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This is Murphy..the loveable Cheetah from WHF in Kent

This young man was sent over from Ireland for
the breeding program at WHF...only to find that after ''health checks''
he is a sterile CheetahSmile but they are doing their best to find out why?
You have to smile though and he really is a magnificent animal

Thank You Ann for your User Award yesterday on the Snow Leopard
and thank you for stopping by and making a comment always appreciated

Remember photography is a way of expressing yourself
what you like and see... may not be what others want, but be true
to yourself show what you have taken, because you had a reason to take that photo in the first place!
All rules in photography are there to be 'bent'
And remember, life is too short...get out and get that image that has been eluding you!!
You know you want to


Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:31 Oct 2012 - 11:38 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Spitting Mad
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:6 Nov 2012 - 7:43 AM
Tags:Cheetah whf, General, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Unique Views:100


ugly Plus Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 7:53 AM

A very nice image great timing and great camera skill...
It very sharp clear and full of detail...
Very nice DOF...
Very well taken...


andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 7:59 AM

fantastic detail lillian wonderful colours and tones love the comp a cracker nice one Wink

LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 8:01 AM

All of the above!

Withymaid  2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 - 8:01 AM

nice image, I haven't managed to get one doing this .........yet Smile

Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
6 Nov 2012 - 8:10 AM

Super image Lillian, well timed capture with excellent detail,

CaroleS Plus Member 456 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 8:14 AM

Giving a very good warning too! Well timed for a first class capture!

ValSaxby Plus Member 9140 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 - 8:15 AM

Super shot of the Lovely Murphy

marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 8:20 AM

Brilliant as always, super timing, completely well balanced image Lillian. Top of the class again. I hear your sentiments!

Tibetan  2 England
6 Nov 2012 - 8:25 AM

A very lovely shot of this beautiful cat like it a lot regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

6 Nov 2012 - 8:30 AM

Stunning image Lillian, fantastic detail and colour, excellent timing too, quite outstanding


Ade_Osman Plus Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 8:33 AM

Sharp as a tack as so well timed, good stuff as always Lillian...


CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 8:46 AM

None too happy, Lillian, and he needs to see a dentist for a good clean Grin Another superb capture, as always. Carol

NaturesHaven Plus Member 3273 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 8:50 AM

Lovable..........GrinGrinGrin I wouldn't like to be his dentist.............open wide...SmileSmileSmile

EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 8:51 AM

Great image and words of wisdom Lillian!

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 8:55 AM

Maybe he just heard the news himself, not the best in front of all these people listening.


Richsr Plus Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England213 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 8:58 AM

Like your timing and the good details Lillian
Regards Richard


Good timing Lillian good fur detail well presented.


Hermanus  2 South Africa
6 Nov 2012 - 9:25 AM

This is a great image of this magnificent animal !! Well captured Lillian Smile

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51169 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England139 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 9:30 AM

A beautiful timed capture with all your customary sharpness and detail, Lillian.


Last Modified By WhiteRose1 at 6 Nov 2012 - 9:30 AM
PhilT2 Plus Member 5108 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 9:34 AM

Such a wonderful image...........among so many in your portfolio. I can but dream !!

fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 9:39 AM

Stunning detail in this excellent capture.


RonnieAG Plus Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 9:57 AM

Murphy does seem a bit put out: so well captured, Lillian, as are all your images from this sanctuary.
How much a agree with your remarks about photography up top......well said.

rontear Plus Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 11:00 AM

Another fine portrait Lillian, composed perfectly. Many thanks for your info sent yesterday. I judged a club final last night and the winning image was those Camargue horses !!! Inspiration.

Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 11:29 AM

Well timed and captured Lillian.
Beautifully sharp.

6 Nov 2012 - 12:10 PM

he is showing quite a bit of attitude here Lillian fine capture


AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 12:50 PM

Well captured Lillian with excellent detail and attitude! Thank you for your wise words too - I always read and digest them. Smile

Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 1:02 PM

Thank you everyone..so grateful and for the User Awards..Wow!! thank you again
Those words Ann are especially for someone on here who has
been feeling 'low' due to some comments....
we are supposed to enjoy our photography and learn from others
not openly be criticized, use the PM system to offer help??
It costs nothing to be nice to each otherSmile

johnjones  5 England
6 Nov 2012 - 1:11 PM

Great timing and detail in this one brill.

mikbee Plus Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 1:17 PM

OH Lillian,I do not think Murphy will be too happy with you spilling the beans about his news !!
I am sure he would write you a stern letter of complaint,but with his luck,the ink would run out before he finished it !!
Good shot.

rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 1:46 PM

Wonderfully textured image, Lillian and I like the sentiment you expressed beneath it.


Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 1:51 PM

Another superb image by you Lillian. Such good detail and colour. So much so I feel like brushing his teeth, while put under mind you........Sandy

taggart Plus Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 2:06 PM

1--- I like your text!

2--- the cheetah is expressing himself-- a superb capture of an animal being an animal!

Last Modified By taggart at 6 Nov 2012 - 2:08 PM
Maiwand  8 England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 2:11 PM

Probably the most beautiful member,IMO, of the big cat family. Wonderful capture.

Mike_Smith Plus Member 7217 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 2:33 PM

Lovely shot of this magnificant animal

barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 3:10 PM

he is a beauty isnt he

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 3:15 PM

And yet another wonderful capture, Lillian Smile A wonderfully posed shot...wouldn't like to feel those teeth sunk into me! Wink

Trev Smile

EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 3:55 PM

Handsome creature; great image.


moiral Plus Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
6 Nov 2012 - 4:36 PM

He is a big beautiful pussycat Lillian, - not that I would care to feel his teeth at close quarters. A superb shot - as always WinkGrin.
Blaez is ok - Vet querying gastroenteritis, couple of injections and back to vet tomorrow Sad. He is so sad looking just now!

SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 4:41 PM

What a lovely fella.

carper123 Plus Member 3136 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 4:48 PM

Fantastic image, Lillian, you have caught the moment. Super detail and colours.
Nice one.
Darryl. x SmileSmile

canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 - 5:53 PM

Excellent capture Lillian. Superb detail and well captured

sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 6:07 PM


lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 6:42 PM

Well I can understand the moody Face here Lillian, but He still still makes a wonderful Model.

~~John Smile

ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
6 Nov 2012 - 6:52 PM

Wow! Very cute kitty!Smile
Regards Valery

bobhowell Plus Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 7:25 PM

That is one snarl he is making. Great detail and sharp just like his teeth.. ha Smile Bob

bill33 Plus Member 4bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 10:23 PM

Superb capture with amazing detail Lillian,what a magnificent beast, Very well done , Bill.

lesliea Plus Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
7 Nov 2012 - 1:16 AM

Beautiful image Lillian well captured.

Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 - 5:17 AM

He does look quite P....... off! Grin But an incredible well detailed take! Well done. IB

Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 1:01 PM

Wow Lillian, stand well back. He really looks annoyed with someone or something. Excellent detail and colour. A cracking shot.

jujupops Plus Member 4jujupops vcard England
10 Nov 2012 - 3:54 PM

Another stunning capture Lillian.......John and I must get our behinds and cameras there!

annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 10:43 PM

oh, did you upset him? disregard Murphy's law?
excellent timing!!

NeilWigan Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 9:06 PM

Shame about his condition, lovely capture.

Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 6:09 PM

I'm not surprised he is, the poor fellow won't be able to father any cubs!Sad This is a terrific image of this fiercesome beast, i'm afraid Annette's awful joke really takes the biscuit tonight!Wink

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 16 Nov 2012 - 6:11 PM
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