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We went to Jukani near Mossel Bay again and saw this lazy Cheeta just basking in the sun ! I know those lines in the back are annoying and I would have cloned them out if I had the means to Smile
V2 the male on a mission
Thanx so much for all your comments and votes on the Elephants yesterday and especially to Annette for her UA - much appreciated !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 111.7 - 2234.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Jan 2013 - 12:28 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lazy Sunday !!
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:6 Jan 2013 - 3:41 AM
Tags:Cheeta, Wildlife / nature
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Voters:S_Psharma · abeeror2 · wildlifephotographer · WesternRed · CarolG · Jellyfire · aniamoore · suigo · fentiger · DicksPics · prabhusinha · dven · andylea · digital_boi · barbarahirst · agednovice · chrissie3 · konos · WhiteRose1 · Badgerfred · NaturesHaven · Tibetan · achieverswales · Gypsyman · bobsblues · Trout_Man · jennialexander · lonely_oryx · wenzu78 · Rende · rayme330 · Alda · NDODS · cats_123 · Fefe · stuart1963 · jamesmoorephotography · carlw · taggart · canonfan · Growmore · leontari · pks · Brian65 · coco_88 · RuthyJ · kazza12 · Mrsbass · netta1234 · morpheus1955 · luckybry · l1z · xwang · 213hardy · ali63 · Alan_Baseley · User_Removed · G3 · pdcche · AnnChown · thedon1941 · hunter031072 · CDSINUK · Humblebee · Chinga · ugly · alligatorpants · annettep38 · Withymaid · JimV · tonyng · sparrowhawk · walk8 · BIGRY1 · IgorKo · bigstorks · nonur · stupot · johncob · capto · RonnieAG · kathrynlouise · ToniCuttPhotography · CaroleS · brownsilent · YorkshireSam · richy66 · gonzalito ·
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abeeror2
abeeror2  3 Spain
6 Jan 2013 - 4:06 AM

Brilliant captures, stunning beasts,well done!SmileSmileSmile

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wildlifephotographer

Nice capture of a beautiful cat. Well done. cheers Gordon!

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WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 4WesternRed vcard Australia
6 Jan 2013 - 6:08 AM

What a beautiful creature nicely cropped with magic colour and texture. V2 is my pick.
Well done Herman. WesternRed.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 6:37 AM

Reminds me of the words to a song.....'just lazin' on a sunny afternoon', Herman Smile Well captured. Carol

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire  341 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 7:22 AM

Lovely shot showing the more peaceful side of these powerful hunters

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suigo
suigo  3 Japan
6 Jan 2013 - 7:48 AM

So cute! Looks like cats.

Sho

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 8:03 AM

Lazy indeed! Like your POV in No. 1.

Albert

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DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 8:10 AM

An excellent photo, Herman - I love both, very different, versions!

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prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 8:11 AM

V2 is an awesome.

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dven Plus Member 10dven vcard United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 - 8:13 AM

I like v1 pity his eyes are closed

dven

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digital_boi
6 Jan 2013 - 8:21 AM

2 good one Herman V2 is certainly on a mission

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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agednovice
6 Jan 2013 - 8:37 AM

Nice one

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 - 8:40 AM

Great pictures! Shows how beautiful their coats are - where they belong!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 8:51 AM

Not a care in the world. Two fine captures, Herman.

Dave

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Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
6 Jan 2013 - 8:59 AM

Excellent captures Herman,
Fred.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
6 Jan 2013 - 9:12 AM

Two great photo's Herman, possibly two of your best!, a happy Cheetah in V1. suddenly got hungry in V2. lol. well done like both, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales

I do like both captures Herman, these are beautiful animals.

Regards

Trev.

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 9:36 AM

Two fine captures Herman well done my friend .Smile
Rob

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lonely_oryx
6 Jan 2013 - 10:56 AM

Beautiful creature well captured

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Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 11:37 AM

I love the composition in V1.
Rende

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 11:46 AM

They say let sleeping doge lie, I think that applies to big cats also, Herman. Excellent captures.

Ray

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aniamoore
aniamoore  3 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 - 12:37 PM

Shhhhhh.......DO NOT DISTURB!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AniaWink

Quote: a happy Cheetah in V1. suddenly got hungry in V2.lol

Yep, just had a dream about.........mouse!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinTongue

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NDODS Plus Member 44317 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 12:39 PM

Two beautifully observed and captured photographs Herman. What it must be like to see such wonderful animals in their own environment, one simply cannot begin to comprehend.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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cats_123 Plus Member 114363 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 12:41 PM

great catch Grin

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Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 1:09 PM

Lovely shots!
Diane

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taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 2:37 PM

This image displays the cats markings perfectly-- very fine!

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canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 - 2:43 PM

Two excellent images Herman and very well captured
Jim

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Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 2:49 PM

What a beautiful creature and what superb shots and composition Herman, that's me most days in V1.

Gary

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leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
6 Jan 2013 - 2:57 PM

Great photos Herman. I do like both of them.
Effrossini

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 - 3:15 PM

Two grate shot Herman,different but equally good. Nicelt presented.
Elena

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coco_88  4 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 - 3:39 PM

Stunning Photo Smile

Robin

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RuthyJ  9 England
6 Jan 2013 - 3:53 PM

What a beauty, Makes me sleepy looking at this shot.

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kazza12
kazza12  3 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 - 4:03 PM

two great shots captured lovely SmileSmile karen

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Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 4:10 PM

Two superb images of a gorgeous big cat.

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3253 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 4:13 PM

Look's so cute and cuddlySmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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morpheus1955
6 Jan 2013 - 4:26 PM

Two fantastic images, beautifully captured and presented

Hugh

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xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 5:17 PM

Two great shots.. superb colour and detail..

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ali63 Plus Member 3685 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 5:50 PM

Great capture,Smile

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pdcche  4 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 - 8:34 PM

Two great images Herman, has to be V1 for me, gorgeous cat, Peter..

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AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 8:36 PM

A beautiful creature!
Ann

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thedon1941
6 Jan 2013 - 8:47 PM

Great portrait of this most beautiful of animals Herman. Love it. Don

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CDSINUK
CDSINUK  3223 forum posts England
6 Jan 2013 - 9:42 PM

Stunning, i used to look after one just like it Smile

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Humblebee  3 England
6 Jan 2013 - 10:00 PM

I wish I could give you two votes, but sadly cannot, so one vote and one UA because I love these cats, and your images are both super ... Carol GrinGrinGrin

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Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 - 5:19 AM

Grin Such intense rich details on the coat. Love both... PERRRRFECT. IB

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7 Jan 2013 - 9:01 AM

A great image...
I hope to get some like this in Sept...

Dave

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alligatorpants
7 Jan 2013 - 10:48 AM

Extraordinary.

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annettep38 Plus Member 4210 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 6:45 PM

I love v1 , what a nice relaxed pose.

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JimV  9 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 3:22 AM

Two great shots of the fastest animail in the world, though you wouldn't think so looking at V1 Herman Smile
Rgds., Jim

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tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 8:37 AM

Love v1. What a life!

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8 Jan 2013 - 9:51 AM

beautiful creature superly taken shots of him/her

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bigstorks  3 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 - 5:11 AM

Great gallery

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stupot
stupot  3 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 - 11:12 AM

A beautiful image well captured.Grin I try to use my camera most days when time permits, love to be able to take photos as good as you can. Lovely P/F. Best regards Stu.

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johncob  5 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 - 11:48 AM

Herman Love V2. Regards John

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capto Plus Member 32704 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 11:58 AM

V2 for me, very natural image, nice one.

Regarding your comment about cloning, Adobe are giving away free CS2, elements4&5. May be of interest to you.




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ivor

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RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 4:48 AM

Sleepy head: two excellent shots, Herman.
Ronnie.

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kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 6:10 AM

Beautiful Herman. Love v2 it's a gorgeous shot Grin

Kathryn

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CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 8:54 AM

Delightful!
Carole

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brownsilent
13 Jan 2013 - 5:09 PM

What a beautiful animal! V1 is cracking!
Johanna

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bigstorks
bigstorks  3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 - 2:05 PM

such an amazing capture

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richy66
richy66  2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 - 9:08 PM

Stunning!

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shivthink
shivthink  2 India
25 Jan 2013 - 8:17 AM

stunning capture, love the way it filled the frame Smile

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