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Kitty cat


Kitty cat
Photo Information
Copyright: Marc Cloutier (manamo) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 15] (50)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-15
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lesser cats of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-22 0:42
Viewed: 4661
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is a lynx of Canada. Canada lynx are short-tailed, long-legged wildcats. Though similar in appearance to bobcats, lynx may appear taller because of their long legs. The weight of lynx is similar to that of bobcat - about 20 to 30 pounds - but some bobcat males can be considerably bigger. Many people assume lynx are bigger animals, probably due to their thick furs and large feet, but large northern bobcats outweigh the largest lynx. Ear tufts are longer on lynx, and they have a solid black-tipped tail, compared to the black-topped, white-bottomed tail on bobcats. Also the lynx's tail is tawny gray with a black tip, whereas the bobcat's tail has narrow black bands and a black tip. Lynx are tawny gray, sometimes with faint spots on their inner legs. Both their gray-brown faces and light gray ear tufts are edged with black. The cats' large eyes and ears give them excellent sight and hearing.

Like most other cats, lynx have retractable claws for capturing prey, fighting and climbing. In winter, their large feet act like snowshoes, enabling the cats to walk easily on the surface of deep snow. Dense, coarse hair that grows on their paws in winter also increases the snowshoe effect and helps keep their feet warm.


Their most impressive feature in my opinion is that they can jump 6 meters high without any problem...ouch!!


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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-08-22 5:31]

Marc,

A rare capture, well done! could be a bit sharper, difficult at best.

tfs
scott

Hi Marc,
wow, what a wonderful moment to see such a cat in Nature. I like it so much - wished I were with you to see it with my own eyes. Thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-09-23 11:50]

Salut Marc, très beau sujet ce Lynx. La lumière de cette journée là ne semble pas idéale mais tu as bien réussi ta photo quand même. Le focus semble un peu 'soft' peut-être avec Photoshop tu pourrais améliorer un peu cet aspect là. À 138k c'est un peu léger, on a droit jusqu'à 200k sur treknature. Bravo et merci !

Mario

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