Genet At Night
Technically this not a good photo. The high ISO value makes it very noisy, the slow shutterspeed makes it unsharp. Nevertheless, it was a great moment when we spotted this elusive nocturnal creature, if only for a few seconds. It belongs to the cat family, is a little bigger than a domestic cat, and has a beautiful coat. They hunt small rodents and birds.

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Media ID 2012082406050824 
Fri Aug 10, '12 02:29PM
Uploaded By: Ruud van Ruitenbeek  

 

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Media ID 2012082406050824  
Date Fri Aug 10, '12 02:29PM
Comments 2
Views 1145
Uploaded By Ruud van Ruitenbeek
Aperture Value f//5.6
Date/Time Fri Aug 10, '12 02:29PM
Exposure Bias -0.67 EV
Flash No Flash
Focal Length 105 mm
ISO 12800
Make Canon
Metering Mode Pattern
Model Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed Value 1/80 sec
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Never even heard of this animal, Ruud! How did you light this scene? The tech data says flash did not fire, yet obviously some kinda light froze the moment...

I was on an open top Landrover and one of my fellow passenger held the lightsource that we used to spot animals in the dark. It was like a single car headlamp. Amazingly many of the animals (including the lions) were not disturbed by the light at all, some were blinded and confused for a second and this one just scooted off immediately.

Edited on Saturday, August 25 2012 @ 02:42 AM EDT by rvanr