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8/24/2011 PM : Okay, I've gotten many comments on this picture regarding on how I got so close to this opossum and what is was doing out in the sun. So I thought I would explain. This is Meeka, one of my two opossum sisters that are used in wildlife education. I raised them along with their siblings when they were very young. Their siblings were all rehabbed and released back in to the wild. The two sisters Meeka and Kieran though go to different functions to inform people about the truth about these amazing marsupials and to debunk many myths about them. This shot was not easy though. It took a lot of patience and a bit of luck. Finally, she had this perfect pose and I was lucky enough to capture it.
If you have anymore questions about them, feel free to ask. :love:


8/24/2011 AM : Oh my.. When I got on DA this morning I couldn't for the life of me figure out why I had over 700 messages.. and the numbers kept climbing. Then I came to this deviation page to find that it is now a DD! :jawdrop: Oh happy day! :D So thank you everyone who has come to visit my page to view, fav, and comment on this image. And thank you to everyone who has continued to look through my gallery to add more favs and even added me to their watch list. I love you all! :love:


Be sure to check out my Etsy shop The Perfect Opossum to find some opossum memorabilia! [link]
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Given 2011-08-24
=daydreame said; "A fantastic capture of an underappreciated but gorgeous little animal."

=little-billie said; "One of the most adorable nature shots I've ever seen. A very cute and very professional picture. Extraordinary!"

h e l l o world by ~A-jean ( Featured by Anoya )
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Calitha-Lena Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
youre featured here [link] :meow:
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malaugusto Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Photographer
This superb work has been featured here: 50 Exciting Examples of Action Photography.
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A-jean Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
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malaugusto Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013   Photographer
You're welcome!
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dmf38 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Possums are where it's at!
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TheFrenchHorn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
may i have permission to draw this beautiful creature?
I will give you credit and put a link to the picture.:heart:
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A-jean Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely! I would love to see it!
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Hybodus Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Good photo. You are right, the pose perfect.
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RowanLewgalon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   General Artist
This lovely work is featured in my journal: [link]
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DrawingSaudade Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
cuuute
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StellaMay2807 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Oh god, oppossums are so incredibly cute. With their amazing tails and fuzzy coat. Love this shot and the look in her eyes. The titel fits very well. :love:
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Upironetopyr Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
So cute&funny, nice colors, good angle, sharpness and mainly you captured very good moment, amazing shot! :)
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Andres-Cadena Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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RainbowMuttLuna Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What an adorable creature :3
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   Photographer
Wow, this is a great photo :-) Congrats on the well deserved DD!
Wonderful colors :D
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avilamonkey Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
is beautiful,...
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Veiled-Bride Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Ice Age x]
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I don't suppose I coulod add anything to what's been said already so I'll leave you with this [link] . The bit you really want is 11 mins 30 secs in! "...the 'possum juggler is the sorriest I've ever seen!"
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A-jean Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha.. oh my.
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awintrode Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Great photo. Good for you raising opossum babies and trying to debunk myths. It always amazes us rehabbers that people love the raccoons and are terrified of the opossums, when in reality I'd pay good money to have a raccoon play dead during an exam. :) Power to the 'Possums!
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful photography has been featured in my latest journal, "Favorite Wildlife Photos of 2011"
[link] :D
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tehuti Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love possums, they visit our porch to eat scraps and bird food, and occasionally raid the feeder. And they stand up to the skunks and raccoons! :D So cute!
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Artofthebeholder Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
This is so adorable :heart: It looks as though she's greeting the sun & saying "ahh, a new day!" & taking a deep breath!
She is such a gorgeous opossum! Those eyes are stunning :love: I commend you on having the patience to wait for this shot! & I love hearing that you have a wildlife education center! Keep the good work flowing!
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A-jean Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for such kind words. :hug:
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cindy1701d Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Congrats on the DD. The picture is great.
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Aratgaer Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Great colours, great composition, great shot!
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hurricanelily Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love opossum's. I think they are so cute. This is a great pick. Well done.
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IloveTucker Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
featured here: [link] :heart:
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A-jean Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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IloveTucker Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
of course, amazing pic :heart:
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GardenGal75 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just adorable!
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InFeRiOr-RaVeN Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
The color makes the photograph. And the pose of opossum reall points the composition in the right direction
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TexanJedi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Photographer
Great shot!:clap:
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD. This is such a beautiful photo, the colours and lighting make for a perfect scene as does the opossums' pose.
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b-and-icoot Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent catch! And a wonderful title. :)
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bambie31 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
So so Cuteee <33
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hummingbbird Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this shot!! A great look at an animal most people despise!
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Machinegun-Willy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
I had one of these guys living beneath one of the sheds in my backyard and a female raccoon with at least one juvenile underneath the other. It was interesting how they lived in such close proximity and yet completely tolerated each other. Is that normall? They both seemed interested in the same food source so I expected some conflict, especially since the adult raccoon had cubs with her.

Another fantastic Opossum shot btw, I can tell you're pretty dedicated.
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A-jean Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah that's normal. Opossums are not conflict seeking animals. And even though the raccoon had kits with her, they probably both came to the realization that there wasn't going to be any harm done.

Thank you! :hug:
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Jessy189 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student General Artist
This is great!
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INVIV0 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
heheheh great
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Embrymandre Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Featured here : [link]
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A-jean Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Congratilations:heart:
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disneyisawesome Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
this is amazing! it looks like she is enjoying the sun very much :D
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Anoya Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011   Photographer
Hi!

I'd like to let you know that your deviation has been featured in the APN Daily Deviations - August 2011 News article! :hug:
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A-jean Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: :love:
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Paradisaearubra Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
wow! i would be so lucky to have a photo like this one! love this!
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melanie68 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Thanks for sharing the result of your patience!! She's beautiful!!
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Hirotaka712 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
awwww cute! ^^
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