I was VERY close to her. I am not afraid of the Big Cats for some reason.
the 50mm is a sharp little lens. I hand held the camera. taken at f2.8. 1/350 -03 ev ISO 200
She was born in captivity. 4 years old, weght 85 LBS. Name Sabel. She is soft as velvet. I got to pet her. I always donate something to have pics or petting or what ever they offer.
I have a pic of a Baby White Bengal tiger 11 weeks old. I held one of those. Thrill of my life. Thier MEOW is as loud as the adult. Oh they are so darn cute. Not as soft as the Panther. They are rather coarse. The paws are soft though and BIG.
Yes they are breeding them in captivity. but how sad is that also. Many people breed the Large Cats in captivity.. How many captive kitties can thier be.
I have one without the lease. Just couldn't find it quick ..lol My photos are so helter skelter. EKKKK
Now that I do know a tad more. I will have another go at it.
Yes I would love to have it printed. Prob will.
Think I will use the Panter for a montage Keith. Beware. Going to need lots of help. Bit first I have to get this stuff on my computer organized somehow. I have a gazillion cd's now and can't find anything. Going to put in a Dvd/RW and some more ram. Cleanning house computer time.
Thank Paul.. I don't have updates on that litter of Kittens (?) lol.
However, photo ops come buy a few times a year for Big Cats. Will try to catch the next one. Only prob is, they are all promotional rease money events and backgrounds are a nightmare. I am not going to sit in PS and cut out Kitty Kats and put them on new backgrounds.
Will keep you all up-dated and try to post more Kitties.
When I worked at Cape Canaveral in the 1960's, I saw a wild one once. It crossed the road in front of my car while driving in the back country of the Launch Facility. As it jumped out of the brush by the side of the road onto the road it was close enough to hit the brakes, but not so close as to be in danger. I had never heard of the Florida Panther at the time and stopped by the Range Control Center to ask for an ID of the cat. It seemed like from nose to the tip of the tail was close to one lane of the little 2-lane back road, maybe 8 feet or so.
I never saw another one.
Remember the Cape included all of the Merritt Island NWR in the 1960's so the protected area was a lot larger than today.