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You've not seen Irina for a while, so here you go. The female snow leopard at Marwell Wildlife - UK. Hope you like her :)

Camera - Nikon D90
Lens - AF-S Nikkor 300mm F4.0

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:iconmistykittyartist829:
Mistykittyartist829 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im really about snow leopard pictures and this is perfect C:
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad to hear!
Thank you!
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:iconmanu34:
Manu34 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Photographer
This photo is so wonderful! Really adorable expression!
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!
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:iconjoshdancato:
joshdancato Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
you're a very cool photographer o.o i love this picture o.o
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww thank you. I'm very glad you think so! Glad you like it too!
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joshdancato Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
:)))))))))
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PiOnEeR-07 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
:star: ~❦♥ super like ~ :+favlove: ❦~ :star:
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :aww:
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PiOnEeR-07 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
:rose: ~
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:iconkqeina:
Kqeina Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Really nice composition! My only criticism perhaps would be add a bit more contrast and/or brightness. I feel like the snow leopard gets lost a little bit into the background (if that makes sense). Or maybe it's my monitor? Either way, great shot ;)
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Glad you think so!
It's interesting you say that actually. The contrast is quite high in Lightroom, and it looks ok exposure wise on my screen, but my screen is a new uncalibrated Apple one, and they're known to be a bit ambitious on the contrast and saturation front. I'll print off a copy and see if I can get my screen to match it. Thanks for pointing it out - I keep wondering if it's mucking up my editing :XD:
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:iconkqeina:
Kqeina Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Haha, it could just be the monitor then. That's always a worry when editing photos, everyone will see it slightly differently. It can be frustrating at times :P
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah.. It would be annoying if it was, especially seeing as I sell prints and make photobooks. I don't want them coming back poorly edited!

Oh yes! Especially with colour spaces.. that gets REALLY annoying.
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Kqeina Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Eep! You may want to get that sorted then if marketing is involved. If the test print looks fine, then it shouldn't really matter how it looks on the monitor, right? In theory, at least.
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah. I've been meaning to get a screen calibration thing, but never really got round to it...
Not sure.. only just got ink for my printer :P
I'll give it a test. I expect it to be quite different though... they look different on my calibrated PC screen.
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Kqeina Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Oh yea, I hadn't thought, that the printed version should look the same as the PC screen, or else how would you know how to edit it or how it will turn out? It would be like doing a task blindly. Hopefully you get it sorted out soon!
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah. That's the annoying thing, especially in black and white.

I'm calibrating it now :)
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Alannah-Hawker Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Photographer
Beautiful upward gaze :)
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Alannah. I actually had your snowie shot in mind when I first saw her doing this :XD:
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Alannah-Hawker Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   Photographer
Copy cat :noes:
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Copy human* And no i'm not!
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:iconxjmax360:
XJmax360 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo!
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Glad you like her!
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:iconin-the-picture:
In-the-picture Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: A fave of course :wave:
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad! Thank you!
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cheetahdiago Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oohoooho one of those awesome pictures again how we know them from you! Awesome background behind an awesome subject with the awesome lens which just makes everything so sharp and awesome! And the awesome you pressing the right buttons at the right time. The lighting is awesome!

The "Natural Habitat" picture was awesome too, very natural looking but for some reason the snow at the bottom was really distracting. I did not want to say anything as I will never get close to the awesomeness of the picture hehe but yeah^^
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww thanks Diago! I'm glad you think so :aww:
Haha. Awesome subject is just because she's simply a stunning animal. The rest is that lens! It's just stupidly good. I love it so much! It seems impossible to take something that doesn't look nice, even if it's just a bokeh shot!
Thanks. I always try to get nice light in my shots. It's nice you noticed! :)

Haha yeah, I only shot it like that because it was the first time i've seen them in the snow! I had to put it in somewhere! :XD:

You will. You take great images, and please do. I prefer critique as it helps me improve :)
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wolfenphotography Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
She's such an beautiful animal :heart:
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yes ^^
Thanks!
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tangolium Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
beautiful *0*
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
She really is. Thanks!
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yes. Thank you!
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
^^
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Sweet! Excellent shot.
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
With much pleasure
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Assassanista-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
First off, this is a lovely pic of a very majestic animal! All I can think of though is the snow leopard being like " if the height of my enclosure wall is 15 feet, how fast do I have to be running to be able to jump over it?" She just has that look of trying to figure something out! LOL
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Glad you think so!
Hahaha yes! I can imagine her doing that actually...
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Agent36496 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Writer
She's lovely :aww:
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes she is ^^
Thanks.
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:iconplayfulkittyartist:
playfulkittyartist Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!!! SHE IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3333
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So do I!!! She's one of the most amazing cats i've ever seen :)
Thanks ^^
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:iconplayfulkittyartist:
playfulkittyartist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I bet she is!! i wish i could visit her in real life like you can! I've always wanted to see one in person! ^^ I might have seen a snow leopard in a zoo once though.. i don't remember, but they are so beautiful!
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish you could too. No photo can show how amazing she is. I might be making a video soon though so she might be in that!

I really hope you can see one soon. They're just incredible animals!
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playfulkittyartist Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
They are incredible animals!! I just love them! Someday.. when I grow up I want to travel around the world and take lots of wildlife picures! I want to take a lot of pictures of wild cats like the snow leopard and be able to see on in person! That would be so cool!! ^^
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Same here. They're amazing...
I hope you do! They're stunning to see in reality :)
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D90
Shutter Speed
1/800 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
300 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Jan 25, 2013, 11:12:00 AM
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2 (Macintosh)
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