Reviews from

Leaping Lion

Mountain Lion bounding from rock to rock.

28 total reviews 
Comment from UMANO Graphics


Some shots are simply out of this world. Like seriously!?

Were you waiting for this leap?
Had you been monitoring this lion before now, or did it just inform you it was about to make a big leap?

Now that's the kind of question a good photographer inspires in his or her audience, and you did that so well.

This is superb, and is simply rendered.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Keep it coming­???­??┐­??»

 Comment Written 12-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 13-Jul-2019
    Thanks for taking the time to look at this shot too. This was either the 3rd or 4th shot in a 6 shot series. I like your creative style of writing. It is inspiring. I took a quick look at your portfolio and I see many great works. Going to start following you as I like what I see. Thanks for your review and rating.
Comment from suffolkbrian


Yes and it paid off with this shot,your reaction in order to get this and how sharp it is and clear shows us that this is a real good photo,well done for getting this,did the other two get this or if not bet they wished they had done...Brian

 Comment Written 11-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jul-2019
    Brian, Funny you should ask. One did capture an almost identical shot, but the other missed out completely as they had their head down checking something on their memory card. That is a big NO NO when out shooting.
reply by suffolkbrian on 12-Jul-2019
    your welcome,yes easy done though.
Comment from Envision


Another once in a lifetime shot! Great capture of the action and very nice timing to get that stage of the jump. The dof is lovely and the clarity of the cougar looks great.

 Comment Written 10-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 10-Jul-2019
    Sometimes after a trip when I look back at my favorite shots and realize that I really have connected with the wildlife, it is the realization of my dreams. Thank you for review and your kind comments. Always appreciate your viewpoint Grace.
Comment from supergold


it could be a winner of this contest; could also fit in the action contest; an outstanding capture;
the so called mountain lion is a cougar or puma (puma concolor), nothing to do with the true African lions.

 Comment Written 09-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 09-Jul-2019
    Thanks a million for the wonderful review and the generous rating. This was my first post in FAR. At that time I knew nothing about contests or I may have saved it for the one you mentioned. Thanks again my friend.
Comment from Brady Nielson


Wow this is a really great photograph Charlie! The motion of the mountain lion is very well captured. The light blue sky in the background with the fluffy white clouds is a nice backdrop. Well done.

 Comment Written 08-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 09-Jul-2019
    Brady, Thanks for taking the time to review my photo. Also, thank you very much for your kind comments and the generous rating. I very much appreciate it.
Comment from Sean T Phelan


Cool,Charlie!
Our North American 'Great Cat'!
And he's been nicely photographed in a very interesting 'In Action' type of a pose too!
Your picture of this impressive animal makes for a very 'Good Show' of a picture indeed!
~Sean

 Comment Written 08-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 09-Jul-2019
    Sean, Thanks as always for your review, kind comments and rating. Always appreciate it.
reply by Sean T Phelan on 10-Jul-2019
    You're welcome,Charlie!
Comment from avmurray


The Mountain Lion is indeed well captured, and the stop action is just perfect. The animal is also standing out really well from the background.

The photo is sharp showing really clear and well defined details in every part of the animal, and the exposure is perfect.

The minor cropping has worked well and the lion has got a fine placement within the frame. Indeed an impressive and well taken photo Charlie, and with an excellent DOF.

 Comment Written 06-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 07-Jul-2019
    Thank you very much for your review and kind comments. I always appreciate comments from other photographers. Thanks again.
reply by avmurray on 07-Jul-2019
    You are more than welcome Charlie.
Comment from GaliaG


Wow, amazing nature scene presented here, love it

excellent timing to get such a clear and well focus shot of the lion and the landscape

thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 06-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 06-Jul-2019
    Thanks for the review and your kind comments. Always appreciated.
Comment from suzannethompson2


Wonderful capture of this beautiful Mountain Lion leaping from rock to rock - how lucky that you were out in front! Very good lighting and focus showing a nice clear image. Great composition. Best of luck in the contest. Suzanne

 Comment Written 06-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 06-Jul-2019
    Thank you very much for your review and kind comments Suzanne. Also thank you for the good wishes in the contest.
reply by suzannethompson2 on 06-Jul-2019
    You're welcome!
Comment from Kevin Williams


This is an awesome shot of this leaping cat. You timed it perfectly. The clarity is great, composition is excellent and angle of view is nice. The focus is sharp on this photo. Great capture

 Comment Written 05-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 06-Jul-2019
    Kevin, Thank you very much for your review and for your comments. Always appreciate another photographer's viewpoint.