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Red Panda (ii)

Red Panda (ii)
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2005-09-04
Categorias: Mammals
Câmara: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposição: f/7.1, 1/320 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): Zoo animals [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2005-09-24 1:27
Visto: 5294
Favoritos: 1 [ver]
Pontos: 38
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
Lesser Panda

I saw this Red Panda at Auckland Zoo. This is one of the last photos I took on my camera 3 weeks ago when it stopped working!! And it has been in the Canon hospital since then. I know it’s not overly sharp, but hopefully that part of it will also be fixed when I get the camera back.

These Red Pandas are on the move all the time, and it isn’t until they decide to rest or eat that they finally stop moving. Here, he paused for a second before he decided to jump down onto another branch.

Red Pandas’ features point towards them being closely related to the giant panda and similar to raccoons and bears but are now in a 'family' of their own: Ailuropodidae.


The diet consists mainly of bamboo, plus grasses, roots, acorns, berries and lichen. It sometimes takes insects, eggs, young birds and small rodents. Because the lesser panda has the digestive system of a carnivore it cannot digest wood fibre. It therefore has to eat large amounts of bamboo every day in order to survive.

The Panda is active between dusk and dawn, sleeping in trees during the day. The adults are generally solitary, but sometimes travel in pairs or small family groups. They mark their territory with scent from an anal gland, urine and faeces. Their trails are also marked automatically with scent from glands on the soles of the feet. They feed mostly on the forest floor but are excellent climbers and they are able to escape predators by climbing high into trees.

The usual communication call is a series of short whistles and squeaks. When frightened or angry they stand on their hind legs and give sharp spitting hisses (like a cat), or a series of snorts.

Up to 14 years in captivity, but probably a lot less in the wild.

Lesser pandas survive and breed well in captivity in many zoos around the world. They are seldom aggressive and are relatively easy to tame and handle.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-24 1:40]

What a lovely and interesting Panda that you have well captured ! Its pose in wood looking dowwn with its litle tounge out is so nice ! Colors and light are pleasant. Great note. Thanks for sharing Janice.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-09-24 2:09]

What a cutie, Jancie. That is a great POV and a very cute pose. He looks very inquisitive. The little tongue sticking out makes him even more adorable.The details are very sharp and the light is just right. Well done and TFS. : )

Hi Janice,
such a sweet and lovely guy, a wonderful shot with pretty warm colours and good DOF.
You captured a wonderful moment with the tongue out of the mouth, remembers me to my cat, cats also do this.
Very good work, I like it, thanks
have a nice weekend
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-24 4:33]
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Hello Janice!
Very cute scane.Sharpness,lighting,POV,details and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-09-24 4:39]
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Red Greg likes all red things so red panda is very good choice :-) Lovely photo Janice, my friend! Face with tongue looks very funny and cute. Poor Canon :-( I hope it will be healthy real soon!

Very cute!
Excellent sharpness and very good details.

A great capture Janice, we have one at my local zoo but he always seems to be asleep up in the tree tops (as it says in your notes) and i have never taken a good picture.
A great pose, good colours and clarity.
Excellent note. TFS.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-24 7:43]

It's so cute :-) very well composed i like the razorsharp details and vivid colours, dof + pov are great, very well done Janice.

Have a nice week-end,

Greetings from Canada,

Good shot Janice,
Very busy few days for me, so I'm afraid a short visit!!
No time to read notes, but enough time to enjoy your post.Well worth a big green smile.
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend

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  • lucky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 63 W: 5 N: 14] (84)
  • [2005-09-24 10:46]

Good shot of this one! Colours are warm and nice, sharpness is good...
Well composed and well done!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-09-24 11:06]

Bonjour Janice, very interesting capture, well composed with vivid colors and super sharpness. Congratulations Didier.

Hi Janice
I have not been on TN for ages but have recently done a photoshop course so wanted to check back in. Red Pandas are gorgeous and I love the way you have captured this one with his tongue out too. Nice camera angle and I hope you get your camera back ASAP in great working order again.Have a nice day.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-09-25 2:44]

HI Janice,
Nice shot, Not easy to get to stand still. I too have tried to get these guys but it so so hard as they walk around so much.
I hope you get your camera back soon

Janice, this is an excellent Picture. Great colours, sharpness excellent, a very nice composite. Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-09-25 18:09]

Janice, this is a lovely shot.

Excellent composition and pov. This is a very nice moment, and your picture shows that very well.

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  • Jayp Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 22] (106)
  • [2005-09-25 20:19]

Janice, this is my favourite animal and I have been known to stand for hours at Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo to capture a picture. This is perfect and something that I have not been able to achieve personally.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-09-26 0:15]
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Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Janice. Sorry, I have no time to write a good comment, I am in automatic mode again.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-09-27 16:03]

Hi Janice
Great composition. Like the detail with the tongue hanging out. Razor sharp fur on the head in the perfect light.
Regards Toni

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-10-05 23:43]

This is very cute portrait shot Janice.
Nice colors,pov,sharpness,focus,frame and note.TFS

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