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Stalking Leopard by Linda Sparks


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The last of the big five.

Silent and secretive, the leopard eases through the grasses in his unending search for the next meal. This big male was unimpressed by the tourists gawking and photographing and intent on his destination. I loved the way he blended into the grasses, so much so that each time he emerged it seemed as if he had been conjured up from the dust. Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa

To enhance that feeling I overlaid the leopard with several layers of savannah grasses that I photographed while in the Mara, then added a russet colored frame. Multiply and soft light modes enhanced the feeling.

Panasonic Lumix FZ 100 24x

Animals of Africa 7/19/12
Featured in African Beauty 6/17/12
Featured in The Woman Photographer 6/4/12


africa, animals, cats, big five, grunge

After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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  • jozi1
    jozi1about 2 years ago

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

    2012/06/03 1 Images per day
    Excellent selective focussing!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much. Appreciate the honor

    – Linda Sparks

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 2 years ago

    5 June 2012 – 2 images per day

  • jozi1
    jozi1about 2 years ago

    Awesome Linda,real life definately not from a zoo:)lol

  • thanks for your comment. been out of town

    – Linda Sparks

  • jannina
    janninaabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful image, awesome processing, Linda! :)

  • thanks for your support, been out of town

    – Linda Sparks

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • labaker
    labakerabout 2 years ago

    great shot!

  • Thanks for the support

    – Linda Sparks

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