Fun Friday: Peek-a-Boo, I See You!

Ever sense someone or something is watching you? That happened to me this past week while kayaking in a Missouri Conservation Area. I was sitting still near a beaver lodge, waiting for some activity to begin. I kept looking at the lodge, then up in the sky, in case some Wood Ducks flew over. All at once, I sensed I was being watched. I turned around and looked at the beaver lodge, just in time to see this little guy intently watching me:

Common Raccoon

Apparently, he was on the backside of the lodge and foraging around the shallow water. Either sensing, or hearing me, he looked over the lodge to check me out. I had a very similar experience at this location just a week before, so it might be the same little guy. :o)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC, shot at 520 mm
  • Handheld from a kayak, with IS “On”
  • ISO 6400 (conditions were foggy and right at sunrise)
  • Aperture f/22 (shot this with way too small an Aperture; had it at f/22 to capture greater depth of field with Wood Ducks in the fog)
  • Shutter 1/8 sec. (Thank Goodness for IS!)




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