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Old Nov 9, 2007, 10:49 AM   #1
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I've been torn apart with this shot. Waited till it got something to eat in its paw/hands. I like it but, shouldn't I change its meal (clone something over it)

So what do I do,

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Old Nov 9, 2007, 10:52 AM   #2
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Ronny, it is a very well done shot. The chicken leg is somewhat anti-cute, but critters is critters and they eat whatever they find!

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Now, if you were a biologist, you wouldn't miss the opportunity to do a studyentitled "Food Preferencesof Raccoons at Garbage Dumps"- at this point it prefers chicken to ham or fruit salad!

Obviously you are still visiting on this side of the Atlantic. Nice shot.
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Superb shot - razor sharp.



As to the food, the raccoon is a carnivore, so eats meat. If you photograph a lion / tiger at feeding time, they will have chunks of raw, bloody meat.



It's nature, and you have captured it and the evironment, brilliantly.



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I agree with the other comments. It's a nice very nice photo of a racoon being a racoon. The only suggestion I might make is to consider cloning out the "Julie" sticker on the orange. It's strangly distracting to me.
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Hi Ronny,

Seeing as how it's a great shot of the racoon, if the "yuck factor" of the chicken leg gets to you, then I'd just clone off the foot part -- very easily done, and the thing it's holding just becomes an unidentifiable pink thing. Definitely less bothersome.

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Did you bathe and brush the racoon prior to shooting the picture? :G



I like this photograph very much.
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Old Nov 9, 2007, 5:04 PM   #8
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So is life...

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Old Nov 9, 2007, 5:31 PM   #9
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Lyrics51 wrote:
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Ronny, it is a very well done shot. The chicken leg is somewhat anti-cute, but critters is critters and they eat whatever they find!

Glenn
Thanks Glen,

the first I saw it, it's not that I was shocked, more surprised.
Started cloning out the chicken leg, but very soon decided that is added
a lot to the shot.
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Now, if you were a biologist, you wouldn't miss the opportunity to do a studyentitled "Food Preferencesof Raccoons at Garbage Dumps"- at this point it prefers chicken to ham or fruit salad!

Obviously you are still visiting on this side of the Atlantic. Nice shot.
Thanks Penolta,

no I'm still on the other side, plan to come over next summer.

It's not a free racoon but we do have them already :roll: in the wild - they seem to be great escapers.
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