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Hi everyone, thanks again for the good wishes for Tabitha after being attacked by a fox. She is slowly improving day by day and a super soaker water pistol is on order from a well known online site!

Today is another big cat from WHF in Kent, an Amur Leopard, I think this is the female Xizi.
With her partner Artur they are playing a vital role in keeping the Amur leopard species alive, they are part of the comprehensive Amur Leopard Conservation Programme, being 2 of around 170 in captivity in a carefully managed European Endangered Species Breeding Program. They had a pair of cubs about 18 months ago.
This is the world’s most endangered subspecies of cat.

Available as a mono in V2.
Have a great weekend all.
Barbara

Camera:Pentax K-m Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Sigma 170 - 500
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Amur Leopard
Username:baclark baclark
Uploaded:6 Mar 2010 - 9:16 AM
Tags:Amur leopard, Big cat, Kent, Pets / captive animals, Whf
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wideangler
6 Mar 2010 - 9:20 AM

Superb! What a wonderful creature. Great picture.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 9:28 AM

Barbara, WOW! this is fantastic!... so spot on ..excuse the 'pun' the details and eye contact, and the look "of hey you, shall we purrr?"
great colours and the background helps the colour of Xizi stand out so much, amazing beauty! forgot.. both superb could not possibly seperate..both winners!
Lillian

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Mad4WDW
Mad4WDW  5 England
6 Mar 2010 - 9:37 AM

Cracking shot, I like the colour version best

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 9:37 AM

Magnificent details. Beautifully taken.
RJ.

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 9:39 AM

Indeed...beautifully taken!

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sherring
sherring  646 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 9:47 AM

Very nice Indeed.

Steve.

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 9:52 AM

So very well captured the detail and eye contact grand , pleased Tabitha is slowly mending ! Colin

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 9:54 AM

Hi Barbara, great portrait might be seeing this soon perhaps ? Hope puss is on the mend. Have a great w/e see you Monday. Ron.

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 10:01 AM

Gorgeous cat and capture Barbara

Bernie

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wolf1
wolf1  4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 - 10:10 AM

Great shot, pin sharp and great colours, v1 is my preferred shot.
Andy

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 10:14 AM

One very handsome feline! Wonderful image of her. Prefer V1, the coloured version, so no surprise there! Pity you can't introduce her to that fox on behalf of cats everywhere!!

Ann

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DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY  51432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 10:15 AM

Great shot of a leopard. Both versions work for me. Andy

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 10:56 AM

Morning Barbara, what a gorgeous shot, stunning detail and colours, glad Tabitha is on the mend, have a great weekend.

Hugh

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Adderwatcher
6 Mar 2010 - 12:47 PM

Knew this was one of yours from the gallery! Beautiful capture. Glad to hear Tabitiah is getting better.
Scott

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 2:49 PM

A cracking capture of this beautiful animal, Barbara. Think the colour V1 has to be my fave of the two.
Glad to hear your Tabitha is on the mend.
TrevB Smile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 3:11 PM

Excellent capture of this endangered big cat, and glad to know Tabitha is on the mend.
Joan.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 4:02 PM

Good take of Xizi here,and she would be more effective in your garden,than any super soaker Barbara !!
Mick.

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franken
franken e2 Member 113102 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 4:23 PM

A stunning portrait; colour version for me.

Ken

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tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 4:35 PM

Beautiful work Barbara, always prefer these in colour, their coats are so gorgeous!
Tony

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Dave_Holdham
6 Mar 2010 - 4:51 PM

Superb capture, has to be v1, wonderful colours and detail

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 4:59 PM

v1 for me today barbara wonderful colour cracking light a beautiful capture nice one Wink
andy

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 5:01 PM

mono for me .... lovely comp and capture

Linda

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Imagephotographics

Excellent shot Barbara - like both versions

Chris

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 6:10 PM

Wonderful capture, I love both versions

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Artangel
Artangel  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 6:15 PM

Wonderful detail and lovely eye contact. Romney

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 6:24 PM

Good shot, Barbara (for me the mono inches ahead), and I'm so glad to hear Tabitha's recovering Smile

A.

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 7:28 PM

stunning shot, both versions equally good in their own right

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 8:59 PM

Beautiful portrait Barbara, great eye contact and lovely details
Tim

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Mole1999
Mole1999  5 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 - 9:21 PM

Love the leopard!!!

Gabriel

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bpearson3
bpearson3  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 10:17 PM

Oh Wow - Barbara, this is a superb shot.
I always envy your big cat photos, they are spect-cat-ular ! Lol.

Bev

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 10:20 PM

Beautiful
Carol

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2010 - 10:49 PM

Many thanks for the User Award Bev, I am really touched and so glad that you like Xizi too!
Barbara

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bromley-smith
6 Mar 2010 - 11:16 PM

Excellent image, love V1. Congratulations on your award, richly deserved.
Tony

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gingerdelight

A superb image and it just HAS to be the coloured version for me.
Carol

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2010 - 5:46 PM

Very nice details in this Barbara....well captured...Jools

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CaptainTweaky
7 Mar 2010 - 11:52 PM

V1 - superb portrait of this beautiful creature
David

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2010 - 12:43 AM

wow- this picture is excellent. Brilliant captation - Very rear cat. Thank you for sharing. Smile

Dan

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2010 - 8:05 AM

Lovely detail and clarity,superb shot,well captured.................

Tony.

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2010 - 12:45 PM

Superb detail v1 for me
Gerry

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2010 - 5:18 PM

Wow a beauty of a shot, very well captured Love V1 but both really nice.
Regards
Ann

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2010 - 3:30 PM

Excellent shot — it just needs a touch more depth of field to get the eyes and muzzle both sharp. #1's my favourite; the black and white needs the contrast pushing further to compensate for the lack of colour.

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mrjt
mrjt  8 United Kingdom
6 May 2010 - 7:10 PM

Fantastic shot,
mrjt

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