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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: 2007-06-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-19 10:07
Viewed: 3743
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In relatively recent times the habitat of lions spanned the southern parts of Eurasia, ranging from Greece to India, and most of Africa except the central rainforest-zone and the Sahara desert. The last lions in Europe died out in historic times. In the Caucasus, their last European outpost, a population of the Asiatic lion survived until the 10th century.[citation needed] Between the late 19th and early 20th century they also became extinct in North Africa and the Middle East. Now, most lions live in eastern and southern Africa, and their numbers are rapidly decreasing. Currently, estimates of the African lion population range between 16,000 and 30,000 living in the wild, down from early 1990s estimates that ranged as high as 100,000; increased contact with human development is cited as the primary cause [2]. The remaining populations are often geographically isolated from each other, which can lead to inbreeding, and consequently, a lack of genetic diversity.

Taken in Amsterdam: Artis.

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
16/06/2007 19:03:04
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-19 10:15]
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Hi Annick,
Splendid portrait of this Lioness. What ferocity and anger - did you perturb it in any way? Anyway a magnificent moment captured with immaculate sharpness and fine focus. Saturated colours and clear details. Excellent POV to portray it. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Just great Annick.
Is she yawning or snarling? I think snarling.
Super details, I love the way the teeth loose focus from top to bottom.
The eyes are super.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-19 10:41]

Hi Annick,

Als je ze in het krugerpark zo ziet,zou ik het raampje maar dicht doen,dit is een mooi portret en goed schep ondangs de lage shutterspeed,mooi werk


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-19 10:42]

Hi Annick.
Wow.Great moment you caught.Beautiful detailed capture-very impressive.I like his expression so much.I be surprised as though is that a yawning,looks it really like snarl.Excellent shot!
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Hello Annick
What a perfect moment to shoot this Lioness,
Great compositio,lighting and DOF,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot,friend.

Good Luck

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-19 11:23]

Hi Annick.
Superb. Bravo. Great pictured moment and extremely expressive state of the lion. Outstanding character shot. My congratulations and best regards.


Lovely posture.

Murali Santhanam

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-19 11:49]

Hello Annick,
Magnificent portrait.Expression on face is amazing.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.Very well done!

nice moment to shot this lioness, good expression captured with great detail. Great POV and DOF, the notes also excellent

Hello Annick,
The perfect moment, the peak of the snarl..
The animals wild nature is dramatically displayed :)
Excellent capture.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-06-19 12:50]

hi annick,
superb picture of this wonderful lioness.really a beautiful picture with good comp and sharpness.
congrats TFS

hi annick,
lovely portrait of the lioness, you have captured a nice pose here, your timing is perfect, liked the pov, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

Hi Annick,
It is a furious looking shot. Nice timing. Very good captured portrait.Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-06-19 13:41]

Bonjour Annik, superbe portrait de lionne avec un super timing!! une reussite, bravo, Didier.

Gee what did you say to this lady...doesn't look like she is pleased with you. However she does have nice teeth. : ) She seems very clean and healthy. You sure can't complain about that lens. Nice work in all ways.

Evelynn : )

Hi Annick,
Is that what they call a playful face for a lion? Its a good photo and the expression is wonderfully timed and captured.
Good shot and good notes.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-20 4:14]

Hi Annick,
She looks so pissed off :o) Very nice portrait of this furious lady with a good POV and composition. TFS

Hi Annick,
I think I will steer clear of Amsterdam if these ferocious beasts are about!!
Excellent expressive photo of this Lioness.
Well done,

Hi Annick,
Wow, excellent POV and potrait! Good détail and sharpness teeth! lol

I am sure you were happy with this one Annick, your timing here was perfect and makes the capture special. Your close composition is perfect. Very well done.

A "WOW!" shot - Spot on focus and great pose captured! Hat's off!

Ciao Annick,
bellissimo questo ritratto di leonessa,
particolari deliziosi e bei colori, complimenti!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-06-20 10:39]

Hello Annick,
Sharp focus and great exposure gives this excellently captured moment fine details. Looks like he brushes and flosses, good Lion, thanks Annick.

Quel courage, elle fait peur, les détails sont magnifiques.

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