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a young cheetah in Masai Mara

a young cheetah in Masai Mara
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29 Comments |
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More October 06, 2014
So cute :) great shot!
jeffswanson
 
jeffswanson October 10, 2014
Very cute image.
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson October 17, 2014
Amazing shot.
Matador
 
Matador October 17, 2014
Nice photo !
dareco
 
dareco January 03, 2015
I love this! SO CUTE!
KeithBannerman Ultimate
 
KeithBannerman January 04, 2015
Great shot
DoreenCalvano
 
DoreenCalvano January 04, 2015
Adorable! Great shot!
PrincezzxDiana
 
PrincezzxDiana September 18, 2016
SO CUTE!
FlyingEagle
 
FlyingEagle January 13, 2017
That's adorable!
Mikeirelandphotography
 
Mikeirelandphotography February 13, 2017
Awesome
Pclaesen
 
Pclaesen March 08, 2017
oh my god!!! this is soooooooooooo cute!! what a pretty cat this is!
suezyg2345 PRO+
 
suezyg2345 April 27, 2017
Great shot. Love your work!
SusanBurroughs
 
SusanBurroughs May 07, 2017
Great captures
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catherinethompson August 20, 2017
Beautiful capture. Congratulations.
rogielyn
 
rogielyn August 28, 2017
Adorable!
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi
 
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi June 08, 2018
Nice one
lisapearlman PRO
 
lisapearlman August 09, 2018
So adorable!! Beautifully captured!
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JmDreams September 13, 2018
Fabulous
dkoch28
 
dkoch28 September 28, 2018
Beautiful
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mleskiw.wildlife_EC5E May 17, 2020
Wow, truly magnificent! The expression speaks volumes! Your portfolio is wow!
Pjerry
 
Pjerry June 01, 2020
So cute
zquentin Platinum
 
zquentin July 08, 2020
Such a cute baby! Awesome shot!!
bonnielauriepelland PRO+
 
bonnielauriepelland December 03, 2020
Congratulations on Your Win in My Young Animals in the Wild Challenge! This is an Amazingly Beautiful Picture! Great Job!
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Natulya December 03, 2020
Congratulations!
barbarabrock Platinum
 
barbarabrock December 03, 2020
I gasped at the cuteness!
zquentin Platinum
 
zquentin December 03, 2020
So cute!! Great shot!
CameraGirl1991
 
CameraGirl1991 April 07, 2022
So cute!
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sophiedv December 26, 2023
Congratulations! Happy holidays
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liudmiladrake December 26, 2023
Really cuty!
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Behind The Lens

Location

The picture was taken in Kenya, Masai Mara

Time

We found this family of mother and 5 young ones in the late morning.

Lighting

The light is pretty bright at midday in Kenya, but it was just a little overcast, which helped. I took that picture at a pretty high ISO of 1000. I do not remember , why. I usually avoid that, when I can. An exposure of 1/640 was helpful though, because I had only a bean bag. I always carry my tripod , when I take the 600 m lens along. But I had no time to set it up for this picture.

Equipment

Nikon D800 with a 600mm lens (AF-S VR Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED). No tripod , only bean bag.

Inspiration

Well, Africa is one of my most favorite places in the world. The beauty of the nature is just breath taking. The company of the Masai is inspiring. The beauty of these young cheetahs, the way they ran around and played, not paying attention to us, was simply a unique moment in life. I heard later, that some of them were killed by lions.

Editing

I usually do not do too much post-processing. I cropped and used light room.

In my camera bag

I am a Nikon person. I carry most of the time two cameras with different lenses. I use a Nikon D4 and a Nikon D800. In the summer I never leave the house without a macro. Insects are everywhere. If I go for a walk in the city I usually take a wide angle lens, sometimes a fish eye. I dreamed for a long time of the 600mm lens. Since I got it almost 3 years ago, I take it , whenever I can, when I go for a shoot in nature. I became a specialist in managing airport security with it. The lens looks really great in a scanner.

Feedback

Well, you need to go to Africa to find cheetah in the wild. I personally do not like zoos. I went recently again to a zoo. Since I was so fortunate to be able to travel to Africa several times, I just find it difficult to look at animals held in captivity. I guess, it takes luck, patience and interest in nature.

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