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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Milwaukee, ZOO
Date: Dec 19, 2007
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Snow Leopard

Place: 361 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.8535
Avg (commenters): 6.6042
Avg (participants): 5.8399
Avg (non-participants): 5.9259
Views since voting: 689
Views during voting: 676
Votes: 512
Comments: 55
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:10:33 PM
Don't bother me. Nice color and detail.
03/17/2009 02:28:50 PM
I really like the way the colors turned out in this, and he looks so fuzzy, but he's probably not a cuddler.
03/17/2009 10:00:43 AM
Nice portrait of this leopard, or is it a jaguar?
03/17/2009 09:33:20 AM
Love the hint of blue in the eye.
03/17/2009 07:03:57 AM
nice I like toning and sharpness in the eye.. six from me ;)
03/16/2009 03:38:56 PM
just a little dark...but a great shot...didn't know they had blue eyes...
03/16/2009 01:16:54 PM
Great portrait. I love the eyes, nice work.
03/16/2009 12:11:42 PM
Nicely captured, lovely blue eyes, interesting mix of near mono and colour
03/15/2009 11:08:46 PM
Nice close up.
03/15/2009 10:07:45 PM
Nice shot. Your closeup makes one appreciate the beautiful coloring.
03/15/2009 12:04:36 PM
A nice close crop, good detail in the eye.
03/15/2009 10:02:08 AM
nice details , looks very sad, 7
03/15/2009 01:46:48 AM
Excellent capture, great composition and sharpness.
03/15/2009 12:58:00 AM
Great cat! Looks he's watching you.
03/14/2009 07:09:53 PM
Sweet and meaningful.
03/14/2009 06:34:34 PM
Awww! So cute and cuddly! The angle and reflection make the lower eye look closed. Not sure how much you could have done to make it not appear that way. Great capture though!
03/14/2009 05:25:53 PM
There is a lot of sadness in this shot.
03/14/2009 04:24:19 PM
Good shot. Little dark but good pic.
03/14/2009 01:06:36 PM
I might have cropped up a bit, jmo
03/14/2009 08:56:00 AM
Good use of the rule of thirds for placement of the eye within the frame.
03/14/2009 12:19:05 AM
Nice capture. 7
03/13/2009 10:53:19 PM
Great focus on the eye.
03/13/2009 09:03:05 PM
Pretty cat. He looks sort of sad.
03/13/2009 07:37:35 PM
Love the blue eye
03/13/2009 06:43:01 PM
03/13/2009 04:52:13 PM
Great shaprness in the eye. Nice overall.
03/13/2009 03:56:28 PM
Beautifully captured, and processed, you should be proud.
03/13/2009 12:38:31 PM
oh beautiful cat. could use a bit of sharpening, maybe a bit of blue boost on those eyes.
03/13/2009 12:24:12 PM
wow, great pose and nice detail, good job with the post processing too
03/13/2009 12:20:37 PM
i think the most important part of this is the eye looking out of frame. Gives it a forlorn feeling.
03/13/2009 10:53:38 AM
well done image, has a sad feeling that goes with the title
03/12/2009 10:36:26 PM
Great focus on the eye! Love the detailing.
03/12/2009 09:14:54 PM
beautiful capture
03/12/2009 08:48:14 PM
What a beautiful cat. I only wish there was more we could do to protect them. Kudos on a wonderful portrait.
03/12/2009 08:14:08 PM
great capture..... 7
03/12/2009 06:36:18 PM
Darling. Good focus and tones and a sweet expression. 8
03/12/2009 03:55:59 PM
Beautiful animal. Nicely captured and presented.
03/12/2009 12:46:46 PM
I love the big cats.
03/12/2009 12:05:13 PM
great composition, nice mood
03/12/2009 12:01:48 PM
Maybe a slightly tighter crop could enhance this. The reflection and blue's of the eye are well captured. Title could be a little more creative...
03/12/2009 10:16:07 AM
Nice capture. Love the blue eye. I think a crop including the ear might be better.
03/12/2009 04:19:57 AM
awesome detail
03/12/2009 12:26:14 AM
the blue and just a hint of color, make a powerful statment.
03/11/2009 11:44:32 PM
Breathtaking, excellent job! ^9
03/11/2009 11:42:30 PM
what a beautiful creature.. amazing eye 8
03/11/2009 10:14:14 PM
Such beautiful emotion you've captured, so sad yet beautiful.
03/11/2009 08:42:06 PM
With some processing, that dark eye could have been lightened, maybe? I like how sharp the one eye is.

Not voting yet.
03/11/2009 07:18:54 PM
Beautiful animal and I love that blue eye looking at you. Wish overall this was a bit sharper and the crop wasn't quite so close.
03/11/2009 07:06:46 PM
I really like this shot. Good colour, and expression on the leopards face.
03/11/2009 07:05:20 PM
The eyes say it all. Freedom is a precious thing! Great shot!
03/11/2009 06:58:06 PM
03/11/2009 10:30:41 AM
Nice! That orange is distracting though... I'm sure a little post processing wouldn't have hurt there... :)
03/11/2009 08:51:55 AM
cool playful shot, nice
03/11/2009 06:38:51 AM
Graet capture of this incredible beast. Nice piece of storytelling re: expression and slight desaturation. Good luck: 7.
03/11/2009 02:50:26 AM
Lovely subject.

I'm confused by your choise of desat. It seems random. The eye and parts of the fur remain in colour and the rest removed?

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