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Copyright: James Parker (Jamesp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1vHS, Canon EF 300mm f2.8 USM IS, Fuji Provia 100
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildlife of Nepal, TN Favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-09 12:57
Viewed: 6696
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot of an Asiatic Leopard whilst looking for tigers in Royal Chitwan National Park. I did not see any (though I did in Bhardia), however, the elephant flushes this leopard on the way back to tiger tops. Although not uncommon, leopards are rarely seen in Chitwan because of the dense vegetation. Our guide had not seen one for a couple of years.

This shot was hand held from the back of an elephant. I have cropped it and cloned some grass from the face.

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Hi James,

Very nice shot and lucky you to see this leopard. I really like how he is looking at you :-)

Very well done and thanks for sharing, I love the leopard!

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-02-09 13:22]

Wow! Do I get this right that you took this photo in the wild. Amazing, I wish I was there to. Fantastic POV with the look in the eyes.

Thanks for sharing, mate!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-10 2:22]

A warm welcome to TN, James.
This shot of the leopard is totally awesome.
I love the pose, and those piercing pale eyes.
It is all the more impressive that you took this photo in the wild, under the circumstances that you described. What a thrill that must have been.
Thanks for sharing. : )

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-03-27 4:09]

What a beauty! You are very lucky to see one in the wild. The pose and the expression you caught is wonderful. Very well done James. TFS
best Regards,

Hi James,
Thanks for leading me to this superb picture.
To photograph a wild cat in its natural habitat is true nature photography, no doubt.

This image on film/slide is even better than what we see in digital format these days. Moreover, it is obviously a scan, and a super one at that.

Those piercing eyes convey a strong expression of fear and aggression combined together.
I must compliment you for this prize capture.

How was it in Libya? I'll get to your new image from there in a moment.
Best regards,

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