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Cheetah

By batdude
Young cheetah getting a bit too close for comfort

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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too close for me !!!

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13 Oct 2009 9:51PM
Like the tight crop. Great detail,

Nick.
13 Oct 2009 10:01PM
Lovely shot loads of detail. Chris
MB63 7 England
13 Oct 2009 10:21PM
I live the colour of the eyes, nice shot!
Marc
14 Oct 2009 4:38AM
Great close-up

Chris
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 6:03AM
Now that's a close up! Nice details.
Barbara
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 11:03AM
It's beautifully sharp and there's a nice catchlight in the eye. Coming in so close is brave (photographically, I mean) but I'm not a fan of the exact crop/framing you've chosen. I don't like the way you've shaved off the area around right eye (our left) and part of the nose. The problem with that is that the two eyes and the nose are the biggest features of the photograph so the viewer naturally wants to look at them. But, when you try to look at them, your eye falls out of the frame.

I think a better framing would be to pan slightly left and down. That would have the advantage of including more of the key areas I mentioned above and also putting the left eye (our right) a third of the way into the frame.
batdude 7 1 South Africa
14 Oct 2009 11:54AM
Thanks for the critique, I agree the eyes and nose could have been positioned better, but in this case, my timing was sort of an issue.. a polite "nice kitty, please pose for me" was not an option here Wink Next time I find myself this close to a cheetah, I will definitely remember this advice
Thank you
Gary
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 2:36PM
*laugh* Living in a country without this exciting wildlife, I'd just assumed you could head back to the zoo when you next had the time. Grin

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