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Home and very exhausted from two days at WHF in Kent
stayed in a lodge overnight on the premises...brilliant experience

So many photos... 3 x 32 gb cards!! all hand held and in Raw format!!

Starting with Mia who let me share her enclosure...Wink
V2 Mia and I together
V3 Mia deciding if I was a worthy breakfast

Versions 2 and 3 taken with 60D Canon

Thank you for stopping by

many thanks to Kathryn, Colleen, Maureen and Becky for your Awards on the tiger

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jun 2014 - 9:15 AM
Focal Length:70mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Cheetah called Mia
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:23 Jun 2014 - 9:39 PM
Tags:Cheetah, General, Kent, Lillian, Whf, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:224
Unique Views:81
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Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 - 9:41 PM

Brilliant Lillian. I can only see one so I will pop back in a bit. Cathy

All there now! Wow you could not get any closer!

Last Modified By Holmewood at 23 Jun 2014 - 9:43 PM
gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 9:43 PM

This is a beautiful image Lillian, the clarity is amazing. - gary

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 9:44 PM

Excellent Lillian, super looking CheetahSmile

Cliff

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3252 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 9:47 PM

Oh Waaw!!!!Lillian you are very brave.
Brilliant set of imagesSmile
NettaSmile

gwynn56
gwynn56  382 forum posts England
23 Jun 2014 - 9:48 PM

beautiful set of images SmileSmileSmile

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 9:48 PM

Wow, what an experience Lillian !
She is a Beauty !

B.

Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 - 9:52 PM

What a wonderful experience.

A fine capture too of this graceful big cat.

P.

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 9:57 PM

You captured a wonderful cat here Lillian

One to treasure methinks

Adrian

morpheus1955
23 Jun 2014 - 10:02 PM

Outstanding set of images Lillian, what an experience to actually be in the enclosure with her

Hugh

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
23 Jun 2014 - 10:03 PM

Super set of images Lillian, like them all,
Fred.

Fred263
Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 - 10:08 PM

Outstanding set of images, Lillian. Top class. The interaction with a top predator at such close quarters is unbelievable.

Fred

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 10:11 PM

OOOOO! DID YOU TOUCH? WHAT A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

love the pictures!

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 10:13 PM

V1 is a superb image. V2 and V3 - rather you than me.Smile
Brian.

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 10:19 PM

Some experience !! Lillian.
Ron

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 10:23 PM

wow wonderful experience and one i'd love too! superb set

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 10:23 PM


Quote: OOOOO! DID YOU TOUCH? WHAT A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

love the pictures!

Yes I was stroking her Jennn, that photo is on another camera..and they will email it to me
really was a day of unexpected pleasures...went in with many of the cats....to follow
when processed...
will catch up tomorrow everyone

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 10:25 PM

Wow, what an experience.

ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 10:37 PM

very nice work..

Dave

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 372 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 10:51 PM

Lovely pictures of a rare experience.

Either she has just eaten or there will be more cheetahs soon!

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 2Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 11:11 PM

What a privilege Lillian, a wonderful experience for you. Look forward to seeing more.
Peter GrinGrinGrinGrin

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 11:17 PM

This is what you call getting in close and personal Lillian !!
Good shots.
Mick.

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom84 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 11:18 PM

V1 superb Lillian but my goodness you are brave in V2 and V3!
Can anybody go in with the animals or just people like you who have
a real understanding of their habits?
Kate GrinGrinGrin

williamsloan
williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2014 - 11:28 PM

A really superb set of images


Billy

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 12:52 AM

A wonderful set of images. You are certainly brave.

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44244 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom116 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 1:12 AM

Images to treasure...

Regards Nathan GrinGrin

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 - 2:10 AM

Beautiful and inspiring! (Each shot got my heart racing...)
Soul stirring images! You are brave! Grin
IB

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 5:43 AM

Superb captures, you must have had a wonderful experience, Lillian, and with so many photographs to show us , looking forward to more Smile Carol

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 6:12 AM

How envious am I!!!! You lucky lucky lady. Amazing photos and an amazing experience. Love them all but V3 for me. How awesome to be that close GrinGrin

Kathryn

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 21164 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 6:19 AM

Amazing experience, great image V1.
Nigel

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 7:02 AM

you are featured e2 piccy at the moment...

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 7:22 AM

How lovely to get so close to Mia she's beautiful.Smile

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51381 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 7:33 AM

They leave the oldies alone... they're just a bit too tough!!! TongueGrinGrin

Beautifully done, Lillian. No problems with that lens on this one... and 3 cards-worth handheld ... money well-spent.

Dave

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 7:34 AM

Top class photography.

Albert

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5255 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 9:11 AM

My favourite big cat Lillian and how wonderful to be so up close and personal with her. V1 is superb and as for V2 and V3 I am very jealousTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueGrinGrinGrin
Carole

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 1:30 PM

SO COOL to be able to get that close to a cheetah! WOW SmileSmileSmile

Super shots, Lillian.

Andrew

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 2:51 PM

How very elegant Mia is Smile A wonderful set of images, Lillian, lucky you having the opportunity to be there - I'd want to stroke her if I were there! Smile Love V3, looks like the two of you are having a conversation!! Grin
Trev Smile

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 3:07 PM

Great series of shots Lillian.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 4:03 PM

Oh Mamma.............GrinGrinGrin

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 4:05 PM

Superb images, Lillian - what an experience that must have been.

Richard

HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 5276 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
24 Jun 2014 - 5:08 PM

Absolutely stunning images. Mia is gorgeous and you can see she is friendly. (I think).

Maureen

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 5:22 PM


Quote: This is what you call getting in close and personal Lillian !!
Good shots.
Mick.

Mick took the words out of my mouth!
What a wonderful experience
Ju

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 8225 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 6:27 PM

Wow stunning shots Lillian, amazing experience for you. I have that lens you just got, and its never off me camera

janlea
janlea Plus Member 3janlea vcard United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 - 7:09 PM

Stunning captures Lillian, how nice it must have been getting that close Smile
Jan

capto
capto Plus Member 32612 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 7:28 PM

V1 is gorgeous, 2 & 3 make me nervous.Smile

ivor

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10536 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2014 - 7:30 PM

Outstanding Lillian.

Ruthannette
Ruthannette Plus Member 8Ruthannette vcard England
26 Jun 2014 - 5:21 PM

Fantastic Lillian, love the way she is looking at you in V3.

Ruth

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