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Steamed up!

By Lillian  
This is Murphy, after the snow melted (in the drizzling rain!) and that is his steamy breath too from the cold

NOW! for the drama...I was in the cage with Murphy and also again later with the female Cheetah
V 2 shows me inside

Look at the exif to see how close!Smile
It was the most spectacular experience the day began in snow and ended with rain, camera coped well all day
In the snow scenes tomorrow.

I hope that you get some pleasure from my experience


Tags: Snow General Kent Cheetah Whf Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 7:49PM
love v1 lillian and your far to brave in v2 two belters nice ones Wink

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pks 14 2 England
14 Jan 2013 7:50PM
wonderful expression well taken

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
14 Jan 2013 7:52PM
He needs to use Colgate for a ring of confidence.........GrinGrinGrin
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:02PM
Hi Lillian looks like you have had a brilliant day. I think V1 is so good,

V2 I wonder if he is saying "bet I have more spots on me than she has does on her wellies?" ha ha but what an experiance. ! well done .
14 Jan 2013 8:02PM
well done you on both counts did you have to sign a disclaimer before entering..................fine work

JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:03PM
Wow, what annoyed this one? - amazing shot, and weren't you brave in V2!
Glad the day went well
14 Jan 2013 8:03PM
Lucky lucky you. Great photos
Jenni xxx
14 Jan 2013 8:07PM
Superb shots Lillian Grin
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
14 Jan 2013 8:08PM
Love the expression in v1
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:10PM
Stunning Lillian, you are sooooooooooo lucky.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
rickie 13 98 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:11PM
thats brave...............
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:14PM
You see the expression on the girl's face in V2................. I did the same!
Bet that was a great experianceGrinGrin
Terrific shot!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 Jan 2013 8:14PM
Can I come next time?

Love those boots!!!
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:15PM
Wow you were lucky to get that close, a superb shot.
14 Jan 2013 8:22PM
V2 -- 3 fine cats. Great set Eric.
14 Jan 2013 8:24PM
brilliant an experience i could only dream of superb shots your truly one very gutsy lady stunning work
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:33PM
V1 is superb Lillian, it must have been an amazing experience

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
14 Jan 2013 8:37PM
How wonderful, Lillian. A superb expression in v1, and love those matching boots and fur coat!! TongueGrin

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:45PM
My word you do get about Lillian, V2 shows you as very brave, it wouldn't be me! Unusual angle in V1 but well sharp head area and showing those large teeth!
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
14 Jan 2013 8:49PM
This is superb Lillian. And how luck you are to get so close to this beautiful creature in V2.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:52PM
One very brave lady - what a wonderful opportunity Lillian SmileSmile
14 Jan 2013 9:15PM
Neat shots. Too close for comfort?
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
14 Jan 2013 9:19PM
Both stunning captures of this beautiful cat Lillian.


EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
14 Jan 2013 9:20PM
I feel sure a good dentist could do something about the colour of those teeth! Two amazing images. I do suspect you might be just a little crazy! TongueGrin What an experience.

14 Jan 2013 9:26PM
Lillian, you're a brave lady!!
Two superb shots!

14 Jan 2013 9:31PM
Wonderful shot.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
14 Jan 2013 9:37PM
You were verry brave Lilian especially after you saw those big sharp teethSmile
A great setSmileSmileSmile
14 Jan 2013 9:42PM
V1 is superb Lillian and after viewing V2 I cannot believe you don't like spiders SmileSmileSmile,
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
14 Jan 2013 9:43PM
You are throwing caution to the wind Lilian! All for a photo! But great shot! Ann.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
14 Jan 2013 10:08PM
Very impressive photography.

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 10:27PM
Wonderful images Lillian, I am as impressed with your steely nerves as I am with your photography. Grin

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Jan 2013 10:34PM
Two wonderful shots, Lillian, and what an experience being able to get so close in V 2.
Lucky you.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 10:40PM
OMG are you mad after seeing the first image?
Lillian you must have a great understanding of wildlife to go into that cage!
14 Jan 2013 10:48PM
He has a mean look about him in V1 Lillian. Great image in V2 about as close as you want to get
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
14 Jan 2013 11:12PM
After seeing v1 how could you go anywhere near him.
9 10 10 England
14 Jan 2013 11:15PM
Lovely to see you looking so at ease in V2 Lillian and it goes without saying that V1 is a superb shot.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Jan 2013 11:21PM

Quote:Hi Lillian looks like you have had a brilliant day. I think V1 is so good,

V2 I wonder if he is saying "bet I have more spots on me than she has does on her wellies?" ha ha but what an experiance. ! well done .

Bob put it so well.
That must have been a wonderful experience !
And no 1 is a very powerful portrait!
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
14 Jan 2013 11:25PM
Expressive !! Lillian.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
14 Jan 2013 11:27PM
I can't get V2 to open but V1 is superb.......Sandy
milky 14 Wales
15 Jan 2013 12:13AM
Great Capture beautiful work on bothWink--------Milky
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
15 Jan 2013 4:26AM
V1 is an excellent shot Lilian !! v2 leaves one a bit concerned - although cheetas do get very tame Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Jan 2013 5:54AM
You're one lucky, and very brave, lady, Lillian Smile. Two wonderful images. Carol
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 6:47AM
Amazingly brave Lillian! Two great images!
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 8:14AM
You had an amazing time then!!! My you were very brave as big cats are not predictable (nor any cat come to that). An amazing shot V1 with that telling wrinkled nose and one to say 'I did that' in V2.TongueTongueTongue
You get my award today but you have to share with MurphySmile.
Well captured.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 8:43AM
just love those teeth.....
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
15 Jan 2013 10:37AM
Sorry Lillian but I dont think you were up to your usual top quality with V1. The POV has distorted the Cheetah's front legs so that they look more like the length of those of a Daschund, which is a great shame as long elegant legs are one of the Cheetah's great attractions. Also your POV and the animals pose has caused its rear quarters to appear to rise up and be out of proportion.
I do appreciate that, as you say, that you were in the cage and did not have freedom of movement and this may well have caused you problems but the Cheetah is a beautiful,elegant and graceful animal and really ought to be shown as such.
You, IMO, have done much better work.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 11:23AM
Thank You Ron, I was on the ground, and the Cheetah was crouched right down also
beside me watching the person there with me, ready to take a leap ( for a morsel ..not me)
so no long legs to be seen, but in other shots you will see themWink
Thank You everyone for your comments
was an extremely exciting day
15 Jan 2013 12:33PM
The criticism of the pose seems rather harsh considering the beast is down on his front legs as we can see from the bend in the one to the left, the rear is raised or looks it because of the lowered front legs stance. It looks ready to pounce and not the sort of pussy cat I like to be close to.
Good on you going in there in the first place Lillian.

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 1:21PM
No criticisms from me Lillian, this is a super image of Murphy crouching and V2 gives testimony to the fact that you were privileged to be in such close contact.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
15 Jan 2013 1:24PM
OMG aren't you the brave one. But you left your camera behind, you weren't about to have that eaten. Sounds like what I would have done too. Love your boots.......Sandy
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 1:35PM
No Sandy,
Beccie's husband used it for the photos of me!
then I had it back for more of my photos to follow...Grin
ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 1:41PM
These are wonderful images Lillian - wow to be in the cage with Murphy that is something I would love to do.
nikshot 9 9 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 1:45PM
Sorry I missed this yesterday, still decorating. You cant get much closer and live to tell about it. What a perfect day.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
15 Jan 2013 2:36PM
Wonderfully dramatic shot in V1, Lillian, and I can't believe you got so close to the female cheetah in V2!! SO lucky. Must've been such a thrill SmileSmile

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
15 Jan 2013 3:38PM
Wow, lucky you, Lillian! I'd have wanted to stroke her! Two super images Wink
Trev Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 4:12PM
Cracking shot !!!....lucky you !!!
moiral 8 12 Scotland
15 Jan 2013 4:49PM
You jammy beggar, I forgot you were going in with them. And to think you went into see Murphy without as much as a kitty treat. I would have bit you myself for that hehehehe. An excellent experience for you - am jealous TongueGrin. Did you get to touch them? Moira
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 8:14AM
I think you get an award for bravery for this one Lillian! Love his breath in v1! Glad you had such a wonderful day.
Tibetan 6 3 England
16 Jan 2013 11:04AM
Well Lillian, bet there are a lot on here mainly male; that would have backed out of that one lolololololol. good for you well done, two photo's to be proud of, love em, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 1:40AM
OMG! Brave lady you! With fangs like that I would have run a mile! Love both shots but you have my respect for V2 Lillian! IB
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
20 Jan 2013 5:27PM
You are brave getting up this close and personal Lillian, the closest i've got to a big cat was meeting up with that big pussy the Tomcat!Wink

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