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Big Male Leopard

Big Male Leopard
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Copyright: Sheriff Wilbury (soccer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 60D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-06 2:13
Viewed: 6530
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As promised, here is the 4th leopard seen on one afternoon's game drive.

We proceed toward camp for the night after having seen a young male and a pair of leopards mating. Thrilled, we were awaiting our celebrations and to bask in the glory of our achievment by bragging to our next door neighbours at camp. Just then, while planning our conversation with the neighbours, we suddenly saw a 4th leopard in the golden afternoon sunlight just next to the road.......

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Hello Sheriff,
How nice to see a new photo from you!
That surely is a big one! Taken in superb sharpness, details and fom a very good low POV. Splendid warm natural colours. Good composition.

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  • Helio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 16] (533)
  • [2011-12-06 6:42]

Very good shot, fantastic animal and colors.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-06 9:01]

Fantastic shot, Sheriff!
Great sharpness and detail, splendid colours and light, beautiful ambientation, excellent POV. Very well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-06 11:03]

Hi Sheriff,fantastic capture,what a beautiful leopard and what a magnificent sharpness,position and colors,very well done,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Impressive and beautiful animal in a great pose Sheriff! Fantastic photo! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-12-06 11:35]

Belíssima imagem com cores firmes e POV ótimo, meus parabéns por esta magnífica captura.

Hello Sheriff,
A Truly magnificent exposure. Beautiful details in splendid sharpness. Well done.
Best regards,

Hi Sheriff, Very nice capture of this wonderful creature, yes indeed you can't beat that low natural light with its warm rich colours as depicted in this image, superb sharpness with good clarity, splendid point of view, a fabulous and well composed picture of this Leopard in its natural habitat, excellent work here my friend and very well done,
Best Regards,


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-12-07 4:13]

Hello Sheriff,
Very impressive this leopard picture. Love the vivid attitude of this most beautiful creature. A very natural and pleasing shot. Thanks alot!
Kind regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-12-08 1:38]

Hello Sheriff,
such a lovely capture of this legendary cat. The lighting is simply wonderful to show the best of its tones, colors and beauty.
Everything is so sharp and clear.
What a view.
Congrats for this fabu;ous image.


Hello Sheriff,
Beautiful picture of this leopard, colours and lighting are wonderful, excellent point of view and very good sharpness, a very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Hello Sheriff,
Very beautiful in the late afternoon sun and very well captured. A real pleasure to view and even more reason to brag.
Best wishes.

Hallo Sheriff
You have won the 1st price with this one, wow what an outstanding image!
Much appreciated for sharing your beautiful collection of animals captured in the Kruger, and this image is proof that you have enjoyed the trip greatly! A beautiful image of the Leopard captured in the right moment with the sunlight falling on all the right spots to bring out all the beautiful details and colours of its fur to the best. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hallo Sheriff,
a superb capture of this marvellous leopard, outstanding sharpness and very beautiful warm colours, point of view and composition are excellent
Best regards

Ciao Sheriff, great capture of superb creature in a beautiful natural ambientation, wonderful colors and fantastic light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Sherif. Exciting light and excellent DOF. Wonderful colours. Great pic.


Sheriff, this is such a beautiful photo of this Leopard. I love the composition, sharpness and POV. Thanks so much for commenting on my Mallard photo. Have a great week, Bill

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-12 12:24]

Hello Sheriff.
Wonderful shot of the Leopard, nicely composed and I love the pose of the Cat.Detail is superb and the colours are nice and natural with great light too.Best regards Siggi

Excellent capture Sheriff!
TFS, Regards, Ferran

Hello Sheriff fantastic capture, sharp detail, nice colours and lighting. regards Paolo

the lens help..., very fine shot with this great animal, the performance is excellent!
regards Sheriff

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-12-18 11:07]

Hi Sheriff,
Perfect shot and with a very good moment captured. Nice colours and details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-12-18 12:40]

A great capture Sheriff!
The POV, colours, sharpness and composition against the contrasting natural BG contribute to an excellent portrait of this male leopard in his prime and the lighting is great too.
Thanks and have a good week,

Gracias por tus amables comentarios Sheriff.
Tu toma es realmente impresionante, más, de un animal que la
mayoría de nosotros solamente hemos visto en fotografías o
como máximo en el zoo.
Buen ángulo de disparo y preciosos colores.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2011-12-19 1:14]


Love the lightning and sharpness.
Sigma is a good wild life lens.

Hello Sheriff,
Unbelievable close up for this big cat in the wild. Excellent low POV, great sharpness and fine details. Colours are also beautiful. Well done!

Hi Sheriff,
Superb capture of the Leopardess.
Nicely composed with a great POV and lovely pose.
Lovely sharp detail and great colours.

Fantastic picture. Beautiful leopard standing tall in the jungle. On the spot focus with nice afternoon sunlight casting on the leopard. TFS this impressive photo.

Beautiful approach at nature, Sheriff. Love the tall grasses and the contrasting subject. Great capture in natural habitat.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-12-23 3:26]

Bonjour Sheriff, superbe animal dans son milieu naturel ce qui est important pour la photo. L'attitude du fauve est remarquable, Well done. Best regards and happy Christmas, Didier.

Hi Sheriff,
Fantastic shot with gorgeous afternoon lights. Bravo! I love the photo as it is: excellent sharpness, white balance, facial expression... Remarkable presentation. Tfs.
Best regards, László

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