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Bess by darkSoul4Life Bess by darkSoul4Life
May I introduce Bess one more time to you? She's the female jaguar (Panthera Onca) from the krefelder zoo.

Some people need to manipulate a photo to get a black background. Well I don't. She stayed in front of a little cave which made it possible for me to capture her with that black background ^.^ Thank you Bess.
(However I had to remove aberration around her)

Have a look at the following website for information about jaguars.
    German: Jaguar
    English: coming sooner or later.. (I'm currently too busy)

Comments as well as critiques are much appreciated :)

More photos of the amazing Bess:


Camera: Canon EOS 400D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 III



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Wow! What attracted me to this photograph was the contrast of the animal to the black background. This technique is so effective in animal photography, and it definitely works here. It shows strength, freedom, and bravery of this beautiful jaguar. However, this technique is also widely used among many animal photographers, so I have seen it done so many times. But as you described above, this black background was not edited, so well done on working with what you have! The profile is appropriate for this piece; the jaguar appears to be watching something, and the audience is left wondering what she could be strongly gazing at. Overall, this work is inspiring and bold. Well done!
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Bess is beautiful, as is this photograph of her. The composition and arrangement is just perfect - it was very nice of her to stand in front of the cave so you could get that lovely black background!

The focus is really good, keeping the details precise and sharp around her face (and those whiskers!), fading into slight softness towards her shoulders. With the plain background, that slight shift in focus gives the image a sense of depth which really works.

To be honest, there's nothing I would suggest to improve this photograph. It's gorgeous just as it is and a joy to look at.
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xXAluri-SkullcatXx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Would it be possible to reference this for a realism drawing? ^^ I don't mind if not, I just really love the position and would love to use it as a reference.
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M-N-A Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!!
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xXDaysha-Chan32Xx Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing and completely stunning. Beautiful work!
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cayiika Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Du solltest Bess öfter fotographieren. Irgendwie scheint sie dir die besten Bilder einzubringen. ^^
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sie ist ja auch neben Porgy und einen unserer Hunde das perfekte Photomodel :D Jetzt mal ehrlich, manchmal hat man das Gefühl, sie möchte photographiert werden, allerdings glaube ich, dass es ihr eher egal ist. Ok und einmal sagte sie mir sehr deutlich, ich soll keine Photos mehr machen, nur habe ich das erst nachher auf einen der Photos gesehen.. Tja wenn man einen Sucher hat, der alles was man sieht auch noch verkleinert, entgeht einen sowas leider schonmal während man dadurch guckt..
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Velvet-Paw Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Der Gesichtsausdruck ist so typisch für sie. Klasse Bild.
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen lieben dank :hug: Ja das ist mir schon aufgefallen, sie ist auch eine wirklich faszinierende Katze. Wenn man sich auch mal ihr Fellmuster genauer ansieht, entdeckt man, dass zwei ihrer Rosetten auf ihrer linken Seite wie ein Herz aussehen.
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Velvet-Paw Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh ja, sie ist wirklich wunderschön.Muss aber gestehen, dass Porgy mein Liebling im Krefelder Zoo ist. Kann nicht sagen woran es liegt aber er hat einfach was.
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Chikrata Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It came out looking really good! It almost looks like a studio shot - or even a drawing!
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. You're not the only one thinking so :)
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome :)
That's good!
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JamminJo Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this capture :love:
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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NB-Photo Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Needless to say this is a great portrait. Apparently she likes to pose for you. The black background is magnificent.
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks. I can agree, I somehow had the feeling she did pose for me every now and then. I don't like the black background that much. It somehow doesn't look natural.
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NB-Photo Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree, it's not natural, it gives the impression you had her in a pro studio. Nonetheless, it works very well as an illusion, for me at least. And the background perfectly mirrors the black spots in the cat's fur.
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What do you mean with that it works as an illusion?
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NB-Photo Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Like I said, it almost looks like you had her pose in a studio, which, of course, isn't true.
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KIARAsART Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
:) pretty girl!
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes indeed :)
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morho Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
this is so beautiful shot :clap:
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks :) She's such a wonderful cat, she made it very easy for me that day.
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morho Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
you are very talented ... and this photo is really amazing :)
and yes, she is beauty :heart:
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skyzyk Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful capture. A most stunning animal.
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :) She definitely is, I don't want to move home when I see the jaguars.
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skyzyk Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome.
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really magnificent work! :)
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :) She's such a wonderful cat, it's hard to stop taking photos of her.
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can see why! :)
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