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I've been away for a couple of days, a break from job searching and a bit of stressfree relaxation. Obviously I took my camera. I intend to catch up with your uploads from the past few days over the next few days, hopefully.
This is an Arabian Sand Cat, a very shy cat that, like every other cat, tends to sleep a lot of the day, so I had to wait to the very end of the day to see him/her and get a few shots.
Coming from desert areas, these cats have long, thick hair between the pads of the paws. This hair lies over the pads and acts as protection from the hot sand. Asthere is not much prey around in the desert, sand cats have excellent hearing to help them locate it. They can hear small animals moving about underground and dig them up.
Enjoy the rest of the week,
Best wishes,
Steve.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Aug 2011 - 4:55 PM
Focal Length:439mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Arabian Sand Cat
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:17 Aug 2011 - 12:44 PM
Tags:Arabia, Arabian Sand Cat, Cat, Desert, Feline, General, Landscape / travel, Pets / captive animals, Sand Cat, Wild cat, Wildlife / nature
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 12:52 PM

Great shot of it, beautiful eyes.........Sandy

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Anna62
Anna62  3 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 1:04 PM

what an unusually beautiful cat Steve..well taken Smile

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gingerdelight
17 Aug 2011 - 1:33 PM

A superb close up Steve, well done!
Carol

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 1:36 PM

An excellent close-up, Steve. Carol

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 1:57 PM

Excellent close up capturing the crystal clear eyes and fine facial detail, Steve.
Shell

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
17 Aug 2011 - 2:12 PM

Super close up with excellent detail.

Len

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JackieB
JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 2:28 PM

Never seen or even heard of one these cats Steve. I am guessing it has rather large ears going on the broadness of the head above the eyes, and I just love its pert little nose. Excellent capture

Jackie

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 2:29 PM

A most excellent close-up of a Cat I confess I never knew existed until now! Great info too, thank you.

Ann

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 3:06 PM

I am not the greatest cat fan but this is really beautifully composed. Great detail.

Albert

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 3:57 PM

Hope the job seaching's going well Steve....

Ade

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
17 Aug 2011 - 4:34 PM

I want one!!!!!!!!
JNC

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 5:10 PM

fantastic detail steve brilliant colours and tones love those eye's a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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Mike_Young
17 Aug 2011 - 5:22 PM

Lovely shot Steve, splendid detail and eyes

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 5:33 PM

Such beautiful eyes. Carole

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gilbertmjake
17 Aug 2011 - 6:11 PM

Super close up with great detail & tones, nice one!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 6:35 PM

Never heard tell of this particular breed Steve but it certainly is a most attractive little creature. Great portrait with amazing eyes.
Ron

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85853 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 6:40 PM

Don't you just want to cuddle himGrin

A fine portrait of a fine felineSmile


Adrian

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 8:19 PM

beautiful moggy

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janty66
janty66  7 England
17 Aug 2011 - 8:31 PM

Lovely shot...

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 8:35 PM

a fine capture. your patience was rewarded. lesley

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maratsuikka
17 Aug 2011 - 9:13 PM

FINE STEVE

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 9:31 PM

Steve this is a great find, I have never heard of one before and you have a wonderful clear shot
brilliant
Lillian

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
17 Aug 2011 - 10:11 PM

Hi Steve, love this shot very well done, regards gray.

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
17 Aug 2011 - 10:11 PM

A excellent close up great detail .
jj

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2011 - 11:06 PM

Fabulous capture of this beautiful cat.
Vivien

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
17 Aug 2011 - 11:38 PM

Beautiful image well captured.
Allen, Grin

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goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 2:52 AM

Excellent puss-portrait Steve ...Bill

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 7:43 AM

A very good portrait of this cat and an excellent write up

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 - 10:17 AM

What a great shot Steve, WOW! those eyes!
Brian

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 12:23 PM

Gorgeous eyes Smile
Helen

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Joeblowfromoz
18 Aug 2011 - 12:40 PM

What a beautiful shot - the eyes are just captivating - wonderful and really enjoyed it. Hope it all goes well for you..Jo

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bayleaf1
bayleaf1  4 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 - 7:42 PM

What a super capture. Great eyes,
John.

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ianrobinson
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18 Aug 2011 - 8:25 PM

super shot Steve and so sharp and well timed.

Ian.

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WindowonWildlife
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18 Aug 2011 - 8:52 PM

Wonderful portrait image Steve,nice work mate Smile

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bromley-smith
18 Aug 2011 - 9:36 PM

Stunning image Seve.
Tony

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 10:43 PM

Beautiful image great eyes.Well taken Steve..Lin

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Wonderful shot Steve !

Chris

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54203 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 9:19 AM

A face to melt the heart. So pretty.
Chris

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2011 - 2:39 PM

Fascinating description and wonderful eyes, Steve - what a beautiful animal.
Sylvia

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2011 - 8:08 AM

Such a pretty animal and a lovely portrait you have achieved.
Joan.

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
21 Aug 2011 - 5:29 PM

Great capture and interesting write up.

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
22 Aug 2011 - 7:49 PM

oh wow this kitty is so darn cute, just love this - great shot Steve
Tammy

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2011 - 10:33 AM

Beautiful specimen and a good hunter by the sound of it - well captured Steve - Ina

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Artangel
Artangel  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2011 - 10:51 PM

Love cats and this one has stunning eyes, well captured. RT

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2011 - 5:52 PM

What a stunning image... thanks for sharing...

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