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Jaguar Licking his Chops by Donna Sturla

November 2020 - Jaguar Licking his Chops

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This is a zoo shot, taken early morning when they are feeding the animals. Wonderful outing !
Shot with Nikon D7000, lens Nikon 70-300mm F 4-5.6, Shot at 300 mm, ISO 500, F 5.6, 1/80 sec.
Luckily I had a post to rest my camera on, or it would have been blurry !

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10 comments posted

Lori Azevedo
This big cat is looking for his next meal. Don't get too close. It's not always easy to get this kind of shot at the zoo. Good job. I'm glad to be back.   Posted: 11/08/2020 16:16:24

Rich Krebs   Rich Krebs
Nice image. The several leaves that are blurred in the foreground are a bit distracting. He had a nice bone to chew.   Posted: 11/12/2020 11:53:22
Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
I wonder if I should have gone in and cut down those leaves?
I guess the only choice I would have had would be to use a higher F-Stop number but I had no tripod. The light wasn't very good in there. Oh well !   Posted: 11/12/2020 20:34:35

Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
Donna, you captured a great expression on this big cat! I agree with Rich, the blurred leaves in the foreground are a bit distracting. Maybe you could darken the lower area of the image a bit.   Posted: 11/14/2020 18:54:02

Doug Wolters
Nice capture (so to speak). He could stand out more from his backbround. Eyes could be a little brighter. What do you think of this?   Posted: 11/23/2020 11:23:21

Doug Wolters
Great capture (so to speak) of the face. How is this crop?   Posted: 11/23/2020 12:05:27

Doug Wolters
  Posted: 11/23/2020 12:06:28

Doug Wolters
Great capture (so to speak). What do you think of this crop?   Posted: 11/23/2020 12:15:40

Doug Wolters
  Posted: 11/23/2020 12:15:56
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Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
Maybe I should just go back on a day when they are feeding the animals and bring my tripod. Might get a better shot.
I like your crop, but I also love looking at his strong body.
We'll see... I can always go back. Have to get there early when they feed them. Thanks !   Posted: 11/23/2020 13:29:11