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By glazzaro  
Good Evening

Just got back from a trip, figured I throw up a post as I have a few minutes. This is another of my raccoon shots, I will post the one with the egg later but have not yet had a chance to work the shot. You all have a great weekend and I will see you out on the site.


Physical Setup:

1. Setup the hide near a well traveled game path.
2. Hid corn, eggs, peanuts and seeds in the fallen trees and in the leaves on the ground.
3. As soon as something would show up I would fire several shots; validate the exposure, then fire off some more.

Camera Setup:

Location: Middletown, Delaware (Backyard in the wooded section)
Weather: Sunny
Tripod: Yes
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon 120-300mm
Focal Len: 175mm
Flash: SB600 manual mode 1/16th power, focal length 85mm
Exposure Mode: Manual Mode
Metering Mode: Center Weighted
White Balance: Auto
Exposure: 0
Shutter: 1/50
F Stop: F 6.3
ISO: 200

Tags: Close-up and macro Mammals Raccon Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting

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Excellent shot-beautiful detail!
tepot 18 4.4k United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 4:32AM
I like the overall colour here much better than the last one, looks more natural and way sharper, nice one mate!
jaktis 18 84 Sweden
2 Jun 2007 4:44AM
Great details and a good pose

ChristineL 17 39 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 7:32AM
a great pose and a superb capture,
Pogs 16 13 England
2 Jun 2007 7:36AM
Superb shot you've even got them posing for you now Smile
2 Jun 2007 8:21AM
Super image,excellent presentation,
Phoebecat 16 1 Italy
2 Jun 2007 8:33AM
Lovely shot - especially like the eye contact

franken Plus
19 5.5k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 8:43AM
A lovely capture.

Maiwand 15 3 73 England
2 Jun 2007 8:44AM
A sizzling shot Greg. Eye contact is particularly good, he appears to follow whichever way I look. Just full of mischief this one.
User_Removed 18 386 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 8:49AM
Yes, great shot, excellent pose & detail. Smile
2 Jun 2007 8:56AM
You've got his attention Greg, excellent fine detail captured, great scene too, Adrian
Dennie 17 260 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 9:43AM
Lovely shot . Great Racoon. Lovely presntation. Denise x
trissie 16 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 9:57AM
A brilliant capture Greg, lovely eye contact.

Trish x
Paul_cats 16 61 22 Scotland
2 Jun 2007 10:02AM
Great surpised expression captured here. Pin sharp and excellent tones.
steve neil 18 597 Australia
2 Jun 2007 10:15AM
Awesome Greg - great work Smile
bricurtis Plus
17 2.6k 52 England
2 Jun 2007 10:16AM
You have got them posing nicely Greg. Lovely detail, I like how its leaning on the log.
AlanBW 16 20 England
2 Jun 2007 10:17AM
Superb capture Greg, that's a terrific pose you've caught here
scott_jessuk 16 249 1 Scotland
2 Jun 2007 10:46AM
Another great one Greg, great composition. Nice catch.

BEVZED 15 1.1k United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 10:50AM
What a pose!! An absolutely beautiful creature so well captured,
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 11:43AM
tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 12:51PM
He/she was a good model for you Greg

Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
2 Jun 2007 1:03PM
Beautiful pose and spot on deatil.Excellent Greg.
Alison_S 16 339 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 1:11PM
Love the inquisitive look that you're getting here Smile

Chriscj 16 96 1 England
2 Jun 2007 2:39PM
Beautiful detail Greg as always mate.

taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
2 Jun 2007 3:13PM
Aside from being very well done, this is really cute!!1

NevP 17 853 13 Canada
2 Jun 2007 4:31PM
Beautiful shot, I am in awe of the quality you achieve with your workflow, 1st class.
JouŠo 18 56 Finland
2 Jun 2007 4:46PM
fantastic capture, Sir Greg!

User_Removed 16 16 England
2 Jun 2007 7:43PM
Do I detect a hint of cheeky defiance in that racoon's face? Wonderfully caught pose and marvellous detail and colour!
2 Jun 2007 10:21PM
Stunning Greg !! ... love the write up too.
bunbeam 16 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 10:33PM
beautiful fur detail... lovely image
3 Jun 2007 6:14PM
And not a feather in sight. Nice one

wyatturp 16 2 England
3 Jun 2007 6:15PM
Detail , light , comp makes a great picture.

pennyspike 19 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2007 7:09PM
What a super sharp shot . Thanks for all the details it helps the rest of us to learn.
daffydill56 18 190 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2007 8:16PM
What a lovely sharp and detailed image! I saw one of these guys when I was over there last year, waiting for a snack outside a motel. Too dark for a pic then thoSad Nice one Greg!!

SueTurner 17 81 3 England
3 Jun 2007 10:56PM
perfect composition, and well done on your HC

SueWB 15 England
3 Jun 2007 11:01PM
A detailed and stunning wildlife shot. Congrats on the HC!
glazzaro 17 70 23 United States
4 Jun 2007 4:30AM
Thanks Pete

User_Removed 17 825 Lithuania
4 Jun 2007 5:26AM
superb shot Greg`!... Pete knows a HC when he see`s one!!!

...sorry have`nt been on here much... my PC is still a pain,... this site seems so slow these days ( probably my exchange ? ).. and half the pics i view still come up fragmented and chopped up!... just cant seem to get it sorted... so all in all... my pictorial PC experience is a complete pain in the ar$e at the mo`!.... Wink
Maddie 17 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2007 6:03AM
wel done Greg
GlenD 15 United States
4 Jun 2007 6:07AM
Nice one Greg congrats on the HC & RC
didgpix 15
4 Jun 2007 11:00AM
Stunned.........outstanding in everyway. Congrats on well deserved HC.
peter_oak 17 1 England
4 Jun 2007 1:43PM
Excellent eye contact great shot.

panda 18 5 1 England
4 Jun 2007 4:23PM
First class image, great portrait.

Regards Phil
4 Jun 2007 6:33PM
Another great capture Greg.

You hve caught its pose and inquisitive nature perfectly!

4 Jun 2007 7:53PM
Greg, Congrats on the HC. This is oh! so clear and so full of life.

MandsH 15 England
4 Jun 2007 11:36PM
This us lovely - I like the way he is posing for you
GillyB 17 317 8 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2007 12:14AM
Congrats on a well deserved HC Greg!

chase Plus
17 2.4k 623 England
5 Jun 2007 12:47PM
Great eye contact Greg,you certainly have his full attention.
5 Jun 2007 1:25PM
Not suprised this got attention from upstairs!
Shouts quality.
Top notch.

tull 19 181 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2007 1:44PM
Great clarity Greg.

brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2007 9:45PM
Aw, isn't this a fantastic picture? Well taken,
TyChee 17 275 1 United States
6 Jun 2007 4:28AM
Excellent capture!
6 Jun 2007 9:49PM
Simply stunning. click!!
imagio 16 12 1 England
9 Jun 2007 7:28PM
Fab just fab..
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
12 Jun 2007 9:57AM
love the excellent captutre...
Big_Beavis 17 5 2 England
12 Jun 2007 11:06AM
Fantastic shot, logged on for the first time in a month to vote for it.

18 Jun 2007 3:21AM
Nicely caught! It's also interesting to see how you got the shot.
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
6 Jul 2007 11:51PM
A superb shot of this inquisitive looking raccoon, excellent detail and eye contact

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