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Posted by Gary Gulash on Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:15 pm

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I came upon this beautiful cougar back in 2018 in the foothills of the Rockies. I had added my 1.4 teleconverter and was using a slow shutter speed  when he unexpectedly got up and came towards my position. 

Nikon D500, 600 VR + 1.4, 400 iso, f7.1, 1/160, full frame, adjusted in LR. 

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by SantaFeJoe on Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:10 pm
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Great find and eye contact. Very nice comp. Must be clicked on to fully appreciate.

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by david fletcher on Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:12 pm
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SantaFeJoe wrote:
Great find and eye contact. Very nice comp. Must be clicked on to fully appreciate.

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Ditto that.  Some intense look there Gary.  Brilliant sighting!
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by Ron Day on Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:35 pm
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Congratulations on finding and photographing this handsome cougar, Gary. Not an easy task! The framing and eye contact are excellent. Bravo!
 

by Carol Clarke on Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:58 pm
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Beautiful cougar, great perspective on the diagonal and by the look of it, a nice full belly. Wonderful find and lovely image, Gary!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:28 am
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Great pose and expression-like this a lot!
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by Des on Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:19 pm
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What a shot!!! So very rare to see sn image of this beautiful animal. Many congratulation.
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by SantaFeJoe on Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:28 pm
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BTW, the image on your blog from December 25, 2018 with the cougar against the rock is really great, as well.

https://www.garygulashnaturephotography.com/blog

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by Ed Cordes on Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:03 pm
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In my dreams to see one of these in the wild and photograph it. Great catch with super head turn and eye contact. Yes, clicking on it makes it shine.
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