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Canon
Model
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/1250 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
300 mm
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1600
Date Taken
Mar 29, 2012, 11:17:52 AM
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EF75-300mm f/4-5.6
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Chirping Cheetah by darkSoul4Life Chirping Cheetah by darkSoul4Life
The chirping cheetahs are making is like a high pitched bark which they use to locate other cheetahs.

This is one of the african cheetahs(Acinonyx Jubatus) from the Krefelder Zoo. Sorry guys but you are not allowed to use my photos from that zoo in any way!
You can't imagine how many times I tried to capture a cheetah chirping, I mostly pressed the shutter release too late. They do it very fast and this was more like a lucky shot but I'm glad to have it ^.^


Another shot of the same cheetah:



Comments as well as Critiques are much appreciated :)

Camera: Canon EOS 400D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 III



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:iconvaralidaine:
What an interesting shot! First of all, I gave full stars for originality because I have never seen a shot like this before, where the mouth is open and teeth are showing, not in aggression but simply because you caught the cheetah mid-sound. Similarly, I gave 4 and a half stars for impact because it instantly jumped out at me in my deviation watch list, and 4 for vision because you were clearly going for a unique shot.

I gave 3 stars for technique but I'll start with the good stuff. Composition is excellent. The cheetah's head is placed off-centre in the photograph, which helps draw attention to it, and the angle at which you caught it shows a nice expanse of fur and spots.

Now for the more critical part of my critique. There is some overexposure around the ears and under the nose, but most noticeably at the end of the tongue and on the tooth behind it. Unfortunately, it is impossible to distinguish where the tongue ens and the tooth begins. Although this might not be noticed at first; once it is, I find that it glaringly dominates the whole photo.

The next part is a little contentious as it involves a technique that is desired in other photos. You managed to get a shot that was incredibly in-focus, so much so that you can see tons of individual hairs on the muzzle and front. This level of detail might be wanted in other situations but unfortunately, works against you in this particular shot. Although a full-view perusal reveals that there is almost no graininess or pixelation, all the individual hairs showing gives the impression of the photo being grainy. Because of the close-up feeling of this shot, I believe a slight blur-just enough to lend a smoothness to the fur-would have been preferable.

My advice to you would be; please continue looking for these original, quirky shots and simply keep in mind that techniques that are desired in certain shots might not be in others. Getting the feel for this will just take a whole lot of trial and error.
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol: it's great!
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nico-eos1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My favorite animal !
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Galactixa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Splendid photo, bro
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AureusOcularis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Also dafür dass es eine Aufnahme mit einem "Billigobjektiv" ist, hast du den Gepard wunderbar im Portrait abgelichtet. :)
Fokus, Licht und Tiefe sind perfekt. Von daher solltest du nicht allzu sehr auf dein Objektiv schimpfen. ;)
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Danke dir, freut mich auch wirklich, dass du es gut findest. Nunja nur ein kleiner Teil der Photos die ich mit diesem Objektiv gemacht habe weisen eine solche Schärfe auf und alles auch Photos wo das Tier sehr nah war und ich manuell fokussiert habe. Sobald eine gewisse Distanz da ist wirds nurnoch schwammig :/ Sogar meine Kompaktkamera macht bessere Mondphotos als dieses Objektiv.. auf Distanz ists einfach grausam.
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AureusOcularis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Als ich damals erzählt habe, dass ich mir das Tamron Teleobjektiv gekauft habe, haben einige die Hände über dem Kopf zusammen geschlagen. Von wegen Tamron wäre ja total schlecht etc. Ja ja, sie mussten schnell ihre Meinung ändern als sie meine Bilder gesehen haben, die ich damit gemacht habe. Von daher kann ich jedem nur zu Tamron raten wenn es um Teleobjektive geht.
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh mann xD Tamron ist dabei wirklich gut. Das neue Tamron 70-300 hat auch eine beeindruckende Bildqualität, da können die Canons der selben Preisklasse nicht mithalten. Nur sollte ich lieber auf eine neue D-SLR sparen, denn der Verschluss meiner macht nicht mehr lange mit.
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JesseLSciuto Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Photographer
Ein sehr schönes Foto!
:+fav:
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fishburger Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das Geräusch, das die dabei machen ist wirklich süß. :meow:
Und das Bild selbst ist nahezu perfekt. Da hat sich deine Geduld wirklich ausgezahlt. ^^
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Das stimmt, aber es hat ne sehr wichtige Bedeutung.
Danke dir vielmals. Das ist auch einer der wenigen Photos die mit dem Objektiv wirklich scharf geworden sind, sodass ich das in Originalgröße gebrauchen kann. Von den über 6000 Photos die ich mit dem Objektiv gemacht habe, weisen vielleicht 10-15 diese Schärfe auf und alles Nahaufnahmen. Sobald mein Subjekt etwas Distanz hat, wird es nur schwammig weich -.- aber gut was erwartet man von einen Billigobjektiv?
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