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Copyright: Mike Wong (TheUnknown) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 19 N: 118] (627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Tamron AF55-200mm F/4-5.6 LD MACRO Di II
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Theme(s): BEST OF: Cheetahs 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-20 10:31
Viewed: 3663
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I fixed the original post I had. I think my monitor wasnt calibrated because the colours/brightness were way off in the original. Hopefully this one is much better now.

Taken at the Singapore Zoological Gardens.


-The name cheetah comes from an Indian word meaning "spotted one."
-Top speed of 70mph
-The young cub has a long gray-blue coat and a black underbelly that rapidly lightens and becomes spotted.
-Early peoples trained cheetahs for hunting, and many civilizations depicted them in their art and in written records.
-Cheetahs were so popular that Akbar the Great of India was said to have kept a stable of about 1,000.

PP info: Crop, level and curve adjustme.nt

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To vanderschelden: Indeed...TheUnknown 1 09-20 11:42
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Wonderful guy.
Almost like a statue.
You should take care about the background though.
There's a tree coming out of his head.
Pity my 2 workshops are gone today...maybe tomorrow;-)

Hi Mike!
Very good image of this graceful cat in a natural posture. Seems to be staring you in the eye.
Good point of view, sharpness and colours.

I think this pic is too red/pink...
I prefer the original post.


Good morning Mike,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Colours are strong, lighting and exposure are good . The POV is good.
Well composed. I agree with Andrea about the colour being a bit over saturated in this version. I think all the original needed was a touch of shadow/highlight on the eyes to bring out the detail. I'll do a WS later to show you the difference it can make to the image.
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week.

Hi Mike;this is a great Cheetah(cita),very nice color and high shot-frame,bravo.

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