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artinthebush
09-03-2007, 08:38 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Sep-2007/109390-photobucket_duma_2.jpg
150 x 200 mm
Oil on Board
"Flash Dance"

This Duma, as we Swahili speekers call the animal, is a sleek surgical killer of small rodents and animals.
Caught in mid air, chasing at an amazing speed, it will probably not catch it's prey, as it seldom does more than twenty percent of the time.

I challenge Auntie Colleen's Cheetahs to a race. I bet my cheetahs can disapear off this page at ten times the speed than Colleens Cheetahs can.

Asante sana. (Thank you)
I can also order a cup of coffee.

jody007
09-03-2007, 10:22 AM
I love it!!! Beautiful painting!
Jody

Ceci
09-03-2007, 10:50 AM
I envy all of you who can be around wildlife.
I have never seen a cheetah but in TV. This is wonderful
ceci

artinthebush
09-03-2007, 12:32 PM
Ceci. you are more than welcome to share our humble abode and diiscover the beauty of our wonderful game parks.
Howevr the best wild life shots are available on Animal Planet.
Bob

winecountry
09-03-2007, 07:55 PM
Good Job!
In my own work found that the static image required by the painting, did little to express the speed part, so finding that is still ahead, which means your cheetah and mine will never race.

I think the tail is too short, usually it's as long as the body from shoulder to rump. I'd call you a spot expert tho:-)
Colleen

tazzers2007
09-03-2007, 09:07 PM
Very Nicely Done !

artinthebush
09-04-2007, 01:00 AM
Colleen, I didn't want the tail to slip out of the picture, it wouldn't have looked right. So I had to decide, funny looking picture or funny looking Cheetah. I agree through, you don't race untried maidens with classic winners, so I guess our cheetahs will never run against each other.
I still bet mine will be first to disapear onto page 3.
Bob
Thanks almall /all/alles/everyone.

winecountry
09-04-2007, 01:28 AM
Well I have unfair advatange as I keep posting on the same thread, dragging it up from wherever it is back to the top!
Colleen

Ceiliog
09-04-2007, 08:16 AM
Really nice work

stlkicn
09-04-2007, 11:31 AM
great work Bob, way to go.

Heidi ( the fighter):rolleyes: