Speeding Boat ... by **Raccoonzilla** ... © All Rights Reserved

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Funny story ... well maybe not. But this is what happened, see. There is this No Prize Contest called NPC. Each month, there is a new contest with a new theme. One month, the theme was 'Boat Trip'. Long story, short: got a toy boat, put sunflower seeds on board, carefully placed toy on water surface of bird bath, waited and waited and waited with camera in hand, raccoon arrived, saw boat, reached for boat as second raccoon arrived and snatched it.

They ate the seeds that fell off the boat and them immediately left. No play with toy boat.

Sometimes pictures can be deceiving. (smile) :-) (just having fun)

I would show the link to contest, but it seems to have disappeared. If anyone can find it, please give me the link. Thanks!

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Comments (96)

Bella Licht on November 29, 2010

Haha, Very nice shot greetings from Germany Bella Licht L8

Nick Weall on December 1, 2010

Good luck Jean ~ I have always loved this shot and here is a Golden Star and like too. This must be way up there in the results ~ all the best nick

JLourenco on December 9, 2010

Very nice moment for you taking this excellent scene! .... Can I play with you.... yes you can share my toy boat! Well done!

Greetings, JL

Christos Theodorou on December 10, 2010

Very nice capture. Best regards from Athens.


beyer99 on December 22, 2010

wow!!!!!!! You are specialist to take pictures of raccoons !!! >>>>>> LIKE <<<<< i'll come back for voting !!! Best wishes and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!! a.beyer ** http://www.panoramio.com/photo/45403672

Nick Weall on December 22, 2010

This entry deserved a better result in my humble opinion ~ Happy Christmas Jean ~ nick

Korcsog Rita on December 28, 2010

Beautiful!Like!Happy New Year 2011!Rita

Daniel Salomon Rubac… on January 25, 2011

LIKE 17 ...Maravillosa...!!! ...Saludos de Danliel,San Gregorio,Santa Fe,Argentina

Jean Gregory Evans on January 25, 2011

Thank you, Everyone! I appreciate your visits and comments. I am so glad you enjoyed this photo. When I set up the boat and waited for the raccoon(s) to visit, I wasn't at all sure this photo opportunity would work. I was thrilled when two decided to 'play', not just the one that I had hoped for.


crina.stanciu on January 27, 2011



▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on February 11, 2012

Excelente foto, ahora ya eres un fotografo famoso por la foto muestra de los mapaches en el concurso, enhorabuena!! like 19

joerg-ahlen on March 26, 2012

Like 20 from West-Germany. Diese kleinen niedlichen Waschbären haben jetzt auch bei uns in Deutschland eine neue Heimat gefunden. Ich freue mich schon darauf einen Waschbär im Wald zu sehen.

Mel Figueroa on April 26, 2012

Muy bonita foto

me gusta Like 22

Recibe saludos cordiales, Mel

jolaostrow on July 3, 2012

Lovely! L.Greetings, Jola

▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on September 27, 2012

Tambien regresando a esta foto para poner golden star!! + favorite 19

Buts Yuri on December 5, 2012

It is a very nice fun-shot, beautiful colors! LIKE-23+ ! Regards from Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, Yuri.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 6, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jean Gregory Evans
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H5
    • Taken on 2009/06/06 13:19:37
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 25.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash