Cheetahs Can't Climb Trees 2
- lovenature (6391)
- [2007-11-30 8:13]
I guess there are always exceptions to the rule. Your Cheetah is well captured up the tree. I like the way the light is coming from behind as it accentuates his fur and lanky outline. Nicely framed.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-11-30 8:15]
Wow...what a sleek animal. And quite adapted to it's native environment. Interesting and somewhat cute note that it supposedly doesn't climb. I have found anomalies from nature to textbook sometimes. Very interesting observation.
*Question...What do you scan your slides with. I have a high end slide scanner but it doesn't do the job yours does..
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-11-30 8:41]
lovely shot, liked the pov and the composition, you got a lovely pose here, beautiful colours,
tfs & regards
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-11-30 8:47]
Great pose of this beautiful cat. Good timing! TFS
Have a nice wekend
- ridvan (5205)
- [2007-11-30 9:03]
selam james; yes they can climb to tree as you show here.Excellent shot of this cheetah.Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.splendid Colors. well done.
- Adam73 (2253)
- [2007-11-30 9:10]
Amazing framing and for some reason I love that beautiful tail and this image shows the Cheetahs bueaty. Great shot.
- fragman (43778)
- [2007-11-30 9:27]
beautiful pic, great composition, TFS Ori
- rundive (770)
- [2007-11-30 10:03]
Great shot. The composition is very good.
I like it.
- joey (24909)
- [2007-11-30 10:46]
Wow! A cheetah up a tree!
Great shot of this unusual sighting.
Good quality as usual.
Well done James.
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2007-11-30 11:51]
Perfect composition with head, tail and tree :-) Fantastic moment another great place to your collection. Also as always good note
I like it very much
- arfer (0)
- [2007-11-30 12:10]
I had a declawed house cat that could climb really well.They grip the tree with there strong toes I guess.LOL
What a lovely shot of this cheetah.
The focus is very good with wonderful details.
Nicely composed in the frame.
- claudine (0)
- [2007-11-30 13:02]
This is a beautiful capture of this majestic and impressive animal James. I would have been much impressed being at your place. I like this POV and composition a lot, details and exposure are superb. Well seen with great notes as usual :) Thanks,
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-11-30 13:15]
Hi James. It may be 5 years old but its a great shot of the Cheetah. such a fine animal. you have capture a fine pose in the tree with it looking out . what a long tail it has. well done TFS. great notes to go with the shot.
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-11-30 14:21]
A Cheetah on the tree!
excellent composition on this perfect sharpness shot!
even the texture of the tree can be clearly seen!
thanks for the wonderful notes!
p/s how many days can afford in Auckland?
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2007-11-30 15:20]
It is good to be able to show exceptions to rules! Well noted, James!
This is a beautiful capture! The cheetah is sharp and the details of his coat and eyes are good! He looks as if he is pretending to be part of the tree! If he did not move, he would probably be difficult to see!
Many thanks for your comments on 'Pretty and Healthy'.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-11-30 16:51]
What an amazing composition with the cheetah in the crotch of this beautiful acacia. They say the same thing about grizzlies but if you try to out climb one you better me willing to go to heights where the branches won't hold thier weight. This image has great sharpness and lovely backlighting, thanks James.
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-11-30 19:20]
Haaaa ! What a great shot, that's a super moment in that beautiful composition. Sharp, great exposure and textures ! Well done !
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-11-30 22:04]
I don't have much time today, only to make a quick point
You got a fantastic shot, wonderful presentation.. Well
done my friend..
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-11-30 22:18]
What a magnificent cat you have captured in Kenya, James!
Its elegant posture up there in the tree speaks volumes about its power and majestic beauty.
I think I did see some documentary on Animal Planet in which a Cheetah is shown climbing a tree.
Very informative note as usual.
TFS and regards.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2007-12-01 2:29]
A beautiful capture of this blazingly fast big cat. Very nicely composed with excellent details and a lovely POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2007-12-01 3:30]
Did you see him in the tree? or climbing the tree as well?
How high was that?
Could he have jumped there instead of climbing?
Very interesting to see him in a tree anyway. Sure an excellent pic. Also outstanding quality.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-12-01 5:54]
It is not enough to tell, that this my the most favourite animal from childhood. And you have pictured it at so wonderful scenery. The impressiveness of the tree is unlimited. Pose and glance of the animal. its charming tail are great. Clearness of the colours, transparency of the image, excellent details and sharpness, natural colours are fantastic and so pleasant to eye. Composition is superb too as well as the skill framing and POV. MY compliments and thanks.
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-12-01 7:16]
ha ha ha I love that!
Awesome photo! Beautiful creature, well composed with lovely curves in the tree. This is a wonderful shot!
- JohnWarden (352)
- [2007-12-01 8:24]
Beauty - I like how you recognized that the Cheetahs trademark tear stains are mimiced by the tree limbs. The left side tear stain is in perfect symetry with the middle tree limb. Way to go, what an eye. Thanks ery much for this lesson on how to look for symetry.
- Debz (3307)
- [2007-12-02 3:26]
Hi James, this is a magnificent shot in every way and you have make a beautiful composition. The pov of the Cheetah is caught in a wonderful pov with the long tail trailing down the tree. The textures and natural colour on the tree are perfect. The Cheetah perfectly sharp with great light and colours. Stunning prize winner.
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-12-02 9:32]
I very much like this composition and the Cheetah is such a lovely animal! Excellent sharp details and I love that long tail! Great back lighting and fine colours. Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla
- fiftysomething (657)
- [2007-12-03 4:43]
A really different composition - nice one.
- mlines (3116)
- [2007-12-29 20:32]
Hi Jame, I like the photo and the notes also. The timing was good as the cheetah is looking around towards you.Clarity and colours are excellent. TFS. Murray.
- dadashi-joon (60)
- [2009-05-01 6:30]
hi james very nice shot you doing very hard &very good work . tanks