Tuesday, May 17, 2011

masked stranger

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
--Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish Poet

I could hear my dog Blue going crazy at the other end of the house -- and upon investigating, this was the scene outside the guest bedroom. I didn't notice this raccoon at first, but Blue kept persisting (maybe he's got some Coon Hound in him).  It was getting late and the light quickly fading, so I had to crank the ISO setting to get these images. The one on the right was the last image I took before he scurried away into the night. 

Photo Details:
Top -- Nikon D90 w/ 70-300mm VR lens @ 300mm, f/5.6, 1/60th sec., ISO 3200
Right -- Nikon D90 w/ 70-300mm VR lens @ 280mm, f/5.6, 1/30th sec., ISO 6400


  1. Nice Shots! This is one area where Nikon has a leg up on Canon. Noise levels at high ISO

  2. that thing holds up well at high iso doesnt it

  3. It is amazing that you can get decent and usable shots (not for print perhaps, but acceptable for web use) with such high ISOs. Here's a previous post with other high ISOs taken in even darker conditions: http://appalachiantreks.blogspot.com/2008/12/turning-night-into-day.html

  4. He is so cute!! Really good shot!!


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