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Re: 400 2.8 vs 200-400 4.0 1.4
« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2013, 12:12:29 AM »
1st Cheetah Kill, Serengeti near the Grameti River, don't think this Lady was doing much more than 70-80Kph, so still had a gear in reserve, This mother Killed every single Day as she had 3 Cubs around 18 Months Old she was teaching & feeding as well as her self, Mothers, where would we all be without them.

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I too like this one.  How much of the image is cropped, if any?

Hi CarlTN, Cropped top & bottom only to give the Image more length, overall perhaps 10% of the Image has been cropped, most of my shots of this Kill included only the Cheetah, at 12 fps the sequence still only included the victim in 3 frames, that's how fast the Cheetah was moving, the Thomson's Gazelle was doomed the moment the Mother Cheetah decided he was on the Menu. Once she Killed she stepped back and kept a look out for Lions & Hyenas while her 3 Cubs fed, only when they were filled did she then feed herself, remarkable Animal Behaviour.
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Re: 400 2.8 vs 200-400 4.0 1.4
« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2013, 12:12:29 AM »

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« Reply #46 on: July 01, 2013, 04:47:58 AM »
Being an Aussie who grew up on a Farm I always thought Sheep were the Dumbest thing on the Planet, now I know it's actually wildebeest, these Guys would stand 1 meter from a roaring fire on the Serengeti Plains, and keep munching grass until they started to smoke.

Large Grass Fires presented a unique opportunity to see how the wildlife were reacting in front of the burn, amazing stuff.

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I always thought the moose were the dumbest animals, but this has me doubt that  ;D

As always fantastic pictures from you. All of them!

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Re: 400 2.8 vs 200-400 4.0 1.4
« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2013, 10:30:08 PM »
1st Cheetah Kill, Serengeti near the Grameti River, don't think this Lady was doing much more than 70-80Kph, so still had a gear in reserve, This mother Killed every single Day as she had 3 Cubs around 18 Months Old she was teaching & feeding as well as her self, Mothers, where would we all be without them.

1Dx 200-400, shot @ 560mm f/5.6 & 1/1600th ISO800

I too like this one.  How much of the image is cropped, if any?

Hi CarlTN, Cropped top & bottom only to give the Image more length, overall perhaps 10% of the Image has been cropped, most of my shots of this Kill included only the Cheetah, at 12 fps the sequence still only included the victim in 3 frames, that's how fast the Cheetah was moving, the Thomson's Gazelle was doomed the moment the Mother Cheetah decided he was on the Menu. Once she Killed she stepped back and kept a look out for Lions & Hyenas while her 3 Cubs fed, only when they were filled did she then feed herself, remarkable Animal Behaviour.

Thank you, and that's a nice story.  I've seen cheetahs on the various animal channels.  On Nat Geo Wild, they aired a show done by two brothers (can't think of them right now), shot a few years ago.  They were on the Serengeti.  The mother cheetah climbed on top of their truck to watch her cubs play.

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Re: 400 2.8 vs 200-400 4.0 1.4
« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2013, 10:30:08 PM »