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Lion in Winter

Lion in Winter
Photo Information
Copyright: Lois Johnson (lebjohnson) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 16] (92)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax *ist DS, Tamron 28-300 XR DI
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/90 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-02 1:37
Viewed: 10250
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at the Como Park Zoo in St Paul, Minnesota. This Zoo has upgraded from the cages previously used for animals to large enclosures where the animals have more room to roam. This lion was king of all he surveyed, lying comfortably on a large dry rock.

ISO 400, focal length 300 mm, as it came from the camera, frame added.

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To coasties: Thank youlebjohnson 1 01-02 11:30
To Jancie: Snowy Lionlebjohnson 1 01-02 11:27
To petrudamsa: Lion on rocklebjohnson 1 01-02 02:18
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He looks upset. I don't think that he enjoys much that wheather.
The photo is technically good and the approach to the subject is interesting.

regards, Petru

Hi Lois, you have captured him so well, he's nice and sharp. He has this worried look about him and I can understand why - poor fellow is in the snow! Like my lion, he is so far away from his real home.
Well composed, it's a good job!

Hi Lois

Wow... stunning looking beast. I like the contrast of the snow. Nicely composed. Congrats!

Hi Lois,
it's a very nice picture.
The pose and the POV are great. Nice colours and well composed. Maybe you could sharpen it a bit.
Very well done.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-02 15:27]

Hi Lois,
Picture looks great! Nice of the zoo to make the more natural large enclosures. Interesting seeing the lion surrounded by snow.
Thanks for sharing,

  • Robbrown Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
  • [2006-01-02 18:26]

Definatly a different sort of lion image , I like it, though I think a little post PP sharpening of the lion would help it stand out a little more.
Soory out of points

Hi Lois,
Great looking shot on this male lion. What a contrast to see a lion in the snow! The colors and detail look excellent. He does have an upset expression.

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