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Californian Lion

Californian Lion
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus C-50, 3x zoom, XD picture card 256
Exposure: f/4, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Great cats - Grandes felinos, North American Felines, Felidae of the world: Second series [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-04 3:39
Viewed: 5123
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A cougar lioness, part of a conservation/research program nearby San Jacinto area, she was lying down resting in very hot day, normal for September in some parts of Southern California (aprox. 40` Celsius that was ... ). Work has been done on Photoshop and reduced the surroundings color in order to make the feline stand out more, also minimal sharpening cosmeticised it a bit more. She is such a beauty isn`t she?

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To Mazer: the cougarXplorator 1 11-04 22:55
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She sure is a beauty! Great pose. Love those erect ears. She's listening for something! Well done.

Radu, This is great shot with good clarity & sharpness. Alert pose! I must say that in my mind I keep waiting for the camera to swing rt! Where's that tail? ;-)) Great post! P.S. I'm a former So. Cal. boy myself..born & raised! Lived for quite a while in Walnut Ca., near where you are..

Have you ever noticed that it's only the females eyes that has this soft "sheen" in it. Great eye detail. I'm going with Howard on this one. Where's the tail?
Nice one.

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  • Mazer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 3 N: 34] (104)
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Are you sure its real? from the picture it almost looks like a stuffed toy. Fantastic shot, love it.

She sure is a beauty! Why did you crop the cougar lioness, a bit tight in the side? and from where do you know Hebrew? Eyal

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