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The Noble Cat

The Noble Cat
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Copyright: David White (dkaved) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1996-07
Categories: Mammals, Savannah
Camera: Olympus OM-10, Tokina 80-200mm f/4
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildlife of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-20 15:42
Viewed: 6508
Points: 18
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The Cheetah
It truly is a noble creature!
The authorities of Kenya are now doing their best to preserve this animal as their numbers have been declining over the last few years.

I was lucky to see this fella in the grass as we were roaming the Masai Mara reserve.It seemed to me he was checking things out.....looking for his next meal.

Scanned from an old negative.
A bit of contrast and sharpening in PP.

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I like the way how you show not only the animal but also the surroundings.
Thanks for sharing!

Blends into the surroundings quite well! My favorite large cat. Good detail and color considering it was a scan. Well done.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-20 23:02]

Hello David

Nice capture of this big cat.I like the composition and natural surroundings.The Details are very good.TFS


Hi David

Congrats on an excellent shot. Well composed, good clear detail and nicely saturated colour. :-)

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-10-21 13:12]

Hi David,
Beautiful colours. Very nice details and sharpness. A fantastic shot.Nice framing.
TFS paula

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-10-21 14:06]

miaow! what a beautiful cat, david! :-)
excellent composition and terrific pose.
nice colors and good quality for a scan.
lucky you to see such a wonderful animal in freedom and not in the zoo.
well done & take care, thorsten.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-22 5:44]

Hello David,
Wonderful capture of Cheetah.I liked POV,pose of big cat,details,colors,framing and composition a lot.

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-11-01 4:41]

Very beatiful photo though analog camera. Really noble and wild.
TFS David.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-13 2:08]

Hi David,
really beautiful and elegent animal in superbs shot. Superbs sharpness and well detailed.
Really a splendid capture, the animal which I will never see unless I go to Kenya too.
Well done, well presented and thanks for sharing.


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