Tracy Kaminer  

Leopard In Hiding by Tracy Kaminer

September 2023 - Leopard In Hiding

September 2023 - Tracy Kaminer


About the Image(s)

We were looking for rhinos one day in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. I didn’t realize that behind the rhino we found was a leopard. The leopard continued to follow our vehicle, and when we stopped, there he was, peeking out from the brush. I loved the mutual curiosity. Taken in April, 2023.

6 comments posted

Ginny Salus   Ginny Salus
Welcome to DD90!

Great shot! The eyes are intense. The background forms a nice frame.   Posted: 09/11/2023 21:17:23
Tracy Kaminer   Tracy Kaminer
Thank you, Ginny. Interesting to see which one people like better - this or the original. This was taken with my Canon R7 and 100-500 lens. 1/1250 ss, 472 mm, f 7.1, and 6400 ISO because of the deep brush.   Posted: 09/12/2023 06:26:49

Matthew Johnston
This is an amazing capture and smart cropping. The time of day was against you for vibrant colors. Still an excellent capture.   Posted: 09/12/2023 18:48:24
Tracy Kaminer   Tracy Kaminer
Thank you. I went back and checked. 9 o'clock in the am.
  Posted: 09/12/2023 20:43:48

Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Hi Tracy. Welcome to the club. You got good lens choice. Canon RF 100-500 mm. It is lighter than my sigma 150-600 mm. You shot real wildlife while I just shot from the zoo. :) I love editing my animal portraits. I normally increase contrast around the animal face then sharpened and brightened the animal eyes. I learned to understand from my PSA senior mentor that our viewer eyes tend to ultimately stop at the animal eyes. It is also called fixation points.
  Posted: 09/19/2023 22:51:47
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Tracy Kaminer   Tracy Kaminer
Thanks, Frans. Yes, I see what you mean. More contrast may help, but in general it is not as sharp as yours. Thank you for your comment.   Posted: 09/20/2023 07:45:29


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