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Following King In His Kingdom

Following King In His Kingdom
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1950-06-05
Categories: Mammals, Savannah
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-07-01 9:22
Viewed: 1957
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this photograph of Lion near Orpen in Kruger National Park.
In our Sunset drive we were driving around Orpen dart road. Once we turn left from narrow dart road found a lone Lion walking gently. There were no car; just we, so we cherished the beauty of this magnificent animal quite a lot of time to following him.
I was thinking that King always stays ahead and other remain back. Here my intension is to show his territory as well as his dominant power not to give importance to unusual matter. He didn't show any importance to us and even didn't looked back. So here I was thinking how much he has confidence in his territory that other will not take chance to do any harm to him.
Memorable time.....

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-07-01 13:34]

Hi Srikumar,the pic is beautiful and well done as usual,but this time is amazing to read your note,i can understand your emotions and your hentusiasm living this moment and watching the king...very very good work and shot! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-07-01 21:10]

Hello Srikumar,
At first glance I thought to myself, what an unusual POV. I then read your notes and immediately understood and agree with your thoughts.
This was his domain and he didn't feel he had to even acknowledge your presence. He is demonstrating his total confidence in being the supreme ruler of this territory and doesn't feel threatened in the least bit by you being there, I love the soft warm lighting, wonderful detail and beautiful natural colors. Great shot!!

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of superb creature, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Bom dia Srikumar,
Great shot you took to capture the quiet gait that beautiful beast within the territory in which it is established.
Great camera job.

Hello Srikumar,
Very interesting and useful comment. Indeed this lion has great confidence in territory. Not looking back at all....

Hi Srikumar,

The vegetation is framing well the animal. The point of view is showing the details of the lion. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Srikumar,
For sure he did not pay any attention because he had just finished eating, we can see clearly by the size of his tummy ;)
amazing perspective from the ground, a pity we not able to see the paws which is one of favorite in this animals.

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