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The Dhole or more commonly known as the Asiatic Wild Dog, found in woodland and open country in restricted areas of the Indian sub-continent, China and south-east Asia.
These were the 'Red Dogs' of Kipling's Jungle Book. They live in packs, usually 5 to 12 and hunt mostly in daylight. Their varied diet includes Lizards, rodents, deer, wild pigs, mountain sheep and animals as large as Water Buffalo.
Habitat destruction, reduced prey and man's persecution has put them on the threatened and vulnerable species list.
They remind me very much of our own Foxes but are larger and stockier with denser fur.
I hope you like him, I think he is stunning and it would be a great shame to lose such a beautiful animal in the wild.
Hope you all had a great weekend. Many thanks for all the C&C's on my images.
Steve.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:sigma 150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:On the Dhole
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:7 Sep 2009 - 4:39 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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colmar
colmar e2 Member 742 forum postscolmar vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2009 - 4:45 PM

Steve
Thanks for the images they are extremely good but perhaps even better is the information you give us too, many thanks for sharing

Colin

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baclark
baclark e2 Member 53740 forum postsbaclark vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2009 - 4:45 PM

I don't think I've ever seen one of these, amazing fur and 3 very nice images indeed. Interesting write up too.
Barbara

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2009 - 4:53 PM

I think he's gorgeous too - 3 wonderful images, I particularly like V3. Thanks for the interesting narrative Smile

Sarah *

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davidbailie
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7 Sep 2009 - 5:03 PM

- the "in your face" element of this shot gives it genuine quality -

the fact it's not sharp reduces the impact

ce'st la vie. Smile

db

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Sampics
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7 Sep 2009 - 5:07 PM

Fantastic captures steve! V3 my favourite.
Sam.

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motorsportpictures
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7 Sep 2009 - 5:15 PM

Brilliant.
Scott

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Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2009 - 5:40 PM

Three great shots - V3 for me !

Well captured.

Chris

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2009 - 5:41 PM

Such interesting info in your write-up plus 3 stunning images of this wonderfu; animal. Especially loke V2&3, but the eye contact in V1 is very well captured too.

Ann

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2009 - 5:53 PM

Must admit I thpoght it was a fox, so thanks for the info. Great images but V 3 is favourite.
Joan.

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janty66
janty66  7 England
7 Sep 2009 - 6:04 PM

excellent shots, super write up...

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Ray42
Ray42 e2 Member 6Ray42 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2009 - 6:15 PM

Three excellent shots and informative write up - V3 for me

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2009 - 6:30 PM

What a beautiful animal
Where did you see him?/
Love all 3 shots equally

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2009 - 6:51 PM

A stunning animal Steve. Never seen one before.
Ron

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Bob_V
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7 Sep 2009 - 7:06 PM

What a fantastic set of shots and write-up Steve, a fine looking animal, I have never seen on either.
Bob

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shamo
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7 Sep 2009 - 7:08 PM

Wow to all three images big vote winner hope you get as many as it deserves.

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gingerdelight
gingerdelight e2 Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2009 - 7:28 PM

Three terrific images - well taken. It is like a cross between a fox and a wolf really.
x Carol x

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Jekaro
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7 Sep 2009 - 7:39 PM

Three fantastic detailed images, Steve, V3 for me.
Roy

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franken
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7 Sep 2009 - 7:53 PM

They are all excellent.

Ken

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delboy1145
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7 Sep 2009 - 8:16 PM

I love V1 for the full on effect
Dave

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2009 - 8:23 PM

three crackers steve v3 may favourite brilliant capture nice one Wink
andy

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Steve_S
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7 Sep 2009 - 8:41 PM

3 cracking captures Steve
Steve

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Alan_Baseley
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7 Sep 2009 - 8:54 PM

Great set. Like V3,
Alan

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Gezina
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7 Sep 2009 - 9:19 PM

Interesting narritive with good captures - I like the pose/comp in V3 as well - Ina

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HobbitDave
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7 Sep 2009 - 9:24 PM

Fascinating write-up, Steve - I hadn't come across one of these before. Three great images, v.3 especially is a cracker.
Dave.

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7 Sep 2009 - 9:51 PM

Simply said - three super images
David

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Roly
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7 Sep 2009 - 10:08 PM

Great set and interesting write up.V3 for me.

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bpearson3
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7 Sep 2009 - 10:22 PM

He's gorgeous Steve.
An excellent set of images and a great write up too - thank you.

Bev

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fentiger
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7 Sep 2009 - 10:38 PM

Three very fine and well composed captures. Well done!

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7 Sep 2009 - 10:51 PM

a stunning set Steve... Martin.

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Daisymaye
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8 Sep 2009 - 3:10 AM

Especially like V3. All are good shots........Sandy

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glyndwr
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8 Sep 2009 - 5:29 AM

Cracker!

Robert

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BERTRAM
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8 Sep 2009 - 9:20 AM

A brilliant set of images.
Dave

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Brian65
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8 Sep 2009 - 10:01 AM

All 3 are great shots. Brian

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Thushari
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8 Sep 2009 - 10:07 AM

Three fantastic images. love V3, thanks for the information.
Thushari

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ventile
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8 Sep 2009 - 10:43 AM

Wonderful shots,love the shot of him, smiling ?
Dave

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steve_r
steve_r e2 Member 7steve_r vcard England
8 Sep 2009 - 11:04 AM

GOOD SHOT. Three great Images, well captured and well presented.
Top class info.
Regards Steve.

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Rachel99
Rachel99 e2 Member 5Rachel99 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 11:23 AM

Three super shots. V1 for me, just for the more interesting expression - they are all great shots.

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hary60
hary60 e2 Member 6hary60 vcard United Kingdom
8 Sep 2009 - 11:44 AM

Three stunning images Steve superb detail V1 my favourite
Harry

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 2:07 PM

3 excellent images, well done!

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KevSB
KevSB  101468 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 6:28 PM

foxes and wolves, always my faves or in this case a dog lol

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Dave_Holdham
8 Sep 2009 - 8:29 PM

Brilliant set of images and an interesting write up

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8 Sep 2009 - 8:35 PM

superb shots

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9 Sep 2009 - 8:25 AM

Three great shots, and thanks for the info. Pam

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9 Sep 2009 - 8:05 PM

a good set.lesley

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9 Sep 2009 - 8:21 PM

Top pics Steve...Bill

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10 Sep 2009 - 2:41 AM

Beautiful portraits.
Brian

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14 Sep 2009 - 9:49 PM

three excellent shots
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