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I Only Have Eyes For you!

I Only Have Eyes For you!
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 200, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BEST OF: Cheetahs 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-27 7:11
Viewed: 4770
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This beautiful boy is one of the Cheetahs at the Auckland Zoo. The two Cheetahs, Anubis and Osiris arrived at Auckland Zoo from South Africa in early April. On arrival they were 10 months old. Six months later they have settled in well and have grown quite rapidly. I love the face of the Cheetah, and this full face shot shows the dark black tear line nicely. Taken through dirty, hand smeared glass , so not as sharp as I would have liked. Thanks for looking.


Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 4:15 p.m.
Date: 23rd September 2006
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/125
F-Stop: F/5.6
Focal Length: 400mm
ISO: 200
Support: Hand Held
Original file type: Digital Raw

wkshelton, scottevers7, shal, vanderschelden, SelenE, red45, wallhalla15, horia, Hil, ScottHale, aido, jrubiocasado, ferranjlloret has marked this note useful
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Hello Pam

Nice colors, Details, verycrisp, Nicly composed and capture photo

TFS Kyle

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-09-27 7:31]

Hello Pam,
Wow, what a beautiful picture is this of a cheetah. Very nice close-up with details.
I also like the composition and the framing.
TFS Paula

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-09-27 7:33]

He is soo cute,
you caught him in good lighting and details,
I can hear him say "come give me a hug"
Great Work Pam :D
Vishal Sabharwal

Hi Pam,
An excellent portrait on this Cheetah. Perfectly composed and framed. The exposure was spot on with the colors and dtail looking flawless.
Nice eye contact with the camera here.

Hi Pam,
Great shot here. Like it very much.
It looks a bit tired. The details are excellent. Nice BG,POV, DOF too.
No critique:-)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-09-27 9:13]
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He is so handsome :o) Excellent sharpness, details,focus,BG colors, framing and POV. Especially the sharpness on his fur makes the photo so alive... Goes to my favorites. TFS

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-09-27 9:17]

Hi Pam,
I like your crispy sharp images. Also this one is. What would the cheetah think? I'm not shure whether he's in for a hug. I wouldn't want to take the chance...

Wonderful capture Pam!
I like his expression and this great eye contact. I think that details are very good even if it was taken through a glass. Nice composition with good lightning! Thanks,

a great result in spite of the note detail, well done. a lovely animal and a great composition

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-27 9:58]

Un bello retrato de este imponente felino Pam.
Excelente POV, DOF y agudeza con un correcto OOF del fondo, realzando los colores y belleza del animal.
Buena composición y encuadre.
Saludos cordiales... Ricardo

Beautiful portrait of this imposing feline Pam.
Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness with a correct OOF of the bottom, enhancing the colors and beauty of the animal.
Good composition and framing.
Regards... Ricardo

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-09-27 13:12]

Hello Pam!
Probably one of most beautifull animal in my opinion. Perfect portrait. Cheeta with heart and soul. Great work my friend!

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-09-27 15:13]

Beauty Pam. You got a perfect expression out of this one -- it looks a bit pitiful and scary at the same time. All the technical things look perfect -- great light, focus, DoF...

Hi, Pam.
Nice portrait with eye contact. Excellent details, sharpness and BG. Well composed.

Hello Pam, this is my favorite cat!
Excellent portrait shot from this wonderful animal. Excellent sharpness, details, great POV and framing too. Very nice colours and bg too. This is an excellent composition and note too. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-27 16:31]

Hi Pam
A really treat for us this splendid portrait of your!
What a look and what a pose!!!
Magnificent capture!
The hair from al over looks perfect, the eyes are great and those specific black "tearmarks" are very impressive.
Another great asset of your Auckland Zoo :)

Great work! 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)
  • [2006-09-28 1:40]

I love the faces of the cheetahs as well, Pam.
This young cheetah is gorgeous. You took a great portrait of him in a wonderful POV, with sharp details and excellent exposure. Also perfect DOF.
TFS. ; )

Perfect eye contact and pose. I cannot tell there is glass between you and the cat. The DOF is flawless and the composition is nicely off-centered. This is a very fine image.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-10-01 18:05]

Hi Pam,
What a beautiful cat and a great shot too. Excellent DOF with no fall-off in focus and a beautiful deep blue background. Great details and natural colours, an exellent image.

Hi Pam
Very nice portrait, and very cat.

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