- nglen (36145)
- [2007-10-23 12:34]
Hi Paula. what a fine close up of this beatiful cheetah. he looks so happy in the wild grass. A very nice pose with the flowers in the BG. good detail in the fur and eyes. a nice pOV. well done TFS. good notes too.
- writerscrawlz (2961)
- [2007-10-23 12:37]
Absolutely wonderful shot of this cheetah. He looks relaxed and unconcerned with you being there. I love the color of his eye, this pose, and overall, the composition. Nice contrasting colors, great sharpness, and a ton of jealously here! Wish I could give you more than two.
Schitterende foto van één van de mooiste landdieren. Ben zelf ook in Beekese Bergen geweest maar heb daar geen cheeta van zo dichtbij mogen aanschouwen.Leuk ook die kleine paarse bloempjes.
- jesst (2441)
- [2007-10-23 12:54]
I like this animal. You captured it wonderful. Beautiful frame of grass and flowers makes picture more natural.
- undoredo (2740)
- [2007-10-23 13:16]
Very nice capture of this fellow with excellent details and sharpness, fine POF and great focusing, well composed too.
TFS and regards,
- Pentaxfriend (8048)
- [2007-10-23 14:43]
Schitterende opname van deze Cheetah
Compo, scherpte, belichting, kleur en pose zijn fantastisch
toen ik er was waren ze niet te zien en ook beide wilde honden soorten lieten zich niet zien
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-10-24 5:26]
What a nice pictured scene. The charming cat lying among so beautiful grasses, flowers and bushes. Bravo for subject selection. I also like beautiful pose of the animal, perfect POV, excellent sharpness f the cat, flowers and a little bit blurred BG and grass at FG. My best wishes and TFS. Superb done.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-10-24 11:31]
I really like the relaxed feel to this portrait.The tall grass and wildflowers give the image a lackadaisical feel.The focus is sharp with very good detail.The low POV is very good.TFS
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-10-24 21:13]
WOW ! Perfectly done Paula, what can we ask more ? Nothing else to say except: GREAT ! Thanks,
- VeeJayCee (46)
- [2007-10-25 8:40]
You have caught a wonderful pose here Paula. Super exposure colour and sharpness too.
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-10-25 11:03]
Good low pov with perfect DOF in sharpness, colour and so much details!
I liked the pose of Cheetah very much how you captured him!
very well done and well composed
thanks for the wonderful notes
greeting from NZ
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-10-26 5:13]
What makes this closeup special, is the manner in which the grasses and small flowers form a natural frame/border..Excellent POV, exposure, detail, and DOF isolating the head in the frame well.
Have a great weekend,
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-10-26 5:49]
So nice to see this beautiful animal in such a pretty setting amomgst the flowers like this..lovely detail and excellent DOF, thanks for sharing this Paula.
Have a good weekend,
- wuta (2142)
- [2007-10-26 11:03]
Hoi Paula , Een schitterende foto van de cheeta , mooie scherpte pose details kleuren en achtergrond ,heel mooi ,Goed Weekend ,Teunie .
- hester (11638)
- [2007-10-27 8:41]
I love the setting and the low POV. The pose is nice and the focus spot on
- Heyshamite (2193)
- [2007-11-03 9:26]
Beautiful portrait of the resting Cheetah.
The colours are truly striking and complimented by the flowers. Super.
- lizzie (2855)
- [2007-11-06 6:04]
Very nice capture Paula, I like the pose of the cheetah and the surroundings add up to the picture. Well done!
- horia (16656)
- [2007-11-06 9:12]
This is a very nice close-up portrait of this big cat species that i love so much!
I find cheetahs to be very if not the most gracefull mamals and here you managed to show some very beautiful fetaures of it.
I once heard a very old african legend: a mother cheetah had 2 cubs and she took great care of them all the time. Once (i don't remember the cause of) there was a great fire in the savanah and she tried to sun away and also save her cubs...but she couldn't. She could only watch how they were killed in the flames. That time she cried really hard and because of all the ashes and smoke, her tear marks were left permanent on her fir.
I find those "tear marks" to be a definitive element why i like these cats so much...but that's not the only reason.
Your photo here is very clear and sharp and also exposed well. Due to that, the natural colors came out well and nicely saturated, too.
Bravo and TFS