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A fast one for Annick

A fast one for Annick
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200, bean bag
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark October 2008
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1, Vanderschelden's favorites III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-26 7:46
Viewed: 3606
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I dedicate this one to Annick vanderschelden one of TN core members ,we all know he is fond of Africa and its wildlife,hope we can see lots more of his pictures on TN.

Here a cheetah cub photographed in the Krugerpark in the Lower Sabie area,we met this cub together with its mom and 3 other brothers / sisters on our morning drive,we were lucky enough to be the first to arrive at this sighting and we could watch/film and of course photograph these beauties for about an half hour before they dissappeared again in their habitat...
if you have a closer look you can see our (rented) car in the reflections of its eyes,hope you like it.

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hallo Paul
ook toevallig ik heb net een berichtje gestuurd
maar deze foto is ook weer OK
niks over te zeggen alleen maar veel LOF
groetjes lou

great portrait, TFS Ori

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-01-26 8:25]

Hello Paul, nice dedication and a good one. I like the clear and lovely clarity. Color tones are beautiful. Ganesh

Hello Paul,
Lovely expression, beautiful eyes, nice colors and very good sharpness.

Hi Paul,

Your visit to Kruger was a sucess judging from this image. I live right next to the Kruger and have not been so lucky as to have an image of these guys. Really good portrait with good detail and pose.



Hallo Paul
What a pleasant sight and most appropriate dedication to Annick. Hopefully we will have the privilege to encounter some of these beautiful animals during our next trip to the Kruger in October this year. You have captured the fine features on this young cheetah with preciseness and care. The eyes are almost hypnotizing. The black marking from its eyes alongside the nose, ending in its mouth is so beautiful. The fine hair in the neck and the small ears all alert is very eye-catching. This is a significant image, with lots of lovely details, and absolutely wonderful to look at. I must admit, I am quite jealous.Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-01-26 11:27]

Hi Paul
Beautiful close up.Rich details and perfect focus.
Well done.
Razvan Zinica

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-26 11:41]

Hallo Paul,
Buren vandaag, leuk. Mooi portret van deze cheetah. Goede scherpte en vooral fantastisch goede natuurlijke kleuren. De ogen springen er uit. Deze was waarschijnlijk echt wild. Uitstekende compositie.
Annick zal dit vast waarderen.

Hello Paul,
Absolutely great:) Thanks a lot.
Geen enkele Cheetah gezien gedurende mijn 3 weken in Kruger. 2007 alweer. Jij dus wel en nog een mooie ook. Ben aan 't denken over zijn leeftijd...geen cub meer maar toch nog tamelijk jong. Ook zijn ogen komen goed tot uiting...
Die ogen zijn vaak moeilijk omdat ze wat dieper liggen omp 't zonlicht te weren. Fantastisch beest. Zeker weten. Heel goed gedaan.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-26 12:06]

Hi Paul. This beauty is having a good look at you with its huge eyes. You have taken it with fine detail and colours in the fur. very well done TFS.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-01-26 18:31]

Hello Paul,
Very beautiful capture, great POV and wonderful sharpness, the
Cheetah is ready to run! ... Well done


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-26 21:32]

Hello Paul,

You have made a very nice portret of the cheetah. Image has a very hiogh quality being sharp and rendering natural colors. There is a very nice glance of light in its eyes.

Thank you for sharing,


Very good catch, the focus is perfect, the eyes of this animal are ready to say somethind, Congratutations.


Thanks for your precious words on my completion of 3 years on TN, Paul.
This is a wonderful portrait of a Cheetah cub. I am impressed with that cool, penetrating gaze in its eyes.
Well done and TFS.

Hello Paul,
Excellent portrait of this cheeta, good dedication, perfect shot!!! well done.
Thankyou for sharing, best regards

Excellent shot. This animal is not so much seen in TN, which makes this picture even more special. Good eye contact, sharply focussed and nice details. I would have liked a little more brightness on the eyes, but anyways, great shot and thanks for sharing.

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