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Lazing Around
Lazing Around

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Ruaha National Park
Date: Sep 6, 2009
Aperture: f/5.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2009

This beautiful leopard stayed around just long enough to snap a few pics before he scurried down the tree and took off in the bushes. Leopards are very hard to spot, but this particular safari we spotted 3 of them in just 24 hours.

The back lighting was a challenge but with some work in Photoshop I think it has come out reasonably well.

Place: 114 out of 400
Avg (all users): 6.0451
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.9400
Avg (non-participants): 6.3636
Views since voting: 580
Views during voting: 223
Votes: 133
Comments: 3
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2009 09:21:47 PM
I love the color and contrast here/ The crop is very unconventional, and (to my mind) disorienting in an unpleasant way. Still, kudos to you for taking a risk with this photo!
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10/01/2009 04:20:26 PM
I get the feeling that this tree is just hanging out over the abyss and he's just out there taking in his world - really enjoy this shot!
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10/01/2009 09:07:38 AM
What a beautiful big cat. The exposure is way over exposed though. :~(
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