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King after supper

King after supper
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lions, Intimate Portraits, The King [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-30 6:51
Viewed: 5046
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
King photographed after 'drinking';
greenish stuff on the manes:-)

Taken in captivity; Olmense zoo...

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
15/08/2007 17:47:13
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Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
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ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-08-30 6:58]

Hei Annick,
wat een geweldig portret van deze 'king'. Het is 'm trouwens niet in de kouwe kleren gaan zitten....de spinazie zit nog in z'n baard
Groeten, Jacob

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-30 7:09]

Hi Annick,
well he's had a drink...and by the look on his face he's thinking about what's for Dinner!
An awesome portrait, the detail in his mane and coat is amazing and the the way you've filled the frame is well seen. Very imposing and worthy of the title 'The King'.

Hello Annick,
amazing portrait of the KOJ,
can literally count the hairs, pensive mood after a meal i suppose as the beard has the grass from the animal gut or may be from the water hole alge?

Hello Annick
Excellent portrait of the King,
Perfect details,DOF and sharpness,
Great lighting and Bg,Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-08-30 8:03]

Hi Annick,
Awesome lion!! Great eye contact! The details in the fur is amazing with incredible sharpness.
Great work and TFS

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-30 8:24]

Hi Annick
Excellent portrait.Sharp image whit fine details.Perfect DOF with nice natural colors.
TFS Michel

hi annick,

this one looks old and wise!super details!and glance!

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-08-30 10:35]

Hi Annick,
great picture..

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-08-30 10:42]

Oh, yes, it is real king of animals. Great detail of fur, DOF and background. Wonderful work. Thanks for sharing.
It's very interesting what is more important - aperture ratio of lens or big focal Length of lens?

Magnífico retrato.
Muy buenos detalles.
Perfecta presentación.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Good evening Annick,
It is a very large cuddly toy which you could collect with your camera. It is splendid with its royal colors and you emphasized it well. Beautiful colors and good light. Cheer.
Good Evening

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-08-30 21:09]
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Hi Annick

Although those eyes of the King seem very sleepy and lethargic you can be sure of one thing and that is no maybe that the king knows exactly what's happening around him. Those lazy eyes took recognisance of every move you made. At the same time you were also very alert to seize this great moment and to capture this amazing frame filling portrait.

A great composition with excellent measures in the cropping to nail the full visual focus on this lion's face and mane. The focus and DOF are quite splendid with superb colour rendition. The limited green BG just does enough to accentuate the raw beauty of the animal and to bring out the lovely contrasting colours of the lion. The exposure was perfect and while it ensured excellent details all over it also ensured great lighting to bring those eyes to life.

Very well done and TFS.

Hi Annick,
The photo size well suit the king after supper!
huge and proud looking and respectful!
perfect sharpness in every details on the king!
well composed and well done

Quelle finesse dans ce grain!
Cette photo est fantastique de réalisme!
Là, il n'y a pas à dire, c'est le roi!

Merci pour ce splendide portrait.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-31 1:39]

Hi Annick,
a perfect shot to show the majesticness (is that a word?) of this beautiful lion.
Excellent face-on POV with brilliant eye-contact.
Well done,

Perfection! Lifting my virtual hat!
Cheers, Klaus

  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-31 5:59]

hello Annick,
Again a derogation to my principles, but this lion portrait is just great. Funny to see this king after his supper with the green spots on its fur. But he wears them with a lot of dignity!
Well done

Impressionnant, grandiose, on le sent repu.

Your zoo must be a good one. All the animals you post look so healthy and well cared for. This fellow looks like he's just been brushed. He does project a sort of "kingly" attitude. The nice natural color, and the sharpness of the image with great focus on eyes, makes this another winner.

Evelynn : )

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-01 15:01]

Hello Annick

This is a beautiful shot of the king of the jungle.The focus is spot on with sharp details.The lighting is well done producing wonderful,natural colours.The POV and DOF are excellent.Do they give you direct access to the animals at all the zoos you visit.LOL.TFS


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-03 1:45]

Hi Annick,
The King presents a royal pose. Very sharp image and neat focus. The colour tones of the furs are awesome and it stands out well from the BG. Excellent POV and DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Ha Annick,

WoW wat een beauty
Perfect oogcontact, scherpte, kleur, compo en belichting

TFS Thijs

Hi Annick,
Perfect exposure for this king of beast, the warm tones in the pelage are well lit with no over exposure on the lights. Excellent capture. :)

Hello Annick,
stunning portrait with great details, colours and excellent dof. I really like the way you filled the frame..it's amazing!
Thanks for sharing!


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