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HarveyG


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Challenge: Free Study 2012-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: HESC, Hoedspruit, RSA
Date: Jan 3, 2012
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2012

Happy New Year:) "The Joker" on the left is actually yawning :) What a life!
Cheetah brothers taken at HESC two weeks before the worst floods since 2000. Hoedspruit was declared a disaster area. Kruger national Park was closed bar one entrance and suffered much damage. Thankfully no life was lost, and animals appeared to know before hand and took to higher ground. Excellent SANParks management, professional team, communication and preparedness! They even used their own helicopter to evacuate guests and the SANDF also got stuck in rescuing.

SAN Parks Forum thread and pictures as it developed. Pics @ News24.

PS: All the animals at HESC made it!

This image is copyrighted 2012 by Harvey Grohmann. Publication is strictly forbidden and protected by law. To obtain pricing and consent contact me via Photocommission.com

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Thank you for the marvellous comments, votes and fave! Ecstatic to get a 6th/287 Top10 in a Free Study and new PB. Note: This is NOT a "Wildlife" shot. It's termed "Nature" for the purists because of where they were shot, free roaming but in captivity. They are bred here for eventual release back into the wild.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 287
Avg (all users): 6.8759
Avg (commenters): 8.3571
Avg (participants): 6.7767
Avg (non-participants): 7.1190
Views since voting: 2045
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 145
Comments: 31
Favorites: 8 (view)


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09/03/2012 12:19:13 PM
Wonderful and beautiful capture - congratulations on the PB.
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02/19/2012 10:04:32 PM
Truly delightful - makes me smile every time I see it! Thanks for sharing the story behind it, and congratulations on your new personal best with this!
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02/14/2012 08:56:06 PM
Should have been top three.
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02/09/2012 05:44:21 AM
oh harvey ... this is such a wonderful image .. i love it when a photograph makes me smile, laugh, cry, .. feel something .. !! .. .. and catching that face at just that time .. excellent .. congrats on the 6th place .. :) ..
think i'll make this a fav just so i can have a dose of 'smile' when i need it .. !! ..:)
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02/08/2012 06:46:53 PM
Wonderful shot! Terrific finish as well. lol I knew the guy on the left was yawning. We have 3 brothers at our local Zoo and I've seen this action before.
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02/08/2012 03:55:54 PM
Congratulations on the top 10. I love this shot.
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02/08/2012 08:57:15 AM
Congrats on the top 10!
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02/08/2012 08:11:33 AM
Congrats on representing South Africa :) Love the cheetah shots, don't see them too often relative to all the lion images. Great capture, and wonderful timing!
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02/08/2012 07:42:53 AM
Awesome Harvey! a fantastic image.
Congrats on the FS top 10!
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02/08/2012 03:37:16 AM
Stellar finish, Harvey. And cheetahs are my FAVORITE of all animals. What a fabulous capture. Congrats on the top 10
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02/08/2012 03:00:10 AM
Nice poster perfect shot! Congrats.
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02/08/2012 02:55:42 AM
Congrats Harvey!!! Top 10 and like Steve says... just missing HM. Very glad for you. This is your expertise. Lovely shot
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02/08/2012 02:21:16 AM
Lovely Harvey! Congrats on the top 10 and narrowly missing the HM. Wonderfully captured - I bet this looks much better at anything larger than 800px!
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02/08/2012 01:41:42 AM
What a good image, Harvey! The light is wonderful. Thanks.
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02/08/2012 12:15:21 AM
I love the cheetahs. Great capture. Congrats on top 10.
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02/08/2012 12:05:49 AM
Ha! "Cheese" indeed!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2012 02:54:24 PM
I can see this shot as a motivational poster.
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02/06/2012 11:10:33 PM
What a fantastic capture, this could very easily also be in a "Caption This" type competition :) Awesome shot, I hope this does really well.
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02/06/2012 06:42:13 PM
This gets your attention real fast - what an exceptional shot - you must have been thrilled to get it - congrats!
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02/06/2012 01:51:39 AM
This is an amazing photo!
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02/05/2012 11:31:42 AM
She looks like a rock and roll fan, haha. Gorgeous animals, what a brilliant moment to capture!
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02/04/2012 06:21:09 PM
Superb... :)
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02/04/2012 11:15:38 AM
very nice really sharp 8
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02/02/2012 12:35:44 PM
Is this Whipsnade UK? I know Cheetahs look alike but these do honestly look familiar to me.
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02/02/2012 07:11:38 AM
Super timing make this a super shot.
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02/02/2012 12:11:08 AM
Great shot, nice crop and close up, I love them.
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02/01/2012 09:26:12 PM
You caught this at the perfect time and the detail is fantastic.
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02/01/2012 03:25:21 PM
amazing capture
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02/01/2012 12:44:50 PM
perfect DOF, 2 such different expressions, wonderfully captured
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02/01/2012 01:53:08 AM
Oh my gosh!! Amazing capture! Haha so cute, love it
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02/01/2012 01:06:30 AM
Fabulous !!!!!
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