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ZaminOz

some supurb leopard pics in this thread! Truely inspiring (and humbling)...

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A sort while ago I was out leading a photosafari in the southern part of the Okavango Delta when we had this great sighting. We were having the customary afternoon tea before heading out for the game

It's been a few years since I posted any Leopard Show us your, so here are a few from more recent trips to SLNP & Ruaha.   Big kitty rollover SLNP- Zambia   Camera Nikon D4S Lens AF-S VR Nik

Leopard from Kabini/ Karnataka ....... This guy is named, "The Temple Male" because apparently a lot of times, he is spotted asleep on top of an old ruined temple in Zone A.

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madaboutcheetah

Marc,

 

Thanks for sharing these...... The last one in particular is the stand out amongst them!

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Thanks Hari.

 

 

Marc - lovely shots - a real inspiration.

 

Looking at your equipment I was wondering if you had any experience with the 600VR?

 

Thanks for sharing

 

Nick

 

Thanks Nick

 

No experience with the 600VR, but I do know it's very similar in image quality, but NOT hand holdable, both are outstanding.

It took me nearly 6 months of searching just trying to get my hands on the 500 and I know the 600VR is even harder to acquire and even more expensive of course. My choice of the two would be the 500, due to it's lighter weight, better min focus distance, easier to pack in cabin luggage and occasional hand held usage.

Also, as good as the 200-400VR is, I sold mine to fund this 500VR purchase and haven't looked back. :o

 

 

 

Great additions to the thread Marc, thanks for posting: that last image, with the light, is wonderful. Is it fill in flash?

 

Thanks Matthew

 

This was taken with fill flash and vehicle spot light.

 

Cheers

Marc

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Graham Dyer

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^ The Bicycle Crossing Male ^

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^ The Bicycle Crossing Male ^

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^ The Bicycle Crossing Male ^

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^ The Matshapiri Female ^

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^ Jakkelsdraai Female and Cub ^

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^ Daughter of the Ngoboswan Female ^

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^ Son of the Ostrich Koppies female ^

 

 

I do have a bit of an unfair advantage though

 

All taken at Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa, Cameras: Panasonic FZ30 and Canon 500D/70-200mm F4

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Graham, you do not have an unfair advantage at all. Your profession gives you the opportunity to capture such terrific

 

shots on a much more frequent basis than we keen safari goers can manage. I'm just happy to be able to visit Africa twice

 

a year to spend time with the animals, birds and places that I love. My own photos are just a record of wildlife, people

 

and places to remind me of all the good times I've had. I so enjoy looking at all the wonderful photos that you expert

 

photographers put up on this forum for us all to enjoy. So thankyou to all the brilliant photographers who bring pleasure

 

to me and many others.

 

 

Jan

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twaffle

Some great photos here. It's taking me a while to catch up with all the great threads which were posted whilst I was away.

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Game Warden

Graham, thanks for posting the images. Moreso than Jan, I rarely get to Africa myself, so seeing the amazing photographs serves as my virtual safari. Great pics everyone, great thread :angry:

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Graham, thanks for posting the images. Moreso than Jan, I rarely get to Africa myself, so seeing the amazing photographs serves as my virtual safari. Great pics everyone, great thread :lol:

 

Yes, an outstanding thread! I just missed half an hour of work...

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madaboutcheetah

Ken/Geoff,

 

Apparently, Amber is denning in the Selinda concession at the moment.

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They're some great shots everyone is sharing on this thread, please keep-it up!

I too can't make it to Africa as often as most. This is from our last trip Sept. 07 in Sabi Sands..[attachment=356:Leopard_sized_07.jpg]

 

My old Canon rebel xt iso 200, 100-400 @250 1/250 @ f5.6

Hopefully I can up-date the war-horse for my return in April!!! <_<

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OK, I'll give this a try. First a question, can I show an image that is in my gallery here??? Don't see how to do this.

So instead I will upload one and see if/how that works-

Ok, now lets do "Preview Post" and see if it pops up there-

Nope, didn't show in preview so will go ahead and post and see if it's there.

Image is of the Manyalethi male at MalaMala, Sep 2005.

regards - tom

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hmm, showing a thumbnail.

How do I make it show full size like Dyer and sniktawk???

Let's try a link to the photo in the gallery-

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And again -

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Still no joy.

try this

http://safaritalk.net/uploads/1265012141/g..._278_224397.jpg

 

Still no joy. Still only thumbnail. Oh well, that's enough "fun" for tonight. Maybe more guessing later.

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I went into your gallery and copied the link for your image. In the reply window you see all the menu buttons with one having a little picture, click on this and paste the link into there. It should show up.

 

Lovely photo of a handsome leopard.

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thanks twaffle, guess it was too late at night for me to find that!!!

so I'll try another photo, same leopard, same day, he was in tree with kill then came down to the water as above

Do I copy image location or link location (most sites I think use image location)

click picture icon, paste image location

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ok that works in preview. but is 427 px size not large like original gallery size (800px) like Dyer/sniktawk

so lets's try again but this time from the original gallery image

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YES!!!! That's the ticket!!!! Now if I can just remember how to do this :)

 

regards - tom

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Thanks GW, I get it, will also center image.

sniktawk - agree would be better with total reflection. We were in vehicle so could not change position much. And would have been great if he had bent down to drink, but didn't. And yes, beautiful rocks and water around him. I'll tell ya, I could repeat every day, every second of that safari, our very first, only now would have much better cameras. It would be great, probably the most good photo subjects/scenes of all our safaris, that first one. And not just because it was the first, I line up all photos from all and that safari has the most great "photo opportunities" of all. Maybe next time :)

 

regards - tom

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Wild Dogger

Taken at Nxai Pan

 

 

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twaffle

Beautiful portraits

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Pangolin

Excellent indeed.

 

Although somewhat obscured by the brush, I'll add the shots from my recent safari because of just how special the sighting was.

 

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twaffle

Indeed, very special.

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Marks

Here's one from my Sabi Sand trip last month.

 

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Hello to all, I'm happy I discovered this Forum, all your pictures are awesome!

 

Here is my small contribution to this post.

 

Cheers to all,

 

Young.

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Game Warden

Welcome to Safaritalk EOS3d, what a great first post. Feel free to get involved. Take care, Matt

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