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No lesser than the rest

No lesser than the rest
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Copyright: Gerhard Theron (gerhardt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron AF70-300mm LD, Hoya skylight (1B)
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lesser cats of the world, Felidae of the world: Second series [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-10-23 14:07
Viewed: 6868
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Caracal Lynx (Felis Caracal)

Afrikaans name: Rooikat (meaning: red cat)

I still do not think that this cat should be categorized as a "lesser" cat. :) For me there are no "grander" cat on the planet. The others might be bigger but certainly not more cat.

To keep the friendship with Callie on par, I had to retaliate with this cat to the lovely kingfisher he posted.

I love the birds and insects but way on top is the lesser cats. In South Africa there are still a lot of them. I still have the civet cat right at the top of my wishlist.

I have a fact sheet of the cat on a previous post here.

I hope you like them. I love 'em!

AndyB, Robbrown, Luc, Crypton, marhowie, AdrianW, coasties, Lourens, PDP, extramundi, aktolga has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To AdrianW: Keen eye for detail...gerhardt 2 10-24 18:19
To japie: Sorry to bother...gerhardt 1 10-23 15:41
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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2004-10-23 14:52]

Super, elle est très net et j'adore le regard un peu sur la gauche.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-10-23 15:02]

A lovely shot.
Excellent composition and DoF.
A magnificent looking animal,very well captured.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-23 15:38]
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I have to agree that it is not a lesser cat and also love these guys. The image is sharp and I love the ears. You and Callie must keep at it, as we get great images while you are doing so!

Thanks for posting

I had not realised there was a clasiefication for lesser cats, i think that in some ways they are a lot more intresting as a lot of them are so secretive that not a lot is known about them.
this one is well seen too. notes work well with the link to previous full notes. keep them coming please.

vraiment un elegant felin,
ses grandes oreilles pointues lui donnent vraiment l'aire d'etre a l'ecoute de tout....
les rayures sur le fond sont tres agreables.
merci bien.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-10-23 18:47]

I am looking your lynx since 30 minutes. May I just say: I like it?

Gerhard, This is wonderful shot of this "Grand" cat. It's great what a good telephoto can do as seen here. I look forward to the day I can get one & can explore its use. Maybe I can talk the old-lady into puttin' a word in to Santa this year! ;-)

Good shot! You've captured this really well, I really like the DOF and the exposure is spot on too. My only criticism is that it isn't quite as sharp as I'd like, I tried running some USM on it, but it still didn't really sharpen up all that well... Anyway, a nice image - thanks for sharing :-D

This is a very good shot of the rooikat. It clearly depicts the cats nature.
Very nice detail and contrast in colours

  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-10-24 2:50]

Now you have definately ruined the friendship!
I agree, this guy has attitude, and he is prepared to deliver a coulpe of nasty slaps, should you overstep. As for howard, let him see a Schulster movie where the taxi picked-up the suitcase, he wil not have this request for a kitty.
AS I said with you other mugshots, NOW you have to deliver!

beautiful animal,i like the look in his/her eyes.good colours and compo, details are good to.
good shot!

Love those ears!! Great shot. Thanks for sharing

Excellent image, Gerhard. Difficult critter to photograph. Excellent work!!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-24 11:10]

Lovely work Gerhard. That really is one good looking cat, even if the ears are a little bit Spockish. The cat looks very concentrated. Great shot and great note.

Thanks again for your contribution to this site with shots like this one. You have the opportunity to shows us fantastic things from nature I would hardly see in other places, less with your notes point of view. This is a privilege, I hope my modest shots are amusing for you too.

Sleepy eyed and big eared, these cats always remind me of Yoda. Your background is interesting here - the pace seems to be a leisure one, but the blur of the background implies a bit of motion, though it is probably just shallow depth of field

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  • olchik (60)
  • [2004-11-23 11:15]

Cool! The vies ist superB!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-11-29 18:34]

Very nice Lynx and great photo here, beautifull color and good DOF, as you i like it !
Well done Gerhard,
My regards,

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