I can lick my nose!
|Copyright: jean skelton (skellywag)
|Date Taken: 2007-10-18|
|Exposure: f/4.9, 1/80 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-11-09 15:12|
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|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The giant panda is an endangered species, the Chinese call the panda, da xiongmao - the big bear-cat. The panda's digestive tract and carnivore's teeth are poorly adapted to their largely vegetarian diet. Half of Sichuan's panda habitat was lost to logging in 1974-1989. The panda's main diet is bamboo. |
In response to the plight of the panda the Chinese government set up a panda study programme in Wolong in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature, accompanied by a successful breeding programme. They also arrest (and sometimes executed) people who harm panda's.
Seeing the panda's was one of the highlights of my visit to China.
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The panda is nicely balanced in the composition by the bamboo branch he's holding. The scattered green leaves across his chest, although messy, give a bit of contrast against a black and white subject.
You've done well to capture him with his tongue out.
A very good photograph.
I'm always interested to see what you can achieve with a camera similar to mine.
Belle image de parc zoologique. bien capté , Image nette et précise,
hi jean, what a great shot! thats funny, he has made quite the mess on his chest too! perfect composition, good fun shot, thanks scott
- [2007-11-17 8:42]
This is a great shot and a funny one, it makes me smile :-)
I like the composition, good colours and this pose looks just great. I wanna look at this more often, so it's going to my favorites.
TFS and have a good weekend!