Activity Sequence of One Raccoon (Diptych)

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© Andrea Petersen
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Hi there!

thought you might like this submission to JPG. If you do, vote it up!

http://jpgmag.com/photos/2884945

Thanks,
—The JPG team

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

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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.

http://jpgmag.com/photos/1701057

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.

87 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):

    adorable!

  • 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 (Deleted) 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):

    BTV!

  • JOE FAILK

    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):

    BTV:)

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (1 Apr 2012):

    BTV!

  • 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):

    Adorable!

  • 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):

    BTV!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (12 Apr 2012):

    Voted!!!

  • Yasmina Baggili

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

    Amazing capture!! Voted

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (16 Apr 2012):

    Heehee, great! voted

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (16 Apr 2012):

    VOTED

  • 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):

    Haha!

  • 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):

    btv

  • 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!

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (6 Jul 2014):

    A good one! My vote.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (8 Jul 2014):

    Spectacular shot........Andrea... Gloria used to keep in her yard. So nice!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (8 Jul 2014):

    BTV...

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (8 Jul 2014):

    back to vote!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (9 Jul 2014):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone   gave props (9 Jul 2014):

    Funny! Got my vote.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Jul 2014):

    BTV.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (11 Jul 2014):

    Nice work! voted.

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (11 Jul 2014):

    Lovely shot of inquisitive animals.

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (12 Jul 2014):

    A definite YES!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (22 Jul 2014):

    They are so incredibly cute! Back to Vote!!

  • Lynn Hathaway

    Lynn Hathaway gave props (22 Jul 2014):

    Very cool, Andrea! Voted

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth   said (22 Jul 2014):

    Amazing capture ! Voted !

  • jaume Morera Barreda

    jaume Morera Barreda   gave props (2 Aug 2014):

    Preciosa fotografia !!! voto

  • Mojtaba Nateqi

    Mojtaba Nateqi gave props (2 Aug 2014):

    nice one!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi   gave props (7 Aug 2014):

    So well done! Voted.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte   gave props (7 Aug 2014):

    Super! Voted.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (10 Aug 2014):

    Back to vote !!!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (15 Aug 2014):

    Voted, incredible clarity and they are so cute!!!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (18 Aug 2014):

    Great shot....voted

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (19 Aug 2014):

    btv

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (26 Aug 2014):

    It made me laugh, xxxx a huge vote!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (27 Aug 2014):

    Beautiful funny shot, voted!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (3 Sep 2014):

    So funny!! Great shot Andrea!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (3 Sep 2014):

    My vote!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (18 Sep 2014):

    VOTED!!

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (6 Oct 2014):

    GMV... What they aren't birds? Striped eyed, Grey belly, Hungry bird

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (8 Oct 2014):

    a cool theme image! voted!

  • Patrick Westerfield

    Patrick Westerfield gave props (15 Oct 2014):

    voted yeah

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield said (14 Nov 2014):

    BTV!

  • SAURO DORIA

    SAURO DORIA   gave props (15 Nov 2014):

    Magnifico scatto, il mio voto!

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