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Caracal


Caracal
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-25
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): annick vanderschelden's big cats, !!! STOLEN PHOTOS !!! (II) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-30 5:03
Viewed: 6391
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 59
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Caracal, also called Persian lynx or African lynx (Caracal caracal, sometimes Felis caracal), is a fiercely territorial medium-sized cat. Caracals are labeled as small cats, but are amongst the heaviest of all small cats, as well as the fastest. Males typically weigh about 13-18 kg (28-40 lbs), while females are smaller. The Caracal resembles a lynx and for a long time it was considered a close relative of the lynxes. Recent DNA research, however, has shown that the Caracal is not a close relative of lynxes at all, but is instead related to the Serval. The Caracal is 65 cm in length (about 2 ft), plus 30 cm tail (about 1 foot). It has longer legs and a slimmer appearance than a lynx. The colour of the fur is variable: it may be wine-red, grey or sand-coloured. Melanistic (black) caracals also occur. Young caracals bear reddish spots on the underside; adults do not have markings except for black spots above the eyes. The most conspicuous feature of the caracal are its long, tufted black ears, which also explain the origin of its name – karakulak, Turkish for "black ear". Their ears are controlled by 20 different muscles to help them find their prey. The tufts of fur help pinpoint their prey.(source:wiki)

Meta:
Shooting Date/Time
25/11/2006 10:44:20
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/160
Av( Aperture Value )
7.1
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
0
ISO Speed
400
Lens
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length
190.0mm
Hand held...
1,4 extender

Post-processing:

In PS CS2 and PhotoFiltre (framing)
Levels
Contrast
Sat
Cloning
Resize
Sharpening
Save for Web

In the above mentioned order...

Have a nice day!

SelenE, PaulH, Alex99, red45, mikou, wkshelton, uleko, jchemas, scottevers7, Alain_cdn, Pentaxfriend, horia, dew77, RAP, pvb, cecilia, coasties, blakitan, manyee, fartash, Silke has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Silke: Thanks Silkevanderschelden 4 10-01 14:25
To pvb: Paula,vanderschelden 2 11-30 17:09
To biazberdy: Thanks Siarheivanderschelden 2 11-30 09:08
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Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-11-30 5:10]

Beautiful cat! Great portrait with wonderful details, compositon and framing. Was it taken in the zoo?
TFS
Selen

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2006-11-30 5:14]

Hi Annick

Stunning shot of this beautiful creature, superb details, great angle and composition, the colours too - in fact everything!

Cheers,

Paul

  • Great 
  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-11-30 5:24]

Very nice portrait, POV and colours Annick. I also like frame. Good work!

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-30 5:27]

Hi Annick.
What a great a expressive portrait and skillfulness of its execution. Perfect details, sharpness, colours and cropping. Precisely defined DOF and nice POV. Great lighting and wonderful BG which highlights the captured model perfectly. BRAVO.
Alexei.

hi annick,
nice capture,
well composed shot,
nice pov,
details have been captured well,
tfs & regards
pankaj

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-11-30 5:45]

Hi Annick!

Excellent portrait. I like everything - first of all dynamic pose. Very detailed and sharp, well composed, with good, not distracting BG. And of course subject is very cute :-)

Hi Annick,
another great shot:) Just a gorgeous cat.
And thank You for Your detailed Meta information. Your photos with information like this is a great tutorial for beginners like me.

  • Great 
  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-11-30 6:46]

Hi Annick.
Wow,superb pose and excellent portrait.I like POV,composition and fine sharp details.Very nice colours and very well saturated white clouds on sky.Perfect work.
TFS
Regards Milos

Hello Annicke,
excellent work, Great details, very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo the ears standing streight up excllent photo,

TFS Kyle

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-11-30 7:52]

Hello Annick,
Very impressive close-up of this beautiful creature! Excellent details and colours and a lovely profile.
TFS, Ulla

Hello Annick.
Great portrait of this beautiful lynx.
Superb details and colors with great POV and BG.
Love your portfolio. It is very good and professional.
TFS and Regards.
JC

Hi Annick,
A excellent portrait shot on this Caracal. Great quality light and a spot on exposure. This has allowed all the color and detail to be shown. Well composed and framed with a great low angle here.
Scott

Hello Annick,

This is a great picture, National Geographic quality. The details in the fur are incredible. Composition is close to perfect. You should be pround of this picture. Very well done.

Alain

Annick,

stunning,
great portrait,
what a beautiful cat,
you have given in to it's beautiful detail,

fototan

Hi Annick,

WoW wat een Pracht shot
Perfect scherp met mooie details
goede kleuren en compositie

TFS Thijs

Hello Annick,
This is a great razor sharp shot! You caught this beautiful beast in a very good timing. You had great POV and this composition is beautiful! What a nice cat ;)Well done!
Claudine

  • Great 
  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2006-11-30 9:42]

HI Annick,
Nice portrait of a handsome cat.The tufts on the ears do add to its charisma.
TFS
Badruddin Ali

Well timed!
This photo deserves all of its points and more.
The details are so sharp and the clarity is fabulous.
Kelley

Great cat...you are warmly invited to visit me and my caracals...

  • Great 
  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-30 10:25]

What a magnificent pose from this fantastic animal!!!
Excellent capture, Annick!
The POV and details here are superb - every mm of every hair or tooth are super clear and sharp - and the contrast with the light BG is amazing.
Probably some would say that the BG gives an over-exposed look, but i like it just the way it is - it simply emphases the subject excellently!
Again, fantastic capture, my friend!

Bravo and TFS
Horia

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-30 11:14]

Hello Annick,
Wonderful portrait.POV,expression on face,clear details,framing and composition are excellent.
TFS..:-)

  • Great 
  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-30 13:20]

Otro gran primer plano con total agudeza e impactante contraste entre los colores del felino y el fondo.
Me gusta el encuadre bien simétrico sobre uno de los vértices de la imagen, con apropiada profundidad, foco y punto de vista, que nos permite disfrutar de hermosos detalles del animal, como son sus llamativas orejas, bigotes y colmillos.
Gracias y hasta la próxima... Ricardo

Another great close up with total sharpness and impacting contrast between the colors of the feline and the bottom.
I like the very symmetrical framing on one the vertexes of the image, with appropriate depth, focus and point of view that it allows us to enjoy beautiful details of the animal, like they are your attractive ears, mustaches and eyeteeth.
Thank you and until the next one... Ricardo

Annick,

Schittende foto. Prachtige compositie en de lynx komt mooi uit tegen de rustige witte achtergrond. Mooie natuurlijke kleuren van de vacht zonder overdreven saturatie wat je vaak ziet vind ik.
Goed gedaan.
TFS
Kim

Wow! excellent profile, timing and love those colours and detail...
Great job....
Cecilia

Hi Annick

Nice profile portrait. Love those tufted ears! Nicely cropped with clear sharp details. TFS.

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-12-01 0:24]

Excellent capture Annick. What a beautiful cat, and I love those ears! Very well displayed, TFS
Janice

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-01 1:34]

What a sharp shot of this caracal, Annick.
And a great moment caught too, with that teeth-baring growl.
Very impressive.
I love the tufts of hairs on the ears. The colors are really nice too.
TFS. : )

  • Great 
  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-12-01 3:38]
  • [+]

Hi Annick,
We hebben vandaag allebei een lynx, wel een ander soort.
Mooie hoek en compositie, kleuren en rustige achtergrond.
groetjes paula

Hi Annick,
Superb close up shot. Great sharpness and very fine details. Great PoV. Excellent potrait.

Ben Lakitan

  • Great 
  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-02 2:42]
  • [+]

This picture was stolen by a member on "Multiply" and can be found here:
http://simotntband57.multiply.com/photos/photo/24/30

Having said that, let me add a proper critique:

Superb capture of the moment with a fabulous PoV that really adds power!
TFS
silke

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