Marie Costanza  

Raccoon Babies by Marie Costanza

November 2021 - Raccoon Babies

November 2021 - Marie Costanza


About the Image(s)

I took this image in August when I was visiting the Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, NY. I was delighted to look down and in the distance see a group of kits snuggled up with their mother raccoon. I used a Nikon 850 with a Nikon 28-300 lens with the following settings: ISO=250, 160 mm, F7, 1/125. This was handheld.

I cropped in Lightroom and used Color Efex Pro to bring out the color and details. Then used Topaz to sharpen the image.

6 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Marie, what a cute image. Nature at its best. The Racoons are very sharp, and nicely framed by the greenery. Your PP brought out a lot of color and detail. It is sharp. Another good example of what the Nikon D850 can do. Could not have asked for more.   Posted: 11/03/2021 17:09:50
Marie Costanza   Marie Costanza
Thank you, Isaac. I felt very fortunate to catch them in the midst of a lovely setting.   Posted: 11/17/2021 19:26:42

Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
Lovely! Well done in your pp work, perfect! And the image suites a square format. Interesting foliage colours around helped.

Interesting that you didn't bother using the full zoom of your lens - you knew you could crop hugely anyway!   Posted: 11/16/2021 11:28:16
Marie Costanza   Marie Costanza
Thank you. I think I was in such a rush to grab the shot that I didn't zoom out as far I could have! We were with some friends touring the gardens, otherwise I would have spent much longer at that spot and zoomed in closer.   Posted: 11/17/2021 19:35:59

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Marie, Wow what a nice image from such a small section of the frame. The small open area frames the image perfectly. Ears up, eyes with catch light and looking at you all add interest. Color and sharpness are great. Bruce   Posted: 11/17/2021 19:05:25
Marie Costanza   Marie Costanza
Thank you. There were at least 3 little kits in there but in most of my shots they had their eyes closed. I was delighted when they opened their eyes and I was able to catch them.   Posted: 11/17/2021 19:37:52


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