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    Cheetah

    On my last trip I was having a lot of bad luck with cheetah, hours were spent searching and the ones found were either too far away or under thick shade away from the sun. As luck would have it during the last hour of sunlight on our last day we found this female and two juvenile males near our campsite. Once they got used to our prescence they came out of cover and relaxed in the open. The light conditions were tricky, golden hour but deep dappled shade was a challenge.
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    Re: Cheetah

    Its really a nice pic - Cheetah in it's real natural habitat !

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    Re: Cheetah

    Wonderful, Clive.

    I think you've managed the lighting very well and the whole mood of the image is of evening time and everything and everyone slowing down and relaxing.

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    Great shot, Clive, and especially for getting down there and making the angle. Where were you?

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    Very nice.

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    Re: Cheetah

    This works very well for me.

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    Re: Cheetah

    Beautiful Clive, nice image in difficult lighting. Thank you for sharing your image, nice to know such a beautiful creature still exists.

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    Re: Cheetah

    We should always look at these images in the Lightbox but this one especially shines when viewed that way. We can't tell you had a difficult time with the light because it looks wonderful! thanks for sharing with us.

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    Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

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    Re: Cheetah

    Hi All, many thanks for the feedback and time taken to comment, it is appreciated.

    David, this was taken in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in SW Botswana, it is one of the better areas for Cheetah within Botswana.

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    Hi Clive,

    The light was perfect and you did a great job. I would be proud to add that one to my own collection.

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    Re: Cheetah

    Hi Andre,
    Thank you, your comment means a lot to me.

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    I love this, Clive. I had the good fortune to see this elusive animal in the Masai Mara and I will never forget the experience. Thanks for the memories. Apart from the beautiful light in this image, I love the cheetah's pose. Great capture.

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    Clive, Great looking cat and a wonderful capture. Thanks so much for sharing. The only time I would get to see one of these magnificent animals is behind thick glass or fencing in a zoo.

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    Hi Janis, many thanks for the positive comments. I'm very fortunate to live where I do and never tire from what I see.

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    Hi Jon, thank you and it's only a pleasure to share my wildlife experiences.

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