|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The desert bobcat (Felis rufus) ranges through all four deserts of the American Southwest, but favors rocky, brushy hillsides on which to live and hunt. The name Bobcat may have originated from its short tail, which is only 6 or 7 inches long. The end of its tail is always black, tipped with white, which distinguishes the Bobcat from its northern cousin, the Canadian Lynx, whose tail is tipped solid black. |
Despite its pussycat appearance when seen in repose, the Bobcat is quite fierce and is equipped to kill animals as large as deer. The Bobcat roams freely at night and is frequently abroad during the day except at the peak of summer. It does not dig its own den. If a crevice or a cave is not available, it will den in a dense thicket of brush or sometimes choose a hollow in a log or a tree.
Photo taken at the Arizona Desert Museum. PP: slight contrast, sharpening, some softening of background.
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- [2006-02-06 20:38]
Ce félin est très jolie et l'exposition des couleurs parfaite.
Félicitations et merci.
A lovely portrait of this beautiful cat, Josh. But more than the tail distinguishes the Bobcat from the Linx -- Canadian Linx have no spots, very long legs, and huge snowshoe feet like big pillows.
- [2006-02-06 22:57]
These wild cats are so attractive, but reading your notes, they aren't like a tame kitty at all!
Excellent portrait Josh, sgarp colours and details. TFS.
Nice shot, Beautifull warm colours, TFS.
- [2006-02-13 6:14]
Hello Josh , nice portrait from the cat , good coulors and compositie , good pov, very nice gr Teunie .
- [2006-02-22 23:13]
Time is not on my hand, but you deserve a big smiley for this one.
Good composition, colour, DOF, BG, and exposure.
Well captured and TFS.