Chitabe Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Nikon D700, 200-400mm, 1/200 @ f/5.6, ISO 6400
I do prefer dramatic lighting wherever I can find it, and if I can get a golden rim light on my subject I am going to race towards it. In this example, I waited and waited and waited for her to have a golden rim light on her chin, and the added bonus was the light on her right paw. I have about 30 shots of her prior to this one, but the sun was behind clouds for the earlier shots. This shot required a high ISO of 6400, and even then I was only able to get 1/200 of a second for my shutter speed. My exposure compensation for matrix metering was +1 2/3, as the only thing that matters in this scene is the leopard, and not the blown out sky.
I am leading more and more safaris to Botswana in 2012 (will be a total of 4), and I should have more safaris listed very soon.