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Murphy the cheetah taken at the WHF. Thanks for looking in and for your time - comments and criticisms are, as usual, welcome.
Many thanks for your comments on For Sale - I enjoyed reading them, but special thanks are due to Hermanus for his precious UA.
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:31 Oct 2012 - 11:17 AM
Focal Length:98mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture priority
Metering Mode:Pattern
White Balance:Auto
Title:Cheetah portrait
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:19 Nov 2012 - 8:21 AM
Tags:Cheetah, Pets / captive animals, Whf, Wildlife / nature
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achieverswales
19 Nov 2012 - 8:28 AM

Not sure if he is pleased to see you Ann! He is magnificent!

Regards

Trev.

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Badgerfred
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19 Nov 2012 - 8:39 AM

Super portrait Ann, excellent detail,
Fred.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 9:02 AM

A very impressive portrait of this beautiful animal.

Albert

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Misty56
Misty56  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 9:20 AM

Another great shot,

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morpheus1955
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19 Nov 2012 - 9:20 AM

Outstanding portrait Ann, superb detail and colours, beautifully captured.

Hugh

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Hop-A-Long
19 Nov 2012 - 9:22 AM

Beautiful portrait of a beautiful animal.

Andy

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kel55
kel55  2 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 9:23 AM

Nice one .

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NaturesHaven
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19 Nov 2012 - 9:41 AM

Fantastic details, love the crinkly nose...........nice teeth........GrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
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19 Nov 2012 - 10:07 AM

Outstanding Ann, so beautifully captured, sharp and timing spot on!
Lillian

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SlowSong
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19 Nov 2012 - 10:28 AM

Who can resist these magnificent cats. Not me. Smile
x

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franken
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19 Nov 2012 - 10:32 AM

Excellent portrait Ann.

Ken

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RonnieAG
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19 Nov 2012 - 10:41 AM

You have captured Murphy perfectly in fine detail and nice soft lighting, Ann.
Ronnie.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
19 Nov 2012 - 10:41 AM

Splendid shot Ann, lovely detail, good eye contact, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Scottishlandscapes
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19 Nov 2012 - 10:46 AM

Fantastic quality and such a good expression while still holding the point of focus, not as easy with the extender added to the lens.

Dougie

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digital_boi
19 Nov 2012 - 11:29 AM

excellent capture Ann a wee winner for sure

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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pascalg
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19 Nov 2012 - 12:02 PM

superb!

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Irishkate
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19 Nov 2012 - 12:29 PM

Excellent close up of this fine animal whom we all feel we now know.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
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19 Nov 2012 - 12:41 PM

Excellent head shot, Ann. Doesn't look that pleased, with his ears back.

Dave

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CaroleS
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19 Nov 2012 - 1:22 PM

He really is not at all happy, just look at those flat ears (and the teeth!). An excellent capture.
Carole

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Fefe
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19 Nov 2012 - 1:26 PM

Great capture, doesnt look like he is up for cuddleTongue
Diane

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Daisymaye
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19 Nov 2012 - 2:24 PM

An excellent capture Ann. Love the snarly pose.......Sandy

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bobhowell
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19 Nov 2012 - 2:51 PM

Supurb capture - great timing well taken Ann. Bob

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marktc
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19 Nov 2012 - 2:54 PM

Now that's impressive, both the shot and the Flat Cap (ears back). Another fantastic capture Ann, maybe I'll pop back to this one later Wink

Last Modified By marktc at 19 Nov 2012 - 2:55 PM

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Niknut
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19 Nov 2012 - 2:56 PM

Cracking shot !!!

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danbrann
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19 Nov 2012 - 3:35 PM

Oh Ann he's smiling at you ..how sweet. a cracking image Ann.

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annettep38
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19 Nov 2012 - 3:57 PM

a wonderful portrait with these beautiful amber eyes. I just love it.

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JohnChambersPhotography

I feel the dentist coming on, lovely pose well timed and taken Ann . The eyes are so capitulating drawing you into them

John

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ValSaxby
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19 Nov 2012 - 4:19 PM

Wonderful capture Ann - superb detail

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EMJAYCEE
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19 Nov 2012 - 4:31 PM

A cheetah portrait to be proud of.
Joan.

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LynneJoyce
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19 Nov 2012 - 5:00 PM

Murphy always comes through with great expressions and you have captured a beauty here.

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gary_d
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19 Nov 2012 - 5:13 PM

A beautiful animal and he would be very pleased with this wonderful portrait. - gary

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taggart
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19 Nov 2012 - 5:13 PM

A great portrait!

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Rock
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19 Nov 2012 - 6:48 PM

I clean Spirit's teeth twice a week but I am not prepared for the job on this magnificent animal.

Rock

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nealie
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19 Nov 2012 - 6:59 PM

Brilliant!!

John

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AnneWorner
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19 Nov 2012 - 7:33 PM

I so enjoy seeing the photos of these splendid creatures - this one has evidently had enough of photographers for one day Smile

Anne

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nonur
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19 Nov 2012 - 8:45 PM

The best shot of this big cat, excellent!

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debu
debu  4 India
19 Nov 2012 - 10:46 PM

Nicely captured.
debu

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EAS
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20 Nov 2012 - 6:44 AM

Wow! Perhaps he feels rather like me when the camera lens gets pointed in my direction. Grin A very fine portrait of this wonderful animal.

Sorry I couldn't look in yesterday. No Internet connection.

Ann

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ugly
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20 Nov 2012 - 1:05 PM

Very Happy to be Nuber 60...
A great image keep them coming...

Dave

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20 Nov 2012 - 1:54 PM

WOW! blooming amazing Ann, what a stunner of a picture.

John Smile

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20 Nov 2012 - 9:55 PM

Wonderful timing Ann - terrific image.
Jason

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Glostopcat
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22 Nov 2012 - 7:39 PM

A fantastic portrait of this fierce creature baring his teeth

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sparrowhawk
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25 Nov 2012 - 7:17 PM

so gorgeous i just love these big cats

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