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Stalking Jaguar



A shot of a jaguar at Chester Zoo. It was stalking up the hill towards me. I love the eyes and its muscular form

A shot of a jaguar at Chester Zoo. It was stalking up the hill towards me. I love the eyes and its muscular form
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10 Comments | Report
Bjammin
 
Bjammin December 17, 2017
Thanks for all the likes and peer awards much appreciated!
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose January 08, 2018
Excellent shot!
Bjammin
Bjammin January 08, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. I am very happy with this one
LowKal
 
LowKal January 13, 2018
yeah ! don't move i'm coming ! great capture !
Bjammin
Bjammin January 13, 2018
Thank you very much
darrellgillenwater PRO+
 
darrellgillenwater February 09, 2018
Beutiful
Bjammin
Bjammin February 18, 2018
thank you
Bjammin
 
Bjammin August 02, 2018
Thanks again for all the lovely comments!
BabZz
 
BabZz December 18, 2018
Money shot POWWWW fantastic shot family stunning beast love it
Bjammin
Bjammin December 18, 2018
Thanks so much for the kind words!
Bjammin
 
Bjammin January 10, 2019
Thank u. Very kind. I'm so happy with this capture!
allisonbrown_3450
 
allisonbrown_3450 March 15, 2019
Wow. Totally amazing shot. Thank you for sharing
Bjammin
Bjammin February 02, 2020
Thank you
RickL PRO+
 
RickL February 02, 2020
Exceptional action photography
Bjammin
Bjammin February 02, 2020
Thank you very much
adiestiano
 
adiestiano December 29, 2020
Cool
Bjammin
Bjammin December 30, 2020
Thanks
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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken at Chester Zoo. We were visiting with friends but this was the first time I had seen the jaguar stalking up the grassy hill towards us.
Time
This was during the afternoon. I think about 2pm.
Lighting
Luckily the day was a little drab so the lighting was pretty even. Its the first time I've been glad not to have glorious sunshine.
Equipment
I think this is a great example of what can be done with some pretty basic equipment. I am particularly proud of this shot as it's a canon 70d body handheld with a canon 55-250mm mark 2 lens. Not expensive kit but I love the sharpness.
Inspiration
I saw the jaguar walking up the hill and I think I was in the right place at the right time. Very lucky but I think this is sometimes the case.
Editing
Yes I think this is one of those images that benefits from post processing. I sharpened a little and some standard corrections like bringing the highlights down a little to bring out the details but the main change was the background. The original image has a fence behind the jaguar. I changed this with a blurred out bit of background that I had taken from another part of the jaguar enclosure. I think it makes a better image. This is the first time I have used photoshop to do this but think it gives the jaguar the focus it deserves.
In my camera bag
If I'm going to the zoo I normally have my sigma 105mm macro lens. I also always carry my 50mm 1.8 and the 55-250mm is usually on my camera. I tend to only shoot handheld as I like to move around.
Feedback
I would say be patient and go back at different times of the day. Experiment with the weather too. Just because it's warm doesn't mean the animals.will be out and about. Sometimes the cool weather makes them a little more active. Try the 55-250mm lens. It's cheap, light and I believe the new stm version is even better than the mark 2.

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