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May 25

Fishing Cat

For five years now I have been going to the San Diego Zoo with a DSLR and I have only seen the elusive Fishing Cat twice.
Both times I could net get the shot because it moved around so quickly or was in the shadows in this dimly lit enclosure.
Today the cat sat in plain sight and did not move. So it took me five years to get this portrait.

Read more about these fascinating felines here: Fishing Cat

Nikon D300 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/100s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso3200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
globalgadabout26-May-2010 14:43
fishing requires patience..and this rare cat certainly seems to have that...excellent portrait..V
LynnH26-May-2010 14:35
Very cool! Thanks for the link. Great shot, I'm glad he decided to pose for you. Eyes are fab! BV
pkocinski26-May-2010 12:10
Congrats on finally getting the image! He has an almost "smile" on his face as if to say, OK you win - shoot me :-)
FrankB26-May-2010 11:23
congrats on this intense portrait! :) V
Lamar Nix26-May-2010 11:20
It was worth the wait - he's a beauty! V
laine26-May-2010 09:33
Very worth the wait, Walter...love the focus on the eyes.
heather26-May-2010 06:33
It was worth the wait Walter.. a wonderful capture of this beautiful cat. V
borisalex26-May-2010 04:52
Lucky you to get this close-up on this magnificient endangered animal! Thanks for sharing! V.
LeeG26-May-2010 04:42
Good for you, this is a wonderful capture, Walter! He is one nice looking cat and your focus really brings out the intensity in his eyes.
Gérard Koehl26-May-2010 04:16
Superbe portrait. V
Astrid Taen26-May-2010 04:06
Great shot Walter! Looks like a very content and well fed cat. V
Simon Chandler26-May-2010 03:35
Fantastic capture of the rare specimen. Great focus on the eyes. v
Bryan Murahashi26-May-2010 03:14
Fabulous capture of your elusive cat.
Sandi Whitteker26-May-2010 02:18
Well you sure got it this time Walter. Very pretty capture of this "not" kitty cat.
an nguyen26-May-2010 02:07
Wow, this shot is really good one.
Larry Peterson26-May-2010 02:03
What a beautiful looking animal, Walter. Well worth the wait. BV
Jim Coffman26-May-2010 02:01
You patience paid off big time,Walter! Great portrait. V
Carol Breton26-May-2010 01:54
I'm so glad he finally showed himself to you Walter. Great shot! ~
Marcia Colelli26-May-2010 01:32
So glad you got to see him again, beautiful cat and nice capture, V
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