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Jaguar, Death from Above!
2nd PlaceJaguar, Death from Above!

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Challenge: The End (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D4s
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Pantanal, Brazil.
Date: Aug 27, 2015
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2015

Tracked a large male Jaguar along the Cuiaba river by boat. Saw the kill. Did very little editing because of the primitive location here at the end of the Transpantanal highway. Cropped a little and some sharpening. Lighting' was a little overcast.

Place: 2 out of 74
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Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.2903
Avg (non-participants): 7.1290
Views since voting: 1269
Views during voting: 122
Votes: 62
Comments: 16
Favorites: 5 (view)

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09/08/2015 01:10:09 PM
Pretzel, we were there 3 and a half days. This happened the morning of the second full day. Most of the time the Jaguars are viewed just lying around sleeping for hours, the most activity seen is of them getting up and walking off into the jungle. To see this was truly amazing from all points of view! :-)
09/07/2015 11:54:12 AM
Seriously challenging conditions. What a capture
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09/07/2015 11:04:02 AM
Congrats on a wonderful capture and ribbon!
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09/07/2015 10:16:27 AM
What an amazing thing to see and capture! You must have some lightning fast reflexes. Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/07/2015 09:57:02 AM
Congratulations Jayne! It is an awesome shot.
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09/07/2015 09:36:14 AM
Oh my... what a great find! How I would love to see a scene like that. Congrats on the red!
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09/07/2015 07:38:58 AM
Thank you so much. What lovely comments and what a flattering critique Sid. Again, thank you for such kind words.
09/07/2015 06:43:54 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

Congratulations on your ribbon for an amazing nature study that meets the challenge brief fully.

Poor old Caiman! It brings out the brutality of nature but what an amazing capture. You must have been very stealthy in your tracking of the jaguar for it to continue to hunt undaunted and for you to be there at this precise moment is a very rare occurrence that very few of us would ever come anywhere near experiencing. Given your lens you were really quite close too, wow!

The image itself is very well captured we can see all of the jaguar and its victim clearly, even the foreground branches add to the wild nature of the scene. I see from a look at your profile nature is your speciality and very good you are too, there is nothing I can add, indeed you could teach us lots, well done Jayne
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09/07/2015 06:37:37 AM
Outstanding. One of the best and unique wildlife captures ever on DPC. Definitely should have scored higher. Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/07/2015 02:38:26 AM
Amazing capture, congratulations on your ribbon :)

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09/07/2015 02:16:37 AM
An amazing image, beautiful! Congrats on the Red.
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09/07/2015 01:05:34 AM
Thank you so much. This was taken in the Pantanal in Brazil. We were very fortunate to witness it. It was very exciting, I was shaking in disbelief as we tracked the Jaguar for about half a mile, hunting along the river and finally diving in and wrestling with the caiman. It was sad for the caiman but a thrill to experience.
09/07/2015 12:36:00 AM
Wonderful, I agree on the score that should have been higher.
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09/07/2015 12:16:23 AM
Stunning image. Score might have been higher but a red ribbon is still a red ribbon. Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2015 11:05:12 PM
Where the heck did you see this!!!!
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09/01/2015 11:51:53 AM
Right place and right time, to be sure! How long did you have to wait?
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