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OK I am not going to argue...Yes, these are the longest whiskers on any wild cat.
she is a North Chinese Leopard called Atara


Taken through glass and hand held!!

At WHF in Kent where I spent a great day with Lynne Joyce.

Thank You Sue, Hugh, Val and Steve for your User Awards yesterday
and thank you all, and don't forget to let me know if you are interested in a trip there,
just PM me, and will let you know final details when I get them

Be True to yourself..and enjoy

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jul 2012 - 11:36 AM
Focal Length:190mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:They Are the Longest Whisker's!
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:4 Aug 2012 - 7:34 AM
Tags:General, North chinese leopard, Pets / captive animals, Whf kent, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:195
Unique Views:76

Comments

lesliea
lesliea Plus Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
4 Aug 2012 - 7:38 AM

They are Big fangs...... Nice image Lillian well captured.
Allen, Smile

canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 - 7:38 AM

Wonderful image and especially through glass Lillian
Jim

marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 7:45 AM

Nicely captured through glass Lillian well done

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 7:49 AM

wonderful comp lillian brilliant colours and detail a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
4 Aug 2012 - 7:49 AM

Excellent pose captured Lillian,
Fred.

Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 7:51 AM

Caught her perfectly - plenty of grrrrrrr

martinjp
martinjp  6 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 7:52 AM

Superb, as ever Lillian!!!

moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
4 Aug 2012 - 7:53 AM

She is a beauty right enough. What a face she is pulling at you TongueGrin. Very well captured.
However she has whiskers, not whishers as in the title - go back to bed WinkTongue. Or maybe they are whishers when the brush past you - if you get that close.
Moira

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 593 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 8:02 AM

She certainly has attitude! Wonderful expression captured there Lillian.
Carole

jdinne
jdinne  12 England
4 Aug 2012 - 8:08 AM

Wow Lillian, this is stunning. Superbly captured, outstanding detail. Love those whiskers.

John

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 8:10 AM

Wonderful detail, Lillian, and as you say, amazing whiskers Smile Carol

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 8:17 AM

A fine set of whiskers and great timing on your part.

Metro6R4
Metro6R4 Plus Member 4Metro6R4 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 8:22 AM

The title says it all..... wow.........

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 8:37 AM

Oh Moira...trust You!
hope you approve nowGrin
but shows you read it allSmile
thanks everyone
Lillian

morpheus1955
4 Aug 2012 - 8:54 AM

WOW what a fantastic shot Lillian, perfect in every way IMHO SmileSmileSmile

Hugh

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 9:00 AM

Particularly well timed capture.

Albert

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 9:19 AM

Now that's a great shot with great timing and those are some SERIOUS whiskers, Lillian!

Andrew Grin

User_Removed
4 Aug 2012 - 9:48 AM

An outstanding capture Lillian, love it.

Lucien.

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 10:29 AM

A lovely natural pose from a beautiful animal and expertly captured. - gary

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51313 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 10:32 AM

Excellent timing, Lillian, the snarl says she's not that keen on you taking the shot TongueGrin

Dave

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 10:48 AM

What a beautiful animal Lillian. I am not at all anti zoo's and collections but what a shame that such a creature must be contained in such a way. I do understand all the reasons for zoo's to exist but in my mind I have an image of this glorious creature bounding free.GrinGrinGrin
I shall now dry my eyes and vote !!!
Ron

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 10:57 AM

Catitude a plenty.....

Ade

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 11:06 AM

Fab detail Lillian especially taken through glass,
Geoff.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 11:11 AM

bet you were glad there was glass in the way

achieverswales
4 Aug 2012 - 11:16 AM

Bit disappointed Lillian! You get in an enclosure with a fox and let it jump all over you, and you take this behind glass, she is a pussy after all.
Only kidding this is excellent and would not know that there was glass, excellent capture!

Regards

Trev.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 11:36 AM

Those front teeth look pretty long, too, Lillian! A very well timed shot to catch her snarling like that, and of course, an excellent quality image Wink
Trev Smile

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
4 Aug 2012 - 11:50 AM

Thank goodness for the glass never mind the whiskers lol., nice detailed shot well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By Tibetan at 4 Aug 2012 - 11:50 AM
Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 11:52 AM

Thank You all
Ron, the WHF is a breeding program where they hope to breed and release into their natual habitat,
there has been so many terrible acts against all the big cats in the wild
this is their way to get them back into the wild, and it was the only place to photograph without us giving any germs
to them and they do have fantastic large runs to roam in
I prefer to sponsor a cat there (ZIZI) each year ..instead of xmas cards and postage...think about it!Smile
Lillian

digital_boi
4 Aug 2012 - 12:20 PM

fine expression captured Lillian think she fancied you as a wee pre lunch snackette

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 12:32 PM

Another fantastic image. I don't think she liked having her photograph taken though!SadGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 12:48 PM

Super composition Lillian - and we can see her very fine chatters so well! Smile
Ann

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 1:52 PM

WOW!
A FANTASTIC "SMILE!"

do take care Lillian!

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 2:40 PM

A fantastic shot of this fiercesome beast, most impressive given that it was taken through glass

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 4:54 PM

WOW! this Cat would think it couldn't get through a Barn Door with those Whiskers Lillian.
Great shot.

John Smile

carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3225 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 6:23 PM

And another cracking image Lillian, just awesome.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile

pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 - 7:20 PM

Those whiskers do stand out Lillian, Peter..

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 8:51 PM

well timed and beautifully sharp

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 8:58 PM

Impressive whiskers but so scary,
I'm surprised you managed to hold your camera.
KateGrinGrin

KingBee
KingBee Plus Member 9418 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 9:05 PM

Sharp as a tack. A stonker.

Regards.

Bob

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9899 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1713 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2012 - 10:05 PM

So glad to hear about the breeding program, Lillian, and I therefore feel a lot better about this beautiful creature behind glass.

debu
debu  5 India
5 Aug 2012 - 12:14 AM

Superb shot.
debu

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 8:20 AM

Don't spoil my image of you braving it out with the animal by saying through glass Lillian! Thought you were so brave for a second!!!!!!! Awesome image. paul

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 - 6:22 PM

What a face! Can't fault that! SUPERB! IB

Last Modified By Chinga at 5 Aug 2012 - 6:23 PM
annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 10:49 PM

they are so graceful, even if they show you the teeth.
fantastic quality Lillian, through glass that is superb.

NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 7:59 PM

the portrait you want of a big cat,the snarl.

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