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This cat's not scared of climbing trees

This cat's not scared of climbing trees
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Copyright: Ian Sewell (IanSewell) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 2 N: 40] (239)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel G, Canon 75-300mm ISUSM
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Felidae of the world: First series [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-07 18:52
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another photo of our favourite Okavango Delta leopard. The leopard was climbing up to a perch on the tree to overlook a meadow looking for dinner (no luck, unfortunately).

He was probably about 40 feet away. Our guide explained he actually recognised the leopard from previous sightings - they have unique markings above the eyes.

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2004-12-07 19:44]

I can't even begin to imagine the excitment of seeing such an animal in the wild. This is an exciting and beautiful capture. There is some noise in the BG which is probably from cropping it up, but if you have a noise reduction program like Neat Image or Ninja Noise it would take care of that in a jiffy. Nice job!

Great shot. I love the sunlight and shadow on this animal's skin - very nice warm result. Pretty colours, nice combo. Well done.

Great shot, nice pose. But it's a bit over exposed, and noisy.

So far from your safari gallery I like this the best ! Is a bold and daring moment with a really exceptional protagonist. Wish you were using a neutral density filter (or filters in general, try a circular polariser or a warm up if ever reenact your previous posted images)

Looking this fine photo I'm thinking that is not a wise decision to clibe to a tree to avoid this magnificent wild animal... ;)

A pesar de una iluminación levemente alta, la calidad de imagen y nitidez de la misma es realmente muy buena.
La composicion y encuadre son excelentes con adecuado DOF.
Existe algo de ruido en algunas zonas de la imagen... tal vez como consecuencia de la digitalizacion,pero que puede ser eliminada con el Neat Image.
Realicé un workshop.... espero sea de tu agrado.

In spite of a slightly high illumination, the quality of image and clearness of the same one are really very good.
The composition and frame are excellent with suitable DOF.
Something of noise in some zones of the image... perhaps exists as a result of the digitalization, but that can be eliminate with the Neat Image.
I made a workshop... I hope you like it.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-12-08 13:01]

Another great one.
Composition and sharpness are so nice.

  • gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)
  • [2004-12-10 17:46]

I kinda like the light in this shot. It brings the colours and patterns out very nicely. Great pose and wonderfull moment captured. Well done.


Hi Ian
Magic Moment, It lingers forever, the feeling, the rush, the cat so near , and yet so far. Very nice pose here, I have nothing like this, still a picture on my wish list to get them standing in the tree like this. I did get it, with a night shot, then messed it up with the wrong flashmode!

What beautiful animals! I like very much the elegance of this big cat!
Bye Tom

Nice shot. Well done it is amazing.

The photo is very crips. Leopards are my favourite big cats by far... and this photo really excites me.

You have captured it very well


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