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Leopard
Photo Information
Copyright: Patrick Hubert (yquem46) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (790)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D 70, Nikon 300mm f/4 AF S
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's favorites III, Fauna of ETHIOPIAN (Africa) Region [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-07 10:01
Viewed: 7412
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Les léopards ont une technique de chasse qui leur est très spécifique. Une fois leur proie (en général une gazelle) inanimée, il la traînent sur le sol pour la monter dans un arbre, à la force de leurs machoires et de leurs griffes. A 3 ou 4m du sol, déposée à la fourche de 2 grosses branches, ils peuvent la consommer tranquillement pendant 3 ou 4 jours, à l'abri des tentations des lions et des hyènes qui n'auraient pas manqué de se manifester au sol pour leurs contester leur déjeuner.

Leopards have a quite specific way to hunt. Once their prey (most often a gazelle) is dead they pull it on the ground and lift it in a tree with the strength of their claws and jaw. Up there at 3 or 4 meters, they can eat it quietly in 3 or 4 days without fearing the attacks of lions and hyenas which otherwise, on the ground, would not miss to appropriate their lunch .

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Hello Patrick,
This is definitely a very good and extraordianry image. In other words an excellent wildlife photo.
Nice presentation. Well composed.
Congrats
Annick

merhaba Patrick,
Harika bir çalışma olmuş,
Çok güzel bir tür.
En güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-07 10:28]

Hello Patrick. I would say this is one of the best Leopard Pictures i have seen on TN. Your sharp focusing and fine detail helps to make this a first class close up. The light have been use well to give bright colours. and a nice pose in the tree. Well done TFS.
Nick..

This is wonderful Patrick. Not only the pose but the focus on the face is superb. The pink tongue makes a fantastic focal point. Beautiful work.

TFS
Evelynn : )

hello Patrick

beautiful shot
good colours and sharpness
great photo
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2009-01-07 12:13]

Hello Patrick,
This is a most impressive capture of a Leopard resting after its meal! Excellent focus on the face and the open mouth. Great sharpness and wonderful colours. The coat is sooo beautiful!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

amazing cat, TFS Ori

Bonsoir Patrick,
Très impressionnant ce léopard... qui semble nous tirer la langue. On a l'impression que tu t'es approché très près de ce gros chat... mais quelque chose me dit dans son regard que tu as gardé une distance de sécurité! Excellente composition et détails impeccables. Amicalement,
Catherine

bonjour Patrick
Encore une extraordinaire photo de vous avec une extrême netteté, j'aime la façon dont ce léopard est blotti dans le creux de la branche et tous les détails sur son pelage et sa tête
Merci pour le partage
Jacqueline

Hello Patrick,
Superb pic! Excellent moment. TFS. Ferran

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 357 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2009-01-07 23:22]

Hello Patrick,
Excellent capture of the resting leopard. I liked the pose and the way you have composed the picture. Good details and sharpness.
Thanks for the share,
Smitha.

Patrick,

Awesome shot of the Leopard in the tree. I also popsted one in a tree and it is a sighting you will never forget! The sharpness, detail and clarity of the image are exceptional. The DOF allows the viewer to focus on the Leopard's face and makes for a great posting. Well Done!
TFS,
Sheriff

superbe pose pour un animal majestueux
la langue rouge est un plus
tres bons details malgre le ciel lumineux qui n'a pas gene.
TFS
JM

Bonjour Patrick !
Wow, quelle merveilleuse photo ! Vous avez incroyablement bien su photographier ce bel animal, avec de superbes détails, de belles couleurs naturelles, et une composition absolument parfaite. J'aime bien ce petit bout de langue rouge qui point entre les canines, et j'aime bien aussi l'impression qu'on a que le léopard est tout proche de nous, si bien qu'on croirait presque qu'il suffit de tendre la main pour le caresser. Félicitations !
Valerie.

Hello Patrick,
Wonderful capture of this spectacular animal,
beautiful colors, excellent composition, very good
sharpness and nice details, those eyes are so lovely.
Thanks
Angela

Patrick,
Très belle photo, pose peu habituelle, prise au bon moment.
Danny

The image is impeccable, tht focus on right place, between the eyes, Congratulations

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