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Sep 12, 2009, 9:51:30 AM
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He's-A-Cheetah by LoneWolfPhotography He's-A-Cheetah by LoneWolfPhotography
Dramatic portrait of one of the two Cheetahs at the new Predators of the Serengeti exhibit at the Oregon Zoo. I memorized the route these two brothers took in their roaming of their new enclosure, saw the possibility of getting just this shot as one of them passed through a sunny patch and was lucky enough to get the shot exactly as I saw it in my head...with a bonus of this seriously intent look aimed directly at my camera. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! :D


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snowy-huskywolf Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
This looks great, I really love his expression.
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LoneWolfPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So very focused and intense isn't it? These guys have a way of looking intimidating all the time and I think it's cause unlike most cats I'm used to, they almost ALWAYS seem to have their mouths open just a little like this. Not sure if it's a breathing thing or what, but you can nearly always see their lower fangs/canines and it never fails to give them that "I'm about to eat you" look. :nod:
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snowy-huskywolf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I think it helps in the wild when they may have to fight for prey or their cubs. The look would help to intimidate larger predators I assume.
Yeah XD Again I think it's another natural adaptation to the heat of the savannah, the breathing would allow a easier flow of oxygen to circulate around the body and ventilation.
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DaytonaBlue64Impala Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
This is my favorite cheetah shot that you've gotten. It's a lot sharper that the others.
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LoneWolfPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
My apologies. :( Sharpness is a constant struggle with me and my camera. :nod: I know too many phogographers blame their errors on "bad lenses" but I really really do need a faster lens to eliminate much of my fuzziness in many of my images. Glad you found one you like though. :D
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DaytonaBlue64Impala Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
I know all about poor lenses. Slow focusing, bad image quality, the works. While, I don't have a DSLR, I've done my fair share of research on the subject.
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Passion4Photos Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
This is an amazing shot Mark and he's giving you eye contact!
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Q-tipper Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
This is an amazing shot and perfectly timed.. :clap:
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JoyfulColor Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Love the light, and the look, and the contrasts! Great job, Mark.
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LoneWolfPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: Thank you so much Michelle. :D I'm really happy with this shot...I got lucky and caught a very great look of concentration in a perfect spot for lighting. :nod:
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