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Shot with my Canon SX40 HS
Single shot, Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.1
Como Zoo, St.Paul, Minnesota, USA
Featured in Artists Universe and The Daily Dazzler in Art Universe , also featured in For The Love of Cats , Alphabet Soup , Color Me a Rainbow , HDRI (No Holds Barred) , Animal & Wild Bird Photography , Shutterbugs

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The cougar, also known as puma, mountain lion, mountain cat, catamount or panther, depending on the region, is a mammal of the family Felidae, native to the Americas.

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  • peechez2010
    peechez2010over 2 years ago

    Here kitty kitty kitty…lol This is such a beautiful animal. You did an amazing job with this. I am totally captivated. I will be back with many happy dances I am sure ;0) Peach

  • Thank you Peach, I was really pleased with the Photomatix results, really looks like I could reach out and pet it, then reel in my bloody stump! LOL! Glad you liked it, hope to see you back soon! ;~)

    – shutterbug2010

  • KBritt
    KBrittover 2 years ago

    Wonderful image of this guy, Steve!! I just love his ability to focus!!! lol Your image captures his ‘presence’ beautifully!! ~kim

  • Thank you Kim, really makes you wonder what he’s thinking, doesn’t it? So glad you liked it!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 2 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thank you Rick!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    July 15th, 2012
    See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges

  • Thank you very much Mary, I am so happy to see it in the Permanents Featured Gallery, truly an honor!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    07-15-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE
    Please click the banner to comment on your permanent Feature page:

  • Thank you Kira, such an honor to be in the Daily Dazzler, so glad you liked the portrait!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Shutterbug . . . congrats on the feature in Kira’s Daily dazzler!

  • Thank you very much Carol and Mike, so glad you liked it!

    – shutterbug2010

  • Margaret Sanderson
    Margaret Sande...over 2 years ago

    This is truly amazing! A majestic pose caught perfectly!

  • Thank you Margaret, you’re very kind!!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • peechez2010
    peechez2010over 2 years ago

    Barefoot double happy dances for you dear Shutterbug!! Congratulations on your features.One a daily dazzler no less. Excellent news. I knew this one would capture peoples attention in a big way. I bet I will be back!!! YAY!! I love it! ;0) Peach

  • Thank you very much Peach, this was some cool news, topped off with your barefoot double happy dances, makes this Shutterbug a very happy camper!! ;~)

    – shutterbug2010

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 2 years ago

  • Thank you Elaine, I’m happy to see this shot featured in the group, this one is one of my new personal favorites, and I am honored that you selected it!!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • peechez2010
    peechez2010over 2 years ago

    Look at you go!! Congratulations Shutterbug ;0) You are on a roll. Cuttin’ a rug in your honor…happy happy joy joy!! ;0) Peach

  • Thank you Peach, careful with those achin’ bones, happy to have you celebrate it with me!! ;~)

    – shutterbug2010

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