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20-OCT-2010 Walter O. Koenig

October 20

Thoughtful

I found this Snow Leopard in a thoughtful pose this morning.
I find that 95% of the good shots I get at the Zoo are taken either before it is open to the public, or the first hour it opens.
This morning I left the Zoo 90 minutes after it opened.

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Nikon D300 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/200s f/5.0 at 180.0mm iso800 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Chris Spracklen27-Oct-2010 12:22
A fine shot of this imposing creature, Walter.
Dawn B26-Oct-2010 17:55
He does look very thoughtful here... such a beautiful animal. Nicely spotted!
Jola Dziubinska23-Oct-2010 21:49
Perfect portrait. V.
Margaret Lew23-Oct-2010 03:44
Perfectly beautiful!! What is he thinking?
Chris(tine)21-Oct-2010 20:28
Just stunning!
Ieke Vonk21-Oct-2010 13:59
Very good shot.
Maaike Huizer21-Oct-2010 12:54
A gorgeous shot. Beautiful portrait.
LynnH21-Oct-2010 12:12
Most animals are more active in the early morning and late evening. I'm sure the crowds don't help things. I love his thoughtful pose. V
Mieke WA Minkjan21-Oct-2010 06:34
a very nice capture of this beautiful snow leopard!
Yvonne21-Oct-2010 06:11
Such a magnificent animal, a wonderful portrait Walter! v
Bryan Murahashi21-Oct-2010 04:26
Excellent portrait in profile. V
Cindi Smith21-Oct-2010 02:49
Yeah, getting them fresh is the key. What a beautiful profile shot!
janescottcumming21-Oct-2010 01:47
Wow, beautiful shot of a stunning animal. ~V~
pkocinski20-Oct-2010 22:53
Here kitty kitty! Marvelous shot!
laine20-Oct-2010 22:39
Isn't it a marvelous animal...a perfect shot, Walter. V
maggie_falconi20-Oct-2010 21:54
Excellent portrait of this leopard Walter!!!V
Dan Greenberg20-Oct-2010 21:27
One of my favorite large cats and a great portrait of him! You can practically feel his fur. ~V~
Doug Cruden20-Oct-2010 21:21
He's contemplating the day ahead, with all those faces poking in at him...no wonder they hide from the public as much as they can...I think I would too....
larose forest photos20-Oct-2010 21:12
An absolutely perfect shot of this most magnificent of animals. Just the very name "snow leopard" conjures up a sense of majesty. V
heather20-Oct-2010 20:50
Fabulous portrait of this beautiful animal. V
Jim Coffman20-Oct-2010 20:32
This is my favorite of all the cats! Very nice portrait! V
Phillip Normanton20-Oct-2010 20:25
Meow - bet those paws could really ruin the furniture though :o)
Aud Elise Sjøsæther20-Oct-2010 20:18
Beautiful indeed! V
Barbara Heide20-Oct-2010 20:15
impressive portrait!
Jay Levin20-Oct-2010 20:07
This is an excellent portrait of a snow leopard, Walter. You get much better light in the early morning.
McGarva20-Oct-2010 20:07
Awesome intense potrait ... Stunning beauty ... V
rocky20-Oct-2010 20:07
What a beauty! The wonderful detail stands out sharply against the soft bokeh. =V=
Michal Leszczynski20-Oct-2010 19:41
Wonderful capture. V.
Enny20-Oct-2010 19:39
super expression, great timing.
Larry Peterson20-Oct-2010 19:37
Beautiful animal, Walter. Your have captured it very well. V
Colin Storey20-Oct-2010 19:27
Does look thoughtful, well seen. v
zyziza20-Oct-2010 19:15
looks very dangerous!
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