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The cheetah and the boy by another-marble The cheetah and the boy by another-marble
I'm usually not too happy if there are crowds of people at the zoo but sometimes there's just no way of escaping them. If that's the case, they might just as well work for me and my photos! :nana:

I've uploaded this before to my other account, `marble911 (I didn't have this account back then). Resubmission for *StamatisGR.
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pivan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lively emotions.
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erene Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Fantastic shot!
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0VanillaSky0 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you did a great expression capture in this picture, pal..
so did on the rest of your gallery..
:)
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another-marble Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
:aww: You're too kind!
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0VanillaSky0 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome !
:thanks:
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robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That's right! Put em to work!
I think nickandrik had a good point on the facial expressions. I imagine the cheetah is trying to figure out how it happens, that he is in the cage, and a parade of food continues to walk past just out of reach.

BUt the expression of wonder on the childs face is priceless.
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another-marble Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
:D I guess I could've had lots of them working for me during the Easter Holidays but that's just too much. :giggle:

I always get the impression that the cheetahs care even less about visitors than the other big cats at this zoo. They are quite good at ignoring them, even when some idiots knock on the glass. The only time I've seen them really interested was when some kids were running back and fro along the enclosure and one of the cheetahs kept following them. I guess that made them think it was prey.
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robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I could imagine, crowds and crowds.

I think especially with the cheetah, when something moves they really want to chase it.
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another-marble Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
The admission fees have been raised considerably a couple of days ago but I don't think that will have put anyone off, in particular with the wonderful weather we're currently having.

:nod: The zoo also tries to keep them in shape by using a prey simulator that drags food through their enclosure really fast.
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robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol, I guess helps keep them fit and from feeling too bored. Not a bad idea really.
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another-marble Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Yeah, that's the idea. It's sad if they become all bored and lazy because there's nothing to do.
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mikegoulty Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Wonderful! :D
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another-marble Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Thank you Mike!

I really like the cheetahs' enclosure - you can pretend you're capturing the animals while actually you're just as interested in the visitors.. :giggle:
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mikegoulty Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Ah, a mighty fine plan there! Get them un-awares! hehe :P :)
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another-marble Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
I wonder how many people have used the same evil scheme on me! :D
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mikegoulty Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
a good few I imagine! :P :)
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another-marble Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
I'm afraid so! :D
Haven't discovered any of those on the internet yet, though. Would be fun.
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mikegoulty Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
haha, it would be brilliant... going through dA "WAIT A MINUTE! That's me!"
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The-Yard-Collective Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Featured: [link] :)
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another-marble Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Thanks a lot, I really appreciate your support! :hug:
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nickandrik Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
I love the different expressions of the boy, the mother and the cheetah.
The title could be one of a book (like: The old man and the sea :D )
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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
The cheetah enclosure is very nice for capturing people's expressions - I have a whole collection of shots from there.

I tried to read "The old man and the sea" a long time ago but it made me :sleep:
;)
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nickandrik Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Haha, I only know the title :whistle: :D
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another-marble Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
I didn't get much further either...well, a little further... :D
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sags Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Encores are always good :clap:
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sags Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Was sick .. immediately healling began to be apparent I made off >>>>>>>>>>>>>> up north!
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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Not always... *shakes head*

Pleased to see you. Was starting to wonder if you were still sick or traveling again. :)
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm with Tam on this, the expressions are brilliant from both the feline & the young primate :D

Bloody good Street :#1::clap:
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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Thanks a lot Will.
People used to annoy me in my zoo shots but now that they "work" for me I really like them! :D
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It can happen that way sometimes, swings & roundabout :D
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Elessar777 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
Great shot!
Fantastic expression, cool contrast and perfecet b/w...
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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Thanks a lot for the comment, I appreciate it! :)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009   Photographer
Two fantastic expressions caught here! :clap:
The boy's and the cheetah's! :lol:
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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Thanks Stamatis!

The cheetah did a great job at looking totally unimpressed. It even ignored some of the stupid people that tried knocking against the glass. :D
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009   Photographer
some animals are far more serious than humans :D
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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
...and some humans behave in far more ridiculous ways than any animal ever could. No wonder the orang-utan sometimes gives them the finger! :D
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009   Photographer
now, this is something I'd love to see!!! :D
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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Happened to my mum. She was using some silly baby talk on the ape and that was his reaction :lmao: Too bad I didn't have a camera back then.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009   Photographer
:lmao: The face of your mum would make a priceless shot!
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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
And she'd have killed me for submitting it!
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