Kudu Kill by Leopard in South Africa

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  1. Dhaines94

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    I took this a year or so ago on an african safari. I cropped it, but that is about all. Taken with low light, but I liked the blur effect. I think these are the best ones in a series of 30+ pics

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    Thats pretty vicious haha.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Wow, that's intense.

    Exif says 70mm, you must have been pretty close...
     
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    Wow, who feels hungry for steaks now?
     
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    Cool series, love the action.

    But it's a cheetah, not a leopard.
     
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    Nope, thats a leopard. Its way bigger than a cheetah -

    this is a cheetah

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    Notice the diff in the spots
     
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    Yes, very very close - between 15-20 feet!
     
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    I stand corrected...

    Thank you good sir.
     
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    Posted in 2 locations?? That sucks.
     
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    i don't care to C&C these..

    its impressive you got THAT close to these things...
     
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    i'm new here and wasn't sure where to post them.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    don't worry about that - you will find your feet here soon enough :)

    as for the shots I admit I am not a fan of motion blur - even shots with intentional animal motion blur I find hard to like (such as those with the body infocus and the legs in the blur of motion).

    As for your shots I definatly agree that it was impressive that you were able to get that close to a hunting leopard it must have been quite a sight to see that close! A shame that your shutter speed and the lighting were not with you to help - but defintaly a great experience to see!
     

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