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Copyright: Graham Theobald (graz) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 26] (216)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals of the BWC [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-13 6:02
Viewed: 3844
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shot on my first trip to British Wildlife Ctre.
Trying out new lens and body,not over impressed with lens but ok for now.conditions were not great but manageable. adjusted a little in ps.
Thanks for looking and happy shooting.!

Britain's only wild member of the cat family bears a close resemblance to the domestic tabby, but it is more striped and has a bushier, blunt-ended tail marked with thick black rings. Now confined to the Scottish highlands, wild cats disappeared from southern England in the 16th century; the last one recorded in northern England was shot in 1849.
The Wildlife and Countryside Act gives strict legal protection to wild cats and their dens. They are easily confused with 'feral' cats, which are domestic cats living wild, of which there are about 900,000 in Britain today.

Unfortunately the two species also interbreed to give hybrids, which makes it extremely difficult to define the genetic purity of a wildcat.

The wild cat has suffered considerable decline in population and is now considered at serious risk of extinction in this country.

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Hi Graham,
Funny pose of the cat, nicely captured. Nice shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • MojoUK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 7 N: 328] (1479)
  • [2006-08-13 13:18]

Hi Graham,

Very well done my friend. That's one very camera shy Wild Cat you found, either that or she was shielding her eyes from the bright mid day sun. A very nice comical moment, well it made me laugh. As you said the harsh light wasn't helping but you did a great job under the circumstances.

Hope you had an enjoyable day,


Graham - I have a shot just like this taken at BWC as well... The light there is very harsh and you did well to manage it.

It was certainly drier when you went... there are much more browns in the grass than with my picture which is very green...

Did you take it through the bars, or were you in the enclosure - guessing the former becuase she's relaxing and cleaning herself.


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