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Red Panda

Red Panda
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: sony A100, Sony 100 mm F2.8 Macro, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-14 21:40
Viewed: 4812
Points: 45
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red Panda [Ailurus fulgens]

Red pandas are found throughout the Himalayan mountains between 2,200 and 4,800 meters in elevation in northern Burma and the districts of western Sichuan and Yunnan. Their geographic range is bounded in the north by the Namlung Valley in the Mugo District and the Lake Rara region of northern Nepal, in the south by the Liakiang Range of western Yunnan, and the northern and eastern boundary is the upper Min Valley of western Sichuan.

Red pandas live in temperate climates in deciduous and coniferous forests. There is usually an understory of bamboo and hollow trees. The average temperature is 10 to 25 degrees celsius, and the average annual rainfall is 350 centimeters.

Red pandas are approximately 170 cm (42 inches) long, with relatively long, furry tails. The tails are marked with about 12 alternating red and buff rings, and are not prehensile. The head is round; the rostrum is shortened; and the ears are large, erect, and pointed. Long, coarse guard hairs cover the body, and the undercoat is soft, dense, and wooly. The body is darker in eastern specimens. The face is predominantly white with reddish-brown "tear" marks under the eyes. The fur on the upper side of its body is reddish-brown, while ventrally it is glossy black. The legs are black and the soles of its feet are covered with dense, white hair. There is no sexual dimorphism in color or size between males and females. Front legs are angled inward, leading to its waddling walk. The feet are plantigrade.

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Salut Ben
Très belle prise de vue de ce panda rouge
la composition est très belle avec de jolis détails et de belles couleurs.
Bravo et a bientôt....JP

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-14 22:15]

Hello Benyamin

A very interesting post.A very good capture of this red panda.The POV and DOF are very good.The eye contact is excellent.Good colour saturation.Nice natural setting.TFS


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-14 23:05]

Hi Ben

This is a lovely animal and although we do have a number of photos on TN of it, I think we still see it far too little. You have captured this guy in a nice pose in a natural looking environment while making excellent eye contact.

The composition is good and the colours seem very natural. Sharpness could perhaps be improved upon, lighting was well managed, and the BG is well removed and enhances the little animal.

Well done and TFS.

Hi Ben,
A nice shot on this Red Panda. Looks like he was a little shy and did not want to get any closer. Nice eye contact at the precise moment. Colors look great, and he is well seperated form the nice OOF backround.

Hello Benyamin,
Beautiful close-up on this cute Red Panda. Sharpness, composition, and exposure are great. Vivid colors and nice blurry background. Very well done and tfs this fine picture.

hi benyamin,
nice shot,
well composed with good pov,
well saturated colours,
tfs & regards

Hello Benyamin,
Cute little fellow! Maybe less famed than the big cousin but still a little charmer...
Well composed capture, good eye contact and a funny expression is well captured!
Pablo -

Nice capture of the red panda shallow dof and nice colours good focus tfs rgds necip

Hello Ben,

Nicly composed and capture photo. Nice colors Bg POV DOf, excllent details very crisp, excllent work

TFS Kyle

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-15 9:28]

Hi Ben.
Very expressive shot. You have captured a very nice scene and moment. Very cute animal, its pose and mood. I also like the POV and DOF as well as the composition and presentation of the image. May be the image of Panda is soft a bit. My compliments and TFS.

hi blaki,
to give him a nughi nughi nughi on its head.

bye mario

Hello Ben,
Red Pandas are a rarity on TN, so this picture makes a significant contribution to the site in terms of range of wild animals photgraphed and exhibited.
Is this some kind of a nature reserve in Indonesia where you took this picture?
The animal looks beautiful with its tongue showing. Looking back at you with an amused expression on its face :-)!
Lovely shot!

Hi, Ben.
Nice shot. Good composition and color. Nice eye contact. I think you can sharpen it a little bit. I made a quick workshop for you.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-01-16 2:30]

Hi Ben!
Really striking shot of this very rare animal. Excellent sharpness and I love the vivid colours. Interesting pose, like he is hiding from you. Excellent composition, and a bit funny!

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  • marty Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-16 3:16]

Pov ***
comp ***
BG/dof *****
Exp ****
Difficulty ?
Subject *****
sharp ***

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-16 4:08]

Great shot,Benyamin !
Colors,sharpness and details are great!

Hola Benyamin,
Preciosa y simpática toma, excelente composición y buena nitidez. Saludos

Belle photo de ce bel animal. Amitiés Thomas

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-01-16 16:28]

hello Benyamin
here is cute model and nice exposure. i have never seen red panda. composition, point of view, colours, framing and note are great

Hello Benyamin,
I like a lot this picture!
You managed so well this photo, in terms of the good POV and deep of field used.
The workshop posted is a good one, it really improves the quality.
Very good composition and likes the frame used.
Congratulations, thanks for share and best regards,

Precioso animal desconocido para mí. Los colores son extraordinarios recortados en ese fondo agradable.
Un saludo Benyamin.
Juan Luis.

Ben, my friend,
Great notes.
So much detail; so sharp too.
Great eye contact.
You are a high quality photographer.
Frames are done with taste. ( All of your registers.)
Best regards,

WHat a cool create. Nice capture. I love his open mouth and the fact he is looking at you. Nicely done.

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