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The king drinks!

The king drinks!
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): The King [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-21 7:38
Viewed: 4200
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Female lions usually hunt at night or dawn and in packs. Their prey consists mainly of larger mammals, with a preference for wildebeests, impalas, zebras, buffalos, giraffes, and warthogs. Notable exceptions to a lion's usual diet include buffalo bulls in their prime and very large, fully grown male giraffes. Many other species are hunted based on availability, mainly ungulates of a weight between 50 and 300 kg, like kudu, hartebeest, gemsbok and eland in Africa or nilgai, wild boars and several deer species in India. Occasionally they take relatively small species like Thomson's gazelles or springboks. Very large species such as the hippopotamus, the rhinoceros and the elephant are generally avoided due to the danger they present to lions or the effort required to capture them. In some areas, lions specialise on rather atypical prey-species; this is the case at the Savuti river, where they constantly prey on young elephants. It is reported that the lions, driven by extreme hunger, started taking down baby elephants, then moved on to adolescents and occasionally fully grown adults. Lions will even kill other predators such as leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs. An adult female lion requires about 5 kg (11 lb) of meat per day, a male about 7 kg (15.4 lb).

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
15/08/2007 17:43:38
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
AI Servo AF
Picture Style
Tone Curve : Standard
Sharpness level : -
Pattern Sharpness : -
Contrast : 0
Sharpness : 3
Color saturation : 0
Color tone : 0
Highlight tone priority : No
Color matrix
Color Space
Adobe RGB
File Size
15325 KB
Dust Delete Data
Drive Mode
High-speed continuous shooting
GPS Data
Latitude : -
Longitude : -
Altitude : -
Geographic coordinate system : -
Owner's Name
annick vanderschelden
Camera Body No.

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really great capture...awesome composition...TFS..


Hi Annick
Very nice and fanny photo. Nicely compsed with good looking frame. Sharpnes is good, colors are natural
Good job
Best wishes

Hi Annick,

The king sure is beautiful. So is the photograph. A stunning portrait. Well done.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-21 9:03]

Hi Annick. A good name for the posting. excellent close up of the Lions face. you have captured the detail in the fur with sharp focusing so well. with warm colours. very good all round picture. well done TFS. good notes too.

Hi Annick

what a stunning portrait of the lion. Sharpness, DOF and POV are all excellent.


Ha Annick,

Wat een BEAUTY
Belichting, timing, scherpte, compo, kleur en POV zijn PERFECT

TFS Thijs

Hi Annick,
a very nice portrait of the King.
You capture a good action of this thirsty cat.
I like the tight crop. Very fine details and good POV.
Well done.

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-08-21 12:44]

Love the tight crop and the abundance of detail! A fitting portrait - he even looks majestic, when doing the mundane!
Perfect Exposure! Cheers, Klaus

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-08-21 15:56]

Hi Annick,
This lion is marvelous! The details and the sharpness are amazing, great composition and POV.
Very well done
Lise :)

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-08-21 22:56]

Hello Annick,
Very beautiful lion king, great POV and
well composed picture, great sharpness


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-22 1:26]

Hello Annick,
an excellent shot of this Lion drinking.
Sharp with good timing to capture the water splashing and the tongue.
A great POV.
Well done,

Hi Annick!
WOW! Excellent work! Fantastic colors, POV and composition. Brawo!

hi annick,
i like the framing you used for the king drinking.
a very tender portrait with a wonderful light, great details. very pleasant colour combination.
well done !
thanks - carole

magnificent!!!i love this cropping you did!
real great work!!thanks

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