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Cheetah on the Lookout

Cheetah on the Lookout
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Copyright: Sheriff Wilbury (soccer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 60D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-12-20 23:06
Viewed: 4432
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During the past winter, we left camp early in the morning at 6am when the gates of the camp at Pretoriuskop opened. A very cold winters morning in the bush where all the grass and trees were very dry. Animal sightings were few and far between when we decided to go down a dirt road later that day in search of a leopard that had been seen the past 3 days along that road. As we drove past a herd of impala, just down the road, there were 4 Cheetah hiding behind and anthill looking out at the impala. After waiting for sometime and closely monitoring the stand off between the Cheetahs and Impalas, this Cheetah popped up onto the anthill under the shade of the tree.........

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No era fácil con esa luz la captura, pero resolviste en general bien.
Me encanta especialmente la pose del mamífero y el encuadre realizado.
Saludos Sheriff: J. Ignasi.

hello Sheriff!
gooooood morning to you and let me congratulate you for this lovely cheetah portrait taken under brilliant mixed light condition. Love the relaxed pose of the cat and the chosen point of view. In my opinion the contrast of the scene is a bit too high. Please Sheriff, check the workshop where I did changed the level and contrast settings as much as I could. Have a blessed Christmas and awesome new year my friend. Thank you for your kind comments in the past.
George Veltchev

Another stunning delivery with majestic pose. Superb shot in nature Sheriff.
Thanks and have a nice day!

Fantastic pose of a fantastic animal! Another impressive photo Sheriff! The composition, the lighting and the sharpness are excellent.

wonderful pose, with a very fine performance!
regards Sheriff

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-21 1:41]

Hi Sheriff,it seems a movie star,this cheetah is in pose only for you..ehee...and it's a fantastic pic,great sharpness and colors and a very professional work in these differents light levels,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-21 2:39]

Hello Sheriff,
Beautiful photo of this impressive cheetah. Very nice colours and excellent sharpness. Characteristic pose on a termite hill.

Just perfect standing of the Cheetah. Good use of light. Goos BG.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-12-21 4:05]

Hello Sheriff,
A superb view of this Cheetah in an elegant pose. Great focus on the eye and fine sharp details. You did very well in the bright light.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Hello Sheriff,
wonderful shot of this Cheetah on the lookout with good sharpness and great pose. I especially like the fine light and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

Ciao Sherif, great capture of superb creature, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Sheriff,
Splendid capture of an amazing cat. The natural colors, details and focus are great.
Thanks for sharing this gorgeous animal!

Hello Sheriff,
Even the light condition wasn't perfect the image is very beautiful. The details, sharpness, colours and POV are perfect. Well done!

Ciao Sheriff. The best managment of the difficult light. Very good sharp and details. Best compliments.


Hello Sheriff,
Superb sharp detailed photo of this cheetah. Great DOF with a nice OOF BG. Beautiful contrasting and saturated colours. Good composition.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-01-18 11:12]

Beautiful picture, beautful animal, nice compo and color. Congratulation.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-01-18 18:24]

Hello Sheriff,
such a lively pose and exciting view. The light is so pretty.
The stance is lively and the beauty is well presented.
Love this animal.


Hello Sheriff,
This is a wonderful capture.Imponent pose,impressive sharpness and lighting,wonderful colors.
Thank You,
Best regards

ps:Impressive gallery You have! Congrats!

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2012-04-12 12:01]

Hi Sheriff,

Lucky you, enjoying wildlife photography, what better place to live than in Africa.

This is a relatively good shot, considering what you have to deal with the light and shadow from the tree. I have taken such photo but it turned out so bad with the over exposed and under exposed issue. So congrats on this one. Not as good as the previous post of the leopard, but a very good result from the difficult condition. Thank you.


Hello Sheriff
This is a stunning capture of the beautiful cheetah caught in an excellent pose.
Lovely details and sharpness.
Am adding this to my favourites

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