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Where's Adrian?

Where's Adrian?
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Copyright: Mark Oxley (MojoUK) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 7 N: 328] (1479)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/90 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-25 11:14
Viewed: 4382
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Snow Leopard is 1 of 3 kept in a fairly new eclosure at Marwell Zoo. It was warm and they were reluctant to come outside prefering the coolness of a cave built into a rockface which mimics their natural habitat. This one briefly sat in the entrance to the cave, you can just see one of the other animals behind this one. The female gave birth last year and the cub is already nearly the same size as the adults and doing very well.

I took this one especially for Adrian as I know how much he loves these Snow Leopards and partly because he is unable to see them for himself for a while. I hope you like this one my friend.:-)

Levels adjusted to B&W points, a minor crop and sharpening were the only PP undertaken.

Dando, wuta, wallhalla15, Hil, vanderschelden, aido, kojak, matisse02 has marked this note useful
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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-08-25 11:23]

Hi Mark,
I love his look and his huge paws in the front.
Composition, sharpens and exposure are perfect.
Very well done and tFS

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-08-25 11:27]

Hi MArk, excellent shot of this snow leopard. The details, lighting and exposure are excellent. I also love his expression. Very well done my friend keep up the good work and have a good bank holiday.

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  • graz Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 26] (216)
  • [2006-08-25 11:56]

great pose and cool shot.beautiful animal and done justice by this shot.TFS m8,

Hi Mark,
the pose and the look is great, he looks so cool.
Well done with the exposure and details. I like the POV too.
Very well done.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-08-25 13:32]

Exelent shot Mark , good compositie details sharpnes pov , and hi looks so frendly good work ,i lile it ,good weekend ,teunie .

Very nice portrait shot Mark, great sharpness and POV/DOF, well captured too. Great colours an very nice bg. This is an excellent compositon. 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)
  • [2006-08-25 14:13]

Hi Mark

What a great shot with a fantastic composition, he does have a great look, kinda cool and aloof. Great sharp detail and lovely colours. I'm sure Adrian will be really pleased when he see's it.

Regards Hilary :)

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-08-25 15:06]

Wow Mark,
so detailed and well captured photo, great portrait with expressive eyes!
Thanks and best wishes,

Hi Mark,
I went to a zoo in Belgium to photograph a snow leopard (see my portfolio). But I had only a 200 mm and he was too far away. Great to see a 'close up'.
I always want to come closer and run away at the same time...when I see a snow leopard.
Great work! Great!

Hi Mark,
we are preview-neighbours today - and I love your majestic cat. So close and sharp, excellent work, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-08-25 21:12]

Hi Mark,
Thanks my friend, I really miss seeing this lot so it's nice to see one of them staring straight at me :-) It's a great expression you've caught, she looks curious about you (this is the Mother). It's very hard to get direct eye-contact with these Leopards. Superb shot, great detail and exposure and perfect colours. Excellent shot and thanks again, I appreciate it.

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  • kojak Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 19] (163)
  • [2006-08-26 0:04]

Very nice posed for you, like snowleopards a lot aswel. Great shot!

Très sympa ce gros chat.....belle image, bien composée et parfaitement éclairée.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-29 2:00]

Hello Mark,

This is really a great shot. Excellent exposure, very sharp details and perfect pose. Well done & TFS!


only 1 word: Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • cali Silver Star Critiquer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 0] (316)
  • [2007-08-26 0:04]

quel beau portrait. on pourrait presque dire qu'il a posé pour vous :-) sujet très net, cadrage impeccable, et le regard... ha ce regard.... bravo.

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