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avidude Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 19th Mar 2007 Mon 24-Sep-12 12:47 AM
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"Big Cats in East Africa"



I spent 13 days is Kenya in early Aug. Lake Nakuru National Park and several regions of the Maasai Mara. Here are a couple big cats photographed near Mara Serena Resort. An Unbelievable place to photograph wildlife of all types

Constructive comments are welcome, as I will do this trip again.

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Reply message RE: Big Cats in East Africa landism
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Reply message RE: Big Cats in East Africa Reilly M
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Reply message RE: Big Cats in East Africa niknac37 Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
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landism   CA  Registered since 22nd Oct 2011 Mon 24-Sep-12 03:05 AM
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two absolutely fantastic captures!

  

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Reilly M   Monrovia, US  Registered since 26th Jul 2008 Mon 24-Sep-12 03:31 AM
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DANG! Did you pet 'em too? Woo-Hoo! Sweet!

yours,
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niknac37 Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Mysore, IN  Nikonian since 03rd Dec 2007 Mon 24-Sep-12 09:20 AM
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Superb pictures Ted, Could you manage full shot of Cheetah, you were in a strategic position looks like, Cheetah at higher plain than you. You had that golden light too.

You took me back to my trip in June. Looking forward for more. TFS

Pakku

  

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treadwl Silver Member  Sunrise, US  Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009 Mon 24-Sep-12 11:07 PM
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The images are stunning in color, clarity and resolution. I'd be happy with any of them.

I much prefer the lion as I think the crop is better. While the cheetah has compelling eyes and great light, to me the image looks chopped off. Just my opinion---I'll be interested in what others say.;

Thanks for sharing.

Larry

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avidude Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 19th Mar 2007 Tue 25-Sep-12 01:19 AM
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>The images are stunning in color, clarity and resolution.
>I'd be happy with any of them.
>
>I much prefer the lion as I think the crop is better. While
>the cheetah has compelling eyes and great light, to me the
>image looks chopped off. Just my opinion---I'll be
>interested in what others say.;
>
>Thanks for sharing.
>
>Larry


Larry and Pakku - Thanks for your comments. I too struggled with the crop. Below is the whole frame. Love to know what you all would have done with it.

I love the light, angle, and expression on her face so I tried to save the shot. The cheetah was on the roof of an adjacent Land Cruiser she was moving around a lot and there was little time to compose.

I have many other great shots, maybe I should have scrapped this one.



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jtmcg Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Simsbury, US  Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007 Tue 25-Sep-12 12:16 PM
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Great pose, great light, tough call on the crop. I'd suggest trying a tighter crop with the right 1/3, 1/3 intersection placed between the eyes or just below and then crop into the body above the legs. Make the crop as small as you can relative to sharpness and definition.

John

  

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Gamecocks Silver Member  Joanna, US  Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010 Mon 24-Sep-12 11:48 PM
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WOW!

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vcottman Silver Member  Denver, US  Nikonian since 22nd May 2006 Sun 30-Sep-12 12:45 PM
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Very nice!! I especially like the cheetah.

Thanks for sharing,


Vaughn

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af4nc Gold Member  Yardley, US  Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007 Wed 03-Oct-12 09:40 PM
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Beautiful shots

Tom MILLS
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