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- November 11, 2019 at 9:01 am #424629Kent DuFaultParticipant
This week our Guest Judge for the POTW was Preston.
“Talk about a difficult task of choosing POTW since everyone posted spectacular photos. I had my mind made up pretty much for several days until one picture blew me out of the water.
Photo of the Week goes to Charmaine Joubert for her untitled picture posted in the Weekend Challenge “Black & White”.
I’m drawn in by the contrast between the background and the Leopard’s lightly colored fur, along with the crispness of every detail. So crisp in fact, I’d dare say it’s a composite between a Leopard and the tree. And if it is, I can’t see any editing missteps between light and shadows to a misplaced piece of fur.
I also like the choice of processing to eliminate all additional background elements, showcasing an animal that relies on stealth and camouflage to survive. The eye-level perspective is impressive as well, creating a bond between the viewer and the photo that makes me think I can reach out and pet the Leopard.
Charmaine provides a view of a beautiful creature I’ve only experienced through Animal Planet shows, until now. The post-processing on this image is top-notch.
Overall, this photo makes me feel that I’m looking at a live animal, especially in the eyes. They are perfectly captured to convey a feeling that the animal is pondering something. I wonder what it’s looking for? Is it a meal, another photographer, a red laser pointer? Not Charmaine, since the eyes appear to gaze right over her right shoulder. I guess we will never know, but I sure want to find out!
I went into this week of judging thinking, “What photo would I want to hang on my office wall and look at every day?” This one is it. Congratulations on Photo of the Week Charmaine!”
- This topic was modified 1 month ago by Kent DuFault.
- November 11, 2019 at 9:30 am #424642John TeateParticipant
Congratulations Charmaine this is really a special image, super awesome!
- November 11, 2019 at 9:44 am #424651Petr NowakParticipant
Congratulations Charmaine !
- November 11, 2019 at 10:26 am #424656Gray BParticipant
Charmaine, we all hope you continue to treat us with your outstanding work. 👏🏼
- November 11, 2019 at 10:57 am #424657Dave WatkinsParticipant
In my opinion a strong contender for Picture of the Year. Fantastic image Charmaine. Congratulations on POTW.
- November 11, 2019 at 11:09 am #424658ElinLParticipant
Congratulations on well deserved POTW Charmaine ! Can I ask where this photo was taken ?
- This reply was modified 1 month ago by ElinL.
- November 11, 2019 at 10:14 pm #424753
Hi Elin. The image was taken in Kruger National Park.
- November 11, 2019 at 11:11 am #424659Robert AppleModerator
Congrats on well deserved POTW Charmaine
- November 11, 2019 at 11:44 am #424665Dahlia AmbroseKeymaster
Amazing picture Charmaine and congratulations on POTW 🙂
- November 11, 2019 at 3:30 pm #424682TershaKeymaster
Wonderful photo Charmaine, congrats on a well deserved POTW!
- November 11, 2019 at 5:20 pm #424697P71Participant
A photo of the highest order IMHO Congratulations Charmaine on POTW.
Fantastic write up Preston enjoyed reading.
Thank you Kent.
- November 11, 2019 at 5:47 pm #424705Erik FransmanParticipant
Just perfect! Congratulations.
- November 11, 2019 at 7:07 pm #424715Rob EyersParticipant
Congratulations Charmaine! Very well done.
- November 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm #424736bethParticipant
congrats charmaine! excellent photo!
- November 11, 2019 at 10:18 pm #424754
Wow, thank you so much. Thanks for all the lovely comments and thank you Preston for the lovely write up.
- November 11, 2019 at 11:54 pm #424757FrogdailyParticipant
Superb photo Charmaine! Congratulations on POTW
- November 12, 2019 at 3:02 am #424764BobbieParticipant
Wonderful choice Preston.
Charmaine, your images always impress me and many of them deserving of POTW. So glad this got it!
- November 12, 2019 at 8:15 am #424781JasenkaGKeymaster
Congrats on POTW Charmaine!
- November 12, 2019 at 5:37 pm #424843Bruce GordonParticipant
Well deserved Charmaine! Congrats!
- November 13, 2019 at 3:51 am #424872Graham HartParticipant
Congratulations Charmaine. A fabulous image and outstanding PP work. The tonal balance is spot on and the subject’s pose couldn’t be bettered by an art director 🙂
- November 13, 2019 at 7:12 am #424883
- November 13, 2019 at 5:42 pm #424954Tom MParticipant
Congrats Charmaine. This photo is exceptional in so many levels…
- November 13, 2019 at 10:58 pm #424968
Thank you once again for all the lovely comments, I really do appreciate the kind words.
- November 16, 2019 at 9:12 am #425079Pat GarrettParticipant
- November 22, 2019 at 6:37 pm #425791FalxyParticipant
Charmaine it hit me as so good as to look for faults………………the more i view the more i love…………………..absolutely beautiful! 🙂
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