Raccoon.

by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:24 am
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Uh, Oh. Cute factor ++++! Just look at those bright eyes. I know animals don't really smile, but this one seems to. Or is it just that it made me smile? ;). Either way, a total charmer.
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by John Spreitzer on Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:21 pm
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Super shot with amazing detail! Wonderful expression! Congrats.

by david fletcher on Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:49 pm
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what a handsome character Ron. Captured beautifully. Looks so mischievous. You've captured it's essence perfectly
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by Paul Rossi on Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:15 pm
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Very nice portrait and story.

by peter makuch on Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:17 pm
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nice one with the superb details and the splendid bg makes it for a cute shot, awesome RON.

by bikinchris on Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:51 am
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Amazing portrait!

by Ron Day on Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:55 pm
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Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment – it's greatly appreciated. And thanks to NatureScapes for the EP. It's an honor.

by MalcolmBenn on Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:16 pm
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Not sure you could have gotten a better image of this little bandit Ron, wonderful image.

by Nate Chappell on Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:23 pm
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Very cute shot Ron, super sweet portrait!
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by Robert Sabin on Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:05 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Ron, this is beautiful!  You have captured the essence of this little character perfectly.  The detail in the uncompressed view is a real treat!


by Debapratim Saha on Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:45 pm
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Amazing shot!!

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