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Black Panther

Black Panther
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Copyright: Fred Hardaway (Deon01) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 1 N: 27] (159)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-31
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF 55-200mm 4.5-5.6 II USM, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-12 0:10
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Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
[To Sandrine ...]

A black panther is a melanistic leopard (or melanistic jaguar). These have mutations that cause them to produce more black pigment (eumelanin) than orange-tan pigment (pheomelanin). This results in a chiefly black coat, though the spots of a black panther can still be discerned in certain light as the deposition of pigment is different in the pattern than in the background.

The melantistic leopard is most generally found in the dense, wet forested areas of India and south east Asia, where the coloration gives the cat a hunting advantage.

The spotted markings of the animal can be faintly seen through the dark fur, especially at certain angles in bright sunlight.

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Superbe. Comme je le dis souvent la couleur noir n'est pas toujours évidente à capturer mais tu t'en est bien sorti. Juste peut-être la focal pour une netteté uniforme. Bravo et merci

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-12 23:09]

Hello Frederic

Nice capture of this black Big Cat.Black cats are very difficult to shoot but you have managed this one well.Nicely composed. TFS


Hello frederic,
Encore une superbe photo, félicitations, quel artiste!! et toujours dédiée à la même "sandrine" et ben, ça cache quelque chose ça..... ;-))
merci encore.

Belle photo, je suis désolé mais des problèmes familiaux m’empêchent d’épiloguer. Thomas

woow....you managed to make out of the black such a beautiful color!!!!great!
and this is a very impressive and beautiful animal.never saw such a beautiful picture of a black panther.

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