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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/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Endangered, 40-49 Points (Chapter 6) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-24 15:49
Viewed: 5455
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm afraid it's the snow leopard again. It seems that every time I get some free time, it rains.
I'm sure You've seen enough of this lovely looking cat, but if you want to view the previous posts, they are Here, Here, Here, Here and Here.

Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of the week.

PDP, marhowie, Fisher, scottevers7, dew77, Comandante, red45, Eko, wallhalla15, coasties, Luc, Signal-Womb has marked this note useful
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Look, he just had a tasty brew and is licking his lips! Fabulous capture, and I'm never tired of seeing this beautiful animal.

Your friend from the land of Louise Woodward, the au pair convicted of 2nd degree murder (Oh, that's right, she's British)!!!!


Maybe I haven't seen enough of your big cats, because they always move me by their presence and quiet strenght. This one is wonderful, perfectly exposed (I figure rainy days are much better than sunny days to bring out the colors with delicacy). No nits here: colors (green and grey are superb together), sharpness, pose, framing, just the right amount of blur to make the fuzzy BG smoother... great job, Alan.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-24 17:36]

Hi Alan, great shot. The pose is excellent and very good details. I love the tongue - very nice! Well done.

This is top-notch stuff Alan. Perfect light and colors. Very well composed with very good sharpness, details and DOF. The BG accents the leopard very nicely also. Great title - Great shot!!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-08-24 18:16]

Hi Alan,

Beautiful capture excellent lighting and details. Excellent composition, you know, excellent, brilliant. :)


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-24 19:04]

No, I haven't seen enough of him Alan. He's a beauty and this look you captured is superb! The tongue licking his lips - after a feed, or before a feed? Is he looking for a piece of you? Well done.

Hi Alan,
The lion my be the king of the jungle, but you are the king of the big cat photographers. Excellent composition and framing. The colors and detail are superb. Another great shot!

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-08-24 20:50]

Very nice cat Alan, The composition is perfect. Great details and sharpness. Well done

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-08-24 22:40]

Excellent shot,what a look!!!Loved the composition&details are very good.TFS.

Fabulous, Alan. I have been waiting to see more of your big cats and I think the snow leopard may be favorite subject of yours! The patterns are stunning. I love the tongue... it gives a real attitude to the capture. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-08-25 2:03]

Hi Alan. Another great shot of the beautiful snow leopard. I can never get tired of that gorgeous endangered big cat. This capture is particularly well executed. The focus, the exposure, the POV, the composition, everything is perfect. Love the tongue! TFS. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-25 3:21]

Hello Alan!
Wonderful capture.Sharpness,clear details,lighting,pose of leopard and composition are excellent.Into my favr.TFS....:-)

Hello Alan!
Perfect capture.Details,sharpness,colors,POV and composition are perfect.Excellent work!
Thanks for sharing.

Can never get tired of snow leopards. Colours and sharpness are good, background gives a good contrast to the cat. Only nit is that I would prefer to see the paws included at the bottom.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-25 7:51]

Again? We want more! This is beautifull animal Alan! Pose and moment are great - I like its pink tongue ;-) Eyes are also great looking. Pity about cut off legs.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-25 9:27]

Hi Alan!
Excellent shot.Sharpness,POV,details and composition are perfect.Thanks for posting.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-25 12:56]

it's fantastic Alan,
great composition, good details, fantastic colours, good cropped and well framed, very good job,
gr. jaap

Never enough of these beauties Alan!
I love your photos of wild cats.
This one is, as always, superb.
Details, lighting, POV... are perfect and the look of this beast is exceoptional.
I like it very much.

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2005-08-25 13:21]

It´s for me a highlight. Bravo!

Alan, this is a great photo. Great colours, sharpness excellent, a very nice composite. TFS

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-25 18:32]

Alan, don't worry. Keep on bringing him.

Excellent pose and expression. Excellent sharpness too. Perfect sharpness and use of dof, so that the face, mouth and tongue are perfectly in focus.


Hi Alan

I never get sick of seeing these guys. The timing for this shot was perfect. Is he licking his chops after or before the meal? technically the shot is perfect. Not one single nit. Well done my friend. Awesome work.... as usual! Thanks.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-28 1:05]

Well, Alan. A tasty one!.
Great PoV. Fine sharpness. Lack of colors in the fur ;-)
Great DoF.
Callie wrote to me one time: "If you show a detail, you must show it entirely." Paws are cut here. A popular one is not always a perfect one. But I must admit the the visual impact is strong.
TFS. Have a wonderfull Sunday!

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  • ryyck Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 176] (994)
  • [2005-09-06 15:10]

Bem no momento certo!

great photo!! nice POV :) I think this one is the best of all of your snow leopard photo's (but that's my opinion :))
big smiley for you :D



very cool photo

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  • Eric Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 17] (129)
  • [2005-09-17 17:01]

It's a very beautyful snow leopard and the pink tongue make the photo very original.

Another fantastic image Alan with great details and clarity. Composition is very good as is the light. 7/10 Very nice work.

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