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Vegan Lion

Vegan Lion
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-28 10:25
Viewed: 5460
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another funny one:
"Yum.... Yum....," thought the vegan lion upon seeing the pretty flowers!

Panthera Leo

Cooperative hunting enables lions to take prey as large as buffaloes, rhinos, hippos and giraffes. However, scavenged food provides more than 50% of their dietsólions will often take over kills made by other carnivores. Females do 85-90% of the hunting, usually by setting up an ambush into which they drive the prey. The kill is not shared equally within a pride, and at times of prey scarcity, high juvenile mortality rates occur, as hungry females may not even share with their offspring.

Did You Know?
Most lions drink water daily if available, but can go four or five days without it. Lions in arid areas seem to obtain needed moisture from the stomach contents of their prey.
When males take over a pride, they usually kill the cubs. The females come into estrus and the new males sire other cubs.

This photo was taken at the Oakland Zoo.


nglen, izler, Proframe, maurydv, haraprasan, mvdisco, Adanac, loot, gannu, marhowie, Necipp has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-28 10:31]

Hi Manyee. this is a fine shot of the Male lin. you have captured good detail and colour in the fur. he loks an old lion and a fair size. i like the pose licking his lips. well done TFS.

Have a good weekend.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-28 11:14]

hello Manyee
nice portrait photo of this handsome
i like composition, POV, light, colours, sharpness and note

Great shot! Good composition and POV.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-03-28 12:37]

Hi Manyee
this is a very good shot of lion.
well done.

Hi Manyee,

Funny shot and title :)
Nice portrait with lovely details and pose of the lion.
Great sharpness.
Very well done. TFS!!!

Best regards and have a nice weekend,


Bellissimo ritratto, ottimo POV, molto buoni i dettagli. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Manyee,
This activity is true and applicable to all cats large and small. They usually eat grass and tend to vomit in case of food poisoning or over eating. Very good details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-29 12:39]

He he :-D A vegan Lion?! Never thought I'd say that! :-)
What a nice image Manyee!
Nice warm light and great colours.
Superb action (if you can call licking "action"... I like it anyhow) :-)
Sharp and crisp.
Well done!


Looks like another beautiful California day. Let's see, so far today we've had rain, snow, hail, sun, wind, repeat. In other words, a typical Oregon spring day.

I like your vegan lion. Sounds a bit better than eating cubs! It is a nice sharp image all the way through.

Evelynn : )

Hi Manyee,
Beautiful picture of this lion, nicely composed and presented, great colors and sharp picture , very well done,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-03-30 0:48]

Hi ManYee

This must be a dandy-Lion believing in flower-power or maybe he was just day dreaming about a big juicy piece of buffalo thigh.

A lovely sharp shot of the "king of this meadow" showing excellent facial details (especially on that tongue) and a nice dark mane. This actually makes me wonder as the black manned lions are considered to be a variation of Panthera leo and in Southern Africa is only found in the Namibian region. Good composition and great lighting control.

Good work MF and TFS.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-30 3:39]

Hello Manyee,
Look at the tongue on him, I bet he could lick the brass off a door knob in one lick. Excellent image and funny caption, thanks for sharing Manyee.

Hi Manyee,
Well this would be a first then - The first "vegetarian" lion post on TN!
Great detail, color, and exposure. Nice POV of this lip smackin' connoisseur.. And with such discriminating taste ;}

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-30 10:07]

Hello Manyee! Hahaha funny one! No meat today? Great shot, very sharp, well exposed and fine composition, well done, thanks!


Hello Manyee, super sharp shot of this lion. The face is very sharp, details are very nice, good light and well composed. tfs rgds Necip

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-31 10:25]

Your capture is really nice and great focus. Lovely composition and sharp details. Ganesh smiley tmrw

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