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Copyright: Daniel Swerts (Dee_eS) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 40] (548)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon DSLR D200, Sigma 80-400 OS, Sigma UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Felidae of the world, part 3, BEST OF: Cheetahs 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-30 14:50
Viewed: 6247
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After having witnessed a successful hunt by a cheetah on our first day in the Mara, we followed this one as she started stalking some Thomson gazelles, keeping our distance. When a large herd of wildebeest and zebra wandered into the scene, she had to give up the hunt.

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perfect pic, no words needed, TFS Ori

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-12-30 16:04]
  • [2]

Hi Daniel

What a great side on view you caught of this grand lady. I too was fortunate enough to witness my first ever cheetah kill in the Kruger Park during my holiday there in October. What a privilege.

Anyway, you've done excellent with this shot. Classical composition, pose, and POV, great natural colours, nice sharp details, stunning OOF grassy BG, and very good exposure levels.

I wish for you and your loved ones a wonderful and fulfilling 2007.

Friendly regards

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-12-30 16:20]

What a sleek and beautiful animal. Exceptional colors and nice DOF. Your note sounds like something I used to hear on old TV program, "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom." Nice post.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-12-30 18:36]
  • [2]

Hello Daniel,
Nice pose of the cheetah, I liked the composition, colors and sharpness. TFS
Wish you a wonderful New Year

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-12-31 3:10]

Hi Daniel,

What a great last shot in the old year!
Classical pose of this beautiful and fast animal.
I wish you all the best for 2007!


Just excellent in all aspects. WOW.

woooow. you were shared a beautiful photo with us. saharpnes and colors very well.
see you

Prachtige foto, Daniel.
Hij staat echt mooi op dat heuveltje.

Very nice catch, sharpness, good light, POV and colours, the eyes of the animal are great. Congratulations.

Best Regards


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