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sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
17 Apr 2006 3:22AM
Fabulous capture and great timing. Superb detail throughout.


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csurry 15 9.2k 92
17 Apr 2006 3:32AM
I would post a mod, but you can just paste Mr Grumpy's in there. Actually I have posted one for you - you may like it Smile)))

What's the white speck in the eye, it's not a ctachlight. A piece of blossom maybe. Would clone it out cos it looks strange.

Decided not to post any Santago shots at the moment, thought I'd leave you something to post.

Got any in flight leopards Grin)
AlanBW 11 20 England
17 Apr 2006 3:33AM
This was great timing - a superb capture
denian 13
17 Apr 2006 3:43AM
Love those whiskers, wonderful crop to show the intense power in those jaws.

Miles Herbert Plus
15 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2006 3:57AM
Did I mention that the snarl was directed at Cheryl who was stood next to me? Some might find that understandable...

(Cheryl... the white is where the flash is reflected off the eye, along with a little on the right canines, and the right inside of the mouth)

Thanks for all the comments...
csurry 15 9.2k 92
17 Apr 2006 4:01AM
Well it still looks strange - like someone else I know.
Hannahs_Pics 12 37 England
17 Apr 2006 4:20AM
Well done for getting a "snarl" - I'm just too slow!!!
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
17 Apr 2006 5:02AM
Nice grin

sunshot 12 24 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2006 5:53AM
this is outstanding!!!!!!! the detail is superb., very well captured.

Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
17 Apr 2006 6:39AM
Nice capture Miles, didn't have a very good day myself so its nice to see something decent.

PatMo 11
17 Apr 2006 8:31AM
o.k, o.k., o.k. I got the message. You want a click. Sure no problem. Anytime. Just, please dont bight me.

Very well timed. click

thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
17 Apr 2006 10:22AM
Hi Miles,what a stunning expression you've captured here,the whiskers are great too.Great timing,exposure,texture,lighting,detail and presentation.Take care.AnnSmile
geoffash26 13 2.5k United Kingdom
17 Apr 2006 10:52AM
Now thats an attitude
Well captured
chrisrudland 14 156 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2006 12:38PM
Great moment and expression, especially like the detail you catch on their tongues..

lefty 13 2
17 Apr 2006 2:00PM
oh wow, excellent capture, I am in awe of the clarity and crispness of your pictures.

Do you have any tips on how to get the extra bit of detail and sharpness?

Miles Herbert Plus
15 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2006 9:56PM
Thanks for all the comments.

Heiko, good technique and good lenses. This was taken handheld at 160mm focal length at 1/100th second, F 5.6 at ISO 200. A flash with a Stofen diffuser was also used to provide a little more light. Usually 1/100th shutter speed would be quite slow for the 160mm focal length, but the Canon image stabilising system helps a lot.

Photoshop work was a little tweak in saturation and curves, a very little cropped off the top and one side, then sharpened using high pass filter method (see in EPZ techniques). Borders added, then resized to 800 pix, the resharpened again using USM, approx 25% @ 1 with 0 threshold just to crisp it up where the resize softens it. Thats pretty much it...
lefty 13 2
17 Apr 2006 11:29PM
Good Morning Miles,
Thanks very much for your advise. I will give this a try with my next pictures Smile
csurry 15 9.2k 92
18 Apr 2006 12:35AM
Terry's mod is brilliant!

See the leopards were roaming free it was Miles in the cage Grin)
tigerminx 13 237 South Africa
18 Apr 2006 7:24AM
Bloody marvellous Miles. An excellent capture. Must be viewed large for the full effect.
Miles Herbert Plus
15 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2006 7:31AM
My first reaction was to type "b@stards" and leave it at that... but, well, this is a family site and I felt it would have been unfair to write that...

... so I added my own mod version...
Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
18 Apr 2006 8:56AM
I must say your mod is very good Miles.

proberts 13 218 4 Wales
21 Apr 2006 11:19AM
Excellent shot Miles.Fabulous expression and detail.
glazzaro 12 70 23 United States
23 Apr 2006 4:36AM
Nice bridge work! Wink Spot on! Click!!!

paul162brown 13 10 England
23 Apr 2006 12:52PM
Superb sharp shot, great timing! Paul

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