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Desert bobcat

Desert bobcat
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Copyright: Josh Ackerman (joshack) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 20] (110)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-05
Categories: Mammals, Desert
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10, Kenko UV 58mm
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): North American Felines, Lesser cats of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-06 19:48
Viewed: 20071
Points: 12
[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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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-02-06 20:38]

Bonjour Josh!

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.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [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.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-02-13 6:14]

Hello Josh , nice portrait from the cat , good coulors and compositie , good pov, very nice gr Teunie .

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-02-22 23:13]

Hi Josh
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.

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