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Cheetah Sisters by SilkenWinds Cheetah Sisters by SilkenWinds
EDIT (10-23-13) I have to add (as I can no longer keep silent) that it is sad I will never get another shot like this of these cheetahs at this zoo, as they have put up an awful new fence around the enclosure which makes photography near impossible. If you have half a mind, write to Philly Zoo and tell them how bad a decision you think this was. Keep in mind the cheetahs have never escaped, not even once. But some whiny individual complained and the zoo put this fence up. We should petition to have it taken down. It's not safety, it's a visual block and ruins the enjoyment for viewing and photography.
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Some newer female cheetahs at Philly Zoo.
I do love that enclosure, open-air style is the very best kind.
:3
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~photographed @ Philly Zoo, PA
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This is another: THIS PHOTO NEEDS MORE ATTENTION critique ;)

This is a fantastic photo! I love the very high quality as it is perfectly sharp. You are lucky of very patient to capture both of those cats in such a lovely and calm pose. The composition is just perfect!

The only thing I really do not like is some artificial part of the enclosure in the upper left corner, I find it a bit disturbing. But it is just a tiny problem.

I love this photo so much! And those fantastic vibrant colours! :clap: you have all the reasons to be proud of it :D
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Pretty-Planet Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely!
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconsagittor:
Sagittor Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Photographer
Amazing photo :)
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :la:
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Great colors and composition. It's a beautiful picture!
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! This is my most popular one so far.
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LacrymosaDiesIlla Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an amazing shot! Do you mind if I use it as a pose reference?
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You may as long as I get full credit for the photo, just provide a link in the description. Outside of DA I don't care, as long as it's for private use only. ;)
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LacrymosaDiesIlla Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, thank you!
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this pic and LOOOOVE that title :XD:
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconscarabscorner:
ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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TlCphotography730 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful close up !!! Amazing detail and softness to it with so much clarity !!! You did wonderfully on this ! By far one of my favorite cheetah shots ever on DA !!
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh! Thank you, I appreciate that! :blush:
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acrylicwildlife Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
nice photo, looking at references for dec 4.
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :) What's dec 4th?
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acrylicwildlife Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
art submissions for international day of the cheetah, cheetah artworks to be submitted on dec 4th
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh ok :)
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
Hi!
We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for November!
This piece has been featured here: [link]

On behalf of:
:icondeviantsgallery:
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   General Artist
welcome :)
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:iconswanlullaby:
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic capture!
Cheetahs are really awesome :)
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Enalla Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured in my journal: [link] :aww:
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:huggle:
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kingbob24 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very regal looking cheetahs.
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They sure are and thanks :)
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NekoHime07 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
naw love it love it love it
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :3
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NekoHime07 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np
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phoenix5phlyer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Cheetas are so sleek and graceful. The eyes of the one on the left seem lighter. Such a clear and sharp image!
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :3
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:iconmalovanefox:
Malovanefox Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh man, so beautiful! Those faces are just striking. Cheetahs are stunning animals.
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! And I agree! :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome capture! :)
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :3
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Ichikisu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
My goodness! I absolutely adore cheetahs! They are my most favourite animal next to Arctic wolves! Absolutely beautiful shot. Thanks for capturing and sharing this gorgeous photograph with us!
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome and thank you for such a nice compliment. :)
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randombrooke Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :3
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Bastetanku Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wonderful photo, you can see their resemblance to each other but also some distinct features that make them individual. I've always loved it when siblings are able to be kept with one another (sometimes have to be separated due to clashing personalities) Cats are my favorite animal, such grace ^_^
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! You are right, great for siblings to be together. There are actually three sisters but I couldn't get them all in one shot! ;)
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CrazyCrocuta Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Gsh, once again demoted to missing out on your wonderful gallery due to sudden lack of internet. :( I swear one of these days I'll get to see all your lovely photos! :D

This is such a sweet photo though. :aww: I really need to get to the Philly zoo. It's like a 3-4 hour drive away from our house. :XD: (Luckily I was able to get to Pittsburgh Zoo with being out at school)
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
We have the same problem, just with opposite zoos :XD: Philly zoo is about 2 hrs from me, but Pittsburgh more like 4 hrs or more, actually I think around 6! Someday, I'll do a weekender and go there, been wanting to for the longest time :)

Thank you for your compliment. :aww:
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Kezulos Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheetah's are absolutely my favorite large cat. What a wonderful photograph!
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :3 They certainly are fun to photograph. ;)
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! :)
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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