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There’s always something new at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona, USA. New to what used to be the marguay exhibit is this playful raccoon. It had just eaten and was playing with a ball when we first saw him. After putting it into his empty food bowl, he started climbing around in the trees. In a short time he came right over to the window as if to say “hi.”

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100. I always take a new camera to the Desert Museum for my test drive. It definitely passed.

100 views as of 9/19/10

“Rocky Raccoon” has been featured in:
FREEDOM TO SHINE/September, 2010
100%/September, 2010
A PLACE TO CALL HOME/October, 2010


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I am a 60+ retiree who loves photography. I am active in the Green Valley (AZ) Camera Club where I teach several classes. Joining this organization has taken my photography to new levels. I consider my cameras and my computers to be my creative media.

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  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful Image. Great composition.

  • Thank you so much, Jan. Thank heavens for the crop tool. LOL

    – Linda Gregory

  • Dreamflower
    Dreamfloweralmost 4 years ago

    WOW! What a great shot Linda, what a sweetie, love it!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Linda Gregory

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesalmost 4 years ago

    Your camera passed with flying colours – this is just lovely

  • I was nervous about the camera. The first few reviews on were very negative, but I’ve had two Panasonics previous to this one and they haven’t disappointed. This combines features from the FZ35 and my favorite FZ50, plus a lot more.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 4 years ago

    Great, great capture, Linda!!! Love it!

  • Thank you very much, Barbara.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Brian Dodd
    Brian Doddalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!!

  • Thank you so much, Brian.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamalmost 4 years ago

    What a wonderful portrait of this beautiful critter Linda.
    Congratulations on the new camera.

  • Thank you very much, Richard. I think I’m going to really like this camera.

    – Linda Gregory

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful and appealing, Linda.

  • Thank you so much, Frannie.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47almost 4 years ago

    Excellent close-up, very clear detail!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Linda Gregory

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you, Ray.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonalmost 4 years ago

    An excellent capture. The sepia tones… perfect :)


  • Thank you very much, Roger. No sepia in this shot. This is full color.

    – Linda Gregory

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