Activity Sequence of One Raccoon (Diptych)
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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.
Also by Andrea Petersen
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