Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Raccoons Are Cute


If you haven't seen yesterdays image, please check it out and let me know what you think. Today's post is not necessarily a terrific photo, but it is a cute picture.

Bethany and I were at Stanley Park last night taking a few pictures when three raccoons came to check us out. It was really hard to get a photo because my viewfinder was completely dark. But with a strong flash and a bit of luck, I was able to get a few good shots. This was one of them.

Don't mind his eyes. I tried forever to correct his 'red eye' (they were really white), but this was as good as I could get it.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 15mm, f/3.5, 1/60 sec, ISO 50

27 Comments:

Anonymous jlc said...

Thank you for your visit Timmy . I discover your blog ;)

1:10 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

LOL...We have a lot of those guys around here. They LOVE our garbage cans. They are very crafty and can figure out almost any booby trap to get into them.

We do have problems with rabbid raccoons though. We get several caught evey year. We are suburban NYC which makes it particularly scary.

Of course we had a bear go down the main street of the largest towns in our county last summer. He decided to break into a dry cleaner at 2 am on a Sunday. A cab driver caught sight of him and the animal control people tracked him through several towns including mine. When I say suburban I mean I can see NYC from several blocks away, so bears and such aren't the norm, lot's of dear everywhere, but rarely a bear.

We also have foxes which are pretty cool.

We also have very aggressive "attack turkeys" which have attacked several people including a postal worker who clocked one over the head with his bag (I think) when it came after him, killing the bird. The Turkeycide was ruled "justified" and the postal worker was cleared of all wrong-doing. LOL

I guess the wildlife around here is pretty "urbanized"...gritty.

1:22 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Merili said...

Nice shot, and you are right it is a cute racoon. You can see it was dark when you took the shot but the good thing is there are not flash marks.
:)
Must admit, I am becoming a supporter of your work.

1:27 PM, April 19, 2006  
Anonymous pixibition said...

great capture...nice pose from the raccoon:-)

2:13 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Wolf said...

You got the lighting just right with the flash! Well done!

3:42 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Dustin said...

Cool shot Tim. I checked out the cell phone photo link and WOW!! some of them are amazing!!

5:11 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Jill said...

He is cute!! And I think it's a perfect photo. nice job.

5:19 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Ash said...

The lighting is perfect!
Very nice image...

6:07 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger "K" Fingerett said...

We had a little trouble with a few masked friends a few years ago... so they aren't my favorite group of ransackers... but they have always been fun to look at- while ripping through someone else's trash :p

Cute photo- great post :D


~K

7:08 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Well done indeed!! It's nice when a "blind" shot turns out to be such a keeper!

8:29 PM, April 19, 2006  
Anonymous Shuva said...

This one does not look cute to me, if you ever find you camera neck-strap eaten, you know who it is. :-)

9:27 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger The Tart said...

Very cute little guy! Nice shot.

Smooch,
The Tart
; )

9:29 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Ali said...

Good shot! Looks like this little guy is posing!

12:02 AM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Jean said...

Je découvre votre blog avec beaucoup de plaisir !
Vos photos ont des couleurs magnifiques !
Je reviendrai vous rendre visite .

12:09 AM, April 20, 2006  
Anonymous Joann said...

Ahhh, the Stanley Park raccoons! They are cute! We watched a huge community of them emerge from the forest one evening on a visit up there. They begged from all the people around (regular pros at it, they are), and crawled in the trash cans. Doesn't sound cute, but it was!

1:23 AM, April 20, 2006  
Anonymous david kleinert said...

they are very cute - I agree ;)

1:38 AM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Fraser said...

Cure and mischievous. Fine shot.

2:47 AM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

Racoooooon!Lovely pic so cute!Great setting too :)

4:31 AM, April 20, 2006  
Anonymous Me said...

Eeeeck, another furry creature. :) Yuck.

Suby

4:49 AM, April 20, 2006  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Cute shot!

9:57 AM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Nicola said...

Very nice shot!

10:36 AM, April 20, 2006  
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11:25 AM, April 20, 2006  
Anonymous Alicia said...

That is cute... I know what you mean about the eyes. You did a good job.

11:37 AM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger H.O said...

Hi timmybomb
Don't feed :D nice picture!

8:32 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

Nice title, great, capture; I agree...they're cute. Fine compostion. Regards, Brent

4:05 AM, April 21, 2006  
Blogger Joy said...

Great shot Tim. Don't get too close. Those fellows are cute, but they have some nasty manners and are mean as a snake!

12:35 PM, April 21, 2006  
Anonymous Still said...

Really cute...:-) Great capture.

2:19 PM, April 22, 2006  

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