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Discussion in 'Wildlife-Nature' started by Fujiphotog, May 16, 2018.

  1. Fujiphotog

    Fujiphotog Amateur photographer.

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    Raccoons are supposedly nocturnal. This one visited our back yard at 2:30 pm to gorge on sunflower seeds left out for the birds. After about half an hour he looked at me and left. I'm sure he'll be back as long as any food is there.

    Photographed through our closed (and not very clean) kitchen window with my X-H1 and 100-400 lens.



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    A lesson for us all

    Keep your lens clean.
    Keep your sensor clean.
    Keep your kitchen window clean.
     
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    Aaah, think back to the old days when we smeared Vaseline on the lens for soft focus images.
    These are great!
     
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    I remember, for portraits pre-photoshop.
     
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    Fujiphotog Amateur photographer.

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    I got the first two of these done, but ran out of energy for the third one.
     
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    Same here, more or less. After several years, I think I have managed to convince my wife that dirty windows are actually a plus, in that they block the sunlight which would otherwise fade fabrics; and most importantly, provide the much more photogenic diffused lighting for pictures of the cat.
     
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    Yes exactly
     
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    I would be concerned about a nocturnal creature out in the middle of the day. I would worry he is sick. Rabies?
     
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    Raccoons don’t always just sleep from dawn to dusk. They may go off in search of food or drink. This is especially true of nursing female raccoons, who have a bunch of babies to take care of, and who have extra nutritional requirements, because they are nursing their young. In the spring, you're likely to see some mother raccoons gathering extra food during the daytime, so that they can produce more milk. The day before I took my photos there were two adult raccoons feeding on seeds at the same spot. Rabid animals usually exhibit other signs than just being hungry before nightfall.
     

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