Puma in its Natural Habitat

by davidstorm

A tribute to Shaun.

DA L 18-55mm, K-x

Pseudo HDR from 5 adjusted exposures, converted to BW. The colour version of this also works well, but I like the BW contrasts.

Sorry for the slight blur on the 'main subject' but the bugger wouldn't keep still!

You must view this one large.
Uploaded13/12/2011 - 22:12
CategoryPortraits / People
Shutter Speed3/5
Aperturef/16
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length18mm
Views/Likes113/0

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Posted 13/12/2011 - 22:26 Link
Fantastic shot, brilliant scene. - mary.
Blythman
Posted 13/12/2011 - 22:39 Link
Nice, moody atmosphere here.
Alan


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sandinista
Posted 13/12/2011 - 22:43 Link
Good to see the great man in his natural element, good job you were down wind or you might have spooked him

Great capture David, nice HDR and PP technique
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puma
Posted 13/12/2011 - 23:35 Link
Great shot whos he then lol
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davidstorm
Posted 13/12/2011 - 23:41 Link
sandinista wrote:
Good to see the great man in his natural element, good job you were down wind or you might have spooked him

Great capture David, nice HDR and PP technique

Thanks for the observation Jim, this is my first attempt at 'real wildlife' photography - the species in this shot is very rare but did not appear to be nervous so I was able to get quite close and observe the natural behaviour!

Regards
David
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Posted 14/12/2011 - 02:52 Link
Great shot
Cheers - JD

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trickletreat
Posted 14/12/2011 - 08:04 Link
Very atmospheric, well stalked
Nigel
trixie
Posted 14/12/2011 - 08:53 Link
Great! nice to see some wild life photos from you. Cheers Trixie
GIULIO57
Posted 14/12/2011 - 09:07 Link
Good BW tones. Figure gives right size of the scene
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bwlchmawr
Posted 14/12/2011 - 09:15 Link
Is that a bit of a tripod? Maybe that's his secret, I'll have to... no, can't see myself lugging one of those about the hills.

Of greater interest is what on earth he secretes in that damn great ruck sack. My guess is his complete lens collection or a substantial lunch!

It's actually a rather wonderful shot, David, of the master hunting down his prey...
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Cliff-P
Posted 14/12/2011 - 10:00 Link
Nicely photographed David, love those b&w tones.
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senn
Posted 14/12/2011 - 12:22 Link
well deserved a tribute, .. very effective angle of shot, .. conversion is perfect; ..
must bee viewed large

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Edited by senn: 14/12/2011 - 12:24
analogue
Posted 14/12/2011 - 23:25 Link
senn wrote:
well deserved a tribute, .. very effective angle of shot, .. conversion is perfect; ..
must bee viewed large

regards

I second that! But I also have to second the quality of the shot and conversion!
pauljay
Posted 15/12/2011 - 16:08 Link
His belly matches mine!!
Paul.

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szgabor
Posted 17/12/2011 - 06:50 Link
Excellent shot, David. Nice to see this great guy in his natural environment, I like the good use of HDR and the fine conversion.
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davidstorm
Posted 17/12/2011 - 12:14 Link
Sincere thanks to everyone for the comments on this photograph. I am rather proud of it and it is fantastic to get all of these complimentary reviews. Happy Christmas and New Year to you all.

Regards
David
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