At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I love patterns, textures and contrasts in my photography.
All three of these elements came together during a recent Private Guided Safari to the Timbavati when we came across a skittish male leopard resting on a thick limb of an Acacia tree. I’ve always envisaged this sort of image but have either not been close enough or haven’t had the right textures on the tree to execute the shot as I pictured it.
It is always good to have an idea of the kinds of images you want to capture. this way, when an opportunity presents itself, you are already ahead of the curve. As soon as I saw this male resting in the top of the tree I knew there was a good opportunity to capture this frame and quickly added the 2x converter to the 400mm lens.
Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.
Be prepared and you may just get lucky.
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