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#1 Dallas

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 07:28

Juvenile leopard cub getting his coat dirty.

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This image was shot using the new Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX OSII zoom, with a 2x converter. A very, very nice combo that is light and easy to handhold. I actually found it much easier to work with this setup in the front of the Land Rover than the 120-300mm 2.8.

The processing on this image was NX2.2.5 using some control points to boost the animal and de-intensify the surroundings (if there is such a word).

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#2 Fanie

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 08:54

Interesting to see those nice coats in the mud. We once found a big male, rubbing his face and neck in buffalo dung, and the trackers explained that they mask their smell that way when hunting.
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#3 Dallas

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 09:31

We drove past an area that a leopard had recently marked and it is a very strong scent, almost smells like confectionery.

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#4 Mickickx

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 11:49

Magical image

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Got to go next year

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#5 Davelych

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 19:19

Great shot.....!!! 

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#6 Alf Iversen

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 20:09

I love cats!

Really nice Predator Portrait

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