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A King after the feast

A King after the feast
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Copyright: Johan Swanepoel (duckpond) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 29 N: 73] (323)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-12-04 16:08
Viewed: 4571
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot was taken at the Rhino and Lion park. They keep the lions in a separate camp to the buck because the there is not enough space for them to co-exist.

The male lion was very sleepy and passive when we found him lying next to the road. So much so that we got to about 2-3 meters from him (in the car of course). Good thing they had a feast about an hour and a half earlier. If it was hungry I bet we would not have been able to get so close.

Apparently Lions and Tigers have been cross bred in captivity. (not sure why people would want to do this)

More information on Lions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion

Shot Details:
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 300/1 mm
Date Taken: 2005-12-03 14:21

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-04 18:08]

Superbe portrait,les détails et la pose du lion sont parfaits.

Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie!

Nice work good detail and exposure. Did a work shop, wanted to show you that there was more detail to gain.


Hi Johan,
Very good shot!
The lighting and colours are so natural,
great details.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-05 7:30]

I love the mood this picture portrays!
We should all have it so good...;-)
Excellent POV, and a great moment you have captured!
Well done!
Thanks for sharing,

Very nice pic.
The composition is excellent.
He looks peaceful.

Baie mooi

The compo is fine and the wind in the face adds extra interest. The light was not favourable at the time you took the shot resulting in a distracting dark shadow on the FG. A bit more details of the eyes would have added an extra appeal to the capture. Well done.

Nice note. I like your depth of field in the image. I would have liked to see all of the Lion but there may have been a reason you composed the image this way.

Great captuer TFS

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