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Who goes there!!??


Who goes there!!??
Photo Information
Copyright: Riaan van der Merwe (mrvdm1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 14 N: 93] (301)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000
Exposure: f/4.4, 1/39 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-10-29 3:53
Viewed: 4604
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another one from the Cradle of Mankind - This cheetah was not happy. Not far from here, a group of about 10 lions was was making a racket. The sun wasn't playing with, and I couldn't take a change and move, so I played with the shadow. Hope this could join the feline club.

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A good capture of this magnificent animal in character.I might have taken the photo a little higher, and possibly taken the brightness down just a touch, but thats just my personal taste. You have done a good job. Steve

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-29 14:16]
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Good work Riaan, the pose is very interesting. I may have been tempted to crop out some of the shadow and maybe give it's head a little more room if possible.

Good job.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-29 17:30]

Yes, this qualifies! I like this image a lot as you captured the aggression. We would think that he is scared because he has his tail between his legs, but it would be wrong. With a Cheetah this is a sign of aggression and the higher the tail is pulled up on his tummy, the more the aggression.

Like the image a lot and thanks for posting

Hi Riaan
Yes, I know the place well, and this action. Only because of the fence between them is he prepared to take his stand! But watch the tail, agression as Japie says, but he is ready to go in the opposite direction. Lion eat cheetah, and he knows it. Very nice pose, but you must give him some breathing space in front of his face and a little bit on top too. AS you said, time of day is against youm but use fill flashm it works wonders in daylight.

Yep this definatley qualifies for the big cat collecting he is captured in a good pose , (thanks to Japie and Callie for explaining it).
The lack of space above the head does make it feel cramped, if you do not have it on the image then you could clone in the extra .

Very nice pose Riaan. You got him in the "right" mood. The cropping as was suggested would improve the photo. But is still very good as is.

Very unusual pose of this Ceetah. This seems to be one very riled cat!! Mooi werk!!

Interesting model, I would have crop the shadow, for better readness. Nice shot Riaan

Beautiful cat

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