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Mother's Love

Mother's Love
Photo Information
Copyright: Monique Bogaerts (MoniqueB) (74)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-08
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Felidae of the world: First series, Pankaj Bajpai's Favourite, posts with a difference [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-09 17:08
Viewed: 7663
Favorites: 23 [view]
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello, my first post.
Canon D60
300f4 L
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Great shot for the first post. Nice composition and sharpness. Picture looks so tender.

Lovely shot! I really love the pose you've captured here, and I think that the lighting is perfect too - to add a final touch the background is completely unobtrusive too. Not sure whether I'd have preferred a little more DOF to get the mother's ears sharp though? Anyway excellent work :-D

Welcome to TrekNature!

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2004-12-09 17:24]
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Big AWWWWWWW factor here! Super lighting and interesting DOF. Welcome to TN, Monique.

Wow, very pretty postcard-like first post - so gentle and beautiful. Nice colours, great pose.
Welcome to TN, Monique, can't wait to see more photos from you.

Nice Shot!
Funny mom and son if closed eyes! In next post you could give to us more informations about the picture!
Thanks for share!

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  • ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
  • [2004-12-09 22:43]
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Very cute family picture Monique.
Great colours, sharpness and pose.
Very Well done. Welcome to TN.
Pls add some more information about the picture next time.

Monigue, Fabulous shot. Superb details! The expression of both animals with eyes closed makes this extra special. Very well done!

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  • papkin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 96] (1580)
  • [2004-12-10 0:20]
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Fantastic photo congratulations

Hi Monique. What a beautiful capture! The framing is very effective too. Perhaps you could tell us what is this strange animals, and perhaps a little about it.

Fantastic image, well captured, everything is spot on and what a great moment.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2004-12-10 4:08]

Welcome Monique. Very good first post. They are beautiful and you have caught their expressions so well - I think I can hear them purring!

The color aura is still visible over left ear and this are captive but i`ll be darn this is not THE BEST feline photo this website ever had !
If you continue like this you put us all to shame ! Bravo ! You go, girl !!!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-12-10 4:44]

Agree with Radu - this is calendar photo without doubt.

Monique, welcome to TN. For your first post. excellent job. Lovely tender moment portrayed verly indeed. I liked this shot so much , I did a little workshop. Hope you don't mind.

Except of the note, this is perfect.
A great first post.
I saw your website, you have great shots there.
Welcome to TN.

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  • Maru Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-12-10 7:26]

What an incredible shot! The pose of the faces is so cute and tender. I like the sharpness, and a background that makes a perfect composition. Very well done!
Welcome to TN!

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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2004-12-10 13:37]

Excellent photo!!!!!
Great BG Great DOF Ecellent sharpness!

Very Very WellDone

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-12-10 17:51]

Bienvenida Monique a NT.
Una hermosa primera entrega con una imagen que además de su calidad, muestra una conmovedora escena de la naturaleza.
Excelente agudeza, con bello colorido y atinada presentacion.
TrekNature se construye día a día con la participación de todos los usuarios.
Publicando sus imágenes, pero también criticando los trabajos de los demás.
Cada uno con sus conocimientos, palabras o poder de síntesis, siempre con comentarios constructivos.
Sin esa participación activa de todos, este sitio no tiene futuro... y sólo depende de nosotros.

Welcome to NT Monique.
Beautiful a first post with an image that in addition to its quality, shows a stirring scene of the nature.
Excellent sharpness, with beautiful colorful and accurate presentation.
TrekNature is constructed day to day with the participation of all the users.
Publishing your images, but also criticizing the works of the others.
Each one with its knowledge, words or power of synthesis, always with constructive commentaries.
Without that active participation of all, this site does not have future... and it only depends on us.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2004-12-10 22:17]

No need to comment. Congrats, and welcome to the tribe, herd, flock, bush, pack, I guess you figured it out. :) :) :)


Hello Monique

Welcome to trek nature. Great entrance with this extraordinaire shot.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-12 2:09]

WOW, what an entrance. This is a stunning shot and composition, loaded with the "Ahh" factor.

Very well done and thanks for posting. I hope to see lots more of your work.

Welcome to TN

This is just wonderful, such a dangerous animal showing all his/her softness, this is really wonderful, Monique, I really "love" it !


This is most excellent Monique. I hope we will see more shots from you of this quality. Welcome....

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-01-01 20:09]

What a wonderfull first post ! nice image,great colours and light + sharpness
very well done
Congratulations Monique !
10/10 !!!
Happy new year :-)

Wow,....what more can I say that hasn't been said! I agree with everyone, excellent framing, composition and clarity. This photo is stunning as well as very sweet. I think that's why I love cats so much you can see what they're thinking just by the expression on their face. (and the purr of course!) This cat must have a HUGE purr!
Those are my favorite photos, the ones that make me smile like this one does!
Excellent, couldn't be more perfect.

Quelle splendeur Monique. Cette photo est parfaite et pleine de tendresse.

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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2005-03-21 16:31]

Magnifique et superbe. D'une grande beautée.

Um, same comments as everyone else! *grin* Colours, sharpness, composition all first class. I agree a little more DOF would be the cherry on top of the cake, but that is a minor quibble. Lovely moody shot. Superb! Thanks for posting it :)

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  • kmk (14)
  • [2005-04-27 14:57]

Fantastic shot. Welcome in TN.
I wish you many posts like this.

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  • foton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 1 N: 13] (420)
  • [2005-08-04 6:11]

Excellent photo. Welcome to TN

You have done an awesome job!!! I have absolutely no comments...the cub looks so secure and calm with its mother!

Very nice shot, fantastic sobject!
Bye Tom

Hi :)
master shot !
it goes to my favourite:))))

WOW! Hello and welcome. Excellent. I just adore it. Very nicely done. I'll be watching. Thank you.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-04-07 12:36]

Hello Monique!

For a first post you can give lesson to a lot of us. Technically everything is great (focus, exposure, soft light, sufficient DOF, dark BG, etc.).
But best of all, you captured such a lovely moment, with a lot of tendrness.

Absolutely one of the best shot I have seen on TN. I would love to give 10 big smiles for it, but I can only one.


Hi Monique,


TFS :-)

Super picture...
i admire this from a few minutes.

Hallo Monique,

Welcome to TN! This is an amazing photo to start here on TN! You have a lovely composition which really shows what the title states. Great ideea to use a dark BG to make the tigress and cub stand out. However, there is a slight aura arround the felines, visible especially in the upper right side but this doesn't bother since it's barely visible. The subjects are in sharp focus and the well saturated colors are formidable making it an outstanding work of art. Excellent job! Keep posting such beautiful pictures!


Sharp photo with Black Background makes it Warm tone, it's Excellent shot.

This is such a cute picture!

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  • vinhav (24)
  • [2007-04-06 21:41]

absolutely beautiful. i dont think it could have been taken any better. great lighting. studio quality look. if this doesnt show love i dont know what could. needs to be on a card.

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  • iveta (10)
  • [2007-08-28 14:13]

Excelent Monique. Iveta

Hello Monique.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Fantastic, well done

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-11-03 14:56]

Hi Monique ,
This is so lovely! Beautiful composition and colours, great details and presentation.
Very well done and welcome to TN :)

very nice capture, well done

One of the best mammal images I have seen for quite a while!

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