The Snow Leopard

© Natalie J. Manuel

The Snow Leopard

Uploaded: March 13, 2006


Taken at Melbourne Zoo today (13th March).

1/640s f/5.6 at 235.0mm iso400

This is not the easiest enclosure to take photos in - very long tall grass, an elusive, shy cat, tree trunks in front and wire that attracts glare of the sun. But I was determined and visited the enclosure a few times today waiting for him to come out. At last he did, and I wanted a portrait that showed his beautiful face and intense eyes.


James Whitbread March 13, 2006

Well Natalie your patients payed off,great shot:)Kind Regards James Whitbread. #407764

Renee Doyle March 13, 2006

Well worth the effort Natalie!!!! Wonderful portrait!!! Nice to meet another down under girl!!!

Joyce Baldassarre March 13, 2006

Gorgeous shot. These cats are sooo beautiful! Great capture. #2526504

Janine Russell level-deluxe March 13, 2006

Natalie, excellent detail, clarity, exposure and lighting. #2529086

Daniel M. Bendjy March 21, 2006

This is so right on! The sharpness is perfect. #2555873

Natalie J. Manuel March 21, 2006

Thankyou very much :) #2555955

Laurence Saliba level-classic April 08, 2006

This is a beauty Natalie!!! You have some truly beautiful big cat captures!!! #2621374

Graham Jones June 21, 2006

Yes!... certainly worth the wait Natalie. Well done and congratulations on making finalist.

regards, Graham #2924193

Sylvia Rossler June 21, 2006

truly a beauty ! Big congrats on this superb finalist Nathalie !! #2924780

Natalie J. Manuel June 21, 2006

Thanks everyone :) #2925285

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic June 21, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist. Beautiful photo. #2928753

Piotr M. Organa June 21, 2006

Beautiful face - wow... #2930322

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