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Puma II

Puma II
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Copyright: Alan Turvey (liquidsunshine) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1878 W: 112 N: 1560] (5437)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO RF, Hoya skylight (1B)
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Endangered, Great cats - Grandes felinos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-04 15:15
Viewed: 4825
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Time for me to post another Big Cat.
This time it's the Puma. This Puma is kept in a private collection, at the Endangered Leopard Breeding project. This Project is not open to the public, so I was very fortunate to get the opportunity to spend time, and get very close to these beautiful Big cats.
I spent a lot of time with this Puma, just a few feet away.

is a link to my previous post of this Puma.

Thanks for looking

Tomorrow I'll be posting another shot of the Snow Leopard. If you like fluffy rabbits........then you won't enjoy it.....you have been warned!!!

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Great work Alan, Very good details, sharpness and colors and light..It's an excellent profile capture, Well done!

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-07-04 15:48]

just a wonderful portrait Alan...
excellent details...
I love it...
very well done..

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-04 16:00]

What a beautifull Puma, i like the great composition & details, sharpness & dof are great the colours & lightning beautifull,

Very well done !


Very good profile picture of this Puma, it looks wonderfull, it seems that the picture is over sharpened.

Hi Alan.
A superb portrait on this puma. The clarity and detail are great. I really like the composition and framing on this. Nice Job!


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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-07-04 17:25]

Excellent capture and well done on this portrait. A beauty.!!!!


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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-04 17:36]

A nice shot Alan,
Excellent pose,nice detail and lighting.
Great work,well done.


Nice one Alan.
A great profile portrait with lots of detail.
Well done.

Alan, that is a very good portrait full of lovely details in the fur. The solar illumination gives this portrait that special touch. Very nice work.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-04 18:57]

These animals are natural born models. Beautifull face and eye. Proud pose. Energy compressed to animal body. Great picture Alan!

Maravilhosa, e com muita atenção.
Bela composição.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-07-05 3:25]

What a beauty, Alan. You were indeed very lucky to get so close to that magnificent big cat. You captured it with very sharp details. I like the way you can see the whiskers going every which way. Your puma looks very pensive. Thanks for sharing. : )

Hello Alan!
Very nice portrait.Colors,details,framing and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

hello:) what a pose:) so beauty is this little cat;) lovely portrait;) I like how u composed this photo:) exellent DOF and POV:)




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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-05 6:08]

Hey Alan,

Fantastic portrait. Light/exposure is perfect. Details are good (maybe indeed a little bit oversharpened but I don't really mind as there's no halo yet) and the composition is perfect. This is a nice pussycat and the photo is wonderful. Well done & TFS!


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-07-05 6:36]

Great shot Alan, he look very handsome! Excellent DOF, details and sharpness. Very well captured, congrats... thanks for sharing.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-05 6:43]

Alan, I can just about hear her purr, she has such a cool expression on her face. Excellent portrait, wonderful details and colours. I don't think it is oversharpened IMO, I think it is very well done.
PT tonight after the Akld game!!
Well, the best team won tonight, but I think Akld did give them a good game. Wait 'til Saturday!

Hi Alan. This is beautiful. The BG is great, DOF perfect, colours and light lovely and it is, of course, perfectly sharp. Wonderful :). Can I ask how you got permission for a private shooting? I was wondering about approaching a local falconry centre and asking.

What a great portrait!
I really like the composition. The details and colour are extremely well, as well as the framed. SUPERB!

Hello Alan!
Wonderful portrait! I love this cute kitty :-)
As always wonderful quality!

Nice portrait shot Alan, great sharpness and DOF, well captured too. thanks for sharing

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-05 14:14]

Alan, this is another stunning shot.

Excellent composition and pov.

Great details and pose.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-06 3:41]

Hello Alan!
Wonderful cat portrait.Colors,details,clear eyes and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-06 4:57]

Beautiful and interesting portrait for this superb Puma ! Good pose for this big cat ;-) Nice colors, DOF and details ! Thanks for sharing Alan.

Oh, Alan... this is such a fantastic shot. I love the POV. Nice and close with good details. A little OE on the ear and top of the head, but it is minor. I am intriqued about your next post.... do I look or not? Hmmmmm .........

Hey, Alan, I thought a puma was a 1970s tennis shoe. Oh, that's right, you're too young to remember that! ;^)

Great portrait of a beautiful cat. The lighting and sharpness are spot on, and the blurred background is perfect.



P.S. Congrats on London getting the Summer Olympics...it is the best time ever!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-08 11:03]

Hello Alan!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Have a good weekend!

Glorious, Alan! I adore these big cats and you captured a very regal pose. Everything, the lighting, detail, color and BG is superb. Exceptionally done!

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