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Copyright: Japie Venter (japie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 170-500mm APO, Digital ISO 1600, Skylight
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mammals of Southern Africa, Great cats - Grandes felinos, Felidae of the world: Second series, BEST OF: Cheetahs 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-15 3:19
Viewed: 4940
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I liked the pose of this cheetah in its natural surroundings, so here you have it on TN

I have posted lots of info on cheetah’s before and here are some links to the info that Gerhardt, Callie and myself have posted on previous occasions.


Something Fishy

Oculus to Oculus

The Softy

Flash Gordon

The King

The camera settings:

Program Setting Aperture Priority
Focal Length: 372mm
F Stop: F/8
Shutter Speed: 1/200
ISO: 200
Tripod: No
Flash: Yes
Reflective Panel: No
Cable release: No

ellis49, red45, marhowie, RAP, AndyB, PDP, Luc, gerhardt, willie, Kirsten has marked this note useful
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Great shot perfect details. Congratulations

Pragtig, WOW! This is a excellent composition. Ilik ethe fact that he is in his natural surroundings even more so. Great job Japie, beautifull colours.

Stunning Japie.
I love it, it must be one of best on TN.
Great colour, sharpness and composition.
Excellent work.

This is a great image ! Nice portraiture in excelent light with natural surroundings ! Bravo !

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2643 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2004-11-15 3:58]

Great portrait of this amazing cat.

Japie, A superb shot! You hit the jackpot on this portrait I think. A sweet shot with the cheetah embraced by the golden tones of the dried grass. Excellent pose with a very opportune head turn/perspective including the chest & upper torso as well. A majestic predator captured in perfect form! A great post!!

Couldn't be more perfect.100% Jolly good Japie!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-15 7:31]

Otra hemosa presentacion de estos imponentes felinos.
Buen POV con agradable colorido y un foco levemente soft, pero que le brinda una atmósfera especial a la imagen.
El color de las hierbas demuestra el nivel de mimetismo que logra este animal cuando lo necesita.

Another beautiful presentation of these imposing felines.
Good colorful with pleasant POV and focus slightly soft, but that offers a special atmosphere him to the image.
The color of the grass demonstrates the mimicry level that east animal obtains when it needs it.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-11-15 8:21]

A great shot Japie.
Excellent composition,colours and DoF.
Fabulous,well done!

It's gorgeous Japie, very nice. For me I would crop off the left and top and maybe sharpen a little. I have done a WS to show you - I hope you don't mind.


Great work.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1838 W: 303 N: 4301] (14767)
  • [2004-11-15 10:08]

Directly to my favorites list. Thanks Japie.

Everything has been said about this beautiful animals, and you shot is just delicious. Beautiful composition with that warm vegetation around. Congratulations,.

l'expression du felin est vraiment unique !
la composition est vraiment nette, les couleurs sont superbes.
very nice work.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-11-15 12:53]

A beautiful one!
Great composition and wonderful colours.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-11-15 14:00]

Wie is nou jaloers. Pragtig Japie. Great piece of work

Hey Japie, heel mooi gedaan, mooie foto van ook zo'n mooi dier!
i like the colours and compo alot.it's very clear and sharp too.well done!

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 532] (2540)
  • [2004-11-17 1:54]

very serious shot with serious actor!

Well done. We had to pay our driver extra to get him to take us to see these beautiful creatures. Even then we couldn't get a clear shot since the few we found were in some dense trees.

This is wonderful. Truly wonderful.

Great colours, and teeth. Thanks.

Superb shot. The natural surroundings add to this shot immensely.

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