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The Mountain Lion

The Mountain Lion
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Copyright: Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTI (400D), Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-06 9:10
Viewed: 3864
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This cougar (Puma concolor)or Mountain Lion, was resting enjoying the morning sun undisturbed.. Didn't even know I was watching him... This photo was taken at the Sonora Desert Museum

Due to persecution following the European colonization of the Americas, and continuing human development of cougar habitat, populations have dropped in many parts of its historical range. In particular, the cougar was extirpated in eastern North America, except an isolated sub-population in Florida; the animal may be recolonizing parts of its former eastern territory. With its vast range, the cougar has dozens of names and various references in the mythology of the indigenous peoples of the Americas and in contemporary culture.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-06 9:17]

Hi Everton,
Wonderful capture.I liked POV,pose of puma,details,framing and composition a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-06 10:00]

Hi Everton,

I'm curious - was this taken in the zoo or in the wild? I know there have been Mountain Lions spotted in Sedona Canyon but other than that I've only seen bobcats. I like the pose - he seems to be concentrating on his back paw.


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-06-06 10:38]

hello sir,
superb picture of this puma..i am seeing this first time on TN

Good shot.

Hi Everton, splendid king in royal pose, beautiful composition with fantastic colors, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Everton
firstly congratulations on your 150th with a such nice post of cougar, famous cat of America. Timing, POV and composition great as like focus. thanks for sharing and I wish you many hundreds shots on TN. have a nice weekend my friend

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-06-06 15:34]

Great shot Everton,
Very good use of available lighting which brings out the cougars beautiful coat. Just the right exposure, I like the dark shawdowed overhang in the background. Well Done!!

Hello Everton,
I met these fellows in the zoo:-). They are faaast:-)

hello Everton

superb shot of the Mountain Lion, with a fine POV and DOF,
wonderful luminosity on the Cougar and teh foreground
with excellent sharpness and details

i have 2 dogs,
Orca Celtick : Orca is the killer whale,
and i have his son
Ranger Catamount : Catamount is the Mountain Lion

THANKS ALOT for sharing this image with us


Wow!What a shot, bro!
And that too, in the wild...
Very well done!And Congrats on the 150!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-15 4:18]

Hi Everton,
Pose you captured, composition, POV, colors and the background are very nice. TFS

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