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Copyright: Paula van Balen (pvb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro, 58 mm UV Hama
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/45 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-30 12:14
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
The Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) is a medium-sized cat of European and Siberian forests, where it is one of the major predators. It has grey to reddish fur with black spots; the pattern of the fur is variable: lynxes with heavily spotted fur may exist close to conspecifics with plain fur.

Once this cat was quite common in all of Europe. By the middle of the 20th century it had become extinct in most countries of Central and Western Europe, as well as Great Britain. In recent times there have been successful attempts to reintroduce the lynx to forests.
Status of the Eurasian Lynx in various countries and regions:
France: Exterminated about 1900, but now reintroduced to the Vosges and Pyrenees.
Netherlands: Officially the lynx is extinct in the Netherlands (since the Middle Ages). Although in the 1990s there were some sightings in the southern province of Limburg and in the eastern province of Gelderland.

Photograph has been taken in Dierenpark Amersfoort.
Dierenpark Amersfoort is a private zoo, located on the West side of Amersfoort, to the edge of the forestarea Birkhoven. The zoo has been set up on 22 May 1948 by the lords Tertoolen and Knoester. Initially it was a very small park with a monkey, a collar bear, and camel and what children's farm animals. In the years afterwards the first carnivore came and in 1956, the elephants Indra and Rani. In 1960, the control of the animal park proceeded in the hands of one of the children of the founders and its spouse, the couple Vis-Tertoolen. Then also the first chimpanzees arrived. In 1979, two white as a sheep lions were born, but at growing up they nevertheless appeared a normal coloured fleece. In 1982, seven cheetahs were! In 1988, the park underwent a considerable extension. The Ark of Amersfoort was opened and the savanna area was build. The park has now a surface of approx. 10 ha; there life more than hundred different species and there come approximately 650,000 visitors.

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Hi Paula,
this cat is so beautiful, almost the long hair for the cold winter-days.
Very good sharpness and a nice BG, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2006-11-30 12:44]

Hi! Good picture of a fantstic animal... one of my favorites. We have them in the wood were we live in Sweden and I have seen the track once. One of my dreams is to see them in the forest around our house.

One little comment, to me this animals fur seems a bit grey. Those I have seen in real life were a little bit more yellow/red in the fur.

Nice composition, good shot. I might want to blur the background more to avoid the diagonal lines I am seeing (chain link fence?)

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-11-30 13:31]

Hallo Paula , Een prachtige foto van de lynx , mooie ogen en oortjes details kleuren en bg , goed werk, fijne avond .Teunie .

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-30 14:59]

Lovely close up portrait. Lovely light in the eyes and nice details



Hello Paula,
I think this is a Canada Lynx (Lyncanadensis). Here a Link from a Canada Lynx:
and here the Eurasian Lynx:
Your pictures is a very nice shot. Great POV, very good sharpness, details and very nice colours. Thank you for posting.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-11-30 16:56]

Hi Paula

Beautiful shot of the Lynx, I like the composition and the pose is superb, it looks like he is about to start stalking something, nice sharp details and lovely natural colours.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-30 17:01]

Hello Paula,
Wonderful capture.I liked POV,pose of lynx,colors,clear eys,expression on face and composition a lot.

Ha Paula,

De id van deze grote kat is inderdaad (Lynx Lynx)
dit staat op de site van Dierenpark Amersfoort en een ander soort hebben ze er niet
goed scherp met natuurlijke kleuren en details
mooie blik in de ogen
van het vuile glas waar je door moest fotograferen is niets te zien

gr Thijs

Hi Paula

Love this shot. Perfect details, well composed and well isolated from the BG. :-)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-30 23:15]

Hello Paula

A very nice shot of this lynx.A wonderful pose and good eye contact.Nicely composed with excellent colour saturation.TFS


Hi Paula,
Nice close up shot of this beautiful lynx. Nice DoF, sharp and fine details.
Nice shot.

Ben Lakitan

Magnifique photo. Bravo!
Est-ce un lynx en captivité?

Hoi Paula,
Een erg mooie foto met een super mooie achtergrond. Je focus is een beetje zacht, maar met een beetje USM, kun je de ogen nog meer laten spreken. Maar, verder een erg mooie foto en een super mooie compositie.

Hello Paula,
I see that you are posting many new pictures these times, cool! This one is very, very nice with excellent POV, composition and details. What a nice face, well done and TFS,

Bonsoir Paula
C'est Une merveilleuse prise de vue que ce Joli portrait de ce magnifique lynx , Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci...JP
Les sourires plus tard

Bien prise la photo, bien nette, que de détails bien marqués, oreilles, yeux, poils bien lisse, moustache. Le regard perçant, pardon de lynx. Thomas

bonjour paula
quel beau regard!!!
j'aurait tenté de flouter d'avantage le BG,mais le reste est tres bon,notament les details dans le plumage;

Hola Paula,
Excelente captura, de esta preciosidad de lince, esperemos que se recupere y no se extinga. Saludos

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-17 8:26]

Una bella captura Paula con gran punto de vista, realzado por un efectivo fondo colorido y difuso a la vez.
Me gusta el foco algo soft que obtuviste, ya que brinda a la imagen un efecto muy agradable.
La mirada del felino tan penetrante parece salir de la pantalla.
Otra acierto para tu portfolio... gracias por compartirla.
Mis mejores deseos... Ricardo

Beautiful capture Paula with great point of view, enhanced by an effective colorful and diffuse bottom at the same time.
I like the focus something soft that you obtained, since it offers to the image a very pleasant effect.
The look of the feline so penetrating seems to go out to the screen.
Another success for your portfolio... thank you for sharing.
My best wishes.. Ricardo

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-12-19 18:36]

Hi Paul, nice shot. Lovely cat, they have great expressions. you have some nice colours here. The composition is nice too. The focus is a little soft on the face and eyes of the cat but it's sharp on the wood so I think something was a little misdirected here. I also think you could do something to blur out the fence in the bg. Well done.

Hi Paula this is a beautifull shot lovely background colours makes the Lynx really stand out well nice detail and good DOF well done definately a fav just I don't know how to add it. best rgds Necip.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-01-03 10:07]

Hi Paula!
Cats are people's favourites and wild cats have true magic in them. Your is of perfect photo quality - sharp focus, true colors and excellent pov!

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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 74] (494)
  • [2007-04-01 11:43]

Hi Paula,
really nice partrait of lynx
I like his colour
They live in our country too but in ginger colour but i think this is nicer..;)

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