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Catching the breeze by illmatar Catching the breeze by illmatar
Busch Gardens - Tampa
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blackcoat-77 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow , hard to imagine this earth without these gentle giants. So deadly but yet so playful.
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
They are amazing.  :)
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NB-Photo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is such a great shot! By the way, do you live in Tampa? If so, we're neighbors!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Close enough - Riverview!
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NB-Photo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Riverview, where's that?
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Close to Apollo Beach...south of Brandon.
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NB-Photo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aha, that's where we went to see the manatees.
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
At the power plant?
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NB-Photo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, but I have to say I like manatees even more after we saw them at the zoo, where you can see them under water. There are so graceful and elegant.
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illmatar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
For about $50 you can go snorkeling with them near Crystal River at the springs where they congregate when it's cold. THEY ARE AMAZING! Just huge - you have no idea how huge they are until you are in the water with them - the glass distorts their size. So flipping sweet too - they ask very politely for scratches if they want them. I had one follow me around for a good 20 minutes or so - I guess I have good nails.
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inukaglover815 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, that's the same way my cats sleep. ^_^ So adorable!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
All cats are the same - just small, medium, and large....or in Bhutan's case VERY large!
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inukaglover815 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Apparently so. XD
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randomcatninja2010 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thats so cute
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thanks! :)
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randomcatninja2010 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome
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charmgal27 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
reminds me of a playful little kitty...you know, when you take away the killer claws and teeth and the size of the tiger xDD
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illmatar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Heh...I have 4 playful little kitties and they make me bleed almost on a daily basis! Why anyone would think a jumbo sized one is a good idea to have at home is beyond me!
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charmgal27 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh WOW lol tis true, tis true xD
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww.... who doesn't LOVE to roll over the grass XD
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I don't know!
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RichardFrost Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
great pose! i hope you dont mind me using this picture for drawing reference. i've been doing a few big cats lately and this is a really unusual pose :)
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
No problem! I'm glad you like the shot - just please give me creds and I'd love a link to your work when you're done so I can see it!
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ChaosToGlory Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
That's just too adorable!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thanks! :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Now that is just too damned adorable! :aww:
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Thanks. :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Pheonix500 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Wow where is that taken from!?!?! I work at BG in tampa but how in the world did you get that angle!?!?:O
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
I was on the bridge looking pretty much straight down. I have a long telephoto lens too so I wasn't as close as it looks.
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Pheonix500 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Oh cool! What type of camera is it?
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Nikon Cool Pix P100 with 26X optical zoom. Of course their new model has something like 34X...
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Pheonix500 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Ok thanks :D
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tiger2plz Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
This is somehow a similar pose I had before on my garden with my dog, under the sunshine XD
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Heh. Sometimes a bit of sun on your tummy is important no matter the species! ;)
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whisperpntr Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Love the hard to photo positions! definite fav!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Thanks! Busch Gardens supplies lots of opportunities. :)
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:iconweilano:
weilano Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
LOL :heart:
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Thanks! :)
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Blaze7the7Cat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Tiger: RUB MAH BELLEEEHHHHH!!

Busch Gardens is a very beautiful place!! I want to see it again!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
It gets better all the time.
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PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
what an adorable picture!!!!
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Thanks!
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PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
welcome :)
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st3alth23 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh hai, tummeh rub plz?
really good shot ^_^
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illmatar Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Thanks!
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creative1978 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
lol :)
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:iconletohatchee:
Letohatchee Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
LOL! That's awesome:)
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:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Thanks! :)
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Yondercat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
great shot
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Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX P100
Shutter Speed
10/1200 second
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F/4.0
Focal Length
13 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Nov 27, 2010, 4:40:11 PM
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Adobe Photoshop 7.0
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