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Too Cute Panda Wannabe

Too Cute Panda Wannabe
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CP 8800, Nikkor 8.9-89mm 2.8, XD picture card 256, Tiffen UV & Haze
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-15 4:03
Viewed: 5725
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Too cute, this young badger was a temporary guest of the local ,,Ocolul Silvic,, the Romanian version of the National Forests Service local ranger station. Very nice guys, the rangers were OK to let me take pictures of "Panda" as they named him .
So much like his American counterpart i`ve seen and imortalised, they make a hard to forget sight.
Looks like he is telling you : ,,My mommy told me i`m special !!! " American badger (Taxidea taxus) vs. the European badger (Meles meles) tend to be larger in size and less colored ...

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Oh Yeah...Wickedly Wickedly cute Man.
Luv dem Badgerses.
This looks different again to the English model.
Hmmm ... curioser and curioser.
Hey,I'm gone for a week man.
Should be back next Sun or Mon.
Details on my last post.

it is very nice picture . I like it wery much.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-15 9:46]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Great visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: good.
Thanks Radu.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-04-15 10:16]

Bardzo sympatyczny zwierzak i świetne zdjęcie.
Dobry kadr i ostrość.

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-04-15 15:39]

Oh yeah... this is cute... I really like this little fellow and its fine pose here... The black and white colors of the animal and the color of the ground makes a nice balance...TFS...Ina...

What a cute critter. The details on the fur is great, the white stripe maybe a bit OE ??

how did he let you get this close ?
Great shot though

Halo Radu!
Superb colours. I love it very much.

  • gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)
  • [2005-04-19 7:23]

he cuteness factor is in the red here, Radu. Such a nice sight. I don't think I have seen this before. I would not like to try and get the exposure right on this critter though. Very well done.


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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-04-25 15:06]

Hi Radu
You had me there for a moment - the panda connection - this is a new badger for me, TFS, I appreciate. I know his SA cousin, Mr Badger from the UK, and even wolverine, who is of the same spesies, but have never seen thid one - love the claws, and the face - I can just imagine him growing up into as billigirent a fellow as his sire!

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