Fading Bobcat

This is a discussion on Fading Bobcat within the Animals and Birds forums, part of the PHOTO GALLERIES category; I visited a wildlife refuge on the west coast of Florida and saw this native Bobcat. As much as I tried to add contrast and ...


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    I visited a wildlife refuge on the west coast of Florida and saw this native Bobcat. As much as I tried to add contrast and brightness, I couldn't get a final product I was satisfied with. Then, it dawned on me...these cats hunt by stealth. You're not supposed to see them. They blend in with the background. So I left the shot as it was with minor cropping.


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    Nice shot of a usually very shy beautiful cat. I guess it knows it's safe. How close were you? Is there a fence there?

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    Lovely shot. Was it slowly moving? I normally associate bobcats as a blur of fur running to hide.
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    I really like this image...don't get to see bobcats often...nice cat, I want one.


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    It was about 50-60 feet away in a very large enclosure that included a lot of natural habitat. This particual cat appeared to be stalking a Florida Panther in an adjacent enclosure.

    There are fences to seperate the different species, and each is designed to keep the particualr animal safe from intrusion since they are all there for reasons of safety and protection. It's a refuge for native species that have been found sick or injured. If they recover sufficiently, they will be released back into the wild, but many cannot return to the wild and they spend their days here. Bald Eagles, Black Bears, Key Deer, several varieties of Owls, Otters, Manatees, and LOTS of birds are maintained here. It is one of the nicest habitats offered in Florida...

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