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talj


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Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Santago Rare Leopard Sanctuary, Hertfordshire
Date: Apr 15, 2006
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2007

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Editing: Converted from RAW, slight levels and saturation tweak, resized, sharpened.

Statistics
Place: 93 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.4929
Avg (commenters): 7.7188
Avg (participants): 6.4205
Avg (non-participants): 6.7126
Views since voting: 1508
Views during voting: 509
Votes: 351
Comments: 44
Favorites: 8 (view)


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12/31/2007 06:42:33 PM
Great shot the detail and texture of the fur and the crop give this impact.
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09/14/2007 09:08:23 AM
Wonderful shot. Strong lighting and good composition. Makes a change to the standard big cat shots.
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06/22/2007 09:21:10 PM
This is such an amazing photograph. I am a fan of your work indeed, but this pic in particular grabs me. Perfect title, perfect photograph.
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02/09/2007 05:49:46 PM
i love this shot Natalya, and your second highest, ;-). Should have been a lot higher, but top 100 out of 700 is no mean feat ;-)
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02/04/2007 02:30:15 PM
YOOHOO! This is GREAT shot! I love it really!
Nice DOF and that shot show me defferent side of that BIG CAT.(I mean not hunter side!)
Its brilliant shot!
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01/29/2007 05:10:17 PM
beautiful, maybe a little less space at the top, should have placed much higher in the challenge
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01/27/2007 08:07:49 AM
YEAH BABY!!! Great score and finish in a strong challenge. Fantastic clarity, colors and just a fun different perpective on a big cat. Very well done!!
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01/26/2007 12:50:48 PM
beautiful colors.
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01/26/2007 05:10:21 AM
Nice pic, Natalya - I would have placed you higher!
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01/26/2007 04:52:00 AM
Definately should have come higher in my opinion. This shot is certainly something special.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 08:34:01 PM
Wow - beautiful - amazing shot!
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01/25/2007 04:20:01 PM
6 - Nice - but less 'space' at the top, while still retaining some for balance, make this even better in my opinion. Looks nice and sharp, so if the quality is/was there, perhaps a variation in cropping (tighter, 'somewhere'), may have brought out more detail in the leopard(?). But I realize, given your title, you may want it composed this way.
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01/24/2007 11:39:35 PM
ay-yi-yi, what a capture! spectacular!! i can truly appreciate the patience that it took, waiting for the right moment.
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01/23/2007 10:51:48 PM
great capture. perfect composition for it. 7
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01/22/2007 02:28:07 PM
Very cool, like the pose captured. Lighting and detail are awesome.
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01/21/2007 05:31:48 AM
Ah, I know this shot! I do believe I have it favorited. Great choice!
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01/20/2007 05:15:42 PM
You've managed to make this very interesting and beautiful. As far as I can tell from the picture, he could be in the middle of the rainforest instead of a zoo :]
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01/20/2007 08:05:46 AM
I've seen this shot before and i love it just as much if not a little more now.
I think this is probably the best cat shot i've seen, and most of that is due to perfect exposure, composition and the cats pose. It's brilliant.
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01/20/2007 01:13:56 AM
This was, by far, the best photograph in the challenge. Well done.
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01/19/2007 06:32:28 PM
Great comoposition
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01/19/2007 01:28:24 PM
Great shot! Love the composition, but what's she looking at?
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01/19/2007 06:35:33 AM
what a moment! I love this type of photos, you are so lucky to be there and watch it!!
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01/18/2007 09:06:11 PM
great exposure, good clarity and details.
but most of all, good capture for such a "cute" moment.
the feirce animal looked like a kitten with this pose!
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01/18/2007 07:49:41 PM
Fantastic colors and I love the perpective on the cat. Clean too. Back to bump you up to 8.
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01/17/2007 02:17:44 PM
Excellent composition and detail here. Well done!!
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01/17/2007 12:28:50 PM
great perspective.
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01/17/2007 08:34:18 AM
Awesome work great focus and colors 9
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01/16/2007 10:42:07 AM
sharp focus on the animal, great crop, nice light... well done! 7
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01/15/2007 11:02:26 PM
Makes you wonder what he's checking out. Great composition and color. Very nice photograph, 8!
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01/15/2007 03:01:37 PM
beautiful animal, nice photo ...
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01/15/2007 01:03:58 PM
wow. look at that quality. you can see every hair. nice comp./ nice bokeh. nice capture. 8
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01/14/2007 10:51:24 PM
Beautiful shot love the pose
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01/14/2007 01:37:31 AM
This is so incredibly beautiful! The composition is perfect and the contrast between the golds and deep greens is just stunning! Even with so much excellent competition, this one is one of my very favorites in this challenge!
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01/13/2007 10:25:48 AM
Nice shot, in this challenge I'm looking for pictures that take my breathe away and this isn't really one of them, but the quality is great so an 8 for me.
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01/13/2007 05:37:12 AM
8
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01/12/2007 09:56:10 PM
Don't think I'd like to be the creature he's waiting for. Gorgeous animal. The background works just great.
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01/12/2007 09:18:55 PM
nice one 8
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01/12/2007 08:48:40 PM
thats so beautiful...
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01/12/2007 08:42:53 PM
wow, stunning clarity and a great capture...wonderful detail and colour...I would have cropped out about 10% of the right negative space, but that's me...stunning
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01/12/2007 08:36:53 PM
with all that space at the top i'd like to know what it's looking at
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01/12/2007 08:04:57 PM
Looks familiar, pretty shot though. Like the dark background
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01/12/2007 05:26:18 PM
Nice use of dof
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01/12/2007 08:51:01 AM
I like the composition here...
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01/12/2007 01:05:03 AM
A good shot, but boy I'm left wondering what it's looking at.
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