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Thank you very much for everyone who commented and/or voted on my last upload, especially to ChristineD for her coveted user award.

This pic is of a leopard, taken in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. He was doing what leopard's don't usually do - sitting around in the open, in broad daylight. On top of that he seemed very happy to let us share his space for a while, how nice was that? I'll never get tired of watching leopards, so we didn't leave til he did!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jun 2011 - 3:01 PM
Focal Length:380mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:In the Light of Day
Username:AlexAppleby AlexAppleby
Uploaded:30 Sep 2013 - 9:37 PM
Tags:Leopard, South luangwa, Wildlife / nature, Zambia
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1111 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 9:42 PM

An amazing story Alex, how fortunate you were...a superb image of a very relaxed looking leopard

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 9:53 PM

That is a superb shot, Alex.
A thrilling experience for you.
Not usually the most friendly of animals.
Top marks.

Shortlisted.

Last Modified By ddolfelin at 30 Sep 2013 - 9:54 PM

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leontari
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30 Sep 2013 - 10:07 PM

Superb animal portrait!
Effrossini

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 2JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 10:09 PM

A superb shot; sorry I have already used my UA.
Ju

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capto
capto e2 Member 1580 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 10:25 PM

What a photo opportunity, you certainly made the most of it.Smile

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Jenny-D
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30 Sep 2013 - 10:26 PM

Stunning image Alex!

Jenny Smile

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achieverswales
1 Oct 2013 - 12:23 AM

Wonderful eye contact Alex of this beautiful big cat, love to see them in their natural habitat.

Regards

Trev.

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 2Ayoob vcard Australia
1 Oct 2013 - 3:09 AM

Fantastic shot....Grin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
1 Oct 2013 - 4:27 AM

This is an excellent capture Alex !! Sharp and super light - love the unthreatened eye contact too Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7124 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 5:40 AM

A superb capture, Alex, what a very obliging leopard Smile Carol

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 6:16 AM

A great image...
Well done on so many awards..

Dave

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 3254 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
1 Oct 2013 - 7:03 AM

I bet he had his tummy full. Beautiful animal.

Harriet

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Jeddahknight111
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1 Oct 2013 - 7:54 AM

Great shot cannot say more. BrillsSmile

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 - 8:17 AM

A superb image and well captured
Jim

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 8:53 AM

A wonderful experience for you, Alex and what a beautiful shot to remember it by. Grin

Ray

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 9:27 AM

Outstanding shot Alex, love it

Hugh

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 10:03 AM

Excellent image Alex!! I like it a lot!! Congrats on all your awards!!

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Lottiephotography

Wow! A superb shot, well done!

Charlie x

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 - 4:39 PM

Stunning image, Alex. Food is on the menu , I bet.
Fred

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2440 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 7:16 PM

Fantastic image Alex, sorry I missed this one last night BlushBlush

Ali SmileSmile

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
1 Oct 2013 - 8:30 PM

Great light and superb detail make this a stunner Alex

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 - 9:44 PM

Superb!

P.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2013 - 10:00 PM

Superb Alex..Lin

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Trev_B
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1 Oct 2013 - 10:22 PM

Well done Alex... a beautiful capture.

Trev

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
2 Oct 2013 - 6:47 AM

[quote]This is an excellent capture Alex !! Sharp and super light - love the unthreatened eye contact too Smile[/quote--- ]Herman said it! - Excellent! ---- Jukka.

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ChristineD
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2 Oct 2013 - 5:07 PM

a superb image

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Glostopcat
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2 Oct 2013 - 5:22 PM

A beautiful portrait of this majestic big cat, wonderful light and eye contact.

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NigelKiteley
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2 Oct 2013 - 5:37 PM

A stunning image Alex, looks like you've hypnotised him! Congrats on the GEA.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:31 AM

Wowww...amazing capture, Alex. I would've left a bit more space on top but it is still a stellar shot!

Andrew

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3 Oct 2013 - 1:41 PM

Well done on the awards and GEA Alex, cracking shot,
Geoff.

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markp11
markp11  9 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 4:51 PM

Good one Alex

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annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 3:54 PM

blooming amazing, excellent wildlife shot

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5 Oct 2013 - 9:30 PM

Glad to make it 70, Alex - a superb image!

Richard

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 6:13 PM

I missed this - must have been away. What a beautiful image - well captured!

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SimonFletch
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25 Nov 2013 - 2:38 AM

The eye contact and colours are breathtaking, Alex.
Being a bit 'picky' I would have cloned out the stick on the left...
... but many natural history photographers don't believe in cloning.
It's a superb image and all your awards are richly deserved.

Simon

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gwynn56
gwynn56  252 forum posts England
26 Nov 2013 - 12:56 AM

beautiful capture , Smile

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babajoshua
babajoshua e2 Member 6babajoshua vcard United Kingdom
30 Nov 2013 - 7:08 PM

A great shot and as you say rather rare to see a leopard in this situation.

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DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 5DonMc vcard United Kingdom
14 Dec 2013 - 10:37 PM

A truly amazing capture Alex!
Don

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