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    Cheetah

    This was taken very early in the morning. It was overcast and windy the clouds skidding across the sky. Every now and again a short burst of sunlight would appear, on such an occassion I snapped away.

    Cheetah

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    Re: Cheetah

    Good catch. Busy background but the light helped isolate the cat.

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    Re: Cheetah

    Hi Bobo, thanks for the comments. Oddly I've only ever seen Cheetah in this type of habitat not in the wide open plains as usually pictured in Serengeti or Ngorongoro.

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    Re: Cheetah

    I agree nice shot and light. I do wish for a little more room for him to look into.

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    Hi Paul, thanks. There was a tree just left of frame. Darn animals never go where they are supposed to.

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    Re: Cheetah

    There is a patch of out of focus foliage near the top, Clive, which I find distracts my view of this excellent animal.

    Therefore, I would like to crop it out, but that may cause a size ratio problem, unless a square crop would work.

    I think there would still be sufficient foliage to set the scene in context.

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    Re: Cheetah

    Hi Clive, this is one of those capture moments where, when I visualize how the final image will look and realize that I don't have enough space in front of the subject, that I try to find a matching empty patch of foreground/background to shoot that I can add in post processing to get the needed space.

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    Re: Cheetah

    The timing, just as the sun hits the side of its head and down its flank and picks out the leaves above the animal, is wonderful.

    I like it very much.
    Last edited by Donald; 19th March 2012 at 10:33 PM.

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    Re: Cheetah

    At first glance I thought the background to busy/confusing but the more I look at it the more I realize why this beast has such beautiful natural camoflage. I always love youir pics Clive.thanks for posting.

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    Re: Cheetah

    Hi Geoff, many thanks and good comment and many thanks I will see what I can do with the foliage.

    Hi Frank, thanks I will try to remember this in future as I've never thought about it before.

    Hi Donald, many thanks.

    Hi James, many thanks for comments.

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