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Viktoria showing off her leaping skills at the WHF last week. Not the easiest of shots to capture - light was poor and was taken through wire.

Val

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:31 Oct 2012 - 12:40 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Daylight
Title:Leaping Puma
Username:ValSaxby ValSaxby
Uploaded:9 Nov 2012 - 8:00 PM
Tags:Pets / captive animals, Puma, Whf, Wildlife / nature
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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 - 8:04 PM

Wonderful shot Val.
Brian

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 8:05 PM

nice action shot.
ant.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 8:07 PM

Very well done Val! I didn't get at all near to getting this shot! Brilliant timing!
Ann

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 8:35 PM

Nice one Val I did i thought it hardly changed its facial expression teh whole time? even when leaping in teh air like this? BobSmile

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 - 8:37 PM

Superb capture! Grin
Well done you! IB

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andy p
andy p  10
9 Nov 2012 - 8:38 PM

I don't know where you were standing but WOW!

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Misty56
Misty56  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 8:54 PM

Super shot of this cat, you caught is just right

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3187 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 8:57 PM

excellent timing, well detailed too.
A beautiful cat!

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 9:20 PM

stunning

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 10:01 PM

Superb timing. Great capture.

Lavina

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 11:23 PM

Val all credit to you, you have managed an excellent image of behaviour !!!
Ron.

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tonyb73
tonyb73  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 12:17 AM

I have a close up portrait of Viktoria she is a beautiful cat. Well done.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 12:58 AM

Paws look big enough to dosome real damage, a well timed shot!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 4:41 AM

A great action pose. Well timed shot.........Sandy

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 11:50 AM

Through wire is challenging enough but action as well1 A very good capture.
Carole

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 2:34 PM

Stunning action shot Val. Excellent.
Ron

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Mototaur
Mototaur  126 forum posts England
10 Nov 2012 - 6:54 PM

great shot. love how the puma has her front paws together . looks like she is praying to land well

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2012 - 7:55 PM

Super action shot
Ju

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4166 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 1:34 PM

Val - considering the light conditions and the high ISO never mind the wire you have done brilliantly with this.
Jason

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
13 Nov 2012 - 1:03 PM

I must have missed this one Val, Sorry I think it's fantastic! all paws off the ground at once, one of the best action shots on here well done you, I will try to keep up in future, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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alligatorpants
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15 Nov 2012 - 1:33 AM

I'm a cat lover and like your pictures very much.

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