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Copyright: Patrick Hubert (yquem46) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (790)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D 70, Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-15 13:29
Viewed: 3971
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
En Afrique de l’Est, les guépards chassent dans les plaines herbeuses de l’écosystème Serengeti (Tanzanie)/Maasai Mara (Kenya). Leurs proies, la plupart du temps d’assez petite taille (gazelles de Thomson ou de Grant ) leurs sont peu visibles au ras du sol. Pour scruter l’horizon, ces félins montent donc sur des promontoires, petites collines naturelles, buttes de termitières …. A défaut, il n’est pas rare que le capot ou le toit de la Landrover qui s’est arrêtée pour l’observer, fasse l’affaire.

In Eastern Africa, cheetahs hunt in the long-grass plains of the Serengeti (Tanzania)/Maasai Mara (Kenya) ecosystem. Their preys, rather small (Thomson and Grant gazelles), are hardly visible at the ground level. The cats therefore climb on natural promontories, small hills, termite hillocks ..... When available, the roofs and hoods of Landrovers, which stopped so as to watch them, are often appreciated.

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bonjour Patrick

bienvenue dans Treknature,

superb image du Guépard qui est en contre-jour avec le coucher du soleil,
excellent angle de vue et cadrage, belle pose du félin sauvage,
j'aimes également l'arrière-plan de l'image, TFS


Hello Patrick

A beautiful composition.
The pose is excellent,and you have just enough silhouette for artistic effect and enough detail as well.
The sun looks terrific,I really like the tall grasses silhouetted against the light.
Very good POV.


Hello Patrick,

Its a dream shot, I like the way you have composed the picture against the back drop of sunset, beautifull image.TFS.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-12-15 23:37]

Hello Patrick !
What a wonderful picture ! I love everything here - sharpness, details, colors, composition, POV, BG and pose of the cheetah. He looks so proud, and this beautiful light in the BG ! All in all, it's the kind of picture I would like to print and hang on my wall. Very well done !

Bonjour Patrick,
Una gran composición, donde se capta perfectamente el aire que comentas en el documento, luces y olor de África. Saludos cordiales. Ferran

Hey Patrik.

Another excellent image, perfect framing with plenty of room to the right of the subject, excellent POV looking up towards the cheetah. Love that pose he diffinatly knows whos at the top of he food chain :) perfect sunset just to add to an already great image, 10/10

Cheers Rick :)

Hello Patrick,
We all want to see this, I guess. So thank you for sharing this cheetah.
Beautiful layers in the background.
Very beautiful.


Loking at the shape of this guepard we can say, the photo was taken just after it dinner. Ni captura, the light in a BG and almost dark in a first level do a good contrast.

Best regards


Nice shot, very well composed. TFS.

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