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Lion - Panthera Leo

Lion - Panthera Leo
Photo Information
Copyright: Anton Prinsloo (Anton) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70S, AF-S Nikkor VR 200-400mm F/4 G
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-20 14:02
Viewed: 5739
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lions are the second largest members of the feline family in the world. Lion are tan in colour and have a slightly white under-body, with a tuft of black hair at the end of their tails.

Most cat species live a fundamentally solitary existence, but the lion is an exception. It has developed a social system based on teamwork and a division of labour within the pride, and an extended but closed family unit centres around a group of related females. The average pride consists of about 15 individuals, including five to 10 females with their young and two or three territorial males that are usually brothers or pride mates.

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To claudine: Johannesburg ZooAnton 1 07-20 14:37
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WOW, I would not like to be the food of this one!
With photos like this, one understands why it is called the king.
An excellent shot of this lion, you took excellent advantage of this great moment. Super stong pose. TFS.

Anton! Its majesty in fury! No the doubt that you caught it at a good time! Wow! I would not like to find me on his way... The POV is really good as well as the focus. I like the predominance of the tan color in composition. Could you tell me where the photo was taken? TFS,

very nice photo;-)

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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2006-07-20 16:18]

Extraordinary picture of the lion! Great colours, sharpness and compo.

Well done indeed!


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-20 17:29]

That is a fantastic POV of this king, Anton.
Sharp details and good exposure.
Nice close-up to catch this pose.
It helps to know it was in a zoo, and not in the wild. : )
TFS. : )

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-07-20 17:36]

Hi Anton,
Excellent shot of the King of the Jungle, he looks like somebody is trying to take his crown, Great colours & sharpness.

TFS Hilary

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-07-20 17:54]


Dit is lekker.


The photo itself is OK but the capture of such incredibly large mane and canines is just impressive to me!

Hi Anton,
Excellent photo. This is a scary look of lion showing its long and sharp fangs. Sharp, clear picture with vibrant colors. POV and composition are great.

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-07-21 2:26]

Bonjour Anton,
Belle image de ce roi bien que je trouve le cadrage un peu trop serré. La MAP sur la face est bonne. C'est tout de même un beau document. Merci

Hi Anton, I read the reply you given to 'claudine'. I'm still laughing! aha ha ahaah
On TN you have to share everything. That's the rules!
Even if taken in a zoo, this is a great picture with amazing sharpness and warm light.
The light on the eye of the king and the brillant canines are superb.

But I still prefer if taken in the wild :) :)
haha haah haa


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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-08-02 11:08]

Great lighting, great expresson on the lions face, nice exposure and details. Very cool photo.

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  • whjb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
  • [2006-08-29 6:24]

Hi Anton,

Nice pose. Rietvlei se wit leeus roep my, maar die drade daar is n probleem.


Hi Anton,
Wonderful decisive moment.
I like the pic!

This is a "REAL BEAUTY".
Friendly greetings,
Mario from Canada.

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