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Panthera leo

Panthera leo
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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: 2006-12-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): annick vanderschelden's big cats, The King [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-16 7:54
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Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Social behaviour:
Lions are predatory carnivores who manifest two types of social organization. Some are residents, living in groups, called prides. The pride consists of related females, their cubs of both sexes, and a group of one to four males known as a coalition who mate with the adult females. Others are nomads, ranging widely, either singly or in pairs.

Shooting Date/Time
2/12/2006 15:27:30
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

PP in PS CS2

Being smaller and lighter than males, lionesses are more agile and faster and do the pride's hunting, while the stronger males patrol the territory and protect the pride, for which they take the "lion's share" of the females' prey. When resting, lions seem to enjoy good fellowship with lots of touching, head rubbing, licking and purring. But when it comes to food, each lion looks out for itself. Squabbling and fighting are common, with adult males usually eating first, followed by the females and then the cubs.

Both males and females will defend the pride against intruders. Some individual lions consistently lead the defense against intruders, while other lag behind. (Heinsohn and Packer 1995). These “laggards” are not punished by leaders. Possibly laggards provide other services to the group so that leaders forgive them (Morrell 1995). An alternative hypothesis is that there is some reward associated with being a leader who fends off intruders (Jahn 1995).

Typically, males will not tolerate outside males, and females will not tolerate outside females. Males are expelled from the pride or leave on their own when they reach maturity.

Lions spend a lot of their time resting. They are inactive for about 20 hours per day.

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hi annick,
this is a lovely portrait shot of this powerful animal,
well composed, fine pov,
framed well,
tfs & regards

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-12-16 8:49]
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Hoi Annick , Een prachtig portret van de leeuw ,mooi licht kleur details scherpte hij is ook goed close , volgens mij zat hij te verzinnen van zal ik hem pakken of niet , zo kijkt hij teminste , maar het is goed afgelopen zo te zien ,Groetjes Teunie .

lovely portrait of the lion,
sharp and crisp image,
beautiful eyes,


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-12-16 10:25]

Prachtige foto. De oogopslag van de leeuw is geweldig. Scherp, goede compositie en prima belichting.


Hell Annick,

The face of a lion, excellent work, great details very crisp, Nicly composed and capture photo, Perfect colors, Bg POV DOF, Great Job,

TFS Kyle

Nice and crisp photo.
Good composition, colours and DOF

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2006-12-16 13:14]

Hello Annick,
Very detailed capture with, great color and composition. Those eyes seem to be looking right through you.
TFS Rick.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-12-16 20:58]

Hi Annick
Nice portrait shot. Good sharpnes, details, light, colours and POV. He is ready to catch you be carefull :)Well done


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-16 21:12]

Hello Annick

What a lovely natural portrait of this king of the beasts.The exposure is excellent.Very nicely composed with excellent lighting.I like the detail in the eyes.Wonderful POV and DOF.The image is sharp and crisp.TFS


Hi Annick

A beautiful face, but why so sad? Love the way you have filled the frame. Lovely to view. :-)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-17 4:26]

Hi Annick

Another magnificent portrait from you!
I love the look in the eyes and the way you managed to contain that feeling in your picture.
The colors are charming and the details very nice and sharp - as usual.
Also the framing is great and the tight crop does well to enhance the composition.
Very well done!
Bravo and TFS

What a beautiful photo this is.
It is just excellent.

That's a great shot Annick, I really love the serious intense look he is giving us, like don't mess with me. Great details and light, well done..

coucou annick
j'ai vu le lien sur la page de eric,
superbe aussi ta photo

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