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 Post subject: Worst LOG,LIT,LOR,LIR photo?
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:32 pm 
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Hi there mites!

Leopards must certainly be my favourite of the big 5! Because they’re so elusive and shy. While browsing through this fantastic forum, and seeing all your fantastic photos, it just made me go a little green. I always go into shake mode whenever we come across that spotted cats.
So I thought let us give credit to those pics that will never be in the running for "photo of the year"
It could be that you had the perfect spot and oppurtunity but your excitement got the better of you OR you didn't have the percfect spot, and that branch was just always in the way...... :wall:

So here goes......
I don’t know if we will have any members in this club though....... :lol: :lol: :lol:

This first pic was taken near Lower/sabie. we actually saw 2 different leopards not even 1km apart. This was the second LIT,just before gate closing time, so far.............

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Wildtuin Julie (1) 2009 214 by twigga2011, on Flickr

This pic was taken at Skukuza highwater bridge. Very early one morning, we only saw for a few seconds before he jumped of the tree stump.
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Wildtuin Jul 2008 042 by twigga2011, on Flickr

Near Nkumbe on our recent trip, we could only see about 20 spots for most of the time... :roll:
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Wildtuin Des 2011 205 by twigga2011, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Worst LOG,LIT,LOR,LIR photo?
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:14 pm 
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Ahh, the wonders of digital - If you look closely you will see that her head was completely in the shade.

U-Point technology in Nikon Capture took care of it in a few seconds :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Worst LOG,LIT,LOR,LIR photo?
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:37 pm 
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:thumbs_up: avon

If you consider this one of your worst pics, I do not want to see your best!
Not a bad pic though..... :mrgreen:

But you're member nr 2, welcome!

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 Post subject: Re: Worst LOG,LIT,LOR,LIR photo?
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:45 pm 
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Early morning on the Mahonie loop, near Punda Maria.

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 Post subject: Re: Worst LOG,LIT,LOR,LIR photo?
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:38 pm 
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Hallo Twigga,
Can I join?

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 Post subject: Re: Worst LOG,LIT,LOR,LIR photo?
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:47 am 
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Welcome Vlarkvarkvrou & Saraf!
Member nr 3&4...
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 Post subject: Re: Worst LOG,LIT,LOR,LIR photo?
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Hi Twagga, can I join? I have some terrible shots :P
Taken one morning outside Satara, facing east (the far east)
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Taken near Satara (from the bridge) This one should win the price - poorest sighting of leopard, ever!
Its there - look again
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 Post subject: Re: Worst LOG,LIT,LOR,LIR photo?
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:19 pm 
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This one qualifies as a LIG (leopard in grass)
Not unhappy bit still dont like the grass
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And the LOR
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still waiting for my first LIT,LOG or LIT

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 Post subject: Re: Worst LOG,LIT,LOR,LIR photo?
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:08 pm 
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Warm welcome!
:thumbs_up: Bennievis & Bert! 5&6
@ Bert - Lovely bumshot
@Bennievis - You are the president of this club all thanks to your second pic!
:tongue: I spotted LOG/LUB (Leopard under bridge,that's a first) eventually, but I'm sure that memory was priceless...
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 Post subject: Re: Worst LOG,LIT,LOR,LIR photo?
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Don't know about worst - but this is my most frustrating photo
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I have plenty of bad ones too......

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 Post subject: Re: Worst LOG,LIT,LOR,LIR photo?
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:09 pm 
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I must say this is a club I can very easily join!!!............ :tongue:

Got some awesome photos as prove of just how horrible photos can go wrong!!!

Image just north of Afsaal

The next four were all on one trip...........different leopards..........but I must say some later moved and we could get better photos.............. :doh:

Image Kruger koppies

Image Maroela loop

Image Bume road

Image South of Lower Sabie.

There are more of other leopard sightings over the years...............just don't want to bore you to death with my stunning photographic skills!!!! :tongue:

Then I don't talk about those through the windscreen photos.........all blur and now focus...........the left hand mirror and no leopard photos...........etc........... :wall: :wall: :wall:

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Hi Twigga nice idea for a thread.

My LIT pic is from a recent visit to KTP and a very zoom-in image. You can take a guess where this leopard is hiding.

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This pic was taken of a LOG south of Tshokwane on 16 June 2011. This was an enormous roadblock and I could not see the leopard from the driver seat. My SO took the pic as evidence. About 15 min after stopping at Tshokwane some-one told us that the leopard walked towards the road and they got some good pics. :tongue:

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Another shy LIG half way between Olifants and Satara. When we stopped I did noy see what my SO spotted, but after a while the leopard moved and ran across the road.

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This one has to be worth something in this context.

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The leopard is there. Somewhere just left of center in the bottom third of the pic.

It was taken on 25 August 2011 during my last KNP trip.

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