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How close is to close - Cheetah

 
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Jun 04, 2017 20:27 |  #1

Again while shooting with Buddy Eleazer of Magnum Excurisions. The aftermath of witnessing 5 Cheetahs stalking and killing a Aardwolf in South Africa.


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Jun 04, 2017 21:22 |  #2

While they're eating? WAY too close for me!


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Jun 04, 2017 21:48 |  #3

About 20 yards ago, IMO...:p


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Jun 04, 2017 22:13 |  #4

Unless I want to become the meal, that's WAY too close for me. I'm envious of you getting to be there regardless. That must have been something else.


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Jun 05, 2017 04:12 |  #5

I actually cant comment on this the way it should be commented on.
This might the the single dumbest thing I have ever seen..The lack of respect for everything in that picture is mind boggling :-(
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Jun 05, 2017 10:55 |  #6

Too close, that's why they make a big zoom lens.




  
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Jun 05, 2017 19:36 |  #7

I'm with Gary on this one. There, but for the grace of God, goes the second course.




  
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Jun 05, 2017 19:47 as a reply to  @ Gas Hog's post |  #8

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While I respect your opinion, I wonder what experience you have photographing wildlife. Having ventured countless times to the Katmai in Alaska to photograph Kodiak Brown Bears, I can assure you I have great respect for dangerous wildlife.


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Jun 05, 2017 21:49 |  #9

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While I respect your opinion, I wonder what experience you have photographing wildlife. Having ventured countless times to the Katmai in Alaska to photograph Kodiak Brown Bears, I can assure you I have great respect for dangerous wildlife.

It only takes one playful 70mph cat that didn't get the word...


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Jun 10, 2017 20:36 as a reply to  @ Gas Hog's post |  #10

Cheetahs very rarely attack humans. They DO NOT eat humans. Cheetahs are the slightest of the big cats & are designed for running down & stopping small game without a fight. They are not as powerful, nor as robust as a leopard, or lion & any injury to them would mean starvation & almost a sure death for the Cheetah. It would be almost impossible for a Cheetah to attack a human after eating a good meal. I think you friend knew he was safe enough.

Having said that the only thing that is certain with wild animals, is uncertainty! :-)


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Jun 10, 2017 21:52 |  #11

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Jun 11, 2017 23:33 |  #12

The guy on the left had a borrowed 300mm f/2.8, the guy on the right had a 500mm (I think) f/4. Neither of them could get a shot, they were too close!

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Jun 12, 2017 07:57 |  #13

Gbgb wrote in post #18376401 (external link)
The guy on the left had a borrowed 300mm f/2.8, the guy on the right had a 500mm (I think) f/4. Neither of them could get a shot, they were too close!

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I used a 70-300 L all the time in Africa. Many many times I was too close! I never understood the need for a 500mm lens.




  
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Jun 14, 2017 06:51 |  #14

i-G12 wrote in post #18376576 (external link)
I used a 70-300 L all the time in Africa. Many many times I was too close! I never understood the need for a 500mm lens.


In many parts of Africa I would agree. In some parts of Kruger for example, the bush is so tight, you are up close & personal with a lot of the animals. But in Kenya for example, the animals are quite a way away & you are not allowed of the made tracks.

Horses for courses I guess.


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