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Red Panda

Red Panda
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon 70-300mm DO IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-06 4:15
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Red Panda
Ailurus fulgens
Status: Endangered

(Other Names: Bear-cat, Bright Panda, Cat-bear, Common Panda, Fire Fox, Lesser Panda, Nigalya Ponya, Panda Chico, Panda Éclatant, Panda Rojo, Petit Panda, Poonya, Red Cat-bear, Sankam, Thokya, Wah, Wokdonka, Woker, Ye)

This red panda lives at the Auckland Zoo. Don’t you just love its fur?

The red panda resembles a raccoon in size and appearance. The red panda weighs 3 - 6 kg (7 - 13 lb). It lives in mountain forests and almost exclusively eat bamboo. They are good tree climbers and spend most of their time in trees when not foraging.

A female red panda picks a location such as a tree hollow or rock crevice for a maternal den, where she will bear 1 - 5 young. Red pandas are solitary, except for the mating period and the time when a mother and its young are together.

The red panda is found in a mountainous band from Nepal through northeastern India and Bhutan and into China, Laos and northern Myanmar. It is rare and continues to decline. It has already become extinct in 4 of the 7 Chinese provinces in which it was previously found.

The major threats to red pandas are loss and fragmentation of habitat due to deforestation (and the resulting loss of bamboo) for timber, fuel and agricultural land; poaching for the pet and fur trades; and competition from domestic livestock.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-04-06 4:23]
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Hello Janice!

I want one! Great toy...erm, I mean animal :-) Very, very cute and fluffy. And look at these innocent eyes! Great photo, especially composition, panda is fit to branch very well :-)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-06 4:39]

Hello Janice, Looks like that the animal is lazy and just enjoying perhaps the weather. Good sharpness Ganesh

Hi Janice
Wonderful shot of this guy in a cute pose
Lovely color tones and detail in the fur
Great eye contact. tfs jon

Beautiful capture of this lovable Red Panda, Janice. Lying astride a branch, it looks so cute.
The image is perfect in every respect.
Thanks for sharing this marvellous picture and best regards.

Very good capture of the animal in a wistful pose Janice. Nice colours and cropped just right.

Hello Janice,
Lovely shot! Nice colours and sharpness. Thanks for sharing.

hi Janice, excellent shot of this beautiful animal. I did some shot if same kind from Ljubljanas ZOO but they were so active and photos are not so nice like your.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-04-06 7:17]

Hi Jeanice,
Cute little fellow. Nice pose and composition and I like the texture of the wood stem leading trough the picture.
Good natural colors and white balance.
Looks as if this zoo provides a bit of natural environment.
Well done and TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-06 7:36]

Hi Janice,
What a gorgeous capture of this little Red Panda! It's got such a cute face and the colours and thickness of the fur are really beautiful. I love its pose and the litte white ears too. The log it is resting on is a nice contrast. Well done!!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-06 7:43]

Hello Janice,
Excellent photo of this Panda. Very beautiful colours and great sharpness. Lovely pose and POV.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-04-06 9:05]

Wonderful shot, great sharp and detail and amazing animal

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-06 9:13]

Hi Janice.
Simply charming picture of so beautiful animal. Amazing scene, attractive pose of the animal and touching expression of its eyes. I like superb wide DOF, perfect details of the entire scene and rich colours. Bravo. Perfect job.

Hi Janice ,
Very nice image with excellent details.
colours and light are great too.
well done

Hi Janice,
Cute, cute, cute!
The POV and pose with the pandas chin resting on the tree is fabulous :)
Very good direct eye contact too..The DOF, detail, color, and exposure look great Janice,
Thank You,

Hello Janice,

What a cracking shot!
The sharpness and details of color and texture are superb!
You have good eye contact here which is all important in establishing character!
Thanks for this!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Janice,

What a wonderful pose of the Panda.
He must have known you were busy taking shots of him and therefore he wanted to be at its best.
Excellent sharpnes and exposure and due to that all fur details are wonderfully visible.
Beautiful colors and clarity in the eyes.
Very good note also. TFS!!!

Kindest regards, Harry

Hey Janice!
What an amazing shot!Goes right where it belongs... my favs!
Warm regards,

Hi Janice
A lovely shot of a very intriguing animal. I love his pose and the way his big fluffy tail has wrapped around. Great eye contact and very sharp!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-04-16 14:55]
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Hi Janice

This is truly such a beautiful animal, but the poor thing is carrying an overload of names with it (chuckle). Your photo has done justice to its amazing colouration. I showed it to some friends at work and all the ladies had the same response as Red Greg: "I want one!" Who can blame them with such a cute face and all that cuddly and multi-coloured fur?

The composition is great with the log leading into the frame and the Panda curled up in the fork. The details are excellent and of course the total awareness of the animal with the direct eye contact is just perfect.

Good work and TFS.
Kia Ora

They are such lovely creatures Janice! Look at this beauty! I like this eye contact with nice details and composition. It looks like he's resting on a giant snake :) Well seen and TFS,

Hi Janice,
Wow! This is really cute and you did a fantastic job capturing the moment. It makes me want to bring one home. Thanks for sharing this wonderful image.
Paul :)

Excellent Janice, I just love the gaze from this little chap. Well done.

Such a lovely photo of the red panda. I have seen them in a small zoological park, Nordens Ark, on the west coast of Sweden. It is difficult to understand that they are close relatives to the big, black and white panda.
Great photo, Janice! TFS!

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