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_MG_1659 Menacing

_MG_1659 Menacing

Louie was studying the dark deck so I suspected we had a visitor - turned out there were two raccoons at the bird feeder, one patiently waiting for the other to have its fill. I started by using the camera's internal flash and got a lot of reflections off the glass, even though I was holding the camera at an angle to the glass. Since I had an f/1.8 lens on the camera I just ditched the flash use and opened the lens all the way and cranked up the ISO to 1600. Ambient light was two 65 watt floods in the deck ceiling. After a while the raccoon really wasn't bothered by me and went back to raiding. Click on "next".

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Canon EOS 350D
1/15s f/1.8 at 50.0mm iso1600 two 65 watt flood lights full exif

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Judith Barnett02-Apr-2009 15:20
Just a beautiful capture Isabel! I have no love for these little guys but they are really fun to catch raiding and they have little fear of humans!
Michele Rodgers02-Apr-2009 14:58
The rascals have arrived. Great capture.
Rachel Pennington02-Apr-2009 14:44
Wow! What a spooky face! The photo is perfect though. :)
wendy beard02-Apr-2009 14:20
The floods worked really well - great shot!
pemkid02-Apr-2009 12:39
Great detail for the ambient light
Digipets02-Apr-2009 12:02
Super catch!!! ~Jane
Jeannie02-Apr-2009 11:29
Outstanding catch...and a great title!
Robin02-Apr-2009 10:29
Amazing picture! The caption is very appropriate. That would scare me.