By ColleenA
Good morning....
Thank you for the great votes and comments on my wrinkly elephant and to LynneJoyce for her UA, so chuffed.
This is the penultimate image in the current wildlife series. We are going away tomorrow for 5 days to Namibia for Robs birthday. I hope you have enjoyed them. Another cat today....
We tracked this cheetah early one morning and eventually found him in the open bush. Not great light at dawn. Fortunately he settled down for a bit of a photo shoot. The last version is to show you where we found him.
Have a nice day

Tags: Cheetah Wildlife and nature

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terryxc 5 7 England
20 Feb 2014 5:08AM
Absolutely superb, how are we supposed to pick a favourite out of those ??
I'll stick my neck out and go for V1, V2, V3, V4 & V5, Smile any one from the 5...


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Bantu 4 7 1 India
20 Feb 2014 5:13AM
Lovely and daring capture.
20 Feb 2014 5:58AM
Was it a Prosumer/Bridge camera from Kodak ?
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 6:08AM
Stunning set of high quality wildlife reportage images Colleen. Images 1,2 and 3 being stunning.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
20 Feb 2014 6:16AM
A great series Colleen. Founds Linky thing you might like.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
20 Feb 2014 6:27AM
A magnificent set, Colleen. Have a safe journey tomorrow and enjoy the celebrations Smile Carol
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
20 Feb 2014 6:37AM
Fantastic set Colleen. I think that the cheetah is the nicest looking of the big cats, they have an almost gentle look.

ukgubbi 6 5 India
20 Feb 2014 6:42AM
Great set. It looks so magnificent.
The new portfolio image of the photographer is equally charming. Enjoy celebrations.
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
20 Feb 2014 6:52AM
Lovely set Colleen, V1 and V2, great portraits. Excellent work.

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 7:05AM
Super set Colleen - they are really graceful creatures. Hard to choose a fave.
Enjoy your holiday. Smile

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 7:14AM
Superb set. My favourite is V5 because it shows how close you were and I always appreciate context in an image.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 7:24AM
So cute and beautiful. Weren't you close lucky you.Smile
20 Feb 2014 7:38AM
A very beautiful "Cat" once again , Colleen ! --- V3 is vinning over. - Excellent! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
20 Feb 2014 8:15AM
Magnificent record of this handsome creature.
I think you should spend more time in the bush, Colleen!
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 8:23AM
Excellent Colleen. Love the pink tongue.

20 Feb 2014 8:29AM
Pleased to make it 30 Colleen, a super set of images,
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 8:37AM
such a beautiful cat
enjoy your break
hows hubbies back???
20 Feb 2014 8:39AM
How lovely these are Colleen, love V1 and V3 licking his lips, Very nice hair style you have too . Have a good day Colleen

Best wishes Patty GrinGrin
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 8:43AM
Brilliant set , I hope he wasn't thinking of having you for lunch in V3, have a good trip SmileSmile

PhilT2 Plus
8 460 29 England
20 Feb 2014 8:49AM
What a beautiful animal........very nice series of shots
20 Feb 2014 9:17AM
V1/2/3 special Colleen but love em all

gss 4 1 Romania
20 Feb 2014 9:25AM
A very cute Big cat! However I would not try to caress him
Outstanding set of images, Colleen. Top class photography. The eyes in V1 hypnotized me- Wow!

9 10 10 England
20 Feb 2014 9:37AM
Superb set of images of this cheetah Colleen. You are so fortunate to have the opportunities for these lovely nature captures.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
20 Feb 2014 9:40AM
My next favourite predator from Africa, Colleen !! Good set of images close up and personal !!!
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 9:40AM
Great pictures of this beautiful cat Colleen. Like each and everyone.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
20 Feb 2014 9:45AM
Great set of images v1 for meSmile
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
20 Feb 2014 10:04AM

Quote:Brilliant set , I hope he wasn't thinking of having you for lunch in V3

Ha ha no I think he had his eye on our Tracker sitting on the front of the vehicle...Grin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 10:34AM
A great set of images Colleen, Smile

20 Feb 2014 10:41AM
Fantastic series Colleen.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
20 Feb 2014 10:53AM
Lovely set of a magnificent creature Colleen.
A superb set Colleen..such a beautiful cat!! Enjoy your break, can't wait for the photos!!

Lynette Grin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 10:58AM
Colleen another high quality set..all of them
and well worth the early rise and that was close up!!
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
20 Feb 2014 11:04AM

Quote:Colleen another high quality set..all of them
and well worth the early rise and that was close up!!

We have no option Lillian, we get woken up by the Tracker at 5.30 am every morning and have 30 minutes to be ready for the drive....a real rude awakening as we leave before first light. It's worth it once you are out in the bush, best part of the day
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 11:40AM
Another lovely set but I seem to favour V4 and V5 - I just like the natural environment.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 12:08PM
To notch shots again Colleen.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 12:40PM

Quote:Another lovely set but I seem to favour V4 and V5 - I just like the natural environment.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

I am with kate hereSmile
Nice natural shots!
Have a great holidayGrinGrin
20 Feb 2014 12:42PM
Great set of images with wonderful detail Colleen. Have a good trip.

Mary Grin
all well taken.

20 Feb 2014 1:03PM
Magnificent set of images Colleen. Hope you both have a lovely trip.

Jenny Smile
myrab 11 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 1:18PM
Super set Colleen,

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
20 Feb 2014 1:58PM
All are great, I like 4,5,and 6 for no particular reason!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
20 Feb 2014 2:10PM
Another fine big cat set Colleen !!
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
20 Feb 2014 2:15PM
Your excellent images are starting to give me 'itchy feet', Colleen. Beautiful detail and colours in all - for me Portrait v1 shines!!
20 Feb 2014 3:14PM
Fantastic set of shots, you really did get some awesome wonderful images
that any photography would be proud of, well done colleen
and all the very best !!
vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 3:26PM
V5 is my favourite. A really cool pose which shows this lovely cat in its environment.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
20 Feb 2014 4:12PM
Just purrfect, Colleen! Smile Have a great time whilst you're away Smile
Trev Smile
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 5:33PM
A terrific set & its V5 for me.
Hope Rob's back is better for your trip.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 5:52PM
A cracking set and it is V5 for me tooWinkGrin
20 Feb 2014 5:53PM
Super set Colleen, V1 is VERY good.
I like your new PF pic' too.

John Smile
Mike_Smith Plus
10 482 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 5:56PM
Beautiful set of shots Colleen, i love V4. I thought i had wrong page for a minute you have changed your own picture
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 6:34PM
Beautiful set Smile

evelen 13 5 England
20 Feb 2014 6:41PM
great set of shots.
20 Feb 2014 7:05PM
My favourite Big Cat again Colleen very well captured I am so jealous . Top work SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
20 Feb 2014 8:49PM
Another excellent set of images,I don't think that my hen would not eat of this one's bowlWink
Enjoy your hols,and take care,and I look foreward to see some more lovely imagesSmile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Feb 2014 9:57PM
A fine set, Colleen, v1 is a good choice for lead. Lovely sparkles in the eyes and nose. Enjoy Namibia.... possibly our next destination.

cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 10:20PM
Another cracking set of images Colleen. Very nicely done.
21 Feb 2014 1:00AM
Outstanding set, Colleen!!Love the pink tongue!!!
Great set rich in texture. Well done Colleen.
21 Feb 2014 3:07AM
superb set of images Colleen! V1 is my favorite I love the detail. Wonderful job!!!!!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Feb 2014 4:29PM
A fantastic set of images of this beautiful creature, v1 was the perfect choice as the lead. I also really like v3 where it is licking its lips after lunch

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