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Copyright: Colin Brenchley (colinbrenchley) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 28] (341)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1999-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Minolta Dynax 7, Minolta AF 75-300, Fuji Sensia 100
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Felidae of the world: First series [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-31 15:42
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken during an evening safari in a open landrover. Camera was set on "auto" so that I could concentrate on picture taking. I managed to take about 10 pictures with various telephoto settings between 150 and 300mm before the driver signalled that he want to move on.

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  • papkin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 96] (1580)
  • [2004-12-31 18:23]

Happy New Year

Very good portrait Colin. I would love to go on a safari like this. You captured a dramatic scene with the leopard mouth opened. Good lighting, DOF and details. A bit soft for me. I dared a WS.
More extensive note on the leopard would be great.
Welcome to TN. I can see we have a new challenging member.
Happy New Year!

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2004-12-31 19:42]

Fabulous...I love the crop on this...super job!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2004-12-31 21:51]

Terrific shot - so close and clear (and dangerous?). Very well done.

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ***
Color: ****
DOF: ***
POV: ****

Great shot, nice small cat.
I tried a WS.

It's a beautiful mugshot Colin. IMO a lttle dark so I tries a WS. That's when I noticed blood in his left ear. See if you see it.

This shot is so nice, I like the way you've cropped the shot. I also like the grass on the left. A couple of the workshops where they brightened the photo are nice, I guess I'm not the only one trying to brighten things up! Very nice photos for TN!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-01 14:28]

When a driver signals that he needs to move on while you have leopord in your sights, you must tell him to take a hike!

You got a a beatiful shot here and I really like the composition. Good eye detail too.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-01-01 23:08]

AMAZING shot,color compostion in all aspects.Look forward to see more work from u.Happy newyear!

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-01-02 13:47]

I say you should have kicked the driver somewhere where it really hutrs! You never drive off from a decent leopard siting, they are far too rare and few between sightings! I speak from many years of "hunting" them in the bush wih my camera!
This is well presented as a scanned shot, and you caught a good experession on his face. Always VERY difficult to get a perfect framing off the back of an open game-drive vehicle!

Beautiful shot and clarity. I can't imagine seeing one of these beauties in person. I love how the focus is centered on the face of the leopard.

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-09-14 8:21]

very nice picture. TFS

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