- pvb (1981)
- [2007-11-09 3:34]
Wat een geluk hebt u gehad!! Echt een prachtig verhaal bij een fantastische foto. Haar houding, de uitdrukking op haar gezicht... echt SUPER.
Goed scherp, details en mooie kleuren.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-11-09 3:49]
What a beauty and what a nobility! POV and composition look very nice. TFS
Have a nice weekend,
Annick...you outdid yourself!!!
I think that if people read your note and realize this is a wild animal, i can already put this post in the theme with pictures that have more than 5 favorites to them :)
WHAT A FANTASTIC SHOT!!!
I agree with you: "divine" is the word here when you meet such an animal living free in its own habitat.
And i'm quite impressed that you found it here - in such an open ground - the leopard being such an elusive animal.
Yet, you took the chance and did the best out of it! Such a splendid portrait of this animal!
I couldn't be happier for you that you managed to get so many shots and such high quality ones. Here for example i simply love the sharpness of the details, the exact DOF - shallow but still keeps the entire body in focus - and the superb composition and isolation from the BG.
Her pose here is also lovely - looking to the side and really feeling worriless because of you.
What more to say: clearly a BIG favorite!
BRAVO and TFS
PS: maybe after the KNP series in done, we may see some shots of the cute cubs, too? :)
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-11-09 3:58]
What a capture!
Superb portrait of a Leopard with good sharpness and the right DOF to give a fully sharp leopard and OOF BG. Great pose and POV.
Marvellous shot, Annick.
Well done and TFS!
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-11-09 4:10]
I like the pose of this great guy!!
A majestic animal so well captured, with great details in the fur coat...
It is a fine composition, and the choice of DOF makes the animal really stand out!
- fiftysomething (657)
- [2007-11-09 4:13]
Fantastic photo with so much clarity and knowing how little time you would have had to capture this very rare sighting in the open. After 30 or more trips to the Kruger I have never had a sighting as good as this. Briliant.
- fototab (2177)
- [2007-11-09 4:47]
Stunning capture, great attention to detail,
I liked the short story to, kinda place me there to see it all happen,
- jesst (2441)
- [2007-11-09 4:52]
I like big cats. This one is wonderful. Proud pose, amazing sharp, detail and color - your capture is great. And your note is wonderful too, we could imagine for a moment that we see leopard ourselves - I can understand this even with my bad English.
of all the big 5 this is the most difficult..in my experience...to find and photograph
usually in a tree then slinking away invisibly into the long grass..
too many jeeps i guess
thanks for this frank and clear shot of a beautiful cat
ps i think the cheetah should be the big #6
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2007-11-09 5:27]
Very nice capture. Perfect camera settings. POV and composition are great. TFS this majestic creature.
- undoredo (2740)
- [2007-11-09 5:32]
What a nice encounter of this charming leopard!
Excellent capture with beautiful pose and superb details and composition.
Also, lovely natural colours and outstanding focusing, amazing story as well!
Well captured and TFS,
Best wishes, Kevin
Have a good weekend! :-)
- earthtraveler (3483)
- [2007-11-09 6:11]
This encounter was a blessing from on high and so is the image.
Very beautiful pose/POV and expertly shot.
Well done and thanks for the note
- ralfsworld (6560)
- [2007-11-09 6:51]
You get one of the top five with really good quality.
Your location sounds a bit like my wilderness but with a completely different set of dangers..although driving might be quite hazardous there as well.
A fine specimen well taken with gear needed to do so. I am glad we still have people in the world who are recording these wonderful creatures and notatubg as well. You may be famous some day, but if not your hard work is paying off for some here.
Everybody is coming back with Leopard pictures from Africa and I did not :-(
This one is outstanding: perfect DOF with ultrasharpness and nice pose GREAT
- lise (2877)
- [2007-11-09 9:34]
This is such a wonderful and proud cat! The sharpness let us admire that beautiful fur.
The little cub in your workshop is so cute!!!! :)
Very well done
Hallo Annick , wat een beauty ,hele koningklijke houding een schitterend beest , gaaf om zoiets tegen te komen , Fijn Weekend Teunie .
- Pentaxfriend (8048)
- [2007-11-09 11:37]
Geweldig verhaal en zo te horen(lezen)was uw African queen en stuk rustiger dan u zelf was.
ze staat er relaxed op met een Perfecte scherpte en een prachtige compositie
kleuren, POV, DOF zijn werkelijk schitterend
- kjpweb (4788)
- [2007-11-09 12:24]
Wow! Annick that is off the charts good. A brilliant image in every aspect! Perfection! Thank you! Cheers, Klaus
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-11-09 14:07]
Fabulous PoV and composition and the details are sharp as a tack -- lucky, lucky lucky you to have been able to see such wonders
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2007-11-09 14:08]
Hi Annick, what a cracking good shot. Your POV and effective DOF is perfect here. Very impressive work..
- Heyshamite (2193)
- [2007-11-09 16:04]
Magic time and a photo to match.
- bojtorjan (163)
- [2007-11-09 20:19]
Beautiful shot of a majestic animal. Very well composed and executed photograph.
Excellent focus, lots of details. Well done! ;o)
- Kathleen (232)
- [2007-11-10 1:21]
Wow, what a great moment told in your notes and a stunning image to go with them. She is beautiful. Superp exposure, colour, sharpness and detail, wonderful.
- marcin (2057)
- [2007-11-10 2:43]
Fantastic photo, great pose, sharp and POV,
Have a nice weekend,
- martic (1327)
- [2007-11-10 10:50]
Très belle prise de ce léopard belle netteté et DOF excellentes couleurs naturelles
- fragman (43778)
- [2007-11-10 13:44]
simply majestic, TFS Ori
- lizzie (2855)
- [2007-11-10 14:25]
Wat an interesting story you wrote about you meeting this leopard. It's a beautiful picture, very sharp and the blurry background doesn't disturb the elegancy of this beautiful animal. Very well done!
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-11-10 16:23]
It is the wonderful natural color and light that attracted me first to this image. I like the three quarter pose and the perfect depth of focus. Super.
Evelynn : )
- Debz (3307)
- [2007-11-11 5:00]
Hi Annick, what a MAGNIFICENT photo! I still have my mouth open. She is a real beauty and aptly described as an African Queen. So majestic and your focus and exposure is perfect. Such fine detail on her beautiful face and fur. Excellent moment and pov, great colour and good dof. Well done, you must be very happy.
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-11-11 6:20]
Great encounter and great shot ! You must be proud of it ! It such a beauty, you've doen a great shot ! congrats !
- StephenE (533)
- [2007-11-11 22:31]
Superb picture. Sharp with natural colours and excellent angle. TFS
- diverjohn (750)
- [2007-11-12 6:20]
great pose for the leopard, with one forefoot ready for run. the great lens brought it all together nicely.
- manyee (23770)
- [2007-11-12 20:58]
What an absolute beauty, Annick.
I know you must have been thrilled.
A photographer cannot ask for much more.
To think that you captured a leopard in the wild with this perfect everything... It is mindboggling!
TFS this incredible sight and story!
Horia emailed me the link to this image :-) Great capture, superb for a wild animal in it's own environment. Good DOF for f/2.8 and good detail. Looks like you had a great trip and I imagine this is one of those encounters you'll be telling your grandchildren about.
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2007-11-25 2:46]
Such a sharp capture of this very elusive animal.
Nice discret background