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This is Atara, a North Chinese Leopard - I love her long whiskers. It is another image taken at the WHF in Kent.
Many thanks to ValSaxby and to Fred (badgerfred) for their precious UAs for The Boss II and to all of you for your comments and votes.
I hope you're all having a good weekend. Smile
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:31 Oct 2012 - 2:53 PM
Focal Length:135
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:2500
Exposure Mode:Aperture priority
Metering Mode:Pattern
White Balance:Auto
Title:North Chinese Leopard
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:24 Nov 2012 - 2:16 PM
Tags:Leopard, Pets / captive animals, Whf, Whiskers, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:92
Voters:digital_boi · franken · Daisymaye · RonnieAG · pascalg · mrswoolybill · Alan_Baseley · rickie · mex · NaturesHaven · tezquirk · AnnJ · alant2 · rontear · Badgerfred · lifesnapper · MalcolmM · Joline · PinkK · CarolG · LynneJoyce · Ade_Osman · gwynn56 · ValSaxby · Mrsbass · gary_d · helenlinda · WhiteRose1 · Niknut · EAS · ImageProducer · lonely_oryx · gingerdelight · sparrowhawk · barbarahirst · Lillian · jdinne · Sue_R · fentiger · pamelajean · cabbie · SlowSong · MattB1987 · andylea · JuBarney · annettep38 · danbrann · 213hardy · BarbaraR · Ray_Seagrove · marktc · Glostopcat · achieverswales · rayme330 · AndrewAlbert · Cliff1944 · zapar40 · Tibetan · Irishkate · Hop-A-Long · CaroleS · Tynnwrlluniau · jasonrwl · saltireblue · JohnChambersPhotography · PaulLiley · nikshot · Silverzone · Hermanus · woodlark · Rock · Kayleigh · sweetpea62 · Dave87 · P181 · User_Removed · johnjones · debu · AnneWorner · Deep_Bhatia · ugly · Scottishlandscapes · PhillipMinnis · paulb20 · ValeryAst · bricurtis · bagman · Paree · GillyB · Big_Beavis · DerekL · breakawayfromme ·
Views:262
Unique Views:105

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digital_boi
24 Nov 2012 - 2:19 PM

great detail and eye contact Ann a cracking good capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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24 Nov 2012 - 2:25 PM

Another fine portrait here Ann.

Ken

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Daisymaye
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24 Nov 2012 - 2:29 PM

An excellent portrait Ann, wonderful detail in it........Sandy

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24 Nov 2012 - 2:34 PM

What a wonderful shot, Ann, with that gaze off camera and upwards.
Excellent pose, detail, exposure......very well done.
Ronnie.

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24 Nov 2012 - 2:36 PM

superb image!

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AnnJ  3 Scotland
24 Nov 2012 - 2:58 PM

Another winner Ann. Superb how the whiskers stand out, while you have also kept the focus on the eyes. Ann.

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tezquirk
tezquirk  327 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 - 2:58 PM

Great colour & contrast , Lovely shot Smile
Tez..

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24 Nov 2012 - 3:07 PM

Another beautiful image Anne, unusual Leopard species.
Ron.

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24 Nov 2012 - 3:11 PM

Excellent Ann, super image with great detail,
Fred.

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lifesnapper
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24 Nov 2012 - 3:14 PM

Fantastic quality shot Ann, this is just SO good.

John Smile

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Joline
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24 Nov 2012 - 3:24 PM

Such a wistful look!

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 3:26 PM

Excellent capture!!

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CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 3:32 PM

A divine image, Ann, the detail is just purrfect Wink Carol

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LynneJoyce
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24 Nov 2012 - 3:33 PM

A real stunner.

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ValSaxby
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24 Nov 2012 - 3:39 PM

Another first class image Ann - love it!

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gary_d
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24 Nov 2012 - 4:13 PM

So beautiful. - gary

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helenlinda
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24 Nov 2012 - 4:18 PM

A lovely pose with excellent detail Ann SmileSmile
Helen

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WhiteRose1
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24 Nov 2012 - 4:28 PM

Wonderful whiskers, sharp and bright eyes, and a very complementary background. Lovely capture, Ann.

Dave

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Niknut
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24 Nov 2012 - 4:29 PM

Cracking shot !!!.....looks so cuddly & strokable ?, though I don't think the flesh would stay on my fingers too long ?.WinkSmile

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 4:31 PM

Such a wonderful expression and I too love those whiskers! A pleasure to be allowed to make this the 30th click!

Ann

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ImageProducer
24 Nov 2012 - 4:34 PM

that is one beautiful image,i love the gazing look and the colour is great.fab shot.well taken.

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lonely_oryx
24 Nov 2012 - 4:40 PM

Lovely quality

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gingerdelight
24 Nov 2012 - 4:44 PM

Oh wow! Those eyes are to die for!
C

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24 Nov 2012 - 5:13 PM

wow what a shot i love the look your getting too

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Lillian
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24 Nov 2012 - 5:32 PM

I love the whiskers Ann
but it is the eyes that are so amazing
wonderful capture
Lillian

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
24 Nov 2012 - 5:35 PM

Stunning Ann, excellent photography. Love those eyes.

John

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24 Nov 2012 - 5:51 PM

A delightfully crisp and beautifully timed captured.

Albert

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9889 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1703 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 6:02 PM

Haha, looks just like my bedspreadGrin!
What a beauty, amazing eyes, and those whiskers are wonderful.

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JuBarney
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24 Nov 2012 - 7:33 PM

Super sharp capture and love the pose.
Ju

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annettep38
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:06 PM

what a gorgeous big cat, well photographed with that light in her eyes.

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danbrann
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:17 PM

She looks so cuddly and appealing.

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24 Nov 2012 - 9:09 PM


Quote: Haha, looks just like my bedspreadGrin!
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Ooooo - very exotic Pamela! Smile

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 9:14 PM

Very beautiful.
Super capture.

B.

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 9:37 PM

Stunning Ann, congrats on the UA's I may pop back later.

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Glostopcat
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24 Nov 2012 - 9:47 PM

An outstanding portrait of this beautiful big cat, this is one of your very best. A real shame my user award for today has gone

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achieverswales
24 Nov 2012 - 10:10 PM

One of your best Ann, wish I had another UA to award. On late tonight as Broadband went down at 11am this morning and now 9pm it is back on.

Regards

Trev.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
24 Nov 2012 - 11:36 PM

Well Ann, I would give you an award if I could but I can't! so it's just a vote from me, one of your best and Trev, and I feel the same so hope that means something, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
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25 Nov 2012 - 12:50 AM

What an appealing gaze
A beautiful animal very well taken.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Hop-A-Long
25 Nov 2012 - 12:52 AM

This is another beautiful portrait of such a gorgeous creature.

Andy

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25 Nov 2012 - 7:45 AM

Super crisp big cat portrait Ann.
Carole

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25 Nov 2012 - 8:57 AM

It's all been said and I agree Grin
Alun

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25 Nov 2012 - 9:02 AM

You certainly made the most of the WHF Ann - another cracking image
Jason

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25 Nov 2012 - 9:41 AM

What a pose. You couldn't have posed her any better than this, Ann. Love the sharpness in those whiskers. Real quolity shot.

Malc

(neighbour's cat & kittens all doing well)Grin

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JohnChambersPhotography

Lovely capture with that pose and angle , great eye contact it's a winner any day of the week.

John

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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 10:15 AM

Beautiful portrait. So well taken. Paul

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25 Nov 2012 - 11:11 AM


Quote:
Malc

(neighbour's cat & kittens all doing well)Grin

I'm so pleased - do keep us posted at every opportunity! Smile

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Hermanus  2 South Africa
25 Nov 2012 - 4:38 PM

This looks like a posed portrait !! Excellent capture of this stunning animal Smile

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25 Nov 2012 - 8:26 PM

What a beautiful portrait.well captured Ann..Lin

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johnjones  5 England
25 Nov 2012 - 10:22 PM

Excellent detail in this shot top shot.
jj

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debu  5 India
25 Nov 2012 - 11:41 PM

Another perfect shot of a beautiful Leopard.
debu

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Deep_Bhatia
26 Nov 2012 - 5:04 AM

A perfect capture. I like the sharp mustaches and expression. deep

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ugly
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26 Nov 2012 - 6:28 AM

So many awards...
You have done so well here...
Think it one of your best...
This is one of the most dangrous leopards in the world...
They can turn and kill very very quickly...

Is this Mr Golden Balls himself at WHF...
He takes a great photo...
If it is then I have a few in portfilo a few pages back...

Top marks well done...

Dave

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Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2012 - 6:57 AM

This is superb Ann, the expression is wonderful and the quality top drawer at the least.

Dougie

back later to catch up.

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AnneWorner
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26 Nov 2012 - 4:30 PM

The detail is impressive - those whiskers and the eyes!

Anne

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ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
26 Nov 2012 - 7:15 PM

Excellent work! A huge number of awards proves it!Smile
Regards Valery

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26 Nov 2012 - 8:17 PM

A real gem Ann.
Brian.

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