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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-NikkorED 70-200mm f/2.8G IF, (digital)
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of ETHIOPIAN (Africa) Region [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-07 3:46
Viewed: 4872
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot of the fastest mammal on earth.
This time the shot wasn't taken into the Etosha National Park but in a farm owned by a couple of cheetah lovers.
This is their website:
They try to save cheetah giving them a place to run.
They own a big farm and most of the space is for cheetah.
Please visit the website.

Thanks for reading.

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Hi Andrea,
Motion blur really give sense of fast running cheetah. Greatly captured. Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-07 4:33]

Ciao Andrea

What a cool picture! You car really feel te speed in this one! (although he is probably not that fast and a bit relaxed because he already got some food :))
Great POV, lovely colors and light, very well done!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Andrea

Excellent action shot in the animals natural surroundings. Well done. TFS.

Wonderful photo, brilliant composition and POV! TFS - Xplorator Radu

Hello Andrea,
May be you were on a moving car that made this blurry picture. Well composed and seen.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-09-07 5:12]

Hi Andrea,

I like this actionshot. Its not easy to see and capture a cheeta like this.


Very dynamic and perfect shot. Well done on a great job.


Hi Andrea,
This is a great shot. We feel the mouvement. Did you use the 1/60 speed by purpose? You caught a wonderful and rare animal in the wild and that's something, I like it ;-) Regards,

Hi Andrea,
I really like the panning motion blur in this shot. It gives that great sense of motion yet allows much of the Cheetah to be sharp.
Nice shot.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-09-07 12:45]

Ciao Andrea,
Your shot of this cheetah gives a strong sense of motion at speed - Pity the cheetah is not fully stretched out but you cannot always get it all together :-)
Excellent shot and TFS

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-09-07 13:09]

wauw Andrea,
you have made a fast capture here, nice effect, good speed in the shot and a fantastic dof, great atmosphere in it. good job.
gr. jaap

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-09-07 16:17]

Hi Andrea
Good action shot. Good sharpnes, colours, light, sharpnes and POV.
Well don Andrea


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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-09-07 17:02]

Hi Andrea, great shot, love the motion blur effect gives the shot real movement and atmosphere. Great work and TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-07 21:51]

Hello Andrea

The blur really gives this photo action.Nicely done.Good POV on this one.TFS


Hello Andrea,
Very short on time this morning.
Nice capture, thanks for posting.
Have a great weekend.

hi andrea
le titre est bien choisit,la photo n'est pas nette mais cela a le merite de nous montrer a quel point le leopard court vite.

Hi Andrea,
Great montion blur. It accentuate the speed perfectly. Funny to see the tail in perfect sharpness.

:) tomorrow

Hi Andrea
Very good captured this moving cheeta. As you wrote in your note, cheetas are the fastest mammal on the world. And I think it must be so difficult to take their photos during move. Congratulations.
Sincere greetings.

ma in bocca ha una preda o un piccolo?

Ciao Andrea. Questa foto č eccezionale. mi chiedo a che velocitŕ andasse. l'effetto del mosso č bellissimo anche se la parte posteriore č meno mmossa rispetto a quella anteriore.

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