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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D90
Shutter Speed
1/400 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
300 mm
ISO Speed
2000
Date Taken
Feb 13, 2013, 2:20:16 PM
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2 (Macintosh)
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Up Close by Chikrata Up Close by Chikrata
Getting up close and personal with Akin, the male Amur Leopard at Marwell Wildlife - UK

Camera- Nikon D90
Lens - AF-S Nikkor 300mm F4.0

Prints available at www.lawriebrailey.co.uk

Photo (C) me

comments appreciated!
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Snowy-Ninja Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love how we can see the muscles in the nose area or is that bone? I don't know but its got such a powerful sense of shape It feels like we are really up close and personal!
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it's a bit of both, but it's mostly bone.
Haha yes. He has an incredibly powerful face. I certainly wouldn't want to get on his bad side!

Thanks Snow :)
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
well done bud this is a great shot love tight compositions like this :)
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks buddy. I appreciate it :)
Sometimes primes can be a pain, but at times like this I love them.
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
tell me about it :)
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I've learnt to use my legs instead of a zoom. It works just as well :)
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
haha :)
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You still get the sharpness of the prime too! That is until one of the lenses falls out...
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:/ that is not fair some times shit happens
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah.. It's only a lens at the end of the day though :)
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent shot buddy :D
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Kevin!
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome my friend :D
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NDLevett Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful^^
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks ^^
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NDLevett Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^___^
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bleuie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great shot! :iconclapplz:
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks buddy!
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cheetahdiago Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what??? ISO 2000 why is that picture so clean and awesome? With my camera I never go above 640 because the noise just ruins everything *cry*
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha. It's the highest I'll go with it though. I have quite a few at 2000 but at 3200 it really tails off. 2000 isn't amazing with high contrast subjects either. I usually keep it at 800-1000 :)

Oh really? Even on the D3000 I could do 800 if I wanted to. Are you shooting in RAW? Shooting in JPEG adds a horrible compression that adds noise :/
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cheetahdiago Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg hooooow? Yeah I shoot everything in raw. But if I go above ISO 640 I get that disgusting RGB noise speckles which I hate sooo much! Hmmm but my camera has some compression even in raw
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's really weird! Even the D3000 is ok up to 800 ish!
Lightroom has a great noise reduction tool though. That can help :)
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cheetahdiago Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, i shoot everything in RAW now and let my awesome program do all the noise reduction. Usable pictures up to ISO 5000 yaaaaay
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh that's awesome! Which program is that?
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cheetahdiago Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's called DxO Optics Pro 8. And it's not all tooo expensive hehe. It also has all the data saved for all the lenses and cameras and automatically corrects vingnietting, distortion and some color things
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh that's nice! Lightroom does that, but mostly only the more expensive lenses.
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! :D
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Linda ^^
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome! :D
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic, I really love close ups like this :heart:
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Same here! I love the detail you can get with them :)
Thanks again Sarah!
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome :D
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
^^
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iytj Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
aww!what a gorgeous Amur!:love:
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yes. He's beautiful :)
Thanks Isa!
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iytj Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
you're very welcome, Lawrie dearest!:D
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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iytj Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
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