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I can eat the eater of your cat

I can eat the eater of your cat
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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: 2005-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-01-12 3:39
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
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:) Sorry for the title Luc but I couldnt resist :)

The Snow Leopard or Ounce (Uncia uncia) is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of central Asia. Until recently many taxonomists included the Snow Leopard in the genus Panthera with several of the other largest felids. It is not a true leopard.
Weighing up to 75 kilograms, it can be distinguished from other similar species by its proportionately longer tail, which helps it maintain its balance on the often steep slopes of its mountainous environment, and is used to cover its nose and mouth in very cold conditions. The male's head is usually much squarer and wider than the female's. Its big furry feet act as snowshoes, like those of the Lynx. In summer they usually live above the tree-line on mountainous meadows and in rocky regions at an altitude of up to 6000 m. In winter they come down into the forests at an altitude of about 2000 m. They lead largely solitary lives.
Snow Leopards have gray-and-white fur with numerous rosettes on the flanks and spots on the head and neck, similar to jaguars. Their tails are striped. They are opportunistic feeders, eating whatever meat they may find; they often kill animals three times their size, including domestic livestock. They also ambush prey from above when possible. Their diet consists of ibex, bharal, as well as marmots and other small rodents.
The Snow Leopard is an endangered species whose pelts command a very high price in the fur market. During the 1960s total population went down to 1000 animals, but has recovered meanwhile to more than 6000 animals.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-01-12 3:50]

Nice portrait of the imposing cat. Perfect composition, sharpness and pose of the animal.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-12 3:52]

Splendid, Radu.
I love the pose, with that incredibly BIG paw put out just so.
I am also amazed at the colors of his eyes.
A very regal-looking animal. Just beautiful. ; )

Hi Radu

Wow... magnificent animal. Lovely pose and I like your POV showing the big paw. He looks very serious! TFS.

très belle photo !
magnifique animal.
le cadrage est parfait

Nice kitty Radu :-)
All this cats on photos looks cute and powerfull - it's amazing!

he is so handsome :)))))) mmmm :)
well done!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-12 7:23]

Un beau félin,la netteté et les détails sont excellents.La pose de l'annimal est parfaite et l'éclairage bon.

Félicitations et merci!

Hello Radu,
pose is excellent, great work. Very good sharpness, details, colours and composition. Thanks for sharing.

Very nice portrait of this beautiful feline, the composition is well done on this as well as the exposure. :)

Cracking capture Radu,
Good detail, Composition and exposure. Good notes and POV.
The image is a touch soft on my monitor, and I couldn't resist a workshiop on this lovely leopard. I hope you don't mind.
Thanks for posting, Enjoy the rest of the week.

Amazing look, amazing eyes, that is a real beauty.
The look of that cat, his pose and the POV you choose make this picture exceptional. I think it's probably one of your best.
I like it a lot.

What a striking and powerful looking creature he is.

Superb details, colors, lighting, POV and BG.

Thank you Radu, for sharing this wonderful photo with us!

BTW, great title ;-))

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-01-13 8:49]

Hi Radu

Excellent shot. The colour blending is great. Very nice capture, great focus and POV. Lovely!


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  • cosci Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 14 W: 15 N: 3] (110)
  • [2006-01-14 5:48]

Frumoasa pisica ...
Ferma dar relaxata ... au o alura animalele astea - ii inteleg pe samani cand vad astfel de imagini !

Great job Radu !
Thanks for sharing!

This is a nice shot. I like the pose, colours and sharpness. Well done.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-01-17 21:44]

Wonderfull !
You did a nice portrait Radu, i like the softness of this image, thanks for posting.


Great shot and magnificent animal. It is taken at the zoo I suppose. If so, could you mention which one? Thanks.

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