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Maasai Mara Sunset

Maasai Mara Sunset
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Copyright: Lyndon Firman (Lyndon) (65)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-09 13:35
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lioness (Panthera Leo) standing on a termite mound.

She had just unsuccessfuly attempted to kill a Warthog.
The low angle was achieved by lying flat out of the Jeep door, with the camera at ground level.Much to the amusement of the other Lioness

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-09 13:42]

Hello Lyndon,
Very beautiful photo to start with on TN. Welcome!
Fantastic silhouet in a great composition and an excellent low POV.

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-03-09 13:45]

Hi Lyndon

Welcome to TN, this is a nice picture with nice colors and details,the Low POV (point of view) is great.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-09 13:47]

Hi Lyndon. Firstly a warm welcome to TN. A fine picture of a beautiful animal. I just love the way you have captured the outline of the lioness with the warm golden sky behind. I belive this only last a few moments before the sun dips. Well done TFS.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-09 13:49]

Hi Lyndon!
Very beautiful capture.
Colors clear, beautiful.
Welcome to TN and I hope these two points you bring luck and the more points and comments.

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2009-03-09 13:58]

Hi Lyndon , wow ! fantastic silhouette shot of this lioness , certainly one to be proud of. thanks for sharing it , and welcome to TrekNature. look forward to seeing more.

Ciao Lyndon, welcome on TN, fantastic silhouette against splendid cgolden sky, wonderful composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Welcome to TN, Fantastic silhouet of beautiful animal. Well done TFS.

hello Lyndon

welcome to TN

you are starting with a very beautiful photo of the Lioness,
with fine low POV and fine framing, superb effect with
the subject's silhouette and the warm luminosity
and colour tones of the background, TFS


Hello Lyndon,
Welcome to TN. Very dramatic first post. I'm glad the other lioness was amused rather than hungry.

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  • tariq Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 2] (2)
  • [2009-03-10 1:38]

good silouhett

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-03-10 8:08]

Hi Lyndon,

A nice composed capture,the lioness was posing on the right time on the right place,well done and tfs


hi Lindon,cette photo est tout simplement fantastique elle de toute beauté est très rare pour un amateur.Bravo

Hi Lyndon,
Beautiful shot. The lioness is majestic.
Just a comment so not everybody think he can try that:
Some years ago someone opened the door from the vehicle slightly to pull his arm and camera out. The lions were at safe distance ... he thought. Before he could blink, a lioness was on him and dragged him out of the car. Hopefully he was clever enough to play dead. The lioness lost interest and didn't kill.

Hello Lyndon,
This is amazing sunset with beautiful lioness's silhouette against lovely tones of orangish red hue. TFS
Best wishes-Subhash

What a beautiful first posting. Lovely composition and excellent POV.

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