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Young Blood

Young Blood
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Copyright: Natley Prinsloo (Mamagolo2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 1 N: 636] (3124)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-23
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-30 9:47
Viewed: 2609
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday I made a mistake or maybe I misunderstood the ranger that took us on the Saturday afternoon drive. It was 2 males and three females at the giraffe kill. This young male did not like us getting so close to the kill and became quite cheeky and aggressive. I was fortunate to get a good shot at it all though I cut off the legs I was quite happy with this photo.

Enjoy and comments are welcome.

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Now that's a pretty good shot Natley! Just look at those gorgeous eyes! The focus is right there, the dept of field is pleasant.., forget about the easy Photoshop corrections, this shot is already great! For me the cut of the legs is OK! Bravo Natley! Proudly South African capture! This is front page stuff!
George Veltchev

Hello Natley,
a beautiful image , particularly good, light and sharpness. A nice picture, regards.

Hi Natley,

my comment is very simple, this photo is first of all very good and sharp, then you captured optimally the light in its eyes.Excellent photo.


Hi Natley
The eyes and facial expression makes this one special.Well captured.
Maybe try a portrait-style crop of the head and manes.

Hallo Natley,
I think this is a nice picture of a wild lion, you got a eye contact.
The picture is sharp with nice DOF, maybe you could add a bit more contrast but thats a minor.
About cutting legs: This is ok it's worse with whole legs and the feet cut.
Well done.

Hi Natley.
Great photo, I think it could be improved by closer cropping and making it a portrait

Bonjour Naley,
Très beau et très expressif portrait remarquable par la finesse de ses détails ; il est tout de même domage que le sujet soit amputé de ses pattes.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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