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Copyright: Natley Prinsloo (Mamagolo2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 1 N: 636] (3124)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-07
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-01-17 11:15
Viewed: 2482
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When I finally left the Sable dam I came across this leopard right next to the road about 7 or 8 kilometers from the Phalaborwa gate. I again realised that they are master of disguise as when it was lying down amongst some bushes and grass I almost did not see it.
I wonder how many we pass without even spotting it.

We've had a lot of rain since last night non stop and I can just imagine how full the dams will be again.

Enjoy and comments are welcome.

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Hallo Natley
Yes this might not be the King of the animal world or as the kids would say the King of the jungle, but it wins the lion by far for beauty and elegance. It is always a delight to look at these cats as they have so much beauty that is so prominently shown. Thanks for sharing this leopard seen beautifully against the green bushes. Best regards.
ps. I was just wandering what happened to the colour and detail in front of the leopard on the left hand side?

It is a such a beautiful capture dear Natley...love the moment captured with your camera. What a beauty! As you know me already I prepared some workshop for you in which I increased the contrast slightly and decreased the brightness. This pushed the saturation a bit over the edge...but as a result the image looks even more dramatic! Hope you like it Natley!
George Veltchev

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-18 6:33]

This is a splendid image, Natley!
Excellent sharpness and great POV; beautiful lightness and ambientation ; nice natural colours. A beauty!

Hi Natley,
What a beautiful capture, my dream!! Good detail and POV. I was only once lucky enough to capture a Leopard in the wild and that was in Etosha. I envy your photographs.


A well composed pic of the leopard. Always a majectic sight to see a leopard!
Well Done and TFS,

Hello Natley,
A lovely captured of this Leopard in the wild, nice lighting, a very lovely nature picture, very well taken,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,

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