Leopard Portrait

I like the power and confidence this leopard exhibits in this image.

What technical feedback would you like if any?

What artistic feedback would you like if any?

Any and all.

Any pertinent technical details:

Nikon D500 and 80-400 lens at f/8, 1/640 and ISO 800.

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It is a terrific pose… I might look at desaturated the messy environment a tad and maybe a bit more contrast to separate the leopard as much as possible. I would definitely remove the roof leaf in the URC.

Very nice, Richard. You caught a great pose with a nice setting. I do think you could make some subtle changes to the luminosity of the face to make it pop a bit more.

Majestic pose and healthy specimen!
The impact of such a wonderful pose is reduced by 80-400 mm lens at f 8, a faster lens with a shallow depth would have done a better job.

Thanks to all for your comments and suggestions. @Jagdeep-I gave up carrying the big, fast lenses a long time ago and like the lighter 80-400. Richard