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Tarangire Leopard 2

Tarangire Leopard 2
Photo Information
Copyright: David Boswell (jamfest) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 576 W: 23 N: 529] (4243)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-08
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-24 9:38
Viewed: 2402
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another of the only leopard we saw on the safari. They are, by far, the hardest animal to see there. They mostly spend their days in the canopy of a tree, so you have be lucky to catch one. This one was up in that tree for several minutes, then climbed down and walked to another tree about 50 yds. away. It's amazing to see a cats that size coming down the trunk so easily.

This is a very cropped photo, as we were a little bit aways from this tree.

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Hi David,
Amazing capture of this leopard, original safari shot! It's really great as it's coming down from the tree. It would deserve much more attention here on TL. Fantastic sharpness, contrast and background. Beautiful job! TFS.

Great timing and framing here David.
I love the placement of the tree and the diagonal line.
The leopard is well placed and the resolve is perfect.
Well done.
- Vincent

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-11-24 20:16]

Well you captured him "spot on". Excellent sharpness. Well seen and waited for. TFs. Karin

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2008-12-01 11:29]

hello David,
in the thumbnail the leopard is very well camouflaged.It was only by clicking on to enlarge the image that I could see the line of the leopard down the trunk.Because the photo is heavily cropped it has lost some of its quality but interesting despite that.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-12-05 9:47]

Hi David...
It's great pleasure to see all your photos..!
Very nice, beautiful compositions and colors.
Superb postings including this action one, which is excellent...
Rgd. George

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2008-12-11 19:27]

At a quick glance I almost didn't spot the leopard! The simple composition and lines work well together with the leopard's position on the tree trunk, and the natural light and textures enhance the reality of the scene. A marvelous moment and lucky catch...and well done!

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