- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-04-18 12:51]
Look at these fascinating rosettes...
Maybe the leopard was marking the tree. Yes, my nose is good:-)
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-04-18 12:51]
Hi Tobias. You were so lucky to have been this close to the beauutiful cat. you have captured it with good detail and natural colours. he did not seem to mind you being there at all. well done TFS.
Have a nice weekend.
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-04-18 13:09]
Wow, Tobias, what a sight! I love those big cats and as a matter of fact, JamesP also posted a leopard picture today. We can see its great strength and the muscles underneath the fantastic coat. Thank you!
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-04-18 13:13]
You posted a leopard too - you were lucku to see one in the Serengeti! You were also, as you say, lucky to see one so close. Nice pose with excellent detail and lighting.
- aido (4046)
- [2008-04-18 13:17]
Great capture, that must have been a wonderful experience. Good detail and colour, it's a shame his back end is cut off by the tree but still a good capture and a great memory.
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-04-18 13:59]
A wonderful capture! Well done!
- Proframe (4096)
- [2008-04-18 14:55]
I can imagine the feeling you and your fellow travelers had when this wonderful big cat came so close.
Must have been a great expierence indeed.
Beautiful shot in wich in looks like the Leopard gives his smell to the tree to mark his territory.
Wonderful light and patterns in the fur.
Excellent sharpnes and clarity.
Very well done. TFS!!!
Have a great weekend, Harry
- writerscrawlz (2961)
- [2008-04-18 19:18]
What I notice most is how well it blends into the environment. The eyes, face, and body are well defined. Nice exposure and frame.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-04-18 20:42]
WOW ! what a great shot of this great wild animal,
fine POV, framing and DOF, excellent luminosity of the image,
great sharpness and details of the Leopard, i love his waliking
movement, pose, and look to a prey, great expression on his glance,
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-04-19 4:41]
It sounds like a time you will not soon forget..To have the leopard so close in the wild. Now if leoaprds ever learn how to open car doors, you may have a problem ;-}
The "sounds of silence" can be quite loud!
Very good colors, exposure, and details.
The missing tail is not so important here :)
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-04-19 5:36]
Providential to see and shoot a Leopard from such a close range, Tobias.
You have made the best of the opportunity.
It is a splendid picture of the elegant cat.
TFS and all the best.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-04-19 9:44]
I am glad that you made so interesting journey. Your trophies are great. Superb image of the wonderful animal. You also managed to reflect true wild surroundings. Bravo.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-04-19 12:46]
A superb and lovely shot of this big cat:-) my friend!
Well done! TFS.
- Finland_in_Eton (876)
- [2008-04-20 16:41]
Very nice photo, I agree with vanderschelden that it looks like it is scent marking the tree... lol... I've had many cats (of the domestic variety) over the years so am well familiar with the posture.
I like the composition and the POV and DOF are perfect. Great colors, well saturated and the exposure could not be better. Very well done !
Thanks for sharing, Mish
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-04-22 4:41]
what a lovely shot, Toba,yes, I love it.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-04-23 1:18]
Fine details in this wonderful animal!
It is good to see the leopard is in fine shape, well fed and with a nicely groomed fur coat...
This is a nice composition, with attractive colours and details!
- jmp (8415)
- [2008-04-30 15:01]
A perfect capature with great sharpness and perfect colours and exposure.
Regards, Josť M.
- ewiczek (815)
- [2008-05-22 4:38]
very nice shot, nice color and sharpness
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-06-08 11:58]
I think this scene is any photographers dream. Impressive photo with lots of details to appreciate. Good detail of the leopard. The patterns on the fur is very clearly visible as well as the red of the mouth and the greenish colour of the staring eyes. What amazes me the most is the detail of the whiskers so clearly visible. I can just imagine your excitement while taking this photograph. When Loot and I are in the game reserve and he get the opportunity to capture a leopard the adrenalin pumps likes crazy for the both of us. Looking at this image one just realise once again that nature is simply stunning, and that we are very fortunate to see the beauty of it. If not in real life, we see it by ways of brilliant photos, and this posting of yours is no exception. Very interesting to look at. Thanks for sharing.