Sunday, June 6, 2010


06.06.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

This cute little masked raccoon was foraging around the park totally focused on getting fed....I watched him/her in silence for a good fifteen minutes before making a movement which re-focused attention to the 'intruder'. Fortunately, after a few moments of staring, I was not considered a threat - and the feeding forage renewed!

Special moments with nature continue to amaze me...when I got to the park, there was only one other human (a fellow photographer) and plenty of wildlife - red-shouldered hawks (elusive to my lens), this 'bandit', butterflies, night heron, dragonflies, and grasshoppers made it in the shoot. I'm not sure if it is the photography itself or the places that it takes me, but I continually amaze myself at it changes the way I see things! Freedom Park, Naples, FL


  1. Excellent focus in this shot! I love the detail in its fur!

  2. Great composition - s/he certainly doesn't seem perturbed by your presence.