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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
11 Jan 2013 6:34AM
This is a lovely close up Rob - I enjoy SmileGrin

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11 Jan 2013 6:34AM
A gorgeous feline Rob Grin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
11 Jan 2013 6:43AM
A beautiful close-up, Rob. Carol
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
11 Jan 2013 7:22AM
Powerful and impressive, great framing, Rob!
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 8:34AM
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 8:56AM
Stuningly beautiful..
philhomer 8 77 32 England
11 Jan 2013 8:59AM
focus on eyes which is where it (generally) matters, but nose is not 'in' - a personal preference, and given the conditions your exif suggests you were working in a better option than having nose in and eyes out.

however, rather than using +EC which slows your shutter, a slight -EC would have upped your shutter and as such allowed you the option of a smaller aperture and as such greater depth of field - so potentially capturing both the ose and eyes.

if attempting to do so then the trick is not to focus on either but to focus c. 1/3 of the distance from nose to eyes - although this will not work with larger apertures
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
11 Jan 2013 9:12AM
Love it!!!
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 11:06AM
Great capture Rob. His expression is saying 'Don't mess with me'. Grin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 11:21AM
Rob, you have some good advice there from philhomer
These animals are so beautiful
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
11 Jan 2013 11:45AM
Well spotted, Rob! Wink Looks good to me, despite philhomer's comments Wink
Trev Smile
Tibetan 6 3 England
11 Jan 2013 1:51PM
Looks good to me Rob, nice clean clear shot on my monitor great eye detail, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
11 Jan 2013 2:44PM
Good shot. Nose looks good, not razor sharp, but it doesnt matter, - the eyes matter and theyre excellent. Nose can easily be sharpened selectively in Photoshop. Increasing shutter speed and closing down aperture would underexpose the shot unless you increased ISO, - so theres always a trade off. There are many different ways a shot could be done, focal length, distance to subject, if only the light was better, etc but the feedback on the nose is nit picking to say the least.


11 Jan 2013 3:34PM
Fantastic closeup Rob
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 4:28PM
Thats close!........... love the whiskersGrinGrin
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 5:33PM
Thanks for all comments and critique it was shot from behind perspex which to fair wasn't the cleanest ,the leopard was pacing up and down and not standing still so I tried to capture it before he turned also the amont of peole milling around didn't help though to be fair they did try and give me space .Overall I'm pretty pleased with it.
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 7:17PM
great detail, well close and sharp. Bob
12 Jan 2013 7:13AM
A very beautiful cat!Smile
Regards Valery
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
12 Jan 2013 8:29PM
A brilliant close up

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