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Lorraine Boyd
Halfmoon, New York
10:26 am

Equipment Details:

D500 with Nikon 600mm f/4 lens & 1.4x teleconverter

Post-processing Details:

touch of lighting adjustment

Image Details:

A very close encounter with a racoon, and during the day! While sitting by the Mohawk River, watching birds, I turned my head and was looking face to face (10 feet away) with the cutest racoon. I think we were both shocked, she backed slowly down the embankment, & I could breathe. Even though they are nocturnal they will hunt during daylight when they have babies, which I am assuming was the case (it's that time of year). It looked healthy and just strolled away to the woods.