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    Another from the vaults, but never posted.

    This young male Leopard was sitting in the bush, quietly watching the herd of Impala walking slowly towards him...

    Thanks to those who posted or viewed on the last posting.


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    Subject: Leopard male (Panthera pardus)
    Location: Botswana Selinda camp
    Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
    Lens: EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXT HH
    Exposure: 1/640s at f/5.6 ISO1600 EV +1
    Original format: Portrait, very slight crop
    Processed via: LRC 10.4 & PS10.05.02

    Small stick removed in habitat.
    Post Production: Itís ALL about what you do with the tools and not, which brand of tool you use.

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    A fantastic result from what looks like a limited opportunity. I love how although in shade the leopard seems beautifully haloed by bits of golden light and foliage. Perhaps a better view of his(i think) eyes would improve the image however it is stunning as is imo

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    Perhaps a better view of his(i think) eyes would improve the image however it is stunning as is imo
    Indeed Basil, but like us, when focused, they tend to pull down and concentrate, I think when relaxed you see more of an open view????
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    Beautiful male in his prime, I see the nose still has a bit of pink

    This frame points to behaviour, typical pose of a big cat when stalking prey, lying still among vegetation preparing to make the kill.

    Also, well exposed and framed, Steve. Colours and tonality look great and there's lovely detail. For some reason I want to flip it And to remove those two ticks, aaaargh!

    On a more serious note, your PP work is stunning. As always, a pleasure to view.

    Warmest regards,
    Gabriela Plesea

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    Super shot indeed, I have nothing to add to the previous comments - top drawer image.

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    Hi Steve , simply works good IMHO .

    Nicely processed and the subject itself looks like a cool specimen .

    TFS Andreas

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    Magnificent leopard Steve, love the gaze, the framing and the details. Good colours and exposure. Very cool!

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    Hi Steve -- What a fine image. I feel we can achieve so much from any sighting after looking at several of your images. Again not very ideal settings, but you keep producing super results.

    Superbly done in all aspects from IQ to colours .

    TFS !

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