POTW – November 11, 2019

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    • #424629
      Kent DuFault

      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!”


    • #424642
      John Teate

      Congratulations Charmaine this is really a special image, super awesome!

    • #424651
      Petr Nowak

      Congratulations Charmaine !


    • #424656
      Gray B

      Charmaine, we all hope you continue to treat us with your outstanding work. 👏🏼

    • #424657
      Dave Watkins

      In my opinion a strong contender for Picture of the Year. Fantastic image Charmaine. Congratulations on POTW.

    • #424658

      Congratulations on well deserved POTW Charmaine ! Can I ask where this photo was taken ?

      • This reply was modified 8mo ago by ElinL.
      • #424753
        Charmaine Joubert

        Hi Elin. The image was taken in Kruger National Park.

    • #424659
      Robert Apple

      Congrats on well deserved POTW Charmaine

    • #424665
      Dahlia Ambrose

      Amazing picture Charmaine and congratulations on POTW 🙂

    • #424682

      Wonderful photo Charmaine, congrats on a well deserved POTW!

    • #424697

      A photo of the highest order IMHO Congratulations Charmaine on POTW.

      Fantastic write up Preston enjoyed reading.

      Thank you Kent.

    • #424705
      Erik Fransman

      Just perfect! Congratulations.

    • #424715
      Rob Eyers

      Congratulations Charmaine! Very well done.

    • #424736

      congrats charmaine!  excellent photo!

    • #424754
      Charmaine Joubert

      Wow, thank you so much. Thanks for all the lovely comments and thank you Preston for the lovely write up.

    • #424757

      Superb photo Charmaine! Congratulations on POTW

    • #424764

      Wonderful choice Preston.

      Charmaine, your images always impress me and many of them deserving of POTW. So glad this got it!

    • #424781

      Congrats on POTW Charmaine!



    • #424843
      Bruce Gordon

      Well deserved Charmaine! Congrats!

    • #424872
      Graham Hart

      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 🙂

    • #424883
      Rob Wood (Admin)

      Stunning as usual @joubie

    • #424954
      Tom M

      Congrats Charmaine. This photo is exceptional in so many levels…


    • #424968
      Charmaine Joubert

      Thank you once again for all the lovely comments, I really do appreciate the kind words.

    • #425079
      Pat Garrett

      Well deserved!

    • #425791

      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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Kent is an occasional writer at our place, and also handles the weekly “Picture of the Week” contest. He has been involved with photography since 1974 and you can get to know him better here