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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Namibia, a photographer's dream
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's Africa, Open Up....II, Cheetahs in Namibia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-19 16:10
Viewed: 8630
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 52
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From wiki..
The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is an atypical member of the cat family (Felidae) that is unique in its speed, while lacking climbing abilities. As such, it is placed in its own genus, Acinonyx. It is the fastest land animal, reaching speeds between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph)[3] in short bursts covering distances up to 460 m (1,500 ft), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 110 km/h (68 mph) in three seconds, faster than most supercars.

This is a young Cheetah captured in Namibia...

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Hi Annick,
One gets the feeling that this Cheetah is definitely attempting to communicate something .... like "Get outa my face!"Another excellent capture of a wild creature at its wildest.
Well done.

Face to face, good catch, the shapness is perfect.

Best regards


I like it, good capture.


Nice kitty but I don't think I'd want to get too close to it though.
Great capture. It looks like it posed right for you. Makes a great addition to your excellent collection. TFS.

Best Regards,


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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2009-01-19 18:58]

great stuff Annick, still too cute to look vicious .. beautiful portrait, nice and clear, great expression caught too.. well done! tfs

Hi Annick,

Beautiful in your face close up shot, love the detail and the POV. Superb markings excellent colours, really great eye contact, nice work, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-19 21:03]

Hello Annick,

The portret of the cheetah is very well done. The animal is in a fine and expresive pose. Image quality is very high sjowing impressive details. Even the texture of the tongue can be well seen. Colors are naturaly looking and a reachness of color tones has been rendered.

Thank you for sharing,

Hi Annick,
This kitty needs an attitude adjustment..
Great work - Mean lookin' growl..I can hear em' hissing at me from here :)

Bonjour Annick,
magnifique portrait de ce noble animal, avec une expression bien à lui...
La netteté et l'exposition sont excellents.
Merci pour le partage.

A cheetah picture that is even better than a leopard that I know !!
This one goes to my favorites Annick
Great job

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-01-19 23:55]

Hi Annick

Another very powerful portrait from you, my friend!
The facial expression of this beautiful cheetah is most impressive here and your timing was excellent in order to retain it.
...And that look in its eyes...pfoah!
Very good tight composition here that further enhances the drama of the shot, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors.

Bravo and TFS

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-01-20 0:11]

Hi Annick,
Fine capture of this mock threat of beautiful cheetah, good judgment to fill the frame. Soft lighting helped to get nice details here. tfs.

Hallo Annick
Stunning capture, it almost to beautiful to be real. Just love the way you captured the wrinkled nose and the rosy tongue. Cannot say more than "congratulations this is perfect photography".
Best regards

Great portrait Annick,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-01-20 5:36]

Bonjour Annick,
Encore un superbe portrait animalier, comme tu sais si bien les faire. Magnifique image, bien cadrée, nette. L'expression agressive du jeune guépard est si touchante. Bravo encore!
Bonne journée

hallo Annick
jeetje dat is schrikken
wat een mooie opname
zo scherp en mooi van kleur
een te gekke foto
groetjes lou

Hi Annick,
Excellent close-up for this lovely species. Nice portrait with a good light and colors, sharpness and DOF are excellent.
TFS and Best regards.

Hallo Annick,
Wat een aandoenlijk portret. En van grote klasse. Fantastisch in alle opzichten. Natuurlijker kan niet. Echt perfect!
Vermoedelijk ook op een cheetah farm gefotografeerd?. Wij konden ze daar zelfs aaien. (Staat lekker stoer voor het thuisfront). Er staat op TN een foto van mij waar 2 cheetahs vechten om een stuk vlees.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-20 8:51]

Hi Annick,
What a face and expression:)I liked clear details,tight framing,eye contact and composition a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

HI Annick,
wonderful close up of this Cheetah, he is not at all happy with you taking his pictures :) His expression is great. TFS

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2009-01-20 12:33]

Hi Annick. Superb sharpness catching this snarl very well indeed. It is something most of us will not see ourselves, so wonderful to see through your lens like this. TFS. Murray.

Love mood and timing with superb detail. Bravo.
Best regards.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-22 6:02]

Hello Annick,
Wow, I missed this brilliant shot! Lovely to see the teeth and the ears laid back!! Excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Very nicely framed too.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-01-23 3:03]

Ha Annick,

Ook dit is een fraaie,het licht werkt hier iets beter mee,fraaie portret foto,kan zo in het paspoort,ben benieuwd wat je deed aangezien zijn agressieve houding,


Ciao Annick, splendid portrait with fantastic pose, great details and splendid sharpness, wonderful light and colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Annick,
WOW! that's really a fantatsic capture,
wonderful timing, superb sharpness, excellent
details in the fur, beautiful vivid
colors and good clarity and light.

  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-28 3:13]

A striking portrait of this young Cheetah!
Really good sharpness and detail.
Excellent pose.
Great light.

Well done,


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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-01-28 9:43]

wow. fantastic capture. i don't know how i skipped this
this goes to my favorites

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