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Lion Tree

Lion Tree
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Copyright: Michel Detay (M_Detay) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 160] (832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: D3S, Nikkor ED 600mm 1/4 D
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-16 1:38
Viewed: 3061
Points: 10
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Lion Tree - Serengeti NP - Tanzania

First a cub appeared on a branch. We stopped the car near by. Then we saw another one coming up... at the end we realized that this tree was a refuge for 7 lion cubs and the mother.
Thatís the beauty of the Serengeti National Park.

We were lucky enough to be there for some time before being spotted by the guides of the Park and there cars. As soon as they saw our discover they started to come and to tell all the related safari car that we found a great spot.

After few minutes 7 cars arrived and after 10 minutes they were 25 cars!
So we left.
That is the horror about Serengeti National Park.

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Hello Michel,it seems that you were privileged in being first to arrive at the scene as this is a most charming portrait of the cub,lovely eye contact with excellent sharpness.

Hello Michel,
Again a wonderful image. The colors, details and focus are great. This is a very nice composition with this young lion. A wonderful catch, but difficult too.
Thanks for sharing!

amazing cub, TFS Ori

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-09-16 16:06]

Hello, what a wonderful lion cub portrait! Excellent close up. Terrific details and sharpness. Perfect choice of exposure for the close up and to ensure a blurred background to keep our eye on the subject.
Have a great day,

Hi Michel,
Excellent composition, the light and sharpness are wonderful.

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