Leopard in a tree

by Bob Shepardson
(DeBary Fl USA)

Leopard unmodified

Leopard unmodified

Leopard unmodified
Leopard blue sky
Leopard sunset
Leopard night sky

Over the years, Sherry and I have seen and photographed a number of leopards in trees. Normally this is an issue due to the foliage. Not this time. This leopard was photographed between croc Bridge an Lower Sabi about 3kms before the causeway. the tree is about 150 to 200 meters off the road. As you can see this is a dead tree with zero foliage. The photos shown here are first an unmodified (cropped only) and then three with the background altered. The question for you is as the day was overcast with a poor background is it OK to enhance a photo by changing the background? A second question, as we took a couple of hundred photos of this cat including some video as he/she descends would you like to see more and if so with modified background or the way it was cropped or not?

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Sep 22, 2015
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by: Bob

I'd like to thank everyone for the comments. Sorry for the delay but we were out in Yellowstone photographing bears. Based on the comments blue appears to be the best. I'll modify a couple more and post them once I've looked over the bears.

Bob

Sep 06, 2015
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The blue b/g looks best
by: Brenda

much better than the original white b/g.

Sep 05, 2015
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2 & 4
by: Jennifer

Bob I like pics 2 and 4 with the blue and darker back ground.

Yes I would love to see more of this cat with different back grounds.

Sep 05, 2015
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either of the blue ones look good.
by: James

With the sunset you would expect flash to have been used and you can see it hasn't. The lighting looks like daylight so doesn't gel with the background.

Sep 05, 2015
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I agree with paul
by: mario

I like the sunset background but it doesn't look as natural as the blue.

Sep 05, 2015
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I like the blue sky background
by: Paul

The blue looks more natural.

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