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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Canon
Location: UK
Date: Jun 26, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2006

This leopard was taken at the at a breeding program in the UK. I love the way he is looking as if he is eyeing up some dinner.

Processing:
USM
Levels
Curves

Statistics
Place: 323 out of 833
Avg (all users): 5.8543
Avg (commenters): 6.6190
Avg (participants): 5.8179
Avg (non-participants): 6.0405
Views since voting: 1140
Views during voting: 603
Votes: 453
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2006 05:00:30 PM
Nice photo. I hope you weren't as close as the picture.
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01/30/2006 07:51:06 AM
Beautiful leopard.
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01/29/2006 07:05:00 PM
Very nice image. I like the composition.
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01/28/2006 07:22:18 PM
nice capture, sharp, good dof, great texture, light ok, color great, nice comp, blacks good, whites barely in, overall nice job
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01/28/2006 05:09:59 PM
Beautiful animal, I wish the colors in the background were a bit more vivid. It looks like there is a fog or something cloudy in the left half of the image.
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01/27/2006 05:23:47 PM
I really like the shallow dof.
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01/27/2006 10:57:51 AM
Beautiful cat. Nice focus on the eye.
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01/26/2006 07:16:13 AM
I hate to run into this cat, at this close range, super image here, just so good.....
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01/24/2006 04:42:37 PM
Great job filling the frame! Excellent DOF!
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01/23/2006 04:22:09 PM
Great closeup !!!
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01/22/2006 08:01:26 AM
This is a nicely composed picture. I like that the focus appears to be on the eyes. Maybe a little more contrast would help to bring out some of the color and give the picture a little more "pop".
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01/22/2006 07:21:53 AM
Great detail here, and the DoF is really well used to isolate the head.
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01/20/2006 05:58:09 PM
I like the crop and the DOF. Colors are beautiful and natural looking. The fur detail is well demonstrated. Over all a great shot
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01/20/2006 02:49:46 PM
I liked this photo from the moment I first saw it. I like the composition of the cat turning back on itself. I like the DOF which blurs the cat's body as background. It seems to be very well post processed avoiding the errors of overdoing it. Well done and among my top picks. That being said, you've lost sharp focus on part of the head. It would be a little stronger, in my opinion, if the sharp DOF included the whole of the cat's head. It is easy to criticize and much harder to execute. And your execution is brilliant, so don't let this minor critique trouble you.
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01/20/2006 01:40:54 AM
Nice image
Great detail and focus clarity is Fine
Well done
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01/19/2006 09:00:05 PM
cool framing with the body in back there. I would have maybe brought out more colour, but that's me. 7
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01/19/2006 03:41:47 PM
With just a slight boost in contrast, you'd have a really great photo here.
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01/19/2006 10:08:53 AM
What an excellent capture. 9
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01/18/2006 11:46:50 PM
10 from me...good luck!
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01/18/2006 06:58:03 PM
spectacularly well captured
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01/18/2006 01:00:26 PM
Good use of a shallow DOF. Unfortunately, the composition is poor. It would be good if all of the head was visible. Either you zoomed in to far, or you cropped the image too tightly.
Also, the image seems washed-out on the left. You can try to play around with curves to fix that. 6.
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01/17/2006 12:49:27 PM
nice compositional use of DOF
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01/16/2006 01:40:09 AM
Little corrections on Levels would have been great...
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