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By baclark
Hi everyone, if you are in the UK stay safe today we are in for a fair old weather battering.
Thanks for your comments on Film Title yesterday, they made me smile! Today we are back at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Kent.This is one of the handsome cheetahs there - Pepo.

Cheetahs are listed as vulnerable and it is estimated that there are 10,000 remaining in the wild (IUCN survey 2008) with the largest population (3,000) being found in Namibia.
Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus) are smaller than the other big cats, measuring on average 4 feet in body length with 28 inch tails and weighing around 80 140 lbs, that's the cheetah, not the tail!!.

They have spotted coats, small head and ears and a distinctive "tear drop" marking from the corner of their eye down the side of their faces.
Cheetah can reach speeds of 70 mph and are the worlds fastest land animal. They can accelerate from 0 40 mph within 3 strides. This is useful to catching their prey, fast animals like gazelles, wildebeest calves, impalas and smaller hoofed animals. They can only maintain this speed over distances of 400 600 yards.
Many thanks for looking today available LARGE and Mods are on.
V2 is converted from Adobe RGB to sRGB profile.

Have a good weekend.

Tags: Pets and captive animals

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PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 8:59AM
Wonderful capture!

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roger65 7 4 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 9:08AM
Beautiful capture with so much detail.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
14 Nov 2009 9:12AM
You really are a master of such portraits! Another stunner.

jools59 7 4 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 9:23AM
Wonderful shot of a wonderful creature Barbara ....Jools
colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
14 Nov 2009 9:28AM
Wonderful image captured so well and a terrific narrative too thanks for sharing Colin
14 Nov 2009 9:32AM
Lovely shot with great detail and good info - we went to a Cheetah conservation farm in South Africa and that was a fascinating experience - Graham
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 9:34AM
Fantastic portrait of a beautiful beast, superb detail and colours, great write up too.

imagio 10 12 1 England
14 Nov 2009 9:49AM
Looks great to me Barbara

sherring 9 46 13 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 9:55AM
Nice image, I love big cats and must pay this place a visit some day.

Regards Steve.
Adderwatcher 7 60 19 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 10:05AM
He looks abit fed up, Beautiful capture Barbara. Good info too.
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 10:18AM

Quote:Nice image, I love big cats and must pay this place a visit some day. Regards Steve.

Steve, thanks so much for the mod, I really like it ...don't quite know what's going on with my compuer - it's couple of months old. The orginal image looked more like your mod in PS but by the time it's uploaded to epz the colours looks muted! More technical jiggery pokery needed I think!
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
14 Nov 2009 10:27AM
And a fine looking fellow he is too, Barbara. an excellent , superb detail...especially viewed large.
TrevB Smile
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
14 Nov 2009 10:42AM
Great shot with wealth of fine detail.
Ayelet_A 8 11 3 Israel
14 Nov 2009 10:53AM
Amazing capture Barbara really enhanced by the mod.
Excellent details.

14 Nov 2009 10:58AM
Fantastic shot Barbara -

14 Nov 2009 11:01AM
superb image
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
14 Nov 2009 11:07AM
In your face Barbara, excellent. Ron.
14 Nov 2009 11:21AM
Excellent capture - And yes as sherring says i also must take a visit to the WHF one day also
7 10 10 England
14 Nov 2009 11:48AM
Great cheetah portrait - definitely V2.
Karrol 8 29 England
14 Nov 2009 4:04PM
Super shot.
alighalam 7 1 Iran, Islamic Republic Of
14 Nov 2009 5:39PM
Superb. very good wild life portrait photography.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3530 Canada
14 Nov 2009 9:07PM
The browser you use affects how you see the colour when viewing EPZ.

The latest Firefox is the only colour managed browser, which will show the colours accurately, - no other browser does colour management, - so if your using something else, try it and see the difference.

Loaded a mod with more eye detail by reducung shadows, increased sat, cropped a small amount from the left.


dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 10:00PM
Nicely taken portrait Barbara, nice and sharp image. I especially like v2.

Dave_Holdham 7 4 1 Wales
14 Nov 2009 10:13PM
V2 for me, superb well captured image
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
14 Nov 2009 11:18PM
Good take Barbara of this fine looking beast.
Nice one.
15 Nov 2009 12:37AM
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 9:58AM
a brilliant well composed capture terrific shot v1 for me

hary60 7 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 10:46AM
Stunning image very well done
bpearson3 7 1 England
15 Nov 2009 11:47AM
Ooooh Barbara..... yet another envious image. You know how I love my big cats, just like you.
V2 for me because of the warm tones.

Bev Smile
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
15 Nov 2009 2:11PM
Beautiful capture; I prefer the slightly richer colours in V2.
Dusan 7 Sri Lanka
15 Nov 2009 2:28PM
Super image Barbara,Think V2 is a little better
Thanks for the info sad but interesting
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 2:57PM
A stunning portrait, well captured.
Gecko 10 25 Australia
16 Nov 2009 5:10AM
What a handsome fella, well captured. Pam
x_posure 7 1 Australia
16 Nov 2009 9:10AM
Fantastic shot, I love the big cats also.
Thushari 7 1 Sri Lanka
16 Nov 2009 10:26AM
Excellent portrait with great color and details.
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
16 Nov 2009 12:39PM
amazing close up
16 Nov 2009 3:19PM
A fabulous capture of this beautiful animal, Barbara.
JohnH37 10 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 10:41PM
Beautiful capture and nice enhancement on V2
great capture.Dave
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2009 11:02PM
Great shot. Some of your big cat shots suffer from rather soft eyes but this one's spot-on!
cameracat 12 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
8 Dec 2009 7:01PM
Fabulous, My No 1 most favourite big cat too.....Smile

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