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This is taken with in a foot...
He open his eyes made a noise and fell asleep again..
I did touch him but told to back off..
There fur is qite wirey not very soft...
I had a great day..
Tanks for all the votes and nice words...

Dave

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105mm AF F2.6 Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:How close can I get to a snow leopard?
Username:ugly ugly
Uploaded:16 Apr 2012 - 3:18 PM
Tags:General, Pets / captive animals, Photo journalism, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:39
Voters:Petr · debu · Daisymaye · achieverswales · christinecilia · Cor · mikbee · CarolG · Len1950 · ChristineD · DOGSBODY · gary_d · Glostopcat · Fefe · bobsblues · Irishkate · Herge88 · andylea · clintQB · moiral · unicorn17 · photophantom · annettep38 · Glyn1 · barbarahirst · morpheus1955 · maggie9 · pluckyfilly · CaroleS · Brian65 · pronabk · Jat_Riski · AnnChown · goso · bornav · helenlinda · HollySamEdwards · 1881 · DavidMosey ·
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debu
debu  5 India
16 Apr 2012 - 3:20 PM

Great capture.
debu

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 3:31 PM

Wow! Was he sedated? How wonderful to be so close to such a beautiful animal. ...........Sandy

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achieverswales
16 Apr 2012 - 3:44 PM

Awesome mate.

Regards

Trev.

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christinecilia
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16 Apr 2012 - 3:58 PM

wow great shot like it Grin

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 4:08 PM

A fine close up Dave.
Surprised to hear the fur is wirey.
I just imagined it would be soft !!
Mick.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 4:19 PM

A fine presentation, Dave. Carol

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Len1950
Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
16 Apr 2012 - 4:32 PM

Super image.

Len

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 5:57 PM


Quote: A fine close up Dave.
Surprised to hear the fur is wirey.
I just imagined it would be soft !!
Mick.

I am surprised too, a lovely image. - gary

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 6:04 PM

A superbly detailed close up of this beautiful beast, I too am surprised that the fur isn't soft

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Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 6:38 PM

Great capture, Lovely angle and detail, and the tones are beautifulGrin
Diane

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 6:48 PM

Stunning shot Dave like the pov ,great colours ,well taken .
Rob

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 6:53 PM

Gosh you were brave but what a great shot.Glad you're still alive.
KateGrin

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Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 7:03 PM

Great markings, super sharp.

Best Matt

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 7:36 PM

grand comp dave brilliant detail super colours a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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moiral  5 Scotland
16 Apr 2012 - 9:35 PM

How great to get so close to this beauty. Cracking close up. Moira

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unicorn17  6 Scotland
16 Apr 2012 - 10:21 PM

A real, look but don't touch, expression ! You were brave ! A super image. Gill

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photophantom
17 Apr 2012 - 12:09 AM

Very close Dave. excellent detail
Dennis

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annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 6:24 AM

A very well chosen close crop. Lovely detail

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barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 7:35 AM

How very brave you were .. love this close look of a wonderful big cat

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morpheus1955
17 Apr 2012 - 7:49 AM

Superb image, fantastic detail and tones, beautifully captured.

Hugh

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pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 8:34 AM


Quote: A superbly detailed close up of this beautiful beast, I too am surprised that the fur isn't soft

me to and the head shot is perfect - just enuff and not too much or too little of this magnificent animal

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CaroleS Plus Member 577 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 9:11 AM

My goodness Dave, I'll bet you will never forget that moment - a superb shot - Carole

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Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 - 11:02 AM

Superb shot David.
Brian

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bornav
bornav  3 India
19 Apr 2012 - 4:33 AM

Beautiful portrait David! you are an expert when it comes to animal photography. it'd have been nice if you could zoom out a little as the left part of the big cat's face seems cropped out.

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HollySamEdwards

Wow! that's amazing!
Holly

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1881
1881  3 India
2 May 2012 - 6:20 PM

Great close up shot.
Intentionally I did not change WB, because the reflection of the tungsten light gives nice warm colour to the silk - thread, which are golden in colour on her clothe.
Regards - SANJEEV

Last Modified By 1881 at 2 May 2012 - 6:30 PM

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