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Leopard (24)
colinbrenchley Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 28] (341)
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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colinbrenchley Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 28] (341)
Brightened
Edited by:willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)

I used Paint Shop Pro 9 to brighten up the image. I hope you don't mind

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colinbrenchley Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 28] (341)
Sharpened and blur
Edited by:rlortie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 295 W: 59 N: 593] (2058)

I sharpened the overall picture and blured the grass in the foreground, which I found distracting.
Tools used: Fred Miranda's Intellisharpen II plugin for PS.
Photoshop CS (Blur tool)