Chobe Leopard

What technical feedback would you like if any?

What artistic feedback would you like if any?

Any pertinent technical details:

This leopard was looking at an impala he had cached in the tree.
7D2, Sigma 1650-600mmC@180mm, F8, 1/125, ISO 800, handheld.
Thanks for any comments or suggestions, Dave

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What a beautiful cat.

I suppose there might be a temptation to keep more canvas to the left or above due to the directionality of that look, but frankly the leopard stands out well enough from the background that she acts as a solid graphic element, so I think the largely centered composition you chose for this works pretty well.

The only thing that would make this better (the absence of the bright areas in the upper right) is out of your control, so I think you did quite well with this one, Dave.


Beautiful subject and I just love that gaze ! You may add some saturation to the leopard. I would have preferred shallower DOF, but understand that it was not possible with the lens you’re using.

Jagdeep Rajput

I love the pose and composition, Dave. The upper right area isn’t enough brighter to bother me, but I do think you could boost the brightness of the leopard a bit. Sweet shot.