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This is the male Cheetah called Murphy

and yes, you guessed it I was also in his enclosure with him
V2 myself in with Mia, as have been asked to see different ones

Again as you can see in full sunshine, and hand held.

Thank you all for your comments on the white lion cub
and special thanks to Steve and Ricky for your User Awards

internet keeps going ...again!!! at least gives me time to process the 3000 odd photosWink

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:6 Aug 2013 - 10:48 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Watchful Murphy
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:9 Aug 2013 - 7:16 AM
Tags:General, Kent, Male cheetah, Pets / captive animals, Sunshine, Whf, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

Comments

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 7:23 AM

What a stunning image Lillian...a typical cheetah pose, superb photography as usualGrinGrinGrin

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 7:29 AM

Wow what a handsome fella he is and I love the bottoms upBlush from Mia.SmileSmile

Tigger1
Tigger1  2 England
9 Aug 2013 - 7:37 AM

Brilliant shot! Well focused, with the tail nicely blurred to suggest its movement and speed. I like it!

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 7:39 AM

More beautiful images, Lillian, I trust the keeper was close by in V.2 Smile Carol

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1912 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 7:42 AM

V1 is an absolute stunner, very brave in V2!
Nigel

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 7:56 AM

Love V1 with that ominous tail wag (always worrying in a cat) and the butt view of Mia is excellent. Lucky you to be in the enclosure.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
9 Aug 2013 - 7:57 AM

Super images Lillian, great pose captured in V1,
Fred.

nealie
nealie e2 Member 3nealie vcard
9 Aug 2013 - 7:58 AM

Really like these shots, congrats.

John

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3260 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:17 AM

Lets hope they fed him before you entered the enclosure.............isn't it dangerous going into his domain, you hear of keepers being mauled by these wild animals........SmileSmileSmile

Last Modified By NaturesHaven at 9 Aug 2013 - 8:18 AM
sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:23 AM

gorgeous shots especially v1

morpheus1955
9 Aug 2013 - 8:29 AM

Two fantastic images Lillian

Hugh

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 8johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:33 AM

Two good images I like the unusual POV on v2.SmileSmileSmile
Regards John.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41116 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:38 AM

Very up close, Lillian and very personal of Mia's rear GrinGrin Lovely body shape of Murphy as well.

Dave

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:39 AM

some tails heh ??

DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:44 AM

Two great shots but V1 is a real cracker. Smile


David.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
9 Aug 2013 - 8:46 AM

Another superb image Lillian !! I like the way he is bowing in submission before you, kissing your feet Smile

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 8:53 AM

Don't you feel just a little bit nervous Lillian? You look so relaxed.Smile
Joan.

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4269 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
9 Aug 2013 - 9:05 AM

Lillian must trust the keeper not to mention the cheetah. They are said to be fairly easy to domesticate but........ Wonderful images the backview is extraordinary especially seeing you smiling at the front end.

Harriet

widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 9:07 AM

Amazing V1 Lillian SmileSmile

Rod

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
9 Aug 2013 - 9:18 AM

Stunning Lillian and your very brave Smile

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 9:30 AM

Great expression and I love the tail.

Dougie

You'll be running away and joining the circus next Lillian.

Last Modified By Scottishlandscapes at 9 Aug 2013 - 9:31 AM
NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43672 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 9:53 AM

Two more remarkable image of this darling creature, you are indeed very lucky and privileged to be amongst such animals

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 10:53 AM

Beautiful image of your old friend Murphy.
Sorry you missed out on my UA yesterday as like you I gave it to Lynne for all her beautiful
work. You've had some lovely images in recent days and your bravery is remarkable.
I presume it is only very well known and trusted people who are permitted into enclosures?
KateGrinGrinGrin

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 11:16 AM

Excellent images LillianSmile


Cliff

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 11:55 AM

Superb POV on V1. Excellent shots Lillian. paul

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
9 Aug 2013 - 12:12 PM

I am really enjoying your wild life images Lillian... beautfiul GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 12:25 PM

BRILLIANT LillianSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

User_Removed
9 Aug 2013 - 12:43 PM

🐆👍😃

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 1:03 PM

A wonderful capture in V1, Lillian...V2 really made me chuckle! Grin
Trev Smile

SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 1:26 PM

A beautiful cat and beautifully captured.
Steve

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 1:34 PM

V1 is beautiful Lillian. He must be very tame to let you in and be so unconcerned......Sandy

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 2:05 PM

Another duo of wonderful images, Lillian!
I love the look of concentration in V1.

Richard

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 2:06 PM

A beauty Lillian.

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 2:07 PM

Ready to go.........................
Super pose, you can feel the tension.
Johanna

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 2:12 PM

Well you are still here Lillian,
so it must have been a smooch and not lunch !!
Great shots.
Mick.

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 3:28 PM

Super shots, yikes he looks set to pounce on you !

B.

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7204 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 5:09 PM

V1 is an outstanding picture. Its hard to believe the speeds these can reach, they can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 3 seconds, a Ferrari cant do that

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 5:37 PM

A swishing tail with a cat always makes you wary - two beautiful shotsSmile

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 5:37 PM

WOW! what a great shot in V1 Lillian, and so good to see you in on the action on V2. This just HAS to take my award today, yes once again, and SO looking forward to meeting up at the Castle.

John Smile

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 5:39 PM

Splendid shots;
glad you had a good time.
Ju

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 - 6:20 PM

Beautiful captures.🐆😊

Eileen

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 6:24 PM

Two very lovely shots Lillian.GrinGrin
Ron

pks
pks  10 England
9 Aug 2013 - 7:11 PM

lovely

janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 - 7:36 PM

Two fantastic shots Lillian Smile
Jan

kathrynlouise

2 wonderful captures Lillian. V1 is awesome and V2 made me smile, i would've loved a smooch with him too GrinGrin

Kathryn

Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
9 Aug 2013 - 8:23 PM

Am so envious... ring you tomorrow.

Ruth

leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
9 Aug 2013 - 8:55 PM

Two great images, but V1 is a stunner one.
Effrossini

sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 9:12 PM

Two amazing images - Elizabeth xx

capto
capto e2 Member 21466 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 11:09 PM

It's great to share in your wonderful experience.Smile

ivor

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 - 11:17 PM

Two great shots Lillian. Cathy

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2983 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 12:16 AM

You are brave. I believe Cheetahs are more like dogs than cats, so maybe you were safe enough!


Willie

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 10:08 PM

V1 is beautiful, just look at the sweep of that tail! Ah, and thanks for V2, another one that has to be precious because someone took the trouble to take it for you. That smile looks real, Lillian, just love the rear end and bowing posture of the cheetah. Wow!

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 - 5:57 AM

Well lillian I wouldn't be able to keep a steady hand if I was inside the fence with this big cat...
Both images are wonderful... Brava! Grin
IB

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 10:44 PM

I love it how the bokeh dots repeat the cheetah pettern.
a wonderful expression Smile too!!

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 12:30 PM

Love both these images Lillian, you look so relaxed in v2. It must have been a real breeze handling the big pussycat that is the Tomcat yesterday!Wink

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