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Mother Love

Mother Love
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Copyright: David White (dkaved) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1996-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus OM-10, Tokina 80-200mm f/4
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 6, Wildlife of Africa, Family Matters 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-21 12:06
Viewed: 6295
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Despite the lion supposedly being the "King of the Jungle" it is the "Lionesse" that generally does all the hard work which includes both raising the family and hunting for the pride.
Within the pride there can be anything up to 20 females and they generally hunt as a group to have a better success rate.The males sometimes help out by driving the prey towards the group of females.Out of the big cats they aren't necessarily regarded as the better hunters, despite the gameplan!!

This mother and her cub were members of a group of around 10 and they were having a deserved rest under some bushes.I had to resist the urge to go and lay down with them...they seemed so friendly and tame.


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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-10-21 13:54]

how cute, great "family"-shot, david! :-)
nice composition of the mother feeding her cub.
looks like you were pretty close.
good job on the scan.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-10-21 14:27]

David, Nice .... good thing you didn't try and nap with them. They have teeth.
Lovey shot.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-21 17:23]

Hello David,
Great capture.I liked POV,moment you caught,framing,details and composition a lot.

Hello Dave,
I love this one of the relaxed lionesse with the beautiful cub having it's lunch.

Friendly and Tame? hmmm - I suppose you just walked up to them with your 50mm lens and got some nice shots?

Keep them coming and TFS - Shir

Hi David,
You caught a beautiful and tender moment between this little one and his mother. I like this POV and very nice details. I can understand that you wanted to lay down with them :) I wonder were this photograph was taken? Well done and thanks,

This is a great register.
Well presented & composed.
Loved your notes.
Excellent clarity & focusing.
Best regards,

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