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hunting lesson

hunting lesson
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Copyright: Catia Martire Centonze (micica) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 64] (408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Africa, CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-08 12:04
Viewed: 4565
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this was one of the best moments of my holiday in namibia. i was driving in etosha as i suddenly saw a cheetah crossing my road. just after a few seconds another one. well this was of course the best moment to take my camera and see what happens. i realized that it was a mother with his cub and the mother was teaching the cub how to hunt with a little dik-dik. it was such a dramatic but at the same time wonderful moment. you really could understand what the mother was showing to the cub. she invited him to catch the hupping dik-dik and he did and after that, he let him go and then the same again and again. finally they let the dik-dik go, suppose there is not to much meat to eat on this animal....

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Hello Catia,

Great capture.
Nice colours with excellent details.
Light,focus and sharpness are fantastic.
Good composition.

hi Catia,

great capture for both of you...:))

Ciao Catia, fantastic capture, splendid action shoot, I'sorry for poor dik-dik, but that's life, very well done, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-08 12:41]

Hi Catia,
A very nice catch. Good timing and a nice natural moment captured. TFS

ciao Catia!
ottimo momento di caccia con questa femmina di ghepardo ripresa nel momento della caccia con ottima definizione e perfetto timing..complimenti sERGIO

"Don't worry little dik dik. It's just a game. We'll eat you some other time". Education is different by cheetahs. By humans it's more like "don't play with food"
Fantastic capture. We can't see from the pic that the dik dik is alive. Your note is much helpful. What a blessing to witness such a moment.

Hello Catia,
perfect kompozition,
very nice photograf and good species.

I am amazed at the story and the photo is perfect illustration for it. My goodness... what a special experience. You were lucky also to get such an unobstructed view for a photo. Great work. Amazing!

Evelynn : )

Hi Catia,
What a great action shot of real nature at work.
Nice details, natural colors, and POV.
Great story behind the shot too. Did the dik-dik survive this?
Seems hard to believe.
Well done,

hello Catia

excellent shot of nature life in Africa,
with fine POV, DOF and framing,
i love the trees of the background,
excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-12-09 18:07]

That is a wonderful moment, lucky for to have witness the moment and lucky for the little dik dik, they are very shy and fast most of the time, however we also have seen them and were not shy at times. this is beautiful shot of real life on animal world. Thanks and this is worth much more attention.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-18 16:57]

Hi Catia,
what a lovely holidy you have and what an exciting shot you forwarded. Indeed this nature shot very mpressive and captivating because it so real.


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-03-12 9:57]

hi catia,
One of the best wildlife moments this is, I would like to witness such a moment.
beautiful picture this is. pity for that younng doe..

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