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Like a Leaf in the Wind by darkSoul4Life Like a Leaf in the Wind by darkSoul4Life
This is Hannibal, a young male Cheetah from the Aachener Tierpark, Germany. This photo is a vertical panorama and it was built out of three close up captures to get a shallower depth of field.

Lets celebrate the International Cheetah Day with a cheetah photo spam :D
If you care about these magnificent felines you should support the Cheetah Conservation Fund!
If you like cheetahs, have a look at this folder containing mainly high quality cheetah photos: [link] more cheetah photos will be posted during the day ;)
I'm participating with this photo in the International Cheetah Day Challenge. Follow the link if you would like to know more about it.

Feedback is also highly appreciated Photo 16/17; Are you ready for the best of all?






Hannoibal - 18 month old male cheetah (Acinonyx Jubatus)
Canon EOS 400D; Canon EF 75-300 III
Aachener Tierpark
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DisneyFan-01 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Some how when I see this cheetah in this pose, I think of him with Michael Caine's voice saying, "Look at me. Don't I look pretty?" Like how he said it in Miss Congeniality.
^^ Just something cheetahs might think a lot since they hold so much grace and elegance.
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm pretty sure they don't think much about such unimportant minor things like we people do.
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DisneyFan-01 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer

I'm sure.

But since nearly all cats do nothing but groom themselves all the time, I like to think of them holding their heads up high and saying, "Look at me, humans.  I am much prettier than you are.  Don't I look pretty?"  Then they break into song, "I feel pretty.  Oh so pretty.  I feel pretty and witty and gay!"  LOL

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Ravenith Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot. I love the colors in the background and the cheetah make it seem like he's the boss, haha :D
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NekoHime07 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful :)
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:iconcayiika:
cayiika Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Bei dem passt eigentlich alles. Vor allem der Kontrast zwischen dem Grün und dem Orange sieht verdammt gut aus. Hast dir die richtige Jahreszeit für das Foto ausgesucht. :D
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:iconseveren13:
Severen13 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheetah says, "Why yes, I am fabulous." :lol:
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Gorgeous photograph :heart: The colours are beautiful.
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Arayashikinoshaka Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a feeling of freedom and pride !
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SkyeMarree Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I've never thought of stitching photos like this together! Very clever. It looks seamless.
I love the colours in the photo!
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. Well it's just a way how you can get a shot with a slow lens you would only get with a much faster lens. F/2.8 lenses are damn expensive.
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:iconrlcreatif:
rlcreatif Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! Such a great photo!
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much
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DanicaWish Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like even this one. Beautiful photo.
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Nikki-vdp Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
He's got an almost smug expression on his face, so awesome :D Great autumn colour palette as well.
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
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8AlnitakKaleids8 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awwww, beautiful capture! Sharp! Great expression too :-)
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:iconwildwinyan:
WildWinyan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Photographer
Lovely work!
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:icontreekami:
Treekami Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This photo has all the colors of fall! so wonderful. :love:
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PaulEberhardt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've got a picture of my cat sitting exactly in the same pose with the same expression. Okay, I know this is not too surprising and probably sort of a lame comment. I hope you don't mind me being fascinated by this truly awesome photo.
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Buszujacy-w-zbozu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I guess it's 'higher level' of photography when you create such marvelous panorama of such beautiful animal :) Amazing.
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Twainwall Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a cool capture. He looks so proud of himself. :D
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconpokemon4pwn:
Pokemon4PWN Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I want one :heart:
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That would be a really bad idea.
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:iconpokemon4pwn:
Pokemon4PWN Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I know, but it is so adorable.
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The-Purring-Teapot Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, dieses foto ist einfach nur wun-der-schöööön
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen Dank. Ich bin auch froh, dass es etwas geworden ist ^^
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The-Purring-Teapot Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
<3
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TinyWild Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Beautiful! he looks so proud! :aww:
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot :)
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ChaosToGlory Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
The background goes really nicely with him. Beautiful shot!
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :) I'm glad that I could take a few nice photos with that background because it vanishes so fast. Would be great if you could use it longer.
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very dignified pose and great background colors to boot! :aww:
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hannibal sometimes is a real poser ;)
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Seems that way! :)
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:iconkgustafso:
Kgustafso Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! :)
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:icondarksoul4life:
darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :)
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Kgustafso Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconwelcomesignplz:
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iytj Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
:iconcheetahlaplz: :clap:
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: :hug:
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iytj Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
:iconcat-glompplz::hug:
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
300 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Nov 17, 2012, 10:59:10 AM
Software
GIMP 2.6.12
Sensor Size
3mm
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