The Chicken Coup Three (i)

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These are wild raccoon that live in the deep dark woodlands around my home. As I was hoping for a visit, expecting them to pass by at mid-afternoon. I sat quietly and waited in a shady area on that very hot summer day, hoping the light would be just right for the camera, hoping to use it for a painting. I was hoping to take a good picture that would have a good composition.

They came, my camera clicked many times. The animals drank water from a birdbath and ate some birdseed. Instead of leaving, they sat down near me and stayed a while! It was near the beginning of my study of these intelligent wild animals.

Their mouths were open because it was so hot, they were panting to cool off. They moved slowly that day.

The one in the front is actually smiling. She is a happy and social animal. She is the youngest. The one in the middle is her mom, I think. The back one is the oldest, probably the mother and grandmother of the group. She is bossy ... impressive and very commanding.

title courtesy of someGuyinmasset, as can be seen below original photo first page of comments

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Comments (76)

cindy555 on May 28, 2010

Very lovely shot Jean You could also call this picture "triplets"..:-)) Marion

atroune abdelmalek on June 14, 2010

Wonderful picture!

JBTHEMILKER on August 3, 2010

Looks like trouble.

Bert Lanting Fotogra… on August 15, 2010

Garbage bins are indeed very interesting..

I love them!

DonPipi on November 16, 2010

EXCELLENT SHOT,congrats..! LIKE + YS! Greetings from Hungary,Pipi

OPAPAYA on January 16, 2011

Excellent! LIKE 12


Blue_malu on February 17, 2011

many awesome beautiful pictures in your gallery! For the first I choose this because it´s funny and I love racoons. Greetings from germany to north carolina !

mbandueza on March 31, 2011

Gran foto jean~ge like14

luciano bernardi on April 11, 2012

Bellissima foto. Ciao da Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Michael Bilodeau on April 28, 2012

Very good caption, F-16 Michael :)

Natmara on August 31, 2012

Très belle photo de l'équipe des ratons laveurs. Landf

amadeus2050 on October 1, 2012

Wonderful capture. LIKE. Greetings from Spain.


George Chow on January 21, 2013

Hermosa captura en b/w de estos bellos animales,me gusta mucho.un saludo.

Ekanesto on April 17, 2014

....three of them.

wolfram.jesse on June 29, 2014

Klasse Bild.

Christos Theodorou on June 29, 2014

Wowwww ! – This is a great shot! - FV. Regards from Athens.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 2, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jean Gregory Evans
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H5
    • Taken on 2008/06/05 15:43:34
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 37.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash