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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CP 8800, Nikkor 8.9-89mm 2.8, HAKUBA HG6230 tripod, Velbon PH-263 head
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Great cats - Grandes felinos, Felidae of the world: Second series [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-23 4:14
Viewed: 4071
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Very little left to be said about the Panthera pardus but always a striking encounter with this fierce predator. This particular example is a Chinese panther, a more rare subspecie, due to centuries of overhunting fueled by game thrill, by vanity, by predator control or by Asian market of traditional medecine, the late being a very considerable source of desatruos decimation of an impressive aray of wildlife taken to the verge of extinction by the evil side of the same category we venerate as acupuncturists or naturist therapeuts.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-23 4:17]

Pose is perfect!I think panthera wanted to rest and telling you not to distorb him :)Interesting notes,Radu.

Hallo Radu!
Superb photo - your cat looks cute and little lazy! Wonderful!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-23 5:00]

Great title and great picture Radu! Pose, fase and cat itself are amazing! BG is very suitable. Panther looks very relaxing.

This is new to me.I'm familiar with leopard,cheetah and jaguar,but I didn't know about this one.
Yet again TN teaches me fascinating new stuff.
Thanks for sharing this Radu.

God shot, great pose. Did you shot it through glass?
Well done.

The pose is really nice, and your framing showing the panthera on the top adds the impression of a "quiet strenght". Nice natural diagonal on the subject and the background. The eye is well conducted all over. I just regret the image is a bit dull (lacks contrast and colors). I've tried a WS to correct this.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-03-23 12:31]

Un bel animal dans une pose vraiment relax. Joli cliché.
Well done !

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-03-23 14:19]

Great pose for this fabulous beast.
Great composition.
Well done.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-23 15:38]

Nice little cat.
good shot.

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