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Sunday Afternoon by Lisa G. Putman

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Dreamy shot of a lazy leopard chilling on a Sunday afternoon.

Featured Red Bubble Home Page 5/6/2010.
Submitted to the Sold! group.
Sold 1 Laminated Print to Bonnie Robert 2/22/2010 (RB;RB Member)
Sold 1 Laminated Print to "RB, RB Member, Tweetybird)
Sold 1 Poster, (RB, Mystery Buyer)

Caon EOS 30D SLR; 100-300 f/5.6, Triopod used

Leopards are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Carnivora, family Felidae.

The leopard is a large carnivore of the cat family, Panthera pardus, widely distributed in Africa and Asia. It is commonly yellow, buff, or gray, patterned with black spots and rings. The rings, unlike those of the New World jaguar, never have spots inside them. Black leopards are commonly called panthers, a name sometimes used for all leopards. They are not a distinct species but merely a color variant caused by melanism, or excessive pigmentation. Close inspection reveals the typical spotting, which is obscured by the darkness of the background.

Leopards are somewhat smaller than lions and tigers; the largest males are about 7 ft (2.3 m) long, including the 3-ft (90-cm) tail. Leopards are solitary, largely nocturnal, and good climbers; they hunt both on the ground and in trees. They prey mostly on small animals such as monkeys, rodents, and birds. Leopards are found in much of Africa south of the Sahara and in parts of Asia from Israel to Korea and Indonesia. They are listed as threatened or endangered throughout their range, owing primarily to loss of their natural habitat and to illegal killing for Oriental folk medicine.

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animal, captive, cats, exotic, eyes, green, leopard, lisa, mammal, my_best, panthera, pardus, putman, visionary, wild, wild_cats, wildlife, zoo

Comments

  • Terry Best
    Terry Bestover 6 years ago

    Love the eyes!

  • Cheri  McEachin
    Cheri McEachinover 6 years ago

    wow just stunning——

  • roger smith
    roger smithover 6 years ago

    wonderful image! … well done!

  • Tron
    Tronover 6 years ago

    Excellent Lisa!

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldover 6 years ago

    So gorgeous,Lisa,well done!!!

  • Steve Bulford
    Steve Bulfordover 6 years ago

    Love it! Great shot!

  • Neil Bygrave (NATURELENS)
    Neil Bygrave (...over 6 years ago

    Superb composition, love the eyes.

  • minniemanx
    minniemanxover 6 years ago

    Are those eyes for real as normally they are a yellow colour. Beautiful photo though.

  • Graham Jones
    Graham Jonesover 6 years ago

    Terrific animal portrait Lisa. Lighting is perfect. I enjoy a lot of big cat shots and this rates up there with the very best.

  • Lisa G. Putman
    Lisa G. Putmanover 6 years ago

    Minniemanx, the eyes really are a blue-green/gray color, but much more muted than this. I chose to take a little artistic liberty and increase the saturation to enhance the color to a more vivid blue-green. Thanks for your comment, I’m glad you like it.

    Thanks so much, guys!

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