Thank you for your comments on my first posting to TN. I will indeed try to include more notes, as you suggest, in future postings. The lens was set on about the 300mm mark and the camera was set to "Auto" mode so that I did not have to worry about getting the exposure correct. I managed to take about 10 shots of this particular cheetah before it moved away. We were on an evening safari drive in an open landrover when this cheetah was spotted in some grass.
Regards and Happy New Year
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