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Copyright: Sezai Sahmay (Sahmay) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 106] (1441)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-22
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED V
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-10 15:36
Viewed: 1574
Points: 6
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TURKISH VAN CAT - Van Kedisi and Cactus Flower
The Turkish Van is the only cat that loves the water. It may be that this came about because of his need to catch fish but now it seems the breed just loves to swim for pleasure. The Turkish Van is a very solid cat with a broad chest. It has a thick body and long legs that are muscular and wide set. The coat is semi long and feels like cashmere. After swimming it dries quickly because it has no undercoat. Grooming this cat by combing twice a week will be all that is necessary. He should have extra grooming when his heavy winter coat is shedding. He can tolerate a cool climate. The only color seen in this breed is white. The pattern you will see is called van. This is when only the head and tail have coloring. There can be no more than two spots on his body. The Turkish Van is an active cat who is very smart. He is not a lap cat but a lively companion with a very lovely voice.

The different colours of eyes of Turkish Van cats comes from a kind of genetic abberation, most of different coloured eyes cats has also deafness as ours.

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2010-06-10 17:17]

Hello Sezai
An interesting note and a very nice "portrait". I did like it !
Tesekkür ederim, TFS.
Brazilian Greetings,

hi sezai
beautiful shot,the cat is very distictive apart from the two different coloured eyes the backlight gives the ears a pink transparent effect,good pov and nice slight blurr on the flower in the b/g.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-06-11 11:56]

Merhaba Sezai bey,
Van kedisinin bundan dah güzel bir tanıtımı olamazdı.Ne kadar sevimli..Diğer fotoğrafta çok çok güzel.Beyazlık,gözlerin mavi ve yeşili çok göz alıcı.Işık netlik mükemmel..Ellerinize sağlık.Necla.

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