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Old Oct 30, 2008, 10:57 PM   #1
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these showed up last night but i was not ready.. they showed up again tonight..
they'll come as close as15',3m, looking for food.. being in rescue we just happen to have plenty of that.. i've been here over 20years and have seen about everything that's around but never raccoons or coyotes until last night when these two coons showed up.. i'm afraid if i see a coyote i won't be shooting with a camera..
i have no idea what these shots look like because i PPed on myPOS laptop LCD..

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Old Oct 30, 2008, 11:02 PM   #3
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 12:15 AM   #4
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We occasionally see the many raccoons that are in our area, but not often. They can be real problems. I like the pictures, certainly sharp. I think the light parts are a bit over-white, but that could be my new monitor. I'd be interested in hearing what others think of it. I haven't hooked up my Huey yet - it never worked all that well with my old laptop. It did fine with the large LCD monitor. So far I like what this new laptop's monitor looks like and haven't felt an urge to calibrate it or adjust it yet.
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yeah the whites are blown. just checked them on the CRT.. i don't think you stand much chance with the whites tho.. the DR is just too much. if they're back tonight i'll use the 70-210 instead of the 35-105

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You are probably right about the DR - a frustrating thing about night/flash photography. It's hard to get right.
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 8:59 PM   #7
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I like the pictures, certainly sharp.
the A35-105/3.5 get one
i think pentax forgot the * on this one
all i can say is that as long as they behave they can stay. animal services left me a trap.. for dogs that is..

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Old Nov 1, 2008, 2:17 AM   #8
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We used to get quite a few racoons in our yard as we are close to the water. We have had a mom and her 3 babies one time. Super cute. We have also had some very aggresive ones. Those ones look quite young. We have never had a problem with them getting into things. Too bad they dont pose as nicely in the day time!



when you said "being in rescue", are you into animal rescue?
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The last time I was at the biological station doing macro photography I was kneeling beside a bush on the trail when I heard something working its way through the palmettos. A momma coon and two babies emerged on the trail about seven feet (2 meters) away. One baby ran across the trail, one ran back, and momma puffed up, bared her teeth, and hissed at me just like a cat. Considering my faces proximity it was actually a little scary and I backed up slowly until she could recover the children and move on. I never knew raccoons hissed before.

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I think maybe you had too much light - the first one can be toned down, but the other two are way too contrsty; I couldn't do much with either of them
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