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Old Apr 10, 2008, 7:35 PM   #1
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Here in Christchurch the Cheetahs have a daily afternoon run to get their food.

As it is a regular route I took a high vantage point with Pentax K10D, Tamron 70 -300 @ 300mm and Tamron 1.4 Teleconverter.

As I was doubtful about the teleconverter coping with action on AF I pre-focussed on the main run area and then put camera on manual focus.

Here are a couple of shots from a burst to follow action.

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Old Apr 10, 2008, 7:39 PM   #2
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Here is 2nd shot also in pano.
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 8:42 PM   #3
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Seems like the combo worked to me.

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Old Apr 10, 2008, 10:54 PM   #4
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Outstanding action shots, caught near the extremes of the gait. You know the capabilities of your equipment, and used it to the best advantage. Well done.
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Old Apr 11, 2008, 12:21 AM   #5
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Thanks Tom & Penolta

I love the challenge of action shots.

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These are wonderful - you can feel the effort in the second one.
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Old Apr 11, 2008, 5:55 PM   #7
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Thanks Harriet

The second shot was taken shortly before he pounced on his food !!!
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Wow, what a magnificent feline, so well captured.
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Old Apr 12, 2008, 1:22 AM   #9
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Thanks Rodney.

Am posting another couple on a separate thread.

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Old Apr 12, 2008, 7:26 AM   #10
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Rodney9 wrote:
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Wow, what a magnificent feline, so well captured.
I cannot agree with you more

Ian: All the large feline in Toronto seem to be sleepy all the time (well in zoo environment). Next time I have to try to throw some rocks to get them moving with camera ready. No way that I can get as good result as yours.

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