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Check my moustache

Check my moustache
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Copyright: Willem Botha (whjb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus E-300, Sigma 55-200mm 1:4-5.6 DC, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-25 4:45
Viewed: 6313
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The leopard (Panthera pardus) is one of the four 'big cats' of the genus Panthera. Originally, it was thought that a leopard was a hybrid between a lion and a panther, and the leopard's common name derives from this belief; leo is the Greek and Latin word for lion (Greek leon, λέων) and pard is an old term meaning panther. In fact, a "panther" can be any of several species of large felid. In North America, panther means puma and in South America a panther is a jaguar. Elsewhere in the world a panther is a leopard. Early naturalists distinguished between leopards and panthers not by color (a common misconception), but by the length of the tail - panthers having longer tails than leopards.

I took this photo at the Maholoholo rehabilitation centre, South Africa. It was hand reared and cannot be returned to the wild.

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  • PhilC Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 25 N: 117] (551)
  • [2006-10-25 6:09]

Willem - a lovely study of a beautiful creature. I like the composition and the framing and think the dappled light does the animal justice. Nice photo. TFS. Phil

Hi Willem,

Nice photo of this Leopard. Sharpness and DOF very good. Just think, if I had a moustache like that, I could be a seargent major in the army (lol)


Hi Willem, lovely shot and detail - you can see that soft fur around the neck - how wonderful to have raised such a magnificent male.. gorgeous tfs

Vous avez des bÍtes magnifiques et vous savez les photographier. Thomas

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