- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-04-24 11:29]
Great image, Peter.
Wow.. a close encounter indeed.
I do like the monochromatic colors.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-04-24 11:53]
Many thanks for sharing this proud-looking king that with a pride!
the image is real fine in closeup, sharpness, good colour and the superb details in it
also your useful and informative notes, much appreciated, Peter!
greeting from NZ
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-04-24 12:17]
Hi Peter. He looks a very bold looking animal and a bit old looking to. but as you say in your notes he has some young cubs so he canot be to old. A great POV in this head on shot. with good natural colours and detail.
well done TFS.
- GLEM (10)
- [2008-04-24 12:58]
quelle gueule ! voilà une image qui ne ressemble a aucune autre. Superbe posture tranquille, une image de seigneur.
- rousettus (19810)
- [2008-04-24 13:04]
great capture of pride father in natural habitat and colors. POV/OOF and composition great. Nicely focused and presented. Thanks for sharing, best wishes my friend
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2008-04-24 14:15]
Impressive shot, I like his passific attitude and face point of view,
excellent post my friend,
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-04-24 14:35]
Hermosa foto de este "Rey de la Selva" Muy bella imagen. exelente pose y gran calidad fofografica.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-04-24 15:09]
This portrait leaves no doubt that this lion is king! His eyes are wonderful - I think they are what makes him looks so old. Must have been wonderful seeing the entire family so closeup. I love the face just above the tall dried grass. He is definitely looking out for his clan.
- CeltickRanger (37233)
- [2008-04-24 16:04]
you did a superb shot of the King of the Animals,
very fine POV and DOF, beautiful luminosity of the image,
great sharpness and details, TFS alot,
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-04-24 17:17]
Superb encounter, lucky you, to see such a beautiful and noble animal. The light is superb, the colours natural and smooth, thank you for showing the roaring beauty of the steppes.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-04-24 19:55]
Splendid image of a great encounter. The colors are truly incredible and the sharpness is superb. Thank you Peter.
- Gert-Paassen (24509)
- [2008-04-24 22:40]
Indrukwekkende foto van deze leeuw.
Parchtig van kleur en zeer goed van scherpte, hij kleurt het zelfde als zijn omgeving.
- SelenE (13964)
- [2008-04-24 23:54]
Lovely portrait of this big boy. I liked the lighting, color tones and composition. TFS
- Miss_Piggy (18712)
- [2008-04-25 0:50]
This is such a majestic animal. A wonderful capture of this male lion in its natural environment. This lion looks very dominant and healthy. The mix of beauty, power and royal characteristics is remarkable. He is after all the king of the animals. Very well framed and presented. Thanks for sharing, and have an enjoyable day. Enjoyed reading your note.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-04-25 1:08]
Very impressive image of this Lion, Peter!
This guy has one hell of a look on his face :-)
Great sharpness and detail.
Lovely warm lighting and tones.
Must have been an amazing experience! I've only seen a Lion in a zoo but to see one in the wild would be so exhilarating!
Very fine work Peter!
- gannu (14759)
- [2008-04-25 4:19]
Hello peter, From the photo the big fella looks like very calm. But in reality not so. I think you were too close to the object. Excellent take. Ganesh
- Mana (18578)
- [2008-04-25 4:50]
Wonderful shot of this royal animal and a great encounter with it in the wild and on its domain. Fantastic eye contact and the expression on its face is so scary. Seems to be well camouflaged among the dried grasses and you did well to pick it up on time. Very sharp image with perfect lighting. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-04-25 7:18]
Superb shot of this paternal male lion with lovely details.
Splendid composition my friend!
Many thanks and best regards,
- cako (3395)
- [2008-04-25 10:32]
this is very good image
very good sharp and detail
very well done.
- izler (44)
- [2008-04-25 11:17]
wonderful portrait photo and nice pose
POV, colours, sharpness and details are great
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-04-25 14:01]
Great shot - wonderful composition with great detail and eye contact.
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-04-25 18:17]
Hello Peter. Nice expression of the proud male with pleasant lighting and clarity. The dry grass creates excellent perspective in this composition. Well done and thanks for sharing. Jusni
- earthtraveler (3483)
- [2008-04-25 23:23]
Hi Peter, What a find in the tall grass! Must have got your heart pumpng. Fine shot of this stately Lion at home in the wild. Beautiful facial details, fine lighting, and DOF. Nicely composed. Well done. Tfs Richard
- hester (11638)
- [2008-04-27 6:24]
What a majestic animal. I love the expression and the eye contact. The light is well handled and it is sharp and well composed
- arfer (0)
- [2008-04-29 10:34]
Excellent POV and DOF on this shot.
The natural setting is wonderful.
The focus is sharp with lovely details.
Excellent eye contact.
A lovely relaxed pose.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-05-04 4:41]
This portrait is really amazing. You managed to catch a wonderful specimen at so attractive state of mood. Title of the picture is great and reflects the subject perfectly. Bravo. Well done.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-05-08 14:02]
Everything looks great. Sharp detail and just the right DOF isolating this big boy in the frame. Well composed with natural color and good exposure. And the direct frontal POV lets us see this proud fathers face famously :)
- foozi (25837)
- [2009-03-18 22:05]
this shot is really classic one. Seeing it emerged from the tall brown grasses is a beautiful harmony. It gives such an artistic view with a strong graphic.
Until i forget that the lion is a very wild animal.
Well presented in excellent composition.
- Hotelcalifornia (13404)
- [2016-06-27 9:51]
What an atitude! Showing his Power. Excellent POV.
I think Timbavati doesn't allow self drive. I prefer self drive in Kruger. Already booked 15 days in December from Olifant to Border of Zimbabwe; Northern Kruger. Timbavati is in Central area.
Thanks and best regards,
Have a nice Week,