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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 400
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark October 2008
Date Submitted: 2009-08-13 12:51
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Today the confirmation of our planned visit to krugerpark
arrived,so all memories of last visit where once again going through the mind,here a close encounter we had with the leopard we met,hope you like it as much as we appreciated this sighting

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What a superb image this is Paul. I do appreciate seeing it but I doubt it matches the thrill of your sighting! The pose, downward glance and the stick make the scene feel so natural. He does not seem at all bothered by your presence. I love the soft palette of color and the slightly out of focus background.
Lovely work.

Evelynn : )

Hallo Paul,
Dus je gaat voor de zoveelste keer naar Kruger. Adrenaline is er als je weet dat het zover is natuurlijk. Wanneer ga je?
Deze komt waarschijnlijk uit de collectie van die keer dat je zoveel gespot en gefotografeerd hebt. Herinner me zoiets. Ah de traveloque...:-)
Mooie plaat. Mooi dier. Was ie alleen. Ziet er tamelijk jong uit.

great face, tfs ori

Hi Paul,

Nice portrait of this young leopard. You were lucky to see this elusive animal, I live right next to Kruger and I have not been able to photograph one although I have seen them in the distance or in such shadow that they cannot be photographed.
Hope you enjoy the trip.


Hello Paul,

Very nice too, but a very nice moment was caught square. Of the innocent and cute image is not saturated with Leopard. Thank you so much for sharing.

Best Regards.

Hallo Paul
You have got me real jealous with this shot. I envy you for being able to capture this beauty, but hopefully I'll be in luck when we visit the Park in October. We were fortunate to book accommodation in the Satara camp more than with our previous trips, I cannot wait. The closeness you captured on this beautiful animal is stunning. The detail in the baby blue eyes is astounding; the fur looks soft and tender and the pose with the small branch under its chin a moment to treasure forever. Thanks for making the wait for the vacation in October a bit shorter with this beauty. Best regards.

Hello Paul
you was lucky to bee able to capture a soo beautiful "cat", and with so a great sharpness, i like each detail on his fur, but also the fine colors , his pose and the environment
Have a good WE and wonderful visit to Kruegerpark with a lot of great photos

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