I saw the raccoon last night, but before I could get the camera out he/she was gone. So tonight I put dog food out in three locations and put the camera on the kitchen counter. I thought I was ready…
I watched a little television.
Did some laundry.
Checked the window that looks out over the yard.
Went to get the last load of laundry out of the dryer and spotted the bunnies having a little meeting under one of the bird feeders. Tried a couple of shots of and both were bad. After all it was dusk and I was shooting through a window. The flash kept going off, so I changed settings. I told you once that I really don’t know what I’m doing, so I just experiment. Reading the manual is often just too confusing for me. I get lost in the numbers. So, I finally got this shot on the fourth try.
Then I decided to open the back door, and if they stayed still, take one more shot of the bunnies.
Instead…I opened the back door and there was the raccoon at the back feeder!! I took about thirty shots of him, all blurry and dark (lightened a bit with Photoshop), but I’m happy anyway because he didn’t run away! I kept shooting and he changed positions and ran around the yard, but he didn’t run for the woods like he did last night.
He ate, a LOT, and then disappeared around the corner of the house. Well, of course I was curious so I tiptoed around the corner too. He came rushing back at me, veered to the left and brushed by my foot!! Close encounter of the panicked kind- both of us! Lol Off to the woods for sure!
Maybe tomorrow night with a bribe of more dog food and veggies, he will return and I’ll take better shots. I’m going to get that manual out and read about low light shots of moving animals!
And I’m going to leave extra carrots for the bunnies. If it hadn’t been for their cuteness I wouldn’t have been in the yard!