Happy Caturday everyone. Mythbri has been making veiled threats since the last few posts have not involved cats. Although "post some cat pictures or I'll claw your eyes out" doesn't really qualify as "veiled."

All of today's pictures are from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

In case you forgot, the last post featured giraffes, which do not hide as well as leopards. You may need to view these full screen to see the animals.

The guides find the leopards by noticing a leg or a tail hanging down from one of the large branches. It is amazing that they can see such little details at a a distance of over a hundred yards.

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I think all these pictures are taken at a 400mm focal length on a DX sensor, so the equivalent of a 600mm lens.

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Exposure can be tricky for the same reason as giraffes. They don't always decide to sit in a tree with an easy backdrop. The shadows from the branches make it even harder and make it hard to set white balance properly. Subject in shadows, against a clear sky, maybe with the sun behind them.

We found one in a tree right by the side of the road. I got two mediocre pictures.

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Then while I was trying to adjust my camera settings, she decided she wasn't in the mood to model for us.

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Into the tall grass and gone.