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A friendly cheetah couple

A friendly cheetah couple
Photo Information
Copyright: Nel Diepstraten (NellyD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 0 N: 697] (2745)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-25
Categories: Humorous
Camera: Canon 350 D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-01 3:15
Viewed: 1617
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These two cheetah's I photographed at Gaiapark Zoo in Kerkrade. They were relaxing in the sun and I got a nice clear shot of them. This is the way I could capture them and it looks like the one on the right is smiling here. And I wanted to show you this friendly couple, enjoy!

From the internet:

The Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a vulnerable member of the cat family (Felidae), a poor climber that hunts by speed and stealth. As such, it is placed in its own genus, Acinonyx. It is the fastest of all land animals and can reach speeds of up to 105 kilometres per hour (65 mph in short bursts up to 460 metres (500 yards), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 110 kilometres per hour (70 mph) in three seconds, faster than most supercars.
The word "cheetah" is derived from the Sanskrit word chitrakāyaḥ meaning "variegated body", via the Hindi cītā.
The Cheetah cannot roar, unlike other big cats, but does have the following vocalizations:

Yipping - When Cheetahs attempt to find each other, or a mother tries to locate her cubs, it uses a high-pitched barking called yipping. The yips made by a Cheetah cub sound more like a bird chirping, and so are termed chirping.
Churring, stuttering or stutter-barking - This vocalization is emitted by a Cheetah during social meetings. A churr can be seen as a social invitation to other Cheetahs, an expression of interest, uncertainty, or appeasement or during meetings with the opposite sex (although each sex churrs for different reasons).
Growling - This vocalization is often accompanied by hissing and spitting and is exhibited by the Cheetah during annoyance, or when faced with danger.
Yowling - This is an escalated version of growling, usually displayed when danger worsens.
Purring - This is made when the Cheetah is content, usually during pleasant social meetings (mostly between cubs and their mothers).

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Hi Nel,
Ooit heb ik de gelegenheid gehad om er één te aaien in Zuid Afrika - maar het is toch wel oppassen - ze smilen dan misschien wel, maar het zijn echte roofbeesten - Heel mooi stel zo lekker in de zon.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-08-01 6:02]

Hola Nel,
original trabajo,
unos animales preciosos,
en un bello habitat, cuidado y hermoso,

hi nel!
lovely shot, nice colors.

Hi Nel,
Very beautiful photo and lovely compo.Nice shot and details.well done.TFS.

Hi Nel
Prachtig gezicht die twee zo in de zon.
Had misschien iets dichter bij gemogen maar doet niets af aan de prachtige opname.
groet Frans

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-08-01 11:01]

Heb er ook eens twee op bezoek gehad...toch is men niet op zijn gemak! Mooi beeld

Hallo Nelly.
Mooie opname van die twee schatjes. Ze lachen nog naar je ook.
Bedankt voor je gelukwensen.
Groeten, Jan

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-08-01 13:01]

Hello Nel,
A wonderful, colorful and clear picture, one can say not at all much because it magnificently is.Lovely presentation.

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2007-08-01 13:34]

Hi Nel.

Excellent image.
Beautifull presentation and framing.
Yeah, really enjoyed this shot.
jean paul

Hello Nel,
I'm not sure is that one smiling at you or telling you no photos please? :o) Great shot! Beautiful color TFS

bonjour nelly
tres bonne image, il faut le faire, je te dirai bien danger
bravo Nel amitiès

Hello Nel,

I really like the capture with great colors bg POV DOF excllent composure with great colors bg POV DOF excllent Job

TFS Kyle

hello Nel,
A lovely double portrait of the cheetah couple!
Seems like they are having a good time in the greenfield...
Well composed presentation!
Pablo -

Hi Nel dear friend,
seem you had a great time in that zoo :) Thanks for this view and note.

Have a lovely WE!

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-08-17 13:20]

Hallo lieve Nel, dit is het wel
Prachtige kleuren en goed scherp
Mooi, fijn weekend

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