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Red Panda


Red Panda
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Copyright: Eduardo Balogh (Ketaka) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 5 N: 124] (1159)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-29
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 ED f4.5-5-6, SanDisk Extreme III, Nikon L1Bc 62mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Budapest ZOO Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-30 2:53
Viewed: 6204
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Budapest ZOO 2008 Marc 29

The Red Panda or Lesser Panda, Ailurus fulgens ("shining cat"), is a mostly herbivorous mammal, specialized as a bamboo feeder. It is slightly larger than a domestic cat (40 - 60 cm long, 3 - 6 kg weight). The Red Panda is endemic to the Himalayas in Bhutan, southern China, India, Laos, Nepal, and Burma. Red Panda is the state animal in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is also the mascot of the Darjeeling international festivals. There is an estimated population of less than 2,500 mature individuals. Their population continues to decline due to habitat fragmentation.

Make - NIKON CORPORATION
Model - NIKON D300DateTime - 2008:03:29 14:47:36
ExposureTime - 1/250 seconds
FNumber - 8.00
Flash - Not fired
FocalLength - 270.00 mm
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Manual
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 405 mm
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Hard
ISO Setting - 1600
Image Quality - FINE
White Balance - CLOUDY


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A lovely little creature! I like the way you composed this - by cropping the top where you did, you created a feeling that the Red Panda is slinking up to the viewer. Nice! :)

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