Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour


Submitted on
December 4, 2012
Image Size
770 KB


181 (who?)

Camera Data

Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Focal Length
190 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 14, 2012, 11:05:46 AM
GIMP 2.6.12
Sensor Size
Rest and Relaxation by darkSoul4Life Rest and Relaxation by darkSoul4Life
Lets celebrate the International Cheetah Day :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 4/17 more are coming during the day

18 month old male cheetah (Acinonyx Jubatus)
Canon EOS 400D; Canon EF 75-300 III
Aachener Tierpark
Add a Comment:
I'm professional social photographer and I liked this photograph. Will try to critique as best as I can on my knowledge about photography. It shows that the author have good vision on framing and solid photographer qualities. Framing is very good, with the terrain making a nice diagonal, aligned with the body of the cheetah and even his ears. The upper body of the animal fits perfectly whithin the left border too. Beside that, i think that the photographer would do a better photo if he had off framed the little foliage on the right corner, even a little, because there is a leaf of it invading the background composition. I personaly think that this shot would be better if the left eye of cheetah was a little more visible and the tail made "entering" to the foreground terrain by walking to the right, but taking in account the focal length used (200mm + probly) and that the animal is not a static object (the photograph would lose the shot while walking to another position), i think is nice as it as.

The focus is very good, rigth in the animal eyes, but the photo itself is a little blury, I don't know if it is like that because it was a little dark and he was forced to use a low shutter speed or because he decided to make the background bluryer using a large apperture.

In my opinion, besides this photograph lacks something to make a "ohhhh!" becuase there is little subjective elements, is nice and very pleasing to watch shot that enable us to see the Cheetah on all this majesty, with the paws crossing each other and him never losing his majesty.

ps: Sorry for my bad english, is not my native language...
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
6 out of 6 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

Iceclaw-12 Feb 20, 2013
hes like " what tha... is that... eww what ah eww " or " oh here comes da ladies just goin to puff up my chest here AWWW YA WAS SUP LADIES "
SorrelHawkfire Jan 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
CupquakeMoon Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you my friend just gained a new watch.
Erwanna-Dragony Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the cheetah looks like it's posing for the photograph :)
darkSoul4Life Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you sooo much :) Well I can reassure you that these two are doing everything but posing. It happens so often that they move off a second before I'm ready to take the shot.
Erwanna-Dragony Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can imagine. :XD: It's'the same with most animals, I guess.
darkSoul4Life Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well as far as I can say only these two are like this - cancelling a nice pose a heartbeat before you're ready. But they're so active that you get soon a new chance for a nice photo ^^
Erwanna-Dragony Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great then ! I can only talk about taking photos of my pets, but there was one who wouldn't move when you took a photograph. The other we had at the time usually moved right when you took the photograph so you ended up with a blurry moving cat :XD:
pluto-my-way Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesomely majestic!!:iconcheetahlaplz:
darkSoul4Life Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yupp ^^
Add a Comment: