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Cheetah - 3

Cheetah - 3
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-01 4:30
Viewed: 4421
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The sprint was short and obviously the fawn had no chance to escape.

The picture shows the typical way Cheetahs are hunting, unlike other cats they have no retractile claws but they need them for the sprint, just as sportsmen use spikes on their sprint shoes. The prey is not held with the claws but just put down with a side kick. After that the Cheetah kills its prey by biting the throat and suffocating their prey, as do all big cats. Smaller cats are killing their small prey by biting the head or the spine.

Dogs (African Wild Dog, Wolves, Jackals etc) do not kill their prey, they just start eating.

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Probably that was just for a little snack. Cheetah doesn't look like nervous!


Hi Tom
Great catch! On the right moment...beautiful.
Thank You!
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-01 5:53]

Hello Tom
a wonderful shot of nature at work. Excellent moment and splendid NG shot.
congrats for such a nice presentation.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-01 6:17]

Very touching moment, that's nature, good one. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-01 6:34]

Hello Tom,
A well timed shot that captures the rawness of nature! Nice composition, sharpness and natural colours.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-01 6:38]

Hello Tom,
Perfect timing. Impressive scene with a fawn without any chance. Excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours.

Hello Tom

Une lutte inégale ! Great timing to immortalize
dead and life struggle in the African Savanna,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Tom,
Very good notes complementing by an excellent sharp image. I am learning something new here today.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-02-01 17:57]

Hi Tom,
Superb series with wonderful work on your part, obtaining splendid shots all through out. I was pull for the underdog, but the hunters need to eat. Great work Tom.

Hi Tom,

It has been worthwhile to wait & watch.



Hello Tom
Another impressive action photo with perfect timing, wonderful soft colours and great sharpness.

Absolutely spectacular moment Tom ..and I think that you deserve a special award for that capture ...it is really that good! Bravo! How pity that the Cheetah's rear was out of the frame ...but still a classic!
George Veltchev

Great action shot! Pity you couldnt get the legs and tail of the cheetah into the picture.
I have to disagree about your one statement, I have seen both wild dog and jackal attack and kill their prey.

Hello Tom,
A fantastic moment captured with excellent timing! A beautiful nature picture,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

Hi Tom,
So sorry for the fawn. It is no match. You did impressive job here. Very well done.

Excelente momento de caça, onde o caçador é caçado!!!

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-03-07 7:37]

Hi Tom,

Waauw, this is nature. Great moment you caught here. These photo's are not often seen on TN.
My compliments.


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