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This is another portrait of an Arabian Sand Cat, a very shy cat that, like every other cat, tends to sleep most of the day, so I had to wait to nearing feeding time 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. As there 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. Someone noted that the last image of one of these cats I hadn't shown the ears, so here they are. (No pun intended) Smile .
I hope you all had a great weekend despite the weather and enjoy the rest of the week,
Best wishes,
Steve.

ps. I'm sorry to all those that already had voted and commented but I've had to delete and upload again to clear the ADULT image label. SORRY.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Aug 2011 - 4:55 PM
Focal Length:247mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.9
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Arabian Sand Cat II
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:12 Sep 2011 - 2:08 PM
Tags:Arabian Sand Cat., Cat, General, Landscape / travel, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 2:11 PM

Wonderful detailed image!
Kaleena

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 2:20 PM

That really is a quite wonderful little face, though I feel certain "cute" or "sweet" probably isn't accurate. A beautifully captured portrait and so well presented.

Ann

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gingerdelight
12 Sep 2011 - 2:30 PM

This really is an excellent portrait Steve, the more I see it, the more I like it. Superbly captured with wonderful detail.
Carol

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JackieB
JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 2:34 PM

Magnificent animal...great capture

Jackie

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 3:11 PM

Looks like he's just had a hair cut, Steve Smile Very well captured. Carol

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 3:17 PM

She hasnt changed a hair ! Smile

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 3:52 PM

what a pretty little face this has, you have really captured it so well and thank you for the information too, which was so interesting

Linda

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 4:02 PM

Hi Steve

If you go into the EDIT functions on your image and then into the EDIT OPTIONS tab, you can remove the adult rating without having to delete your image.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 4:11 PM

Magnificent image Steve,
beautifully captured
Lillian

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 4:25 PM

Delightful image.

Albert

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 5:08 PM

Wonderful image and presentation, Steve.
Shell

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 5:33 PM

HAHA brilliant!!! a cracking pose and capture Smile x x x

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 5:53 PM

A wonderful image - these cats are new to me, looks cute but tough!! Carole

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 6:10 PM

Wonderful detailed shot Steve and good write up.
Gary

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 7:23 PM

What a stunning shot Steve. That is a fantastic animal.
Ron

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Snapitt
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12 Sep 2011 - 7:51 PM

Great shot Steve - very well presented. Never seen one of these before. Thanks for the interesting info.

Jane

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janty66
janty66  7 England
12 Sep 2011 - 7:53 PM

Brilliant image....

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 9:02 PM

what a gorgeous looking cat...spot on shot Grin

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 9:18 PM

A Real Beauty Steve,love the expression and fab eye contact mate Wink

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2011 - 9:29 PM

A great shot Steve well done..Lin

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Joeblowfromoz
12 Sep 2011 - 11:40 PM

Beautifully done - and those eyes, you have captured so very well..Jo

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2011 - 12:04 AM

well caught looks really nice .

Ian.

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Ayoob
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13 Sep 2011 - 4:56 AM

Excellent shot and very well presented..........GrinGrinWink

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
13 Sep 2011 - 6:54 PM

What a purrrrrfect portrait Steve.
Brian

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 7:57 PM

A terrific portrait Steve, the detail is immaculate and those eyes are fab. The epzers' are purring with approval

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Techno
Techno  61006 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2011 - 12:09 PM

Love the soft look to this works beautifully...
Regards Mal

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
16 Oct 2011 - 7:08 PM

what a beautiful little face and you've captured it so well Steve
Tammy

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