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Dressed To Chill

Posted by Marsel on Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:02 am

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Panda's are undoubtedly very photogenic, but they can be a pain to photograph. This particular one was sleeping high up a tree, and I immediately liked the panda, the tree, and the background. All I needed was for it to wake up, even if only for a few seconds. Right. Well, it appears that pandas can sleep for a very long time. But I was determined to get the shot, because some law says that once you decide to give up and pack up your gear, amazing stuff will happen. So I waited for what seemed like an eternity in the blazing sun, sweating like the proverbial pig. This strategy doesn't always work, but I'm happy it did this time. Not only did the panda wake up just before I gave up, it turned towards me in what without a doubt is the nicest panda pose I've ever seen. Good things come to those who wait. Sometimes.
Marsel van Oosten | Squiver Photo Tours

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by Steve Kaluski on Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:38 am
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Cuteness overload!

by TerryWSmith on Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:17 pm
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Just makes me smile-nicely done.


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Great shot, probably one of the best Panda poses I have seen as well. Interesting to see how it would have been in a 3:4 crop as well.

by Carol Clarke on Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:08 am
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TerryWSmith wrote:
Just makes me smile-nicely done.


Took the words right out of my mouth!  :)
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by Cindy Marple on Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:36 pm
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Passion, Patience and Persistence pays off for you here. Absolutely as cute as can be, glad you didn't give up!

by Nate Chappell on Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:35 pm
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I would say it was worth the wait, this is awesome Marsel!
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by Coreyhkh on Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:51 pm
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Outstanding! very special image

by Kari Post on Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:21 pm
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Super cute Marsel. It looks just like a teddy bear ready for a hug!
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by Robert Sabin on Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:52 am
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Should disclose Captive...

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