There were other pictures of the jaguar that looked cooler, but this one I liked the most.
ISO 800, 100mm, f5.6, 1/400th.
I was trying to get pictures of a little show the trainer was doing, I figured out an exposure that would work in the light and one that would work in the shade. Depending on where the jaguar was, I’d jump back and forth. It was really hard to get a well-exposed picture because of the constantly changing light… Sports photographers, I’m more and more impressed. This picture was overexposed (the trainer’s hands are blown out highlights) but the shadows and the jaguar are captured beautifully – and that’s what I wanted.
But who am I to hold back?