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First Cheetah

First Cheetah
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Copyright: James Parker (Jamesp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2001-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1vHS, Canon EF 300mm f2.8 USM IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-14 14:04
Viewed: 5333
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I visited Africa five times without seeing a cheetah. I saw this in Ruaha National Park and managed to take three shots as it ran off. Ruaha is a small park in central Tanzania and is at a much lower altitude and warmer than the parks of the northern 'circuit'. There are large numbers of baobab and lots of lion and leopard. Lesser Kudu and Dafassa Waterbuck are quite easily seen.

I stayed at Sand River Camp.

For more information see 'Cheetahs Can't Climb Trees' in my gallery

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Hi James,
Very nice capture of my favorite animal... I would love to see one in the wild but as you say it's not easy. I have been 3 times in South Africa and have never seen one. Maybe next time :D
Nicely POV and composition of this action shot.
Great job and TFS

great body, TFS Ori

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-15 2:07]

Congratulations, James.
You must have been thrilled.
Great capture of this cheetah on the run...very rare perspective.
What a beautiful animal.
TFS. : )

very impressed.

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