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By KangaGal
A bigger kitty today! It's not always easy to think of titles and while this looks apt, it is quite false. The leopard is actually about to sneeze. Taken in a lovely sanctuary in Aftrica where they look after their animals so well. All the animals here are unable to be rehabilitated back into the wild.

I risked electrocution for this shot (bit dramatic!), with my lens hood pointed through the electic fence. Luckily it is plastic, because my 2 friends with metal cameras both got zapped! This leopard was very sneezy and twitchy - all I had to do was wait.

While it has beautiful outside space, trees etc, the background here was old wire and wood and very cluttered, so I have sprayed the whole thing black. I don't have any special skills here, just patience and had to go round every whisker. That alone has got to be worth a vote! lol!
Cheers, Jenny

Thanks for all the nice comments yesterday.

Tags: Wild Leopard Digitally manipulated Big cat Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Big five

Voters: kencbr, JohnH37, goso and 60 more

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kencbr 14 4 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 12:38AM
fantastic capture of the facial expression, well timed and taken
JohnH37 14 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 12:39AM
Excellent capture.Perfectly timed.
goso 14 2 1 Australia
8 Aug 2008 12:40AM
Yes Jenny, you got my vote by a whisker - top shot of this maxi moggie.........Bill
MNPHOTO 12 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 12:43AM
wow excellent shot this is awesome great action caught
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
8 Aug 2008 12:44AM
Yes and a warning I would heed but still prefer to meet this than a frog, super shot. - gary
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
8 Aug 2008 12:57AM
Excellent capture Jenny.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 12:58AM
Very impressive - creature and photo!
8 Aug 2008 1:03AM
super shot.
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
8 Aug 2008 1:09AM
What a fantastic action shot, so well timed.
cjl47 13 5 3 England
8 Aug 2008 1:11AM
Brilliant shot, lovely sharp detail.
8 Aug 2008 1:47AM
Fantastic shot, Jenny.
ChazB 16 64 3 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 2:10AM
The detail is amazing, very well captured and good work with the background!
robway 16 318 Wales
8 Aug 2008 4:27AM
That is one character not to argue with. Great head shot showing the character of the leopard. Super shot.

GrahamNobles 13 9 4 England
8 Aug 2008 5:43AM
VIKI 14 18 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 7:04AM
FANTASTIC IMAGE well worth the effort and waiting. I wish I'd taken this.
Shroomer 14 14 167 England
8 Aug 2008 7:12AM
Superb timing and capture
MandsH 14 England
8 Aug 2008 8:15AM
Wow what a shot, superb detail
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
8 Aug 2008 8:50AM
Superb expression
norton 17 2 6 Jersey
8 Aug 2008 9:22AM
Great capture,well timed...............

FredF 14 1 France
8 Aug 2008 10:58AM
superb capture.

Guillaume 14 119 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 11:35AM
Beautiful shot!
PeelNStick 16 4 United States
8 Aug 2008 11:39AM
Nice photo.
8 Aug 2008 11:40AM
Stunning shot...great detail
jdenman 13 19 5 Spain
8 Aug 2008 12:00PM
WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a stonking image. Congratulations.
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
8 Aug 2008 12:38PM
A super presentation, can imagine how much effort you have put in here, a lovely write up too.
Dee73 13 England
8 Aug 2008 3:12PM
great capture, superb detail.

Ayelet_A 12 11 3 Israel
8 Aug 2008 4:48PM
Excellent shot, what a great capture.
hellsbells8868 13 151 2 Wales
8 Aug 2008 5:18PM
a stunning capture, fantastic detail...
imagio 14 12 1 England
8 Aug 2008 7:05PM
Fantastic shot Jenny

Frase 13 Scotland
8 Aug 2008 9:40PM
Wonderful shot , well captured .
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
9 Aug 2008 10:16AM
I know what you mean about titles, Jenny...I'm not very good at thinking them up! An appropriate title, rather than just 'Cat', 'Dog', etc. can help a shot. However, whether inapproprite or not, this is another super can almost feel those teeth!
TrevB Smile
stevieasp 14 7 England
9 Aug 2008 6:43PM
Not to be sneezed at, gets my vote Jen, but I,d rather have Pikelet for a cuddly pet,
franfoto 13 2 32 England
11 Aug 2008 1:15AM
Impressive capture and well worked finished image.
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2008 12:23PM
he looks like he's in a bad mood, steer clear i think

excellent capture well done Jenny

whiteswan01 13 13 England
12 Aug 2008 7:57AM
wow excellent capture love it
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2008 10:30PM
Terrific snare, great image,
KangaGal 13 66 Australia
12 Aug 2008 11:41PM
Thankyou everyone for such a good response to this.
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
13 Aug 2008 3:04AM
add a click from me
TrevorH 14 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 12:06PM
Great shot Jenny, wish I could get shots like this.
gerrymac 13 10 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 12:35PM
Did a great job with b/g and the leopard is brilliant..
Marian 15 62 England
17 Aug 2008 8:28PM
A well deserved No 60!

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