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"I am nice but I can eat your cat!" V

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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lesser cats of the world, Birds and Animals in the Snow [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-18 1:27
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"I am nice but I can eat your cat!" V
Canadian Lynx (female)
Lynx canadensis

"I am nice but I can eat your cat!"
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"I am nice but I can eat your cat!" IV

Taken two days ago at the Ecomuseum during the biggest snow storm we had since 30 years. It has been the most memorable winter day of my life being there under the snow with wolfes, foxes, lynx, otters, caribous and so on. I left my home at 7:00 am and returned at 5:00 pm. It tooks 3 hours by metro and bus to go there and the same time to return home. The traffic was very slow because of the storm but it really worth that trouble to live four marvellous hours with those animals. I was the only visitor that Ecomuseum had that day. I had to walk into two feet of snow, hiding my camera under a plastic bag. There were strong winds of fifty kilometers per hour. Once, I failed to lose consciousness so much I were exhausted and cold. The paradise! Unforgettable day! And I have photographic memories...

Thank you for looking.

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Hi Luc,
Your effeort paid off! Great capture of the lynx, which we have wild in numbers around my place... Well composed image, with good colours and details... interesting to see how she's staring straight into the camera. Good note!
Pablo -

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-18 2:53]

Salut, Luc. I can imagine what a very special day you had, something to remember forever. That is a wonderful capture of that lynx. The POV is fantastic. It looks like it is coming straight at you... and all that snow.
An amazing scene, Thank you for all your efforts and for sharing this special moment with us. : )

Wow Luc, this is a fantastic picture. The lynx is looking right through me. The composition of this picture is perfect. What an attractice creature. Thanks for sharing this with us.


Hi Luc,
that's a perfect cat. I love the long hair at the ears - we call that Pinsel - brush.
And she has so mighty pads, realy a beauty.
TFS - good that my cat is so far away ;-)
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-18 3:43]

Bravo Luc, fighting that storm to get to your beloved friends at the Ecomuseum. And looking at this Lynx, I feel he knows you and is happy to see you there. He is stepping out to greet you, look at his lifted paw... I love those tufts at the end of his ears too. Well done my friend, yoou must had had such a memoriable day there. Dangerous though!
Thank you, thank you for sharing this beauty with us.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-12-18 3:44]

wauuuuuuuu :o)
beautiful shot
composition is great,nice eye contact :o)
Thanks very much

Excellent capture Luc,
A welcome return from the Lynx.
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-12-18 4:11]

Luc bonjour, j'espere que vous etes remis de cette tempete de neige !! Votre photo du Lynx dans la neige est superbe et vous l'avez bien meritée. chez nous il ne fait que -7°C ce matin!! Bon dimanche, Didier.

Great pose you captured, the tree in the FG provides an insight into the reason for the colour of the fur, good detail, like the sprinkling of snow on its back, eye contact provides a geat impact, and it even seems to smile!

Beautifull photo Luc! The gaze of the eyes is very strong and I get the feeling the cat is looking right into me. The composition is very nice and the exposure in the snow well executed. TFS!

Hi Luc

I look forward to your shots of the Lynx. This is another beauty. I love the tufts of fur from the ears. You have nade perfect eye contact here. Doesn't look like this guy is worried about the heavy snowfall at all. Nice work. TFS.

Wow - it was really a special day!
you captured it in a fantstic way. I`m afraid of this cat...I feel the 'contact' with her ;-)
TFS :-)

Hi Luc,
it's a nice cat.
It look great with the snow on the back. Well composed, good details and POV. Your hard work realy pay off.
Excellent work, MYB.
God Jul och Gott Nytt År, once again.;-)

Great experience. HOw i wish to have that. Attractive POV.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-18 12:16]

Hi Luc, fine shot, its a bit soft but at the end of the day I still rembered the lynx in the snow so the visual impact is strong. Must be worth a visit this Ecomuseum, thanks for sharing the information. Greetings Reina

This guy almost looks like my cat!

(Except for the tufts of hair off the ears, and those powerful paws, and that keen killer instinct, and those piercing eyes, that is.)

Ok, so it doesn't really look like my cat at all. ;-)

A provocative shot filled with a sense of determination and wonderful details.

Thank you Luc!

Hi Luc,
This is an outstanding shot on this Lynx. Composition and framing are flawless. The exposure looks to be spot on. Detail is excellent.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-18 19:17]

Hi Luc,
Very beautiful and captivating picture!

Lynx canadensis Or Lynx rufus

They are often confused with their smaller feline cousins the Bobcat, but can be easily distinguished by their tail tips. The tail of the Lynx looks as though it was dipped in an inkwell being black all the way around, whereas the Bobcat’s tail appears to have been painted black on top and white on the bottom.

Stealthy hunters, they stalk their prey, then pounce and (if successful) kill with a bite to the vertebrae of the neck. They occasionally eat small domesticated animals and poultry.

I guess it could easily eat my cat, but I hope it don't...
I didn't get to see it, but some men working on a house adjacent to some woods said they saw a bobcat dart out of the woods lightning fast and nail a chicken which it took back to the woods to devour.

I got to learn something today plus enjoy a beautiful picture!

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2005-12-18 20:28]

Nice picture, Luc! Great capture of this lynx! Good timing, and frame. Well done! Regards!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-19 8:23]

Hello Luc!
Very nice capture.Details,eye contact,POV,colors,framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Amazing shot for a zoo shot, looks like you took it in the wild. Your effort in the snow was very worth while. Great capture as always. Your lucky to have such a place so close to home. Well done.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-12-20 14:31]

wonderful shot...
just coming to you...

Clear, sharp and composed well Luc. Excellent exposure and eye contact also. Very well done & Merry Christmas!

Nice capture of this lynx, I like how his tufts stand out, great eye to camera contact. Well done Luc. :)

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  • siloe (9)
  • [2006-01-24 5:49]

thank you for share this photo. Really impressionant. The day was bad but the shoot is good
i like the equilibre of the photo but it needs more colors I think that you could have replace with more contrast.
Have a good day

Je ne peux m'empêcher de regarder tes magnifiques photo. En particulier celle-ci. Je ne sais pas comment tu as fait pour t'approcher autant.
Very very nice!
je l'ai donc ajouter dans mes favoris!

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  • babak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 234] (1202)
  • [2007-03-24 15:25]

Wooow . One of my favorit shot in TN

beautiful cat, TFS ori

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