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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 7D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-20 13:43
Viewed: 2952
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Picture taken before sunrise at 130 mm 1/25 sec and f/5.0
movement of the female and pretty much sharp male give a rather dynamic picture, colors have not been postprocessed to keep the almost dark ambiance
hope you like it

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-09-20 20:38]

Hello, intriguing photo of the lions. I understand your decision to keep the contrast low in the photo.

Showing some movement does have a certain effect on the overall scene and your slow shutter speed is a part of it, nontheless, a faster shutter speed and smaller aperture would have provided a more blurred background and a sharper image.
I still like your photo,

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-09-20 23:06]

excellent wildlife image of lions. good timing and framing. tfs.

hi Tom,
what a nice moment you capture in a very difficult light condition with great skill.
good sharpness and perfect colour.
best wishes,

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-09-21 9:51]

Great picture, powerful image, excellent moment. Congratulation.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-21 13:01]

Hi Tom,really a miracle of quality in this terrible and difficult light,great capture whit the best details and colors as possible,and very interesting scene too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Tom,
I really like the contrast in sharpness between the male and female in this photo. It gives the viewer a narrative to explore. The muted color also serve the scene well. Overall a compelling and beautiful photo!

Hallo Tom
Thanks for sharing a great image of this lion couple. I like the movement of the female as well as "nature's colours" left as is. Details are well seen especially that in the face of the male. Best regards.

Hello Tom

As you wrote the movement of the female and the
glance of the male gives dynamism to the image,
like they say in French, a great shot
photo prise sur le vif , TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-10-24 19:18]

Hello Tom,
A very attractive shot of this fine looking couple. I like the way the lioness is slightly blurred, which shows motion as she reunites with her mate. The male looks proud and very confident in his resting pose. The soft lighting works well in this instance and the colors are true and natural. Well done!!

Hello Tom,
Looking at this photograph and your notes I realise we share the same sentiment regarding trying to post exactly what we have witnessed in the wild in such cases. The slight blur of the female only indicates that she was moving forward to her mate. Your focus on the male lion shows his explicit features. A truly great capture my friend and well done.
Best regards,

Hi Tom,
Great capture of this two lions.
Well done. Congratuation.

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