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Leopard with kill

Leopard with kill
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Copyright: Peter Thomas (FunkyMunky) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 0 N: 608] (3154)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 APO DG OS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-14 23:37
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We have just returned from our visit to Kruger National Park and over the next few days I will be uploading pictures that I took.

A rare sighting in the Park is a leopard, and to get a picture of a leopard in a tree with its kill is a bonus indeed!

It was early morning and we were first to spot the leopard, he had just dragged his prey, an impala, into the tree and was busy placing it in the fork of the tree before enjoying breakfast. Beneath the tree a hungry hyena was already waiting for any bits and pieces that the leopard might drop.
We spent more than an hour watching this beautiful animal.

I would like to share this rare sighting with you.


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Despite the fact that there are some traces of minor camera shake the image has very high level of qualities Peter. In my opinion first, bravo for the well taken golden opportunity. You have been there in the right time. Great point of view, fantastic brightness/contrast and correct white balance. Enjoy your stay there( at Kruger NP )and hope to see more exiting stuff in near future from you .. and your other half!
George Veltchev

Dear Peter,
I hope you frame this picture and hang it in your lounge!

Absolutely fantastic! Thank you for showing it on TrekNature, and I add it to my favorites.

The way it glares down, the animal neither likes the hyena nor your car!

Enjoy working on your photos
Have a nice week-end, Warm Greetings

Hi Peter,
Tanks alot for sharing

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-15 0:42]

Hello Peter
A fine capture and beautiful scene.
Thanks for sharing

Hi Peter,

the laws of Nature are presented here by a significant and well composed take.Excellent the leopard's gaze towards the camera.

Hi Peter,

Too great a hunting scene. Very lucky in terms of timing for a moment. Color tones, light and sharpness, excellent set. Pleasing to the eye of a successful operation. TFS

King Regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-15 9:01]

Hello Peter,
Very beautiful photo in excellent natural colours and good sharpness. Very nice scene. Great timing and composition.

Hello Peter,
It's a rare sighting indeed. Amazing content. Well composed.

A rare sight indeed Peter, also a fine study in feeding biology, quite expertly managed by your perfect photography, providing us with great detail in natural colours. TFS it my friend.

Hi Peter,
Lucky indeed to see this kind of sighting. I cannot believe your KNP visit is over. Beautiful eye contact and pov. Very well done my friend and thanks for sharing.

Bonjour Peter,
Fantastique publication compte tenu de la difficulté de photographier une telle scène. Le sujet est bien valorisé dans son environnement sous une excellente profondeur de champ et une agréable lumière permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

hello peter
sorry i am late i miss that snap i don't know how.
1). As a wild-lifer - it's a dream of every wild life photographer to watch that moment and i did not yet
"a leopard with kill on the tree" fantastic
2). as a photographer - great shot, good focus with good details nice timing he/she is just watching in to your eyes.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-17 17:41]

Hello Peter,
this is what I would say a real nature shot. Look at the leopard eye and the stance. Such a genuine shot. The story is very well told and the reader well understood the message.
Excellent view and excellent preentation with grerat skills.
Congartulations for such an amazing shot.


NB: So many of your wonderful shot need to be visited!

Hellow Peter,
I totally agree with the sighting of this magnificent cat and to capture this is an absolute bonus.Your knowledge and expertise in the field of photography should also be accountable for this unique and stunning image.Nice sharp focus and the eye contact an additional point of interest to an already great photograph, well done!!!

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