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The cheetah strikes again by another-marble The cheetah strikes again by another-marble
The cheetahs' enclosure is too good not to use it. Two layers of glass and a lot of smudges and scratches included. :D
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009   Photographer
At last! Someone who shoots the humans and not the animals in the zoo! :clap:
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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
I'm guilty of having hundreds...well no, thousands of animal zoo shots and only very few of humans. I intend to change that, though!

Thanks!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009   Photographer
I'm so looking forward to see this intention come true!
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful, simply wonderful :nod: As Liz says, the Inner Child in the woman is there for all to see :clap:
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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Thanks Will.
Judging from the faces at the zoo, quite a few inner children have survived half a century or even longer...
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
'Tis a pleasure Squire :ahoy:

Close encounters with wildlife, be it captive or free, can have that effect :nod:
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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Well, I've sure given lots of other people a chance to capture me in such situations :D
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D So, you're wild ;)
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Eliza-mac Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
This is amazing, a really wonderful capture! The look on the woman's face is beautiful, you can see the little girl still in her :love: This almost makes me want to cry, LOL!

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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
Thanks a lot for the kind words and :+fav:, I really appreciate them.
There's lots of inner children to be seen at the zoo. Some elderly people seem to visit almost every day, they know the names of all the animals and talk to them.
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Eliza-mac Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
That is sweet =D Our zoo has changed quite a bit over the past few years. You only get close to the big cats if they decide to wander down near the glass. A lot of the bigger animals have been moved to an area called "African Planes". It's better for the animals, they have more space, the photographers just need to use bigger lenses ;)
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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Ours has changed a lot too, mostly for the better. I think they are doing a good job balancing the needs of both animals and visitors. If the cheetahs are outside, it's hard to get decent pictures for me too (the longest lens I regularly use is 105 mm) but they are often in this area of the enclosure. It's rather narrow so you can watch them closely from three sides.
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Eliza-mac Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Some of the animals in our zoo had to be rehomed for a while during renovations. The zoo is in the largest city park in Europe, as is the president's house. I was working at a presidential garden party, I was taking a brake in one of the courtyards away from guests. It was bizarre ;P Me dressed as Little Bo Peep, a giant chicken and a jester, sitting having coffee with soldiers just back from the Lebanon, watching the equestrian cops doing their thing around the yard. The weirdest thing was the two giraffes looking at us over the top of a high wall :lol: One of those days I really needed to have a camera with me and didn't!
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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Same here. They already sent one polar bear away and the others will have to go some time this year (or was it next year) so they can do renovations on their enclosure.

Sounds like a pretty bizarre garden party - I wonder what the giraffes thought of it :giggle:

Had to look up Little Bo Peep so thanks for today's bit of education! ;)
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sags Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
"Do you come here often " ? asked the lady in the floppy hat.
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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
"No," said the cheetah, "only on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays."
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sags Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
"Ah! a weekly performance" the lady replied. :)

"Goodness gracious" said the cheetah, " you can count".
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another-marble Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Next time I'll need video to record their voices too! :lmao:
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