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Scottish Wild Cat

By Lillian  
That is no tame 'moggy'' that is one very wild outdoor cat

Note how coarse his fur is and those eyes...taken at the British wildlife Centre
taken in the grass as background , did not remove , as natural

Thank you everyone for all your comments on the Red Squirrel also to
Hugh, Trev and Ann for your User Awards.....very grateful

Putting on a V2 to show his size on a tree!

Thanks Everyone and have a great day


Tags: General Surrey Bwc Scottish wild cat Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 7:22AM
A real beauty and those whiskers!!

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fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
31 Aug 2012 7:25AM
A stunning capture Lillian.

Superb portrait!
31 Aug 2012 7:30AM
Another superb close up Lillian,
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 7:39AM
Good morning Lillian, WOW what fabulous images, fantastic detail and those eyes are gorgeous, he / she does look very cuddly but I some how doubt he / she is actually looking for a cuddle Smile Love those whiskers too Smile

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 7:44AM
brilliant detail lillian love those eyes a real cracker nice one Wink
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 8:03AM
wonderful pair of images, but the intensity of v1 wins it for me.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 8:08AM
V1 illustrates the expression that differentiates this wild cat from the domestic tabby.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
31 Aug 2012 8:10AM
A mean looking beggar in V2. Have always wanted a shot of a wild cat but they tend to stay in the shade in when I have seen them (only in captivity). So for me V1 is a very lovely portrait Lillian.
3 sleeps till Tokyo TongueGrinGrinGrin.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
31 Aug 2012 8:11AM
Looks just like our Simba, only with an extra eye Tongue

Having tried getting similar captures in the past at the BWC I can appreciate just how tricky getting a good image of the wildcats is....Well done Lillian....

31 Aug 2012 8:16AM
Lovely capture Lillian. Very sharp
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
31 Aug 2012 8:36AM
The only true wild feline we have and numbers are dwindling. Excellent portrait Lillian, you seem to capture their spirit Smile
9 10 10 England
31 Aug 2012 8:36AM
Two excellent shots Lillian.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
31 Aug 2012 8:41AM
Great seeing V2 in the more "natural" setting but has to be the wonderful V1 which gets my vote this morning. Fantastic portrait!

Trev_B 11 151 68 England
31 Aug 2012 8:48AM
A wonderful expression in both images Lillian.

31 Aug 2012 9:27AM
v1 very fine detail Lillian a cracker V2 love the pose and the glare!

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 9:48AM
Wonderful 'don't mess with me' expressions captured Lillian. You really could not mistake it for a domestic moggy.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 10:37AM
great capture here.
a magnificent moggy
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
31 Aug 2012 10:49AM
2 great shots Lillian, V1 is really well detailed and I like the V2 showing the size,
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 10:50AM
Looks innocent enough till you point out the features.
The eyes do look penetrating.
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 11:15AM
Lovely shots, Lillian.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
31 Aug 2012 11:32AM
V1 excellent Lillian.


Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
31 Aug 2012 11:40AM
Even the domestic cats look at me like that... can't think why. Maybe I don't like them in the garden TongueGrin Sharp and lovely detail in the eyes, Lillian.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
31 Aug 2012 12:42PM
This is one intense stare--- His fur is out door cat fur, and the bg suggest, properly, that that is where he is--
Bet he is a good rat trap!
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 1:24PM
Hi Lillian, thought the title was describing you for a minute Winklol.
A cracking image, brilliant detail, luv it.
Well done.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
31 Aug 2012 2:47PM
Fabulous detail in V.1, Lillian, you are definitely the master (or mistress!) of these wild animal images Smile Carol
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 2:52PM
Wow ............. this is one lovely puss portrait! the eyes are terrific................ Shame it cant be cuddled.
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 3:10PM
love it
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
31 Aug 2012 3:54PM
What a handsome cat. I love him.
Tibetan 6 3 England
31 Aug 2012 3:58PM
Certainly looks the part, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 5:08PM
Cracking shot !!....gorgeous quality !!!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 5:11PM
Great picture Lillian superb detail and as you say "those eyes"
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
31 Aug 2012 5:15PM
And it looks sooo cuddly, too! Wink Two super images, Lillian, but the winner has to be the close-up in V1Smile
Trev Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
31 Aug 2012 5:16PM
Ooo...nice stripey and puffy tail it's got in V2 Grin

Grand shot of this fella in V1, Lillian, and I love that crop.

Andrew Smile
31 Aug 2012 5:23PM
A brilliant image in V1 Lillian, fantastic detail. And V2 give a very good overall view of the Animal. Well done.

John Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 Aug 2012 5:35PM
Superb shots, Lillian.
Excellent cimages Lillian, great detail in V1 well captured
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
31 Aug 2012 6:35PM
This cat looks reasonably benign at present but make the wrong move and it quickly turns in a screaming spitfire. SadSadSadWinkTongueGrin A lovely shot Lillian but I am sure you were quite wise to use a long focus lens.!!!!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 6:51PM
Oooh, Lillian, he is gorgeous, you are a master (or mistress) of this type of photography, and I'm only sorry I don't have an award to give you right now.
AlanWillis 8 67 England
31 Aug 2012 7:41PM
Great photo. It what Essex people call a Lion.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
31 Aug 2012 8:00PM
Ah, Lillian, what a marvellously intense look you have captured in V1. A truly gorgeous creature.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
31 Aug 2012 8:01PM
A superb portrait of such a vicious creature.
Humblebee 6 1 England
31 Aug 2012 9:16PM
Nothing short of a mean machine superbly captured v 1 for me ... Carol Grin
31 Aug 2012 9:23PM
Superbly detailed image Lillian.
Pin sharp too Smile

31 Aug 2012 11:12PM
The expressive eyes are great and make this a lovely portrait.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
31 Aug 2012 11:28PM
two great shots both worth their own upload!
the eyes have it in v1 and the pose in the tree is all 'myob' Smile
31 Aug 2012 11:58PM
A superb close up Lillian,those eyes they are amazing..Lin
Don't know how I missed this superb capture, just having a look through your shots and boy this is good, fantastic detail wonderful comp sharp as you like, good work indeed.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
11 Sep 2012 12:13AM
A terrific portrait of this fierce creature, those green eyes are piercing
12 Oct 2012 12:54PM
No. 1 is fabulous.


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