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Sugar plum Coon Kit

BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   'Sugar plum' coon kit
'Sugar plum' coon kit
My nickname for this sweet, but wild little coon kit.

28 August 2008, 19:31:23
F4.0@1/30 Sec
Partial metering
ISO 1600
Focal length 87.0 of 70-200mm f4L
580EX Flash On ETTL-2/3
Custom White Balance in ACR. Tripod, remote. Taken from opened bathroom window.

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ROLAN NARMAN
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    Very nice capture Susan! Good job!


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8/28/2008 8:39:27 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thank you, Rolan.

Please visit my gallery. I'm having fun capturing wildlife in my backyard.


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8/28/2008 9:03:02 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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Wow Susan you captured great details in this cutie, well done!


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8/28/2008 9:52:56 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Wonderful capture!


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8/28/2008 10:38:00 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thank you, Janice and Liz.


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9/7/2008 11:52:43 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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This is such a cute series, Susan!!!!! They are such fun to watch...that is until they get into the sweetcorn patch!!!!! LOLOLOL ♫ k


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9/20/2008 9:52:58 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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I have "Pointy Nose" almost feeding from my hand. He comes within a foot of me. Sugar plum is more timid.

Thanks for commenting, Kitty!


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9/20/2008 12:18:27 PM

 
Ann Coates
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This is "the shot". Well done and you so deserve your editor's pick on this one.


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10/1/2008 9:10:28 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thank you, Ann.

This is my favorite coon kit. She is charming and waits for our picture every evening. The others run up the feeder, grab peanuts, and quickly disappear.

I also wish I could hug her, she's such a "Sugar Plum." When I put the peanuts out in the early evening, I call the sugar plum kits and most come running...if they are in the backyard.

It's fun! Thank you for visiting my gallery and your comments. They mean so much to me!


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10/1/2008 11:48:44 PM

 
Sharon   

So cute!! The colors are so vibrant!! Great work!!


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1/11/2009 9:11:44 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thank you, Sharon. The colors are vibrant because when the coon kits were very young, they came during daylight. Now, if they come (and they often don't), it is long after I've gone to bed. I haven't seen them for months.

I hope they bring their babies in the early fall, like their mother brought this litter. I miss them.

Thank you for your kind words, and visiting my gallery.


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1/11/2009 9:56:21 PM

 
Karen Tate
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Fabulous!!! I'm glad the Editors picked it too. Good taste! I'll look at more of your gallery when I get a few extra minutes. I like your eye.


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6/8/2009 6:07:00 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thank you, Karen. I love this image also. I wish this coon family still visited me. But, as they grew older, their mother took them to discover new foods in trash containers, no doubt.

I had really enjoyed their visits last fall and continually look for new possibilities in my old images as I learn more and more techniques.

I also enjoy your visit to my gallery. That you so much for coming.


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6/8/2009 8:57:15 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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What an enjoyable series! I raised a baby coon long ago. This brings back great memories. I eventually released her on our ranch. At first she would occasionally visit if she got hungry and once even brought her babies to visit.


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1/18/2010 9:55:11 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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I miss the coon kits. I did not really raise them--just fed them peanuts as a photographed them. They've grown and have families of their own, I suppose, but I haven't seen them at the normal times and they don't come when I call, like they once did.

Thus, I moved on and started learning to capture birds. It's going to take awhile before I'm good at this, however.

Thank you for visiting my gallery and your comment on the coon kit series.

Bunny


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1/18/2010 12:52:14 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congratulations Bunny on being today's 101 POTD!!


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6/20/2010 6:20:10 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Cute capture with great color and detail
Congratulations on the 101 POTD


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6/20/2010 6:29:13 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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What a sweetheart of an animal and a sweetheart of a shot, Bunny. Congratulations on the 101 POTD.


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6/20/2010 6:45:28 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Such a sweet image, Bunny!! Congratulations on your 101 POTD!!

Patti


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6/20/2010 6:59:50 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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So sweet ~ wonderful capture Bunny ... congrats on your 101 POTD ~ great choice!


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6/20/2010 7:21:01 AM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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Wonderful capture, Bunny!!! Love the curious expression. Congratulations on your PG 101 POTD!


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6/20/2010 8:13:44 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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What a surprise!!!! Thank you, Kara for selecting Sugar plum coon kit as PG 101 POTD! Such an honor. Wow! Thank you!

This is my favorite coon capture of all time.

Thank you very much for visiting my gallery.


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6/20/2010 8:19:39 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations Bunny!!! This is just Adorable with Beautiful color :)


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6/20/2010 8:23:43 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thank you, Bill, Mitch, Patti, Susie, and Karen for your wonderful, heartfelt comments and wishes, and for visiting my gallery. All of you have made my day, and I joyfully, thank you.
~Bunny


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6/20/2010 8:26:56 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Superb and cute capture Bunny! HTD!


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6/20/2010 8:33:22 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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GREAT capture Bunny! love colors and the little cute one playing there :)) congrats on this 101 POTD!


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6/20/2010 8:35:37 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thank you, Datha and Katarina for your wonderful wishes and comments. And thanks for visiting my gallery. HTD!!


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6/20/2010 8:36:52 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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Hi, Daniella. You sneaked in while I was typing a note for Datha and Katarina. ;-)
Thank you so much for your comments and wishes on this surprising phenomenon.


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6/20/2010 8:43:08 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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WOW, SUCH AN ADORABLE CAPTURE, BUNNY. HUGE CONGRATZ ON THE 101 POTD!

UB.


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6/20/2010 11:11:56 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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WOW! Thank you, Usman. It was such a surprise to receive an honored POTD from PG-101. And thank, you, for the wonderful comment and congratulations.


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6/20/2010 11:38:35 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your terrific 101 Winner.


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6/21/2010 5:03:58 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thanks, Leslie.


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6/21/2010 5:28:35 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Wonderful capture and congratulations on your PG 101 POTD. :O)


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6/21/2010 6:56:50 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Lucky you to see such cute wildlife in your backyard Bunny. This is such a sweet capture. Love it!!! Congratulations!!


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6/21/2010 11:58:45 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thank you, Doc and Donna.
The coons used to come during daylight hours when they were babies. Their evenings grew later and later as they matured. Now, I can hear what I think may be coons...or it may be rats, as we have both. The coons generally feed before the rats, and are long gone by the time the Norway rats come out.

We refuse to use poisons, because we don't want to kill pets, owls, hawks, or other birds and coons. So they rats clean up after everyone else. I just make certain that the feeders come in before 10 p.m. so the only thing on the ground is seed left from messy birds.

I thoroughly enjoyed capturing the coon kits. There are more images of Backyard Wildlife, along with one rat "Calculating" from the high wire above the feeders.

Thanks for visiting and for your comments.


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6/21/2010 4:53:09 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Wonderful shot....Congrats on your 101 POTD!


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6/22/2010 3:00:39 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thank you, Linda, and thanks for your congrats on my first 101 POTD.


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6/22/2010 9:10:49 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Your Raccoon images are wonderful!


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10/25/2010 9:23:05 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thank you, Liz.
I miss the coon kits. Haven't see them in a long time. I knew zero about capturing wildlife before them, but learned a lot!


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10/26/2010 11:41:18 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Fantastic racoon images, Bunny!


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11/30/2010 7:21:05 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thank you, Lisa.
I'm honored that you visited my gallery.


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11/30/2010 8:51:03 PM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Oh I love this. So well done. This brings back great childhood memories too. My Dad was a Game Warden and one day he brought home 3 baby racoons that had been abandoned by their mother. We raised them till they were old enough to be released back into the wild and then let them go. Their names were Stinky, Tiny and Gorbyguts.


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5/23/2011 6:58:56 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congrats Bunny on being this weeks gallery showcase!


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5/23/2011 6:58:58 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congrats, Bunny! She's a cutie!


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5/23/2011 7:01:38 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Just love this image Bunny! I also love all your coon and bird images!
Congratulations on this weeks gallery showcase


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5/23/2011 9:23:50 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on your 101 showcase image, Bunny...love this one!


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5/23/2011 9:26:46 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Congratulations, Bunny, for being POTW... :-) Nice work!!


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5/23/2011 6:31:33 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thank you all for your comments and congratulations on my favorite coon kit image.

Sugar Plum coon is all grown up now and I don't see her any longer. I miss the kits, as I had so much fun capturing them. The experience I gained from the kits, I transferred to the backyard birds.


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5/26/2011 10:24:15 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Excellent and cute capture. Great work Bunny!


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5/28/2011 4:18:43 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thank you, Kata.


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5/29/2011 11:57:19 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Congratulations Bunny, on winning the POTW image this month! Adorable little coon in the image!!


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6/1/2011 9:17:50 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congrats Bunny!


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6/1/2011 4:30:49 PM

 
Melinda B. Shiflet
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Awwww, what a cutie!! Fabulous capture, Bunny! Congratulations!


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11/19/2011 5:28:53 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thank you, Melinda. This is one of my favorites. I'm glad you like her and may capture of this wild little coon kit.


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11/19/2011 9:44:24 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is such a wonderful series, Bunny! The lighting, colors and details are superb...and your timing couldn't have been better. Fabulous work!!! Deb


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4/25/2012 8:13:37 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thanks, Deb.
The coons come in the wee hours of the morning now, when I cannot anticipate them. I can tell when they come because the water container left for the birds is upside down.

But I miss them. I really enjoyed their capture --photographically!


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4/26/2012 11:57:55 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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I love your raccoon photos! They are sweet and crisp and clear and colorful---absolutely perfect!


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9/17/2012 7:06:07 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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Thank you, Connie. I really enjoyed photographing them, a miss the coon kits.


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9/17/2012 6:24:33 PM

 
Jill Odice
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What a wonderful series! Love these little bandits!


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9/18/2012 9:22:17 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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Me, too! And, I miss them.
Thanks for your comments.


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