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July 8, 2012
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1/250 second
Focal Length
300 mm
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Date Taken
Jul 7, 2012, 5:03:37 PM
EF75-300mm f/4-5.6
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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!!!
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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 
judith559 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful eyes<3<3 cute
Makkialientje Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
Dawwww :love:

it's soo soo cute !
XxFlipxX Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so cute!
Yanagi-no-Yume Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Aw, so cute! ^^ Also, poor little guy looks so confused! :D
clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great focus and editing.
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Rene, I'm really glad you like it.
Galactixa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
great job mate. and those eyes are stunning
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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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