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Copyright: Natley Prinsloo (Mamagolo2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 1 N: 636] (3124)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-31
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-15 13:58
Viewed: 2852
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The 5th photo in my Cheetah series. Their eyes just fascinate me.

Cheetah: Elegant and graceful best describe the Cheetah. The Cheetah is built for speed reaching short bursts of speeds reaching records of up to 70 miles per hour in less than five seconds. It has streamlined features with long, slim, muscular legs, a small rounded head set on a long neck, a flexible spine, and a deep chest. The Cheetah's eyes are unusual as it has round pupils, and very distinguished black tear lines used for reflecting the sun. Another unique feature is the Cheetah is the only feline species to have non-retractable claws. Cheetahs have extreme genetic disadvantages primarily from inbreeding weakening any chance for genetic diversification and making them basically identical in metabolic structure. This frail immune system could be the cause of considerable concern because if there is one strain of virus or bacteria that attacks a Cheetah that proves to be fatal - it would most probably be fatal to all existing Cheetahs.

Source: TIGERHOMES.org

Enjoy and comments are welcome.

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Hello Natley, my neighbour in today.
fascinating capture of handsome Cheetah, with great sharpness of focus. great details and exposure. you nicely got close it.
nicely composed and presented. TFS. well done.
have a good night

Hello Natley,

Super shot with excellent pose and exposer.



Hello Natley the Cheetah Lady!
On first impulse I thought you should have cropped more to the right but this cropping works as well. Good detail, colours and sharpness.

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