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Langue de Chat
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Copyright: Patrick Hubert (yquem46) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (790)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D 70, Nikon 300mm f/4 AF S
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/180 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's favorites III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-18 8:13
Viewed: 5683
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Un léopard confortablement installé sur une grosse branche d'arbre à saucisses (ou saucissonnier) (Kigelia pinnata de son nom scientifique)

A leopard quietly installed on a main branch of a Sausage Tree (scientific name Kigelia pinnata)

flashpoint, vanderschelden, Noisette, crs, ferranjlloret, Dis. Ac., valy67, Argus, uleko has marked this note useful
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hello patrick
beautiful composition
great sharpness and very good of colours
greeting lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-18 11:32]

Hi Patrick. The eyes have it all in this one that stare. Pure beauty with such detail in the coat. I like the colour of the tonge it stands out so well . I had a look on the internet about the Sausage tree as i had never seen one. Well done TFS.

great capture, TFS Ori

Great shot of a great animal, has to find and you did perfect.

Best regards


wonderful portrait Patrick !
perfect sharp , very fine details and beautiful colours , good light and DOF ,
very well done!

bonsoir Patrick!
what say ?.....very good presentation of this amazing catch, the posture of "cat" is superb with quality exceptional ...
I want to try a WS

best sERGIO

Hello Patrick,
Only 12 points(????:)) and one of the best images I ever saw here!

hello Patrick
Encore une superbe photo d'Afrique , ce léopard en train de faire sa toilette ( je pense ) est d'une incroyable netteté
j'adore sa pose et son regard
j' adore aussi le titre de l'image
Passe une bonne nuit

What a shot! I love the composition and the POV... I especially like her eyes and that tongue! Awesome shop. Thanks for sharing....

Hello Patrick

Top notch,very high quality image and well presented.
The focus is tack sharp with wonderful detail.
The composition is well done.
Amazing eye detail and the look is superb.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-18 21:51]

Hello Patrick,

You have made a very fine portret to this beautiful animal. The image is very sharp showing very good details of the fur as well as the tree beneath. The soft light has been very well used rendering good looking and natural colors.

Thank you for sharing,

Hola Patrick,
Une photo impressionnante de celui-ci bel exemplaire de leopard en reposant les branches de cet arbre tellement spécial, sausage tree. Une lumière très bonne et un moment très spécial. Amitiés. Ferran

Hi Patrick,

Good compo ad pov.
I like the tongue!
Beautiful colours.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-19 14:47]

Bonjour Patrick !
Quelle photo merveilleuse ! Votre timing a été excellent, vous avez réussi à figer le léopard au plus parfait des moments. j'aime beaucoup ses yeux, aussi, ils ont un regard vraiment intense. Les détails, les couleurs, la composition, le POV, tout est parfait. La photo va directement dans mes favorites. Félicitations !

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-20 3:39]

Bonjour Patrik,
A superb portrait of a relaxing Leopard on the branch of a Kigelia tree. The composition, lighting and sharpness are first class and contribute to an image of professional standard.
Félicitations et merci pour le partage!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-20 5:50]

Hello Patrick,
Another fantastic close capture of the Leopard up in a tree. The sharp details are most impressive and so are the colours. I love the composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2010-08-28 10:52]

Hi Patrick,

This is a great photo of a leopard. Sharp eyes, a magical tongue and great pose.


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