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KCollett wrote:
Tres bien!!! Awesome set Eric. Lots of good behavioral information.

Thanks Ken, I was fortunate to have a front row seat to the event....it was pretty one sided though.
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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Howard Kearley wrote:
Awesome!

Howard

Much appreciated Howard...glad you liked them.
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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blueimage wrote:
Those are for the Leopard! and those are for you Eric. Friggen fantastic - man, you got some sharp eyes there. I'll wait right here to see images of her taking it up a tree. Now I'm gonna go back and relish the details and techs and videos.

Jim

Jim, you are too kind...your words are much appreciated...this was just one of those moments that lives on not only in the photographs but in my memory (at least for a few more years I hope!)
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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blueimage wrote:
Okay, I got a little excited there and posted twice - Leopards do that to me - just never on the internet before. Since I don't know how to delete it...a few additional comments: you nailed the exposure on these, especially the first one. A blown sky and yet the eyes are so clear and sharp, obviously you and the 1DX metered this to perfection. Was this your wife doing running the video? congrats to whomever. This young cat is sure full of confidence.

Jim

The metering was a little tricky up there as you say but thanks to being cajoled into doing manual/spot metering by Tim Kuhn I got the subject right even if the background looks a little wonky. And yes it was my wife who did the video and as great as I think it is she was pissed she didn't get the leopard's dismount from the tree or the lunge...the camera was off for about a minute or so since we couldn't see where the leopard had hidden itself....me I'm thrilled with the footage!
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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RobAmy wrote:
Wow, good stuff. A pleasure to view. I felt like I was there

Thanks Rob...I don't normally get the opportunity to shoot these kind of things with a 70-200mmm so this was quite a thrill.
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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Great stuff Eric, excellent work
David



Nov 13, 2012 at 09:11 PM
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Rob Tillyer wrote:
Amazing stuff Eric videos and all. That first is wonderful.

Rob

Much appreciated Rob...I give all the video credit to my wife!
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 09:11 PM
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marklankton wrote:
What a story, and great photos to go along with it. What an amazing thing to watch!
Mark

Thanks so much Mark...yes, it is quite a rush in person and sometimes I have to try to remember to watch with my eyes instead of just through the viewfinder.
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 09:12 PM
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surfnron wrote:
A great action set Eric, and the videos are super ~ Ron

Glad you liked them Ron...I will let my wife know that you liked her videos as well.
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 09:13 PM
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Tim Kuhn wrote:
You gotta love a leopard that takes a full grown male impala Ah heck, I could do that!

A stunning set my friend, this truly is an amazing set. I got nothing but kudus for you! Er I meant kudos Really Eric this is a rocking set!

Tim

Sometimes you just get lucky with subject and light and this was one of those occasions. I ordinarily don't like kill images as they are really not pleasant to view. So I tried, in many of the shots to bring a slightly gentler view that still shows this necessary part of life in the African bush. Death is not easy to watch but these silent kills at least don't seem to suggest the prey has suffered too much before it eventually died.
Eric



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Mark Cronin wrote:
Really enjoyed these Eric..

Mark

Thanks so much Mark!
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 09:18 PM
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Holy Guacamole!

Dynamite series Eric!



Nov 13, 2012 at 09:29 PM
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Breath taking Eric straight for the carotid as you said


Nov 13, 2012 at 09:33 PM
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morris wrote:
Wonderful Eric!

Morris

Thanks Morris...no artsy stuff here just cold hard documentary images
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 09:37 PM
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thehotel wrote:
Supperduppertastic.

Wacky roger

Thanks so much Roger...don't be such a stranger...love seeing your shots on this forum!
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 09:38 PM
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rrrgpotts wrote:
That is one helluva series. Great work.

So kind of you to say....thanks so much!
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 09:39 PM
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dhb820 wrote:
One word. Wow!

Very much appreciated...thanks
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 09:40 PM
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jfwoodman wrote:
Great documentary series Eric. Well done.

Jim

Thanks Jim...a very cooperative leopard who knew the value of light!
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 09:41 PM
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KirkB wrote:
I'm going to start calling you Ken Burns for your documentary skillz.
My pulse was up just watching your video, can't imagine the rush of witnessing this firsthand.
Excellent work Eric, thanks for letting me experience it.

Kirk

Kirk, thank you so much for such kind words...truly, they are much appreciated. I will let my wife know you liked her video...we can call her Mrs. Burns...maybe that role playing will spice up our love life
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 09:50 PM
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birdied wrote:
Fantastic shots and video Eric !!!!

Birdie

Thanks Roberta...sometimes one really gets lucky being in the right place at the right time...not so much for the impala eh?
Eric



Nov 13, 2012 at 09:51 PM
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