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July 21, 2012
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D7000
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
1000
Date Taken
May 17, 2012, 9:47:30 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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Close Encounter by Nikki-vdp Close Encounter by Nikki-vdp
This is the kind of look you get when you present a black leopard with a tasty puppy. =p I really thought for a second it would jump right from the tree branch into the glass to try get to Luca.

Taken at the Olmen zoo here in Belgium.
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Sonicthehedgehawk Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
amazing! :D
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Nikki-vdp Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
:tighthug:
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Hecateslight Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Luca must have looked VERY tasty... It really looks like it is preparing to jump. A very beautiful shot! :clap: :tighthug: And, was poor Luca afraid, or still the brave little puppy?
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Nikki-vdp Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thanks :D I had a feeling Luca found it quite amusing the hissing clawing cat couldn't get to him. He was just sniffing, sometimes made a little jump back and then straight back to sniffing :)
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Hecateslight Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Ah, I see! :D
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:) well done Nikki :) lovely the tight cropping is just spot on
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Nikki-vdp Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thank you so much :hug:
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calley14 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OHMYGOODNESS!!!! Poor Luca....awwww. Great Pic though....tehe :D
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Nikki-vdp Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
It was really funny, later on, when we were on the ground level path (you can look into their enclosure from ground level and from a level close to the top of the cage which was where this picture was taken) where there is a fence rather than glass, the leopard was hissing and clawing at Luca. Luca found it rather fascinating though, it was almost as if he knew the leopard couldn't reach him.
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calley14 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Leave it to a dog to torture a poor "cat" LoL tehe hahaha :D
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