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The stare down

The stare down
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Copyright: Dan Sigrist (mrferrari) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 41] (193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70s SLR, Nikon 18-200 VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-02 15:42
Viewed: 5230
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
So I have deceided to branch out a little bit from my landscapes. I hope you guys like the shots. This is the first of many photos I will probably post from my recent trip to Africa. This shot was taken in the Serengeti in Tanzania during the great migration. The grass was a remarkable color of green (unlike the usual brown color) due to the tremendous amount of rain that they received for the weeks prior to this shot. The week before we arrived in the park, they had closed the Serengeti to outside traffic because bridges were being washed out, airports were being destroyed, and cars were getting stuck in the mud (leaving tourists stranded all night) due to the large amount of rain. Thanks in advance for your comments!

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-03-02 17:53]

Hi Dan
I liked most the composition you did with the two guepards..
Good POV, DOF in the fisrt one and BG...
well done.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-03-02 20:00]

Oi Dan parabéns por esta foto,ficou muito bem tirada ao meu gosto.O animal fez até pose para ser fotografado, a nitidez e o brilho estão muito bom.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-04 5:06]

Hi Dan and sorry for the delay

This is a splendid capture!
The POV and the pose of both the cheetas here are just great!
I really like the sharpness and the definition of the details on the one in the FG...it looks wonderful!
Also the natural colors and tones are superb, the exposure is spot-on and teh DOF is impeccable, giving somehow such a natural feeling to the shot...making us feel that we're really there :)

Bravo and TFS
PS: looking forward for more ;) Tanzania is a great place for a photographer and i'm pretty sure you have some more tricks up your sleve :))

Hello Dan,
I'm impressed by the fine pose given by the beautiful animal!
DoF works well in isolating the subject, a well composed presentation and good details in the fur coat...
I also like to take this opportunity to thank you for support and advice!
It has been great and I have learned a lot through the many fine presentations in TrekNature!
Pablo -

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