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Catch of the day

By SteveMoulding    
Not your common domestic Tabby Cat but they do look very similar. Probably the origins of our domesticated cats but slightly larger and lot more attitude and aggression. I am not one who ever likes to see dead animals at all and always say a 'God Bless' everytime I pass a roadkill but i'm realistic and understand that wild cats need to have a natural diet and can't just pop down to Tesco's, especially in the wild. So although I didn't want to show a dead rat it's part of the natural order of things and therefore part of nature. I am sure it will put a lot of people off and hence will not score highly but I think they are such beautiful cats and being shy aren't often seen, even in captivity. I had to wait to the end of the day to get a glimpse or two of this one and the one reason he came out into the open, food. I hope you do like him.
Many thanks for your continued C&C's on my images they are very much appreciated.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.

Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: Glostopcat, TyChee, jack33 and 61 more

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jack33 11 53 England
5 Sep 2009 4:36PM
Two nice shots Steve, all part of nature. I like your previous upload of the tiger as well.


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fentiger 18 920 24 England
5 Sep 2009 5:06PM
Two well timed and composed captures.

TerryMcK 11 72 2 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2009 5:08PM
Well-taken feline feature, Steve. Nicely detailed throughout. Interesting narration, too.
Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
5 Sep 2009 5:17PM
What great captures of the proud hunter.
janty66 12 3 England
5 Sep 2009 5:27PM
super shots...
churchill123 15 233 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2009 5:47PM
Great captures. Love the expressions you have captured here.
baclark 10 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2009 5:57PM
Great pair of images, I don't like to see any thing dead either but as you so rightly say it's not for fun but for survival. Wonderful face, looks like it needs a cuddle!
5 Sep 2009 6:42PM
Two cracking shots, Steve. He looks like he isn't going to let you take it off him! Excellent expressions,
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2009 7:48PM
two more crackers steve v1 my favourite
Tigress 11 Scotland
5 Sep 2009 8:12PM
It's nature- whether it's a tiger or just a moggy!
I hate it but having been used to seeing it in the wild realise that it is just , as you say, like us going to the supermarket! ( Prefer V1)
Loved your tiger- thanks for your comments also
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
5 Sep 2009 8:19PM
well captured,would like a smidge more space to the right,a cracking shot and jut being picky.lesley
5 Sep 2009 8:43PM
super captures well done great eye detail on both v1 just tops for me.
5 Sep 2009 9:21PM
Very impressive image of the cat's face - it is so expressive - excellent
redshank 10 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2009 9:52PM
Nice capture Steve,great detail and comp.
Roly 12 Wales
5 Sep 2009 11:04PM
V1 for me.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
6 Sep 2009 3:03AM
Two beautiful captures Steve. What a lovely cat. It looks like our domestic cats. ..........Sandy
Brilane 13 5 12 Wales
6 Sep 2009 3:33AM
A great shot.
Thushari 10 1 Sri Lanka
6 Sep 2009 5:09AM
Well captured.
The hunter must hunt. that's nature.
Ray42 11 3 England
6 Sep 2009 8:48AM

Quote:Very impressive image of the cat's face - it is so expressive - excellent

I agree - nice duo of shots
m3lem 13 England
6 Sep 2009 10:30AM
Two superb images Steve, love the expression in the cats eyes
susanbarton 11 11 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 1:02PM
I love his attitude! great shot for me a dead rat is a good one!! as we have a few living in the country but that looks like quite a pretty white one !! Well they have to eat don't they?

sparrowhawk Plus
11 277 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 1:08PM
top shot
Dave_Holdham 10 4 1 Wales
6 Sep 2009 2:29PM
Two superb images, well captured
EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
6 Sep 2009 4:31PM
A handsome animal and a joy to see. There is a very real sense of wildness to both your images of him and I don't think I would have imagined for a moment this was someone's cuddly tabby! Both really great images.

Mikelane 12 1 Wales
6 Sep 2009 4:37PM
Well captured ,lage is great too,regards
sable 11 9 7 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 6:35PM
Two super images - and after all is said and done 'its nature' - well composed and captured - v2 is my favourite because of the expression on the cats face - Elizabeth
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 6:52PM
Superb images - extremely well captured, both you and the cat! Great expression in those eyes as well.
x Carol x
goso 13 2 1 Australia
6 Sep 2009 8:01PM
That's life Steve - two fine captures...Bill
hary60 11 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 8:18PM
Two excellent shots Steve
wideangler 10 8 Wales
6 Sep 2009 9:40PM
Great pictures. Looks just like Tiddles!
Gezina 13 3 6 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 9:48PM
Really like the eye contact & detail in V1 - Ina
trissie 13 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 10:56PM
Two great images Steve, love the expression and detail.

Trish x
7 Sep 2009 6:24AM
Two great shots.
Steve_S Plus
14 181 3 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2009 8:56AM
2 great close ups Steve, v2 for me
BrianSS 13 400 39 England
10 Sep 2009 12:08PM
Superb image.
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
14 Sep 2009 9:51PM
superb timing Steve, brilliant close ups

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