Late night visitor, raccoon 11:34 PM

Uploaded 10 Mar 2018 — 10 favorites
Spotlight This! Enter Shoot Out
Login Required

To add items to your favorites you must login.

Already have a JPG account?


Need to create a JPG account?

JPG+ Required

Collections are a JPG+ feature. You must be a JPG+ member to create new collections and to add photos to collections.

Sign up for JPG+ to start using collections now!

© Andrea Petersen
Views 48
Likes 5
Favorites 10
Comments 7
Would you like to also give a props comment to the photographer?
All dislikes require a comment. Please tell us why you do not like this photo.

More of Andrea Petersen’s Photos

  • The Gathering
  • Late night visitor, raccoon 11:34 PM
  • (Open Book) With Flowers and Road grader
  • (Closed Book) with Flowers and road grader
Photo Info
UploadedMarch 10, 2018
TakenMarch 9, 2018
Exposure1/30 sec at f/4
FlashRed Eye, Compulsory Flash
Focal Length9.9 mm
No categories yet.

Similar photos

  • Night Mirror
  • Down The Street
  • Folly River by Night
  • 2018 Super Blue Moon

Q: Good tripods??

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Tippi, our dog alerted me to this enormous raccoon on our bird feeder stand last night ...It was pitch black outside but used my flashlight and the camera's flash in order to see him and to shoot a few images through the window..Only this one picture turned out, half way decent even though there are reflective spots over his head from the glare of the flashlight on the window and cameras flash.. but no red pin points in the pupils of the eyes from the flash that sometimes happens late at night and his eyes are sharply focused.

As much as little Tippi wanted to go outside and chase the raccoon away I kept her safely in the house and I did not venture to go outside either...You never know when a wild raccoon could have rabies or might even bite out of fear...

One good reason why I don't leave food containers overnight on the wooden stand is because creatures like this can be destructive.. He partly wrecked one side of the stand because of his weight. I nailed back the section that was hanging loose this morning before I could feed the birds fresh sunflower seeds in the bowl provided for them during the day and hung back up their suet. There were very few seeds left and mostly shells that late at night for this guy to even bother scavenging:)

Best View in Light-box! Thank you!!!

Thank you David de London for nominating this for photo of the week 3/12/2018! Appreciated!

7 responses

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (10 Mar 2018):

    a great portrait!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (11 Mar 2018):

    When I was a boy, back in the 50s, our fierce and extremely athletic male cat (who liked to stay out all night) got into a fight with a raccoon, and was ripped to pieces. The raccoon tore a piece of flesh out of his back (down to the muscles) the size of a half-dollar. Our cat spent at least a week in the vet hospital, and he never ventured out at night again. Raccoons are extremely photogenic and playful, but they have a fierce and aggressive side. I am glad Tippi stayed indoors. A very nice shot of this handsome visitor!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (11 Mar 2018):

    You got a beautiful capture of him, I love this image and the narrative, too!!

  • Michael Asaro

    Michael Asaro   gave props (11 Mar 2018):


  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (12 Mar 2018):

    Great shot of this little visitor!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (12 Mar 2018):

    Fantastic color and detail.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (14 Mar 2018):

    Great shot!

To add your comment, Log in or sign up!

Please Login or Sign Up

You must be logged in to enter photos into JPG Shoot Out contests.
Login or Sign Up