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Jungle cat

Sometime you are so lucky that u see what u want to see. We were coming back to Patan from Ahmedabad on our normal Thol route. We always see something unexpected there. This time when we passing by that way we saw a well-built rusty-brown cat seating near very busy road. We were just passed out then we realized that its might be a Jungle Cat. We saw Jungle Cat plenty of time in our Patan area. Generally we saw them during birding, just passing by the road but we never get chance to photograph them. So we turn the car and reach the location we saw the cat. OMG... it is really a Jungle Cat. It was seating just near to road in peripheral area of farm. In the shadow of crops its cleaning itself and curiously scanning the surrounds in late evening. We happily take few photographs from the car. I want to take few close up shot so I come out of car and taking shot. In between one passing by car owner horn hard so its instantly run away from there… 

25th October 2015
Outskirts of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Nikon D7100
AF-S Nikkor 300mm F/4D IF-ED + AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E
f/5.6, 1/125, ISO- 1250

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