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Copyright: Gerhard Theron (gerhardt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-03-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Minolta Dimage Z1
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Great cats - Grandes felinos, Felidae of the world: Second series [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-07-29 17:27
Viewed: 5827
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Panthera Leo

In western stories, lions are thought to be fierce and dangerous; however, in Chinese mythology lions are used to help chase away evil spirits and bring good luck. Chinese use the lions to celebrate happy occasions and new beginnings, such as weddings, Chinese New Yearâs, special occasions, and the opening of new stores and businesses.

A previous photo of mine "Unfamiliar Killer" featured a note on a FIV. (The disease killing African Lions) This photo was taken at the reserve were they are breeding the lions to replenish those dying from FIV. This is a cub from that breeding program.

Reserves like this one is a light on the dark path to combating the disease.

Used neat noise filter on the photo, Thanx Jaap

Robbrown, Callie, japie, Gardenwife, zto, carper, danbachmann has marked this note useful
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To henrye: Plasticgerhardt 1 07-30 17:52
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Cute little puddie cat enjoying the afternoon sun. Nice picture its amazing how fur looks out of focus callie has this problem with his leopards.good informative note, good link too.

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  • Cat Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-07-29 19:55]

A beautiful follow up to the sad story of FIV. Such a gorgeous youngster too, with a nice composition and lovely colors too. Thanks for continuing education regarding FIV.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-07-30 4:26]

Nice moment for you, but not for him - either way, he will shortly have to get up and follow the sun or the shadow. Which venue is this?

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-07-30 5:13]

She's/He's cute. It is so fluffy I thought the focus was soft. Great picture and composition of a lovely animal.

points tomorrow

Nice detail, both in the photograph and in the description. I like how he's squinting in that patch of sunlight.

Lovely sweet litel cub Gerhard. He looks very cuddley :) I think you caughet him very well with the light shining on his face and with the paw sticking out like that. I was wondering a bit about the fur, i noticed you had been using some noise removal software (then red your note and had it confirmed ;)). I think you are right in what you say in your reply to Robert, that it is due to the post process. I decided to try and get back some details and structure to the fur in a WS. I hope you liek it.

Nice, relaxed moment you captured here. You did well to manage the high contrast between light and dark.
Shooting soft fur like this is always difficult. The amount of noise removal is slightly too much to my taste (I think that photo's can become too "plastic" if you are not careful with NeatImage, although it is a great tool to use), but that's just a personal thing.
Otherwise, well done!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-07-30 12:40]

Very good one Gerhard,
Very good composition, good colours, it's a sweety, good job you did

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-07-30 13:51]

Kittie KAT! He is cute and cuddlable, & I, too would shoot him. The problem is the light/shadow in one frame, as presented, iy fools your camera meter, and you get some hot spots on the ears and eyes - compare these areas with the white below his chin - sy kenbaardjie -and you will see the difference in exposure. As for the fur, the fur of small felines are not the same length through out, I think it is part of their defence /camo strategy. Just think of a baby cheetha, they ARE fuzzy, so the camera cannot record them differently.

trop mimi, je ne sais que m'arreter sur cette photo;le détail est tellement frappant par la nettete de la photo que l'on dirait qu'il est tout pres de vous , a vouloir le caresser...trres bien prise cette image..merci...encore bravo BI

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2004-09-02 8:59]

Wow, this is one of my favorites. Very good shot!

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