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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: 2007-05-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BEST OF: Cheetahs 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-27 5:59
Viewed: 3123
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is an endangered member of the cat family (Felidae), a poor climber that hunts by speed and stealth. As such, it is placed in its own genus, Acinonyx. It is the fastest of all land animals and although its fastest speed is unknown, it can reach speeds of more than 105 kilometres per hour (65 mph) in short bursts up to 460 metres (500 yards), as well as being able to accelerate from 0 to 110 kilometres per hour (70 mph) in three seconds, faster than most supercars. The word "cheetah" is derived from the Sanskrit word citrakāyaḥ चित्रकायः meaning "variegated body", via the Hindi cītā चीता.

Shooting conditions:
Shot in Safaripark Beekse Bergen through an open car window. One was laying 5 meters (could not photograph it through its position and obstacles) or so away and this one 15 to 20 meters...
So it is rather a big crop...
Car manufacturers should market cars with faster opening and closing window systems 'cause if these guys decide to accelerate you have no chance:-)

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
13/05/2007 11:34:31
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
Autoexposure Bracketing
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

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Hi Annick.
With a look like that I would be starting to wonder if its time to make a move out of there too. Excellent detail in its face and that stare.

New Zealand

beautiful photo and complete note

good work

ciao, mario

Hola Annick,
Precioso retrato, las formas, colores y texturas son de gran belleza, la pose y expresión muy naturales. Gracias por compartirla. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-05-27 14:47]

Hoi Annick, weer een vast scherpe kiek van jou hand. Ben zelf een beetje in twijfel over fotografie in dierenparken maar voor nu nog een smiley. Well done Reina

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-27 14:50]

Hi Annick. What a picture, the eyes are amazing. great detail in the fur and sharp focus. she has great markings which you have captured. a good close POV. very well done TFS. good notes to.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-27 14:58]

Hi Annick

What a splendid portrait of this favorite feline of mine :)
Its poze here is terrific and the details taht it is presented with are great despite the rather big crop.
Also lovely well saturated colors.

Bravo and TFS

Hello Annick
What an intersting eyes that you captured
well ,Perfect sharpness,composition and BG,
Fantastic colors and POV, Superb shot,TFS

Good luck

Hi Annick,
A very nice photo of the cheetah! Very sharp and good exposure. Nice camerawork!

Regards, Peter

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-27 21:42]

Hello Annick,
Wonderful closeup, he seems to be unhappy with his disturbed look onhis face. Excellent details and fine exposure gives us a fine look at this noble cat.

Hi Annick, stunning portrait, well done!!!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-28 5:13]

What a marvellous shot and wonderful portrait of this beautiful cheetah, Annick!!
That Beekse Bergen Safaripark must be a fantastic place for all the animals seem to be so well attended and healthfull.
Excellent job, dear friend.
My compliments and TFS

Hi Annick,

This is another super portrait from you. Beautifully framed, exquisite detail. Well done and TFS.


Hi Annick,
Nice colouring and lighting.
Just off sharp.

Hi Annick,
another excellent portrait witch good light and detail. I like the square framing.

Hi Annick, splendid portrait of a wonderful felid,great focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-29 12:04]

Hello Annick

A lovely pose you have captured.The colours are well saturated.The focus is excellent with sharp details.Wonderful eye contact.TFS


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