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Copyright: Larry A Brechner (brech) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 60 N: 95] (267)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 IS L, Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-12-19 23:13
Viewed: 3254
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Close-up of a cougar using natural light and a polarizer.

This image made through a plexiglass window which was clouded and smudged, but allowed me to get very close to the cougar with distrubing it. Used PS3 to restore the natural appearance (color and contrast) and remove the ill effects of the glass.

See my Workshop for the original image.

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Hallo Larry and welcome to Trek Nature. I trust you will enjoy every minute of it. Your intro image of the Cougar is really a super one. This is not an animal we see on the gallery often, and when we do, it is not as close as this portrait of yours shows. This is a lovely animal, and it is good to come eye to eye, well at least on the screen. I very much like the serious feeling it has in its eyes and the almost far away look it has. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Larry,
welcome to Treknature! I hope that you will enjoy this site as much as I do! lovely first entry with this portrait of a Cougar. Seems that you have been quite close to that animal! Bravo! Enjoy your holidays Larry!
George Veltchev

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
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Hello Larry, and welcome to TN.
A nice close-up of this beautiful cougar showing wonderful facial features and natural coloration. I like his intense gaze as he focuses his attention on something beyond the cameras lens.
I have never seen one of these majestic big cats in the wild, but hopefully someday I will. I have been in many areas while out west that have sizable populations of cougars, but they seem to be extremely elusive. TFS.

hello Larry

and welcome to TN

beautiful portrait photo of the Catamount,
excellent details of its wild cat head,
great expression on his glance, TFS


Good the first Larry! So natural and wild. Good light's managment.


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