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Long Live The King

Long Live The King
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Copyright: Jannie Maritz (Jannie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 6 N: 264] (1227)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-19 1:15
Viewed: 4062
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot at the Moholoholo Rehab Centre for animals. His name is Big Boy and it suits him well cause he is HUGE. Normally I don't like taking photos of wild animals in captivity but when will I be able to get this close to a wild lion without losing a limb or more.

Say what you will but a lion's stare gives me the chills everytime. I love it.

Feel free to crit.

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Hello Jannie,

I agree, it's not easy for most of us to photograph a lion in the wild!
I love your close crop. It directs our attention to the important features: the eyes and the mouth, and fits the frame so well.
Lovely textural details of the fur.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hallo Jannie
The detail of this lions face is clear and very close, and it feels like it is standing right in front of me. I can almost smell its breath. The prominent facial features, especially around the eye and nose areas are really beautiful. You captured this lion very closely and the details shown are great. Loot photographed a lion at the Kruger a while ago so very close. Please read the story that accompanied the photo I am referring to when you have some spare time.The Hedge of Protection Your portrait of the king is splendid. The technical aspects were well handled.
Kind regards

hello Jannie
super picture
good details
very sharpness
i like this composition of the face
greeting lou

optimal close portrait, efficient framing

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-26 3:44]

Hi Jannie,

A superb portrait of the king,well composed and framed,thanks


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