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The Proud Jaguar by PictureByPali The Proud Jaguar by PictureByPali
The jaguar (Panthera onca)

This picture was taken at Parken Zoo Eskilstuna in Sweden With a Nikon D800 and a Nikon 70-200 F 2.8 Lens

To read more a bout the Jaguar See. [link]

The picture was taken trough Glass

This is one of the female Jaguar's at the Zoo Jaguar, the sun was very harsh this day so i had to take many picture to get a descent one i really hope you like here :)

Pls comment on what´s is good and bad so i can become better until next time ill try to take picture of the Jaguar it really helps !!

If you like pictures of Wolves; Lynx; foxes, Wolverines and other wildlife and have the time please visit my gallery and tell me what you think their is a good chance you find something you like

Sincerely
Pali
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:icontearsandraindrops:
Pretty good, but could be better. I think you should try and make it more original. Try making up your own animal and drawing it, many people have alreay done this animal over and over. It looks very good it's just needs more impact on the veiwer. I'm sorry if I'm too hard, but it just needed to be said. I hope you take my critique and make your art even better! I know this is a real animal, but try something harded to find, ok? It's still great, but could be better! Peace out! Bye now!
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There's another photo of a zoo animal where there is no sign of the zoo itself. This could as well have been taken in the wilderness.

What catches my attention. First, the focus is excellent, with a small depth yet showing all details necessary on the jaguar. The branch in the upper left which also falls into focus is a very nice touch to frame the cadre. The author mentioned that the sun was strong that day and this is evident by the high contrast and bright highlights on the grass and fur. However, the light is properly used to outline the animal and build the picture. The background is also nice - perhaps a bit dark, but far not black, and its bluish hues nicely complement the sunlit yellows. I like the subtle darkening gradient in the background towards the jaguar. All this makes an excellent composition.

Next come the colors. Like I said, the tones between shade and light correspond well with each other. Perhaps in the light they are a bit oversaturated which makes the yellows seem too harsh. Although that's an outcome from the natural lighting conditions, I'd prefer if they were softened a bit in the post-processing. On the other hand, on the jaguar the high saturation works perfectly to show the animal in its full beauty.

For some reason this picture looks like a painting to me - maybe because of the strong colors, or high contrast, or the exemplary yellow/blue contrast. Something in all of this makes it very captivating.
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Prideiseverything Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jag älskar det faktum att man inte kan se på en gång att detta är taget i en djurpark, bakgrunden ser så naturlig ut. Jättefint kort!
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MikachuSango Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice shot^^
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Nikki-vdp Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
It stands out beautifully against the dark background :)
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) thank you
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TheMysticWolf Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Älskar bilden pali, Mycket originell, Gillar inte den andra kritiken du fick :) Tycker iaf att du är originell med dina foton :)
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
tack vännen :) man kan inte göra alla människor nöjda och jag tror att den personen var lite bitter sen är de grymt svårt att ta foton av djur som inte redan har gjorts av någon annan
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TheMysticWolf Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Digital Artist
haha, Tja många är sura på mig för att jag tecknar mest vargar och så XD.. Men det är ovanligt att ta kort på djur som blir 100% unikt.. kanske om en leopard har glasögon och sitter med en tidning :) men du är ju en bra fotograf så tycker inte folk ska va sådär sura XD .. Men jag har däremot tagit en konstig bild på en tiger på kolmården, dem hade fått tag i en polygrip , ett verktyp, så dem bar på den , haha :)
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) haha tack vännen du har så rätt :)
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Dawneray Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a beautiful creation ! truly wonderful !
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so very much :) that means allot to me that you think so highly of my picture
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xxJAXTERxx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it looks good! Maybe try to capture some of the traits that help distinguish it from a leopard. Besides that, I love the blurry in the foreground and how it contrasts with the sharper parts of the cat and background.
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that is an excellent idea thank you
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xxJAXTERxx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome! =)
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E-challenger Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
:iconiloveitmoreplz: :iconiloveitmoreplz: :iconiloveitmoreplz: :iconiloveitmoreplz: :iconiloveitmoreplz:
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   General Artist
Beautiful ^^
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) thank you my dear dear friend :)
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The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   General Artist
^-^
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Dragonfairy28 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Still an amazing photo. You've done well with the light :)
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you i did what i could in photoshop :) about the light
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Dragonfairy28 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks great!
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is beautiful Pali
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you are so kind :)
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Jacks-sis13 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing~!
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Härlig bild igen! Du är fantastisk!! :clap:
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
tack vännen var väldigt osäker om jag ens skulle visa den är inte nöjd med de starka ljuset och färgerna
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Det var bra att du la upp den tycker jag! =D
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
tack :)
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NB-PhotoArt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think this is a wonderful photo. She stares right at you, and you are at eye level with her, which is something that cannot be appreciated enough. What I also like is the fact that it hardly looks like a zoo shot. Gorgeous cat!
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) thank you so very much it means allot coming from you as a fellow Zoo photographer who knows all the hardships in taking a picture at a Zoo :)
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NB-PhotoArt Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Tell me about it. This shot is special.
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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iwai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional
great!
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thx :)
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iwai Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional
you're very welcome :)
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think this is beautiful. I love the shadows and color. I love the angle and I think it has a great impact. Even as a small thumbnail, I could see how great it was. And the best part is, it doesn't even look like a zoo shot. :clap: To me, someone telling me a one of zoos shots doesn't look like a zoo shot is the best thing. I don't know how you got down to the animals eye level but I love it.
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so very much. it means so much to me to get this comment from a fellow Zoo photographer who knows all the hardships...

I´m laying on the ground and getting dirty :) and taking up space that other people almost trip on me :)
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radaVid Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Artist
awesome. powerful shot. subject same...:thumbsup::clap::star:

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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :)
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EmberWolfsArt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Nice :)
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thx :)
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Ravenith Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Så vacker! :aww:
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) vad glad jag blir att du tycker om den :)
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iytj Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
wow!!:clap:
awesome!excellent shot!
amazing Jaguar!
fantastic lighting!!gorgeous work dearest!:iconblackcatlove-plz::woohoo:
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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iytj Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
you're very welcome,dear!:iconmypleasure: :icongivemepiplz:
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ThomasBlack1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
another head on shot beautiful!
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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