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I can lick my nose!

I can lick my nose!
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Copyright: jean skelton (skellywag) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 228 W: 6 N: 44] (853)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-18
Categories: Nature
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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Points: 8
[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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Hello Jean,

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

Hi Jean,

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!

Greetings, Nel

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