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relaxing leopard

relaxing leopard
Photo Information
Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F90x, Nikon 200-500 mm., Fuji Superia 400
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-05 6:01
Viewed: 6153
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When you go on safari, there 's only a small chance you will see a leopard in a tree. I guess I was lucky that day. Late in the afternoon I saw this beautiful leopard - absolutely my favourite wild cat - somewhere in the Serengeti.
There was not much light and I had to choose a long shutterspeed (1/125).Also the distance - 40 meters - was a problem.
I guess a digital camera would give me a better result.

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Hi, Zeno.
What a great shot! Wonderful composition.
I like it a lot.

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-05-05 10:44]

Never mind the tecnical difficulties... You got a great pose from this leopard... and your composition is very nice... Colors a bit dark but no problem...TFS...Ina...

You might get better results, but by then perhaps the leopard might not be in the tree, and we would miss this wonderful photo.
I believe you did very well and thank you for a fine posting.

Very nice composition, great POV and pose. Just a little UE.
Well done.

A very good shot under some tough light and distance conditions. The pose is superb. Nice Shot!


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