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Mating Leopards

Mating Leopards
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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 20D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-13 3:31
Viewed: 5304
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Following on from the story and posting of "Friendly Leopard" on my TN postings regarding the 4 leopard sighted in one game drive, here is the story of number 3 and 4 (Look out for number 4 soon)

Approximately 2 hours later after having seen the first young leopard which was posted previously on TN, we were heading back to camp and came across many cars on a river bridge. After working our way past all the vehicles, we finally caugh a glimpse of 2 leopards sleeping in a river dry bed. That was 3 leopards in one game drive - what more could we ask for?

They were quite a distance from the road and with all the commotion, I thought we would only give it a short while as we had to head back to camp. Then just before we departed the male stood up........

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-13 4:40]
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Hello Sheriff,
Somehow a very peaceful and natural picture of these wonderful creatures. I like too the warm evening sun shining on this spot of Krueger. Sharpness is a little bit just here, but the atmosphere here is what makes the impact of this shot.
Kind regards

Hi Sheriff,

the photo is at least a bit "nosey", but the light here makes a difference.Excellent!I agree with Anel's critique, sharpness is not perfect, the coat's details mingle a bit, but nevertheless the subjects (beyond this moment) are always charming.And then i envy you, South Africans, that you can take photo of fauna like this....



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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-13 5:27]

Hello Sheriff,
an extra ordinary shot! Well seen with the clarity is well documented. The features of the leopards is in exciting details.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-13 8:59]

Hello Sheriff.
Impressive mating moment and wilflife photo.Your timing here was simply impeccable and their pose is so well captured.very good focus and POV/DOF. Composition also excellent.Best regards Siggi

Hello Sheriff,
What a lovely captured! very good timing, wonderful lighting and fantastic colours, a beautiful image,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Ciao Sheriff. Great moment of love under the warm light. Interesting the wild environemnt.


A great and rare shot of these leopards mating. Have a great day and thanks for your comments, Bill

Hello Sheriff,

an vey nice scene and great meeting in the real wildlife.
Good of sharpness and pov.
Fine colors.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-13 11:21]

Hello Sheriff,
What a great 'once in your lifetime' moment. Althought the sharpness is not very good, the colours are very beautiful. Beautiful environment too.

Hallo Sheriff
Absolutely great photography. It is really beautiful and there are just too much to mention that is pleasing to the eye. So I'll just say: Bravo! Bravo! The moment of action and detail captured is spectacular. This is really great. A well deserved 10/10. Thanks for sharing. My best regards.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-07-13 13:02]

Hi Sheriff,
Splendid photo of this mating Leopards, great lights and very fine details and colors, TFS!

Hi Sheriff,

A fabulous capture of this fine moment my friend, lovely low lighting with superb colour, a little soft focus, however a splendid picture indeed,
Best regards,


Hello Sheriff,
nice capture of these beautiful leopards with good evening light and wonderful warm colours. I think you didn't focus very well, but I like your composition either way.
Best wishes,

Hello Sheriff,
Very different from lion in the same act. These look much more content with a dreamy expression. Very good atmosphere and beautiful natural surroundings. Well done and best wishes.

Hi Sheriff,
a very fine image. Excellent detail and good tones of colour. A great capture, very well done.

Hello Sheriff.
Wonderful golden evening light capturing this nature scene with stillness in the frame. Lovely framing and nicely captured details in the frame.
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.

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