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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-09 13:50
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Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Adult male Leopard descending the tree just before sunset;
the whole action took only a few seconds and I managed to take a few shots, some were blurred, in some the tail was out of the frame. This is the best one. I could easily change the level settings to enlighten the leopard a bit but I think that this reflects very closely the evening light.
Thanks for your comments

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-09 14:49]

Hello Tom,
Very nice action photo of this Leopard. Beautiful natural colours. Excellent sharpness and POV. Good DOF and composition.

Hi Tom,

a great action photo enhanced by this vertical format.Incredible sharpness and really perfect DOF.Leopard's position on the tree gives a feeling of great agility and energy.



Hello Tom, my neighbour today
what a great timing and great capture of pretty Leopard. focus, POV, vertical composition very nice. TFS.
well done my friend
have a nice evening

hello Tom

great photo of the Leopard prise sur le vif,
fine POV and appropriate framing, superb focus
with great sharpness and details, c'est l'une
des meilleures photos de félin africain dans TN,



Can only say: BRAVO!!!

Hi Tom,
This is a great capture. I could see where you could lose the tail out of the picture. A great action shot with the Leopard slinking down the tree. What a wonderful and magnificant creature.

Hallo Tom,
a great capture of the Leopard, very good sharpnes and splendid natural colours with a not easy exposure, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

Hello Tom,
sorry to missed this wonderful capture of this graceful cat! Lovely pose and detail under difficult circumstances. Fast auto focus reaction! Good! Surely an eye contact can with the creature could improve even further that image, but hey... that's nature!
George Veltchev

Hi Tom - you caught the acrobat of the leopard just right. Good sharpness and POV. TFS

Hello Tom
Impressive photo with excellent composition and good sharpness.

Hi Tom,

The tree is helping to frame the animal. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the leopard. The lafte afternoon light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Great shot, it's almost tangible! Lovely stuff

Ciao Tom. Sinouose lines and razor details/sharp. Superb dynamic taken for this magnificente animal.


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