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Brothers in arms

Brothers in arms
Photo Information
Copyright: Alptekin Kutlu (alois) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 107] (1205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F5, Nikkor 500 mm f:4.0 D, Fuji Velvia 50
Exposure: f/4
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): BEST OF: Cheetahs 1, Pankaj Bajpai's Favourite [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-15 16:27
Viewed: 6117
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cheetah brothers stay together for life, a preference which increases chance of a successful hunt pretty much. They mostly can be spotted on a termite nest where they have a 360 degrees coverage of Mara. Of course, photographer is covered in that area too.

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  • Great 
  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-04-15 16:38]

What a fantastic pose...I really love these three big cats... The background is just perfect to put the cats in focus... Thanks for showing me this great picture... Ina...

A captivating shot Alptekin. Very alert to your presence by the look of the centre Cheetah. Excellent pose and POV. Stunninning work. Interesting note. Great work. TFS

  • Great 
  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-15 17:41]

Wow ! What a brilliant capture. The way you got one to look straight at you and the other two to pose differently. Amazing constrast. Well done.

  • Great 
  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2005-04-15 19:37]

Fabulous capture...wow...this would be a shot of a lifetime for me!

An excellent POV although those cats don't look very happy

Great shot Alan.
Very good POV, composition, and sharpness. The OOF BG make it very nice.
Great work.

  • Great 
  • mago Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 2 N: 12] (86)
  • [2005-04-16 2:10]

Great capture, there is no doubting what the middle cheetah is looking at.
Well timed shot 10/10.

WOW, what a beautiful shot. Great details on the cats, lovely OOF background, compliments the colours of the cats too :)

Well done

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-16 4:03]

Très belle et intéressante composition photographique pour ces superbes félins. Bonne nettté grâce à la profondeur de champ bien adaptée.
Well Done !

Great shot, very good POV and sharpness.
A pity that you've cut the third Cheetah...
Well done.

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-16 4:39]

Fantastic picture, great pose of all the cats. Very interesting. I think the picture is a little UE at some points and in an ideal world you would have left some space on the righthandside. Still this is very well done! TFS!

Just an incredible shot, an amazing pose, stunning. Superbly captured, a strong family bond is evident here. Well done and thanks for posting.

  • Great 
  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-04-16 13:36]

It is difficult to make shot like this.
Very beautiful colour and detail.
I like it very much.
Well done.


Great shot, love these big cats good composition, and sharpness.

Great picture!
Focus is very sharp, DOF very narrow so cheetas are well defined against the BG. Pose and composiiton very good. The only change I would make is to brighten it a little. I check the histogram and your not using the full range. It could be from the scanning since you use film. Few adjustment would give your image more brilliance without sacrifying the soft lighting. Great picture, I like it and TFS.

This is an incredible group shot of these juvenile cheetahs, well composed. :)

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-03-01 4:48]

Love the intensive look in the eyes of the two facing.Very nice community pic of the "Brothers".
LOve it.
Badruddin Ali

  • Great 
  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-01 5:03]

Absolutely Beautiful, it took my breath away.


amazing pic, TFS Ori

  • Great 
  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-09-24 22:18]

It's a good group portrait! nice light and dof.
very well done.



Amazing textures and nice POV. Good colors and great sharpness too.

Thanks for sharing!

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