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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): annick vanderschelden's big cats, BEST OF: Cheetahs 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-07 9:53
Viewed: 4291
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The cheetah has a slender, long-legged body with blunt semi-retractile claws. Its chest is deep and its waist is narrow. Its coat is tan with small, round, black spots, and the fur is coarse and short. The cheetah has a small head with high-set eyes. Black "tear marks" run from the corner of its eyes down the sides of the nose to its mouth to keep sunlight out of its eyes and to aid in hunting and seeing long distances.

The adult animal weighs from 40 to 65 kg (90 to 140 lb). Its total body length is from 112 to 135 cm (45 in to 55 in), while the tail can measure up to 84 cm (33 in). Male cheetahs are slightly larger than females and have a slightly bigger head, but it is difficult to tell males and females apart by appearance alone.

Shooting Date/Time
2/12/2006 15:40:02
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

High ISO speed...twilight start
1,4 extender

No cropping..
Smart sharpening in LAB

Great day!!

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Great look, good sharpness and detail. I really like the copper eyes looking at you.

Hello Annick,
You always take lovely photos.
This cheetah is also pretty. :-)
Very nice captured, excellent soft details, great DOF and POV.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-07 10:27]

Hi Annick,
Beautiful portrait of a cheetah.
Wonderful POV and background.

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-12-07 11:19]

Superbo ritratto, Annick!
Dettagli e colori stupendi!

Ciao e grazie.

Bonjour Annick,
Impressionnant et mignon en même temp, mais très belle photo.
Une bonne capture en tout les cas..!
Bien à toi,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-07 11:33]

Hello Annick,
Wonderful pose.I liked POV,sharpness,details,eye contact and composition a lot.

Hi Annick

A lovely head on shot. Very sharp showing clear deatils. This is a typical pose from these magnificent animal. We recently had two young male Cheetah arrive at the Auckland Zoo. My son and daughter-in-law gave me a 'Cheetah Experience' as a birthday gift in September. On 21st December I get to 'go behind the glass' with the two boys for 45 minutes, camera a must. I am counting down the days! Watch this space! :-)

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-07 14:29]

Hi Annick.
This is very beautiful portrait.Very good POV and wonderful colours.Also very nice colour OOF BG.I like pose,composition and great details.
Great work.
Regards Milos

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-07 15:56]

Hi Annick

Another great shot from you!
I really like the pose you managed to capture this lovely cheetah in - layed back and relaxed - and this is exactly what this picture represents (at least to me :) )
Graet POV and sharpness, lovely colors and exposure!
The look in his eyes is also great!

Bravo and TFS

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-08 3:26]

Aaah... A superb capture of my favourite big cat.
A gorgeous portrait, Annick. Very intimate.
Love the eye contact and composition.
Details and exposure are excellent.
TFS. : )

Hello Annick,
What is this pose? You are really great at taking unusual and different animal's poses, this is just great! Well done MF,

Such a nice portrait of the Cheetah. They are my favorite cat. Very well done.

Hi Annick,
An excellent shot on this Cheetah. Beautiful quality light. The colors and detail are amazing. Great eye conntact with this pose. Well done!

Hi Annick,
Everything perfect.


Hallo Annick,

Exellent portrait
schitterend oog contact, details, kleuren, POV en DOF
lovely compo

TFS Thijs

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-08 22:59]

Hello Annick

This expression is very good.He looks indignant about having his photo taken.Excellent POV and DOF .The composition is very good and the details are sharp and well focused.TFS


face to face with what should be the big 6th...
i love the cheetah and its very solitary way of life and its ability to survive amongst the prides of lions it mixes territory with
good facial expression and classic turned neck cheetah way of looking ...all round

Hi Annick,
Very good capture and portrait of my favorite big cat! Very nice colours and POV. Well done!

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