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Selected pic for exhibit at Hogle Zoo...


Selected pic for exhibit at Hogle Zoo...
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Copyright: Stephan Duchesne (iglootrek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 10 N: 460] (1623)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, CMOS ISO 400
Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-01-21 2:10
Viewed: 5971
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have been approached by the art director of Utah's Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, Utah to provide some of my pictures that will be used in a new Asian Highlands exhibit that is schedule to open on June 15th. They are working on the interpretive aspect for this exhibit. They will be putting in three 40" LCD touch screens to help our visitors access information about Amur tigers, Amur leopards and snow leopards. In one area they will be discussing the similiarities between Utah and the Amur region where these big cats come from. They will discuss the similar roles of cougars in Utah and the big cats in Asia.

The art director was looking for an image of a cougar in the snow and came across this cougar photo laying on a rock in the snow and asked me for the possibility to use some of my pictures. They would of course give credit to me with the photo.

In that case I was proud that some of my pictures kept the attention and I am glad to be part of such an educational project.

So if you end up to have a chance this summer to go and see the exhibit, you may see some of my cougar pictures as they select this one, and the 2 other cougar pics that I have posted.

Sliding Cougar
Hot spot means snow is melting !!!

The picture was taken at the Zoo of St-Félicien in the superb region of Lac St-Jean in Quebec to get some shots of North American species living in their natural habits.

UPDATE: I went to see my pictures at the Hogle Zoo, you can see the final result on the workshop.

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Beautiful colour impact and the lighting to me is great, love the attitude portrayed by the cat. Well done

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-01-21 14:59]

Cool shot! Good composition, detail and colour. I like the difference in sunny and shaded areas (head versus paws in particular), this accentuates the "storyline" of this cat enjoying the sun while the outside temperature is cold.
Gabi

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-21 20:41]

Fantastic, Stephan. I have been enjoying your snow animals series tremendously. Great POV and pose of a beautiful big cat. I love it.
TFS. : )

Wonderful capture!!

Un paradis photographique que le Zoo de St-Félicien!

Belle image de cougar! Net et bien exposé. Ici les couleurs sont un tantinet froide considérant le soleil couchant (mais il se peut que ce soit mon moniteur). Dans cette photo comme celle de wolverine, j'ai remarqué un contrast plutôt doux. Quel objectif utilises-tu? Utilises-tu aussi un parsoleil? Le contrast me rappelle celui de ma 90mm macro Vivitar Serie, qui est supersharp mais qui ne tolère pas la lumière contre-jour comme les reflets de neige blanche.
La photo n'en demeure pas moins excellente, merci de l'envoi.

Note: J'aurais fait un WS mais j'ai déjà utilisé ma banque aujourd'hui. Mais tu peux vérifier sur ton moniteur ce que cela donne. Dans PS:
1) Luminosité -5, contrast +2 ou +3
2) Balance des couleurs +5R +2M +10Y
Cette combinaison semble ramener le contrast et la chaleur de fin d'après midi.

Excellent.
Thank you, Stéphan.
Sorry, I have no time these days to write complete comments.
Very well done. Well deserved icon.

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