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Sunrise Cub



Masai Mara - Kenya

Masai Mara - Kenya
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12 Comments | Report
vtustin
 
vtustin March 05, 2017
Loving your photos. The colours and composition are superb.
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irisbraun March 06, 2017
Thank you so much
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edandaniphone June 09, 2017
Wonderful.
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irisbraun June 09, 2017
Thank you
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BrianBasson June 10, 2017
Wonderful capture.
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irisbraun June 10, 2017
Thank you so much Brian
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Paulacook144 June 12, 2017
Beautiful image with a great background too. Well seen and handled.
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irisbraun June 12, 2017
Thank you Paula
Bonnie_D PRO
 
Bonnie_D June 13, 2017
Beautiful capture
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irisbraun June 15, 2017
Thank you Bonnie
Cintography
 
Cintography July 14, 2018
Stunning
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irisbraun December 16, 2018
Thank you
Nostroboy PRO
 
Nostroboy November 22, 2018
Excellent capture there ! A kid playing adult !
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irisbraun December 16, 2018
Thank you
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WolfEyesPhotography November 24, 2018
Such an adorable subject but a beautiful photo!1. Love the softness, hazy background and the cub’s determination..
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irisbraun December 16, 2018
Thank you

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in the Masai Mara Reserve (Kenya) during a self organized photo safari.
Time
Time was around 5.30 am.
Lighting
The plan was to shoot the cheetah against the raising sun from a low angle and I took a gamble as too where the cheetah would be headed in order for me to find a perfect spot. The camera was set for dramatic backlight and the cheetah did me a favor by showing up exactly where I wanted it to be.
Equipment
Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm lens 4.0 Series II and a bean bag.
Inspiration
The light. I was in a perfect spot a little bit below the cheetah and that allowed me to capture it against the raising sun.
Editing
Believe or not: No processing at all.
In my camera bag
I use three bodies, all of them Canon 5D Mark III, with three different Canon lenses: 70-200 mm 2.8, 300mm 2.8 and a 500mm 4.0. On top of that I carry a Canon lens 24-70 mm 2.8 and a Canon lens 8-14mm Fisheye. A flash, a Benro tripod, a Gimbal head, two pairs of binoculars, two bean bags and enough containers with compressed air to clean all that stuff.
Feedback
Patience, patience and more patience.

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