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Newborn Serval by darkSoul4Life Newborn Serval by darkSoul4Life
This is the newborn serval cub (leptailurus serval) from the zoo of krefeld. The poor cub had a hard time because everytime it moved or lifted its head, several cameras were rattling. There were photographers staying all around the serval enclosure every now and then.
It wasn't easy to get rid of the noise without killing much fur details..

Comments as well as Critiques are much appreciated :)

Camera: Canon EOS 400D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300 @ 300mm
ISO 1600, 1/250s, f/5.6
Manual Focus, Aperture Priority
Cropped due to lack of focal length, eyes enhanced


Another capture of this kitten with its mother:
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Critique by 1Timestones Jul 10, 2012, 10:13:12 PM
Yeayah! My third critique! Here it goes:

The first thing I must say, "It's adorable!"
I've never seen a newborn serval before. This makes me wanna go to a zoo and look for one. Maybe even go out of my way to see one in person!
I gotta give it a perfect score cuz it's so darn cute!
I would be kinda weirded out if I was the little fella if cameras were being flashed all of the time! The vision you had is epic. And most peeps don't get an opportunity to see one so small.
Orginality I have to give near perfect cuz I've never seen one before. Technique. Speechless. Impact is more speechlessness.
Not really a lot of telling what I think, huh? It's just SOOO cute! Blue eyes really makes it cute too!
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I think it's very adorable! When you see animals like this it's hard not to get a picture!!! You did a great job editing as well! The eyes are very gorgeous. I haven't seen anything cuter than this on Deviantart! Keep up the good work I would love to see more of this! This cub to be exact! Maybe next time you will get a better picture and not have to edit it as much! Also you might be able to get a picture of it doing something adorable like playing or drinking water or even just sleeping!!!
Love,
Warriorsfan132
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:iconloki7z:
Loki7z Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very cute! Il est déjà debout! 
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Pixelpanda42 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww, servals are my all time favorite type of big cat!!!! I actually got to hold a baby one once when I was at a big cats park in Oregon 
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judith559 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful eyes<3<3 cute
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:iconmakkialientje:
Makkialientje Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
Dawwww :love:

it's soo soo cute !
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:iconxxflipxx:
XxFlipxX Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so cute!
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Yanagi-no-Yume Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Aw, so cute! ^^ Also, poor little guy looks so confused! :D
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great focus and editing.
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Rene, I'm really glad you like it.
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Galactixa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
great job mate. and those eyes are stunning
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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KarashiaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Diese Augen.
Es ist richtig süß,und das Foto ist echt gut geworden. (:
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Danke dir :)
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ChaosAngel1111 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
those eyes are so blue O.O
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes they were. Now they have the typical color for servals.
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ChaosAngel1111 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lawlz X3
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:icontwins72:
Twins72 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG wie süß und so strahlend blaue augen einfach klasse :heart:
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alone-maggie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations! Your photo has won in one of the Mini Contests organized by :iconfeaturing-nature: - Featuring Nature Group and you have been featured in our latest journal. Check it up and don't forget to appreciate other artists, too! Also, we invite you to submit more deviations to our gallery. :love: :wave:
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I have finished the drawing [link]
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow that's one of the best drawings I've ever seen, very well done :)
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, and thank you for making such a lovely picture :heart:
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my pleasure as always :)
Feel free to use more of my photos as reference.
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, if I do i will tell you :D
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:iconlluvia-estival:
lluvia-estival Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
:iconmesmerizing-animals: Your artwork has been featured in our July feature! [link]
Congratulations!:clap:
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for featuring this photo, I appreciate it :)
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconflowerdanceplz: Glad I saw this at #Wildlife--Pack - a fave of course :iconflowerdanceplz:
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you like it and thank you :)
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:icontwins72:
Twins72 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hi
feature diesen zuckersüßen babyserval [link]
hoffe dir gefällts :-)
:wave:
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen lieben Dank Steffi :)
Natürlich gefällt mir das :D
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Twins72 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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Twins72 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awww einfach zucker :heart:
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Dem kann ich nur zustimmen :)
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Tofiam Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Well, this is definitelly nice shot... but I think you touched it´s eyes with adjusting (am I wrong?) and it makes me feel disturbed a little bit... But still, nice one. :)
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes you're right, I increased the saturation and dynamic of the eyes.
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Olvium Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, such a cute little one! :aww: Great capture, colors and focus. :)
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Sweet!
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes :)
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TalentedPhotographer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
omg So cute ! <3
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TalentedPhotographer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
omg SO cute ! <3
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks :)
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TalentedPhotographer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
np ^^
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist
UNIQUE capture!!! :wow:
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist
:D:D very welcome!!
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SvitakovaEva Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   Photographer
amazing
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cute :love:
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yes this kitten is pretty cute and also the first serval kitten I've seen.
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KittyCatTsubaki Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
:la: :squee:
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
^.^
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
300 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Jul 7, 2012, 5:03:37 PM
Lens
EF75-300mm f/4-5.6
Sensor Size
22mm
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