Activity Sequence of One Raccoon (Diptych)

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© Andrea Petersen
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Verily, verily I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber...
St. John 10: 1


This was a young raccoon that came to our bird feeder on May 28th, 2009, at 9:00 PM....I shot a sequence of pictures that evening...through the window.

Here is another picture of the same little thief in the night and it happened
to be the last picture before he left to go somewhere else.

This is actually two pictures here of the same raccoon that was in the middle of running up the bird feeder to help itself to sunflower seeds when I shot the first picture and also got him after he crawled to the top...It is a very tricky process but I finally got these two pictures pieced together in a diptych today by turning the bottom picture around to fit in with the top and also did some cropping.. It was not easy by any means but I kind of like the final results:)

I decided to use this for the "Out of Place theme", because a wild raccoon is not where he is supposed to be in raiding a bird feeder. They usually stay in the woods and very seldom do we see them on the feeder...They have been known to come later, however when we are sleeping. The young ones are cute but I respect that they are wild and this is why I shot through the window rather than to go outside of the house where the mother might have been protective and close by. In this case of course it is one young raccoon who is shown climbing up the post and then reached his destination.

Thank you Regenia Brabham for nominating this to be voted on for photo of the week. Thank you, Winky Vivas for spotlighting...It means a lot to me since you are both fantastic photographers who I admire...Please visit their sites.

56 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (8 Feb 2011):

    What a cute little guy! This is a great composition, Andrea!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond   gave props (8 Feb 2011):

    Little hoodlums! You can't trust anything that wears masks and has opposable thumbs! :-) What a great catch, Andrea. R

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (8 Feb 2011):

    I love this!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (8 Feb 2011):

    You did an excellent job with the diptych of such cute antics of the raccoon!!!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (8 Feb 2011):

    I would never have guessed it was a diptych.. it is so well done. He's a very fine looking fellow.. even if he is a thief of sorts, lol!!

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (9 Feb 2011):

    they are so cute

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (9 Feb 2011):

    This is sooo cute, Andrea! I had to LOL at your choice of Bible verses. These little guys can certainly be classified as thieves.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (9 Feb 2011):

    Excellent work, Andrea! I can see how that would be a very tricky process! The little guy is pesky but adorable!

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (9 Feb 2011):

    So cute!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (9 Feb 2011):

    Brilliant work Andrea, i really love this .. I would not have known it was two shots, how clever you are. It is so cute makes me smile..

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (9 Feb 2011):

    Caught in the act! Well, what are the poor guys supposed to eat..? Must be tough...

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (10 Feb 2011):

    This is the cutest picture ever!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (10 Feb 2011):

    What a great catch! Caught in the act!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (10 Feb 2011):

    Well all that work really paid off-a perfect composition-maximum cuteness

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (10 Feb 2011):

    This is simply outstanding, to say the least! I am unable to tell that this image has been pieced together from two photos! The clarity, composition, and light are just wonderful. Fantastic work here!!!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (11 Feb 2011):

    This is really cute and should be photo of the week!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Feb 2011):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (12 Feb 2011):

    Thank you everyone for your comments...I am touched by your response...

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (12 Feb 2011):

    So cute and creative, my friend.

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas gave props (12 Feb 2011):

    I absolutely love this !! What a terrific job...your patience paid off for sure !!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (14 Feb 2011):

    Fabulous entry

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (13 Mar 2011):

    nii armas-hästi tehtud

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    cute lil fellas...

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (11 Apr 2011):

    It made me smile, love it!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    voted for this cute little guy. They are beautiful creatures.

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    My vote!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    Oh YEAH/RAD!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (29 Mar 2012):



    JOE FAILK   gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Back to Vote!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Back to vote!! .. this is an exceptional image.. just awesome!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (1 Apr 2012):


  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (1 Apr 2012):


  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2012):

    Out of place indeed

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    Very cute, lovely image Andrea !!...............Voted ☺

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (4 Apr 2012):

    BTV.....and missed the favorite last time!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    Its gloria wild pet... really out of place Andrea....Vote!!!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    Excellent capture! They are so cute! My vote.

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (7 Apr 2012):


  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (9 Apr 2012):

    Back to vote on this outstanding image!!!

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (10 Apr 2012):

    lovely! voted.

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (10 Apr 2012):

    Funny! Got my vote.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (11 Apr 2012):


  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (12 Apr 2012):


  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (13 Apr 2012):

    Amazing capture!! Voted

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh   said (16 Apr 2012):

    Heehee, great! voted

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (16 Apr 2012):


  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (17 Apr 2012):

    but they are beautiful, and sweet voted

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (17 Apr 2012):


  • Ken O'Brien

    Ken O'Brien gave props (24 Apr 2012):

    Yes,yes,yes,brilliant.Got my vote.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (25 Apr 2012):

    clever and adorable

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (27 Apr 2012):

    Back to vote: Yeah Rad!

  • Richard Hawkins

    Richard Hawkins gave props (29 Apr 2012):

    wonderful shot voted yea

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (2 May 2012):


  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (9 May 2012):

    Superb, voted!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (26 May 2012):

    Heck yeah this is way RAD!

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