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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus SP560uz, Canon 70-200mm f/ 2.8 L IS USM, (digital), Canon 2x extender II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-07 3:26
Viewed: 5534
Points: 8
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Serval (Eng, Fr)
Leptailurus serval (Lat)

The serval is a medium-sized African wild cat.
59-92 centimetres (23-36 in) in head-body length, with a relatively short, 20-38 centimetres (8-15 in) tail.
7-12 kilograms (15-26 lb) in females. 9-18 kilograms (20-40 lb) in males.
Top speed of 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph)
The "servaline" form has much smaller, freckled spots, and was once thought to be separate species.
Melanistic servals are quite common in some parts of the range.
Its main habitat is the savanna, although melanistic individuals are more usually found in mountainous areas. The serval needs watercourses within its territory, so it does not live in semi-deserts or dry steppes.
Recently, servals have been bred with the domestic cat to create a hybrid breed of domestic cat called the Savannah.

PP work:
Cropping (about 10% removed) for beter composition.

Thanks for looking,
File Name IMG_5227.CR2
Camera Model Canon EOS 50D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.0.7
Shooting Date/Time 23/07/2010 15:58:59
Shooting Mode Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/2500
Av( Aperture Value ) 5.6
Metering Mode Spot Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 1600
Auto ISO Speed ON
Lens EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x
Focal Length 190.0mm
Image Size 4752x3168
Image Quality RAW
Flash Off
FE lock OFF
White Balance Mode Auto
AF Mode AI Servo AF
Picture Style User Defined 1(Standard)
Sharpness 3
Contrast 0
Saturation 0
Color tone 0
Color Space sRGB
Long exposure noise reduction 0:Off
High ISO speed noise reduction 0:Standard
Highlight tone priority 0:Disable
Auto Lighting Optimizer 0:Standard
Peripheral illumination correction Disable
File Size 23952KB
Dust Delete Data No
Drive Mode Low-speed continuous shooting
Live View Shooting OFF


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Hi JeanMarie,
Nice action shot well captured with this serval almost gliding across the surface.Its unique colouration and patterns well portrayed.

What a great animal this African wild cat.
Is like a little lynx!
Great details and colors.

hallo jeanmarie
super moment to take
great details and good sharpness
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

amazing cat, TFS Ori

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