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Mother and child


Mother and child
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Copyright: Daniel Swerts (Dee_eS) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 40] (548)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 80-400 OS, Sigma UV
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 4, Family Matters 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-23 13:36
Viewed: 6573
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A lucky shot of a female leopard with its young cub high up in a big Mashatu (nyala) tree, taken from an open vehicle with an external flash after sunset.
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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-23 15:13]

Hi Daniel,
The flash is a little bright and has burned some of the whites, but a really nice shot and a fantastic moment to capture, it must have been quite an amazing experience to be this close to these beautiful cats in the wild.
Regards,
Adrian

Great use of the flash here with everything in perfect exposure. I think we saw the same young leopard the next day in the tree when the mother went out for a hunt.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-04-09 6:27]

Hoi Daniel, wat een ernorm lucky shot inderdaad. Erg goed gedaan. Leuk om deze fotos te zien na een bezoek aan een eenvoudiger game reserve. Mooie kleurbalans ook met de Nikon en deze lens, merk zelf dat ik daar nog zoekende in ben Reina

Hi Daniel,
Amazing capture! Nicely composed and good POV. Well done.
TFS
Stéph

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