I took this photo of this young raccoon that was one of this Spring’s babies that come up each night looking for a handout before going back out into the woods to find their natural food. It was getting late and raining quite hard. This little girl was trying to stay as close to the tree trunk as she could, to keep from getting soaked by the very cold rain.
I can’t get over just how much weight the raccoons have put on in the last few weeks and as you can see her coat is quite plush.
Photo taken in Kentucky USA. I used my Minolta 5D DSLR with 135mm lens ISO800 F2.8 1/40 hand held.
For post processing I used Photoshop CS4, with the final step being the Orton effect.