these cat shots in the wild are beginning to look like they are tame...but i know how hard sometimes it is to get a cracking good cameo like this...
its iconic and shows the lifestyle of the male pride head and the effort he needs to put in to keeping his place
Oh, he's had a few battles hasn't he? So those are tics on his ears.
Excellent capture Loot, you must have been thrilled with this shot. So sharp and clear, well done.
I'll be back to see the next posting!
Good capture Loot, Im still a sissy cant look to long as this. Hope the posting that follows is not to heavy. But its good for the preperation I have to admit. Thanks for sharing Reina
- chiliu (6526)
- [2006-02-22 14:51]
Excellent lighting and perfect exposure,
great composition with nice POV,
and good contrast between subject and dark background.
Thanks for sharing!
- jossim (12636)
- [2006-02-22 22:01]
Une surprenante prise Loot!
J'espère que cette histoire va bien finir.
Well he doesn't look tame to me...Looks like he fought before and wouldn't think twice about fighting again. You get close enough to take these pictures and I'll enjoy them from here! Wonderful sharp photo. I'm more and more impressed with the pictures I see on TN taken with the new Canon 350. They are sharp without being harsh and colors are rich without being glaring... if you know what I mean. I know a lot depends on lens and pp but I am beginning to see enough to generalize. I wish the camera had a brighter LCD panel. Are you able to check on your photos outside? I'd think in sunlight one wouldn't be able to see much. My digital cameras of course have an electronic viewfinder and I can check them there...and can't see much outside in the LCD.
- hummingbird24 (64)
- [2006-02-23 7:22]
No time for a proper critique, just wanted to touch base and give a deserved :-)
Life can be hard, and often times we wear the marks.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-02-23 12:40]
Looks like this lion has seen many battles, Scar face fits him perfect. Nice sharp details and good colors.
- wuta (2142)
- [2006-02-23 14:58]
Hello Loot , good picture from this old lion , good details colours lovely ,thanks greetings Teunie .
- odin (1169)
- [2006-03-13 8:16]
Hi Loot, The series are very interesting. I like to see the suffuring of this big boy. This is not love, but survive. The lion have to get some pain to make his genetic stay in the circle of life. This is the trut of nature, not a zoo life. Have a great time, went shooting wild life action.
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2007-01-28 15:35]
I took the liberty to save, into my personal files, 4 of these images of yours. They are MAGNIFICIENT.
I saw a program on CNN TV that stated ... the penis of the
lion has "BARBS", like hooks, that hurt the lioness during the mating process; however,
these barbs provoke ovulation. Hence, the female snarls at the mate immediately at the end of copulation.
MAGNIFICIENT, A THOUSAND TIMES MAGNIFICIENT.
Most of the TN members have no idea want pain & dangers
you have been flirting to bring these superb creations
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.
Best of the best to you & your loved ones.
- betsie (0)
- [2008-05-30 0:16]
Wys jou - hierdie foto is so duidelik dat mens al die bosluise en vliee kan sien op hierdie leeu. Op afstand lyk hulle altyd so sag soos beertjies, maar jy het hier mooi vasgevang hoe rof hierdie diere eintlik is en hoeveel beserings hulle eintlik opdoen. Dit beeld die rowwe manier van oorlewing in die natuur so mooi uit. Mooi foto Loot
- Rehanna (18)
- [2008-06-20 1:15]
Die honde is versorg en die kinders is by die skool so nou is dit ek en TN vir so 'n rukkie.
Hierdie ou lyk maar oes. Mens sou nie juis kon dink dit is 'n leeu wat besig is om 'n sogenaamde genotlike tydjie te ondervind nie. Bebloed, beangs, beduiweld en beluisd is seker hoe hierdie ou voel. Jy het egter die waarheid van die oomblik goed vasgevang. Die donker agtergrond maak die portret mooi uitstaan.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-12-12 0:06]
Lovely close up of this beautiful animal. I like the way you have captured this one from the side, giving us a side view of the face to appreciate. Although scarred this is a beautiful portrait of the king, and I think the scars adds more than authority to this animal. Superb details and clarity with good facial characteristics captured. These are impressive animals and this is a great photograph! Thanks for sharing.