Just back from card night at the Rusky’s, we decided to come in via the back door. As I was fumbling for my keys I heard some strange squealing sounds coming from the large old maple in front of the door. We looked up to see four brand new baby raccoons peering down at us from a large hole in the tree. Ran inside for the GF1 and managed to get off a few shots with the flash. The grain is horrific as it was pitch black and our little guests were about 30 ft up the massive maple making the flash less effective. The camera had to use ISO 2500 and a slow shutter speed, but the result is quite amazing nonetheless. You can only see three babies, but the fourth is hiding behind his siblings. After a while, two of them decided to start climbing the tree. They eventually chickened out and came back to the safety of their nest.

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