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January 8, 2012
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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1/256 second
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420 mm
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800
Date Taken
Jan 7, 2012, 3:10:42 PM
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Windows
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Catwalk by clippercarrillo Catwalk by clippercarrillo
The soft overcast enabled me to get the cat without the usual hard contrast that hides the whites on the fur. Unusual is the fact that claws and tail are visible in a walking posture which captures the entire cat in motion. Shot at high ISO and shutter speed, there is plenty of detail to study and absorb how the cheetah walks. It was Winter light, sacred in it's gentleness. Taken at the Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 1/7/2012. Note that cheetahs do not have retracting claws. They are the most ancient of the large cats. This particular cat broke into a run immediately after the photo was taken.
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I've featured this in The International Cheetah Day Challenge :) This day is tomorrow, please help us raise awareness for this cause if you can! :hug:
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B9CC1D Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"I'm a model you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk..."
I'm to sexy for this photo?
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Yvawn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Catwalk, lol.

Btw, i LOVE this pic, cheetahs are my favorites.
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's such a wonderful capture :)
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HopesForFun777 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Fantastic shot!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully captured big cat! I love it!
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O-Gosh Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Great image - love all the patterns and textures, the composition
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C0d3r3d32 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
The reason why the cheetahs claws are visible is because cheetahs have semi retractable claws. It helps them like cleats help football players.

By the way this is a great capture!
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TanuSingh Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow :)
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StarkArya Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful shot :)
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RHCheng Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful shot, great in b&w~!
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice shot sir:)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Quite the graceful capture! :)
Very regal. Very nice. :)
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Billy. I have hopes for it. Do me a favor, and read my new journal and give me your thoughts on it.
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Done, and done. :D
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Billy. I am slowly developing a theory on cheetah art that I hope to use to place these photos in a public space--no small feat in a recession, when few care about art enough to part with money for it. Didn't our taxes go to bail out banks so they could free money up, and then they held on to it? Or am I sounding logical, rather than artistic?
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sadly, there isn't a lot of love out there for the artistically-inclined. :(

"Except for Norman Rockwell and Robert Frost, America really doesn't care for her creative sons." -Stephen King
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Photographer
Wonderful!! :clap:
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
I am very glad you like it, Khuram.
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essencestudios Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
:wow::faint::clap:gorgeous!!
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm really glad you like it, Heather.
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essencestudios Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
:hug::wave:
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altergromit Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!!...
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Gromit.
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altergromit Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome, it is a beautiful animal in a great photograph!
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
René..... another BEAUTY......
AND... THINK POSITIVE........ YOU WILL MANAGE TO DO IT.........
YOU WILL.....
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Teresa.
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, beautiful - stunning work René - you really are becoming a Master with these cats eh? :manhug:
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
As black and white subjects, Mel, they just flip me out. I'm taking a big gamble here in KC, investing in paper, ink, and frames (not cheap, as they are big for large walls in office buildings) in the hopes that I can get a corporate sponsor that will hang them through the local arts council, and even go so far as to BUY THEM. Like I told Teresa, I'm probably whacked out a bit on the idea, but I love the cats. Converting each file involves many precise touches, and the cheetahs as subjects respond like a landscape would.
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well GOOD for you René - Follow your heart; that's what it is there for!!! Yes, sometime things go wrong - but sometimes things also go very right. I admire your and your passion my friend. Remember my comments about beauty which comes from within? Not only does you wife have it - but I'd say YOU HAVE IT TOO!!!! Be proud to be who you are René; and follow your heart - I AM proud to be your friend!!!
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