Picture of the Week 10 – Blitz

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Taking pictures of little cubs is always fun. A lot of my cub photo session I spend laying flat on the ground trying to get them on eye-level. This small Eurasian Lynx picture was taken at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Blitz (that is his name) was born on the May weekend of the 2010 big floods in Nashville. He is now one of the stars in the educational shows at the zoo.

More about Lynx:

The Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) is a medium-sized cat native to European and Siberian forests, South Asia and East Asia. While its conservation status has been classified as “Least Concern”, populations of Eurasian lynx have been reduced or extirpated from western Europe, where it is now being reintroduced.

The Eurasian lynx is the largest lynx species, ranging in length from 80 to 130 cm (31 to 51 in) and standing about 70 cm (28 in) at the shoulder. It possesses a short “bobbed” tail with an all-black tip, black tufts of hair on its ears, and a long grey-and-white ruff

There are three more species in the genus Lynx:
– Canadian Lynx (Lynx canadensis)
– Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) – critically endangered
– Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Picture Data: Camera: Canon 1D Mark IV / Lens: Canon L IS 2.8 70-200mm at 70mm / Mode: AV / Shutter Speed: 1/3200s / Aperture: f/2.8 / ISO: 1600 / Exposure Correction +0.33eV / Metering: Central weighted / White balance: K6500 / Center point focus only / Time: noon / cropped to approx 40% / Freehand

For more Lynx pictures go to www.sperka.biz/lynx

One Reply to “Picture of the Week 10 – Blitz”

  1. Too cute. Any size I like them all.Cats,cats and more cats. They are very mystic animals. Some of the best things in life comes from nature. All animals are unique in their on way. Some of lifes memorable moments come from them. To watch the little ones grow into adulthood is amazing. I watch an eagle cam that truly amazing.You can see it all from the courtship to the fledging of the eaglets. You see just how hard they work.(so when you look up you don’t just see a eagle anymore) You see so much more.Thanks for sharing as always.P.s. I hope your night crawl was a success. I’m sure it was. I wanted to be there, my old back said no real (LOUD) In Feb. I signed up for the March Photo II class. Haven’t heard anything from the photo dept. as like before so I don’t know if it’s been lost in the process as it did for a couple of the people in the Feb.11th class.But I’m hoping this back thing is at bay for aleast that day. Have a great day.

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