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Hi .....more shots of the Cheetahs at Chester zoo:
...these were taken at the weekend when on the Friday the young cheetahs were very active but on a return visit on Saturday, despite leaning on the barrier for 2 hours....how sad am I ?.... they were nowhere to be seen.
...memo to Chester zoo....how about a sign ?..."CHEETAHS IN / NOT IN RESIDENCE"
...still, what else am I gonna do ? ....go fishin' !!!

Thanks for looking at my pictures, your comments, clicks and views really are appreciated.
.....it makes the fact that they are never as sharp as I would like, somewhat more bearable.

...stay lucky....Mike

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 70-200
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Cheetah's at Chester zoo....
Username:MikeRC MikeRC
Uploaded:1 Jul 2008 - 8:05 AM
Tags:Cheetahs, Chester zoo, Digitally manipulated, Pets / captive animals
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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2008 - 8:07 AM

Absolutely fantastic.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2008 - 8:08 AM

Excellent shots

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Thundervlade
1 Jul 2008 - 8:15 AM

beautiful

Gaz

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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2008 - 8:18 AM

What beautiful creatures, great capture.

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2008 - 8:22 AM

Superb photographs and excellent bg, I think one would call it dof?

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DannyLenihan
1 Jul 2008 - 8:29 AM

wow.

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Dee73
Dee73  6 England
1 Jul 2008 - 8:34 AM

superb images, nice work.
Damon

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
1 Jul 2008 - 9:07 AM

Well captured and good light.

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2008 - 9:42 AM

Great shot number 1 better than 2.Love the detail and sharpness. Just a great shot well done.......

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Angi_Wallace
Angi_Wallace e2 Member 6172 forum postsAngi_Wallace vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2008 - 9:57 AM

These are both superb shots. Well caught.

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Guillaume
Guillaume  7119 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2008 - 10:24 AM

Beautiful shots with great clarity. Really the pose of the cheetas in V1.
Guillaume

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Marian
Marian  862 forum posts England
1 Jul 2008 - 12:28 PM

I love this image. Getting the two of them active on the logs - brilliant - bet your proud of this one. Marian

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KangaGal
KangaGal  664 forum posts Australia
1 Jul 2008 - 1:30 PM

Love both of these. Having them performing up on the log is special.

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HenB
HenB  6
1 Jul 2008 - 2:10 PM

What a splendid image, all the superlatives have already been said.

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MRS_IMANDER
1 Jul 2008 - 2:49 PM

I love this....cheetahs are splendid animals and youve managed to portry the charm beautifully
well done
deb

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tumienis
tumienis  10 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2008 - 5:39 PM

simply amazing!

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2008 - 7:42 PM

another winner Mike
keith

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ChrisWallace
1 Jul 2008 - 7:54 PM

1st class images very well captured.
Chris

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2008 - 8:16 PM

Excellent shot Mike. What a shame it was not captured on an East African Safari. Start saving your pennies.!!!
Ron

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2008 - 8:26 PM

V1 is out of this world, incredible capture. I just read the above and thought exactly the same.

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nolongeramember


Quote: Excellent shot Mike. What a shame it was not captured on an East African Safari. Start saving your pennies.!!!
Ron

Brilliant work both versions..

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
2 Jul 2008 - 11:40 AM

Two fabulous captures. Annette

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2008 - 1:22 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

"it makes the fact that they are never as sharp as I would like,"
Mike, in a effort to help with this, may I say that the focus point on #1 and #2 seems to be on the hind quarters and tail of the one on top. May I suggest that you lock your centre sensor in the viewfinder in the middle, focus on the eye, and whilst still holding the shutter half cocked, re compose and shoot. This works for me every time, and if you don't already do this, give it a try, I'm sure it will solve the problem. You don't say what aperture you used here, but I would add that you need a fairly large depth of field to get them both in focus. Both shots are great, hope my input helps.
Geoff.

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MikeRC e2 Member 93488 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
3 Jul 2008 - 5:40 PM

....thanks everyone for your clicks and fine comments on the cheetahs....I'll certainly be going after these again before too long:

....thanks for the advice Geoff.

......Mike

Last Modified By MikeRC at 3 Jul 2008 - 5:42 PM

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peterboyce
3 Jul 2008 - 6:03 PM

2 stunning images mike....peter

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PLCimagery
PLCimagery e2 Member 877 forum postsPLCimagery vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2008 - 8:45 AM

A beautiful photo for sure!

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Frank_Reid
4 Jan 2009 - 10:28 AM

Both are great shots mate.. and your background works well for them..

Frank.

PS I am at the Zoo on Friday (9th) and Sunday (11th) so if you are about PM me..

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