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Posted by dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 10 July 2018 in Sport & Recreation.

My favourite fellow from the 2010 World Cup. This is my personal one, and he still has pride of place on the bookshelf in our lounge. To quote Wikipedia: Zakumi the Leopard was the Official MaScoT for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He is a cheerful, sporty anthropomorphized leopard with green hair, presented on 22 September 2008. His name comes from "ZA", the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for South Africa, and kumi, a word that means "ten" in several African languages, referencing the year 2010.

Canon EOS 40D 1/25 second F/8.0 ISO 200 41 mm

2010swc | zakumi

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Vivid detail, bright colors, beautifully presented and well photographed.

10 Jul 2018 5:34am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks Michael!

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I see you are looking to get amrked down on the background again. That kind of defiance of a judges personal foibles could get you in to big trouble :)

10 Jul 2018 11:48am

@grouser: Hi Grouser - oh well, one still has to go with one believes in. And I believe a black background is perfect for bringing out the detail. Will just have to live with the consequences! :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

JuST noticed my hideous typo above. £$%&. I am in absolute agreement about your use of black background, not just for detail but it emphasises richness of colour in the subject also.

10 Jul 2018 3:18pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


10 Jul 2018 6:32pm