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Old Oct 22, 2005, 3:48 AM   #1
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A young spotted hyena peering at me througha "green filter" He had smelt blood, and wasn't aware that there was a leopard directly above him in the tree, with an impala kill. The top right is a bit "burnt", I'll have to try and sort that out sometime.
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Old Oct 22, 2005, 3:52 AM   #2
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The leopard snarling at the hyena [unfortunately I was not in a position to take a shot of them both at the same time] {green and brown filters applied here, dave}
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Old Oct 22, 2005, 4:03 AM   #3
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The same leopard, taken in a bit of dappled undergrowth
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A Kori Bustard - Apparantly one of the heaviest flying birds around - weighs in at 19kg !! I once saw one take off, and it was prettymuch like a large aircraft taking off on a run-way, the bird ran for a good 100m before spreading wings andslowly lifting off.
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A Warthog - I like the texture of the grass blending/contrasting with his color
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Old Oct 22, 2005, 4:12 AM   #6
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Lastly, an African Jacana [I think also known as a lilly-trotter]
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Old Oct 22, 2005, 6:51 AM   #7
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Hi Jake! Outstanding work as usual! The third shot with the leopard in the grass is National Geographic material.

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Old Oct 22, 2005, 9:01 AM   #8
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All very nice. I think the last one is National Geo. material, too.

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Old Oct 22, 2005, 9:44 AM   #9
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Here in Brooklyn our local "Big Cats," just don't compare. There are three of them on the locations I shoot and they've been there for years.

True, you never know whe one of them might want to make a meal of me, but 5 pounds of unchained ferocty just doesn't make it in the threat department.

Really nice group of shots. Unfortunately you are using the filters to "frame," instead of "blur" your images. Often enough when I apply a green filter you can't tell if the animal is an Rhino or a Ruddy - the mark of true success. (although, since it's Brooklyn some animals probably should be rulled out)

A real shame. I see I have many lessons still to
teach....

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Very nice photos.
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