Posted by: Andrew Skelton | 03/12/2010

Ahead by a whisker


 

Amur Leopard Cub, originally uploaded by andyskelton.

An old image from 2008 today, I still have to sort through a batch of photos of wildlife at the garden feeding stations, disk space being an issue.

With the new printer and having to find a hard drive able to accommodate the 16Gb worth of photos on the camera I’ve re-discovered a lot of old favourite photos which aren’t, so far, on flickr. The latest 5 photos were all taken at Marwell Zoo in 2008 and goes to show you don’t need 18million billion megapixels and a drain pipe for a lens to take a good photo (but it does help). These were taken with an 80-400mm sigma lens and my old Canon 5D mk I, an awesome camera in itself but with a paltry 12Mb by today’s standards.

Today’s photo for the blog is particularly poignant, hinted at by the title, I won first place at Dartmoor Zoo‘s photographic competition, though for the more observant of you out there, the image that won was of a Cheetah not a Leopard. It’s not the prize or the fact I was first that I’m so pleased about, the Zoo now have the rights to use my image in their marketing material and it will be fantastic if I see my photo when we visit there next year. For those interested, here’s the page with the photo on http://bit.ly/e1xcfy and for those not interested, well it’s still the same URL.

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  1. Well done sir, very well done!

  2. Thank you :-)


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