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This was such a wonderful moment, on our way to Busanga Plains our guide spotted this Leopard.
The first I had seen in daylight and at rest. The remains of a Waterbuck is beyond the Leopard. Powerful and sleek we were in for a treat !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark II
Lens:100.0-400.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Oct 2012 - 10:53 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Leopard at rest
Username:rontear rontear
Uploaded:12 Nov 2012 - 12:23 AM
Tags:Africa, Leopard, Mound, Resting, Wildlife / nature, Zambia
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 12:27 AM

Perhaps at rest but keeping a wary eye on what's happening around: great to see a magnificent big cat in it's natural environment, Ron.
What a stimulating experience this must have been.
Ronnie.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 1:27 AM

Beautiful.

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
12 Nov 2012 - 1:39 AM

Fanastic!

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 9:27 AM

An amazing animal relaxed in it's own environment. From the thumb it was quite hard to spot, natures camouflage working well.

Dougie

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 10:12 AM

Beautifully sharp image of this superb beast.
Ann

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
12 Nov 2012 - 11:14 AM

Excellent capture !! What a great photo !GrinGrin

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64438 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 11:23 AM

A beautiful leopard. I can't tell you how envious I am. Smile
x

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 1:04 PM

What an experience - don't think I'll ever see one in the wild. Well captured image of the animal in it's natural environment Ron.

Anne

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 1:22 PM

wonderful shot.. I love to see them in their natural environment like this Smile

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 2:12 PM

so beautifully presented and natural in it's own environment
you really are rubbing the salt in to those of us
wishing to get there Ron
perfect shot!
Lillian

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 5:11 PM

Tha's a superb shot of this wonderful animal, Ron!

David

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101379 forum postsexposure vcard England
13 Nov 2012 - 6:47 AM

Beautiful eye detail Ron. a beautiful image.
Pauline.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 8:42 AM

A fine capture here Ron
Regards Richard

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mark1309
mark1309  7 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 - 7:52 PM

Excellent, how wonderful to see this magnificent cat in the wild, Mark.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 11:08 AM

Thank you once again !!
Ron.

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DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 6DonMc vcard United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 - 5:39 PM

Hi Ron, this one is a cracker!SmileSmileSmile
Don

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2013 - 8:15 PM

A superb capture
Ju

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KangaRU
KangaRU e2 Member 7KangaRU vcard United Kingdom
2 May 2013 - 10:56 PM

Stunning Ron!

Ru

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