Cat speak!

My trip to the Zoo led me to this beautiful cat. Below are some interesting details.

Amur leopards differ from other subspecies by a thick coat of spot-covered fur. They show the strongest and most consistent divergence in pattern. Leopards from the Amur River basin, the mountains of north-eastern China and the Korean Peninsulahave pale, cream-colored coats, particularly in winter. Rosettes on the flanks are 5 cm × 5 cm (2.0 in × 2.0 in) and widely spaced, up to 2.5 cm (0.98 in), with thick, unbroken rings and darkened centers.

Their coat is fairly soft with long and dense hair. The length of hair on the back is 20–25 mm (0.79–0.98 in) in summer and 50 mm (2.0 in) in winter. The winter coat varies from fairly light yellow to dense yellowish-red with a golden tinge or rusty-reddish-yellow. The summer pelage is brighter with more vivid coloration pattern. Compared with other leopard subspecies, they are rather small in size, with males bigger than females. Males measure from 107 to 136 cm (42 to 54 in) with a 82 to 90 cm long tail, a shoulder height of 64 to 78 cm (25 to 31 in), and a weight of 32.2–48 kg (71–106 lb). Females weigh from 25 to 42.5 kg (55 to 94 lb).

White Crested Laughing Thrush

The white-crested laughingthrush (Garrulax leucolophus) is a member of the Leiothrichidae family.[2] It is found in forest and scrub from the Himalayan foothills to Indochina. It formerly included the Sumatran laughingthrush as asubspecies, but unlike that species the plumage of the white-crested laughingthrush is rufescent-brown and white, and the black mask is relatively broad.

Hello world!

Hello my name is Rosemarie and after retiring from Verizon, I decided to re-invent myself so I took up photography.  My father was an artist and I realized that I could also be creative but behind the lens of a camera.  I started off small with a simple digital camera and begin to read up on different aspects of photography and found that I enjoyed taking pictures of people, places, and things.  I truly enjoy working with outdoor subjects and with green screen.  Green screen gives me the option of using many different backgrounds.  I hope you enjoy looking at my photos as I enjoyed taking them.

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