The Domination Factor
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-02-23 14:35]
Looks like we both got the same subject going today. Ok my animals are a little smaller.
Excellent cpature, very sharp details and good colors. Great composition.
its strange that the lion mates like this since its penis points backwards along with the testes..i supposed when its gorged with blood it changes direction...
ermmm..i have said enough!!
good note loot as well...
you can see why old scarface has the scars now..before mating the lioness with belt him a few times not allowing any proximity till she is ready..saw this in the ngorogoro crater...wild animals..wild antics.
- CaptiveLight (969)
- [2006-02-23 14:39]
That is one battered Lion... Good colour and detail, and a story well told.
- chiliu (6526)
- [2006-02-23 14:50]
Wonderful capture with good timing,
great soft lighting and perfect exposure,
and the framing is also very good.
Thanks for sharing!
- sunkirana (1143)
- [2006-02-23 14:52]
A fine capture, at the very right moment. It is like seeing the action and their emotions live.
- wuta (2142)
- [2006-02-23 15:10]
Hello Loot , Beautifule pose good timing ,lovely good colours sharpnes compositie ,thanks greeting Teunie .
- aido (4046)
- [2006-02-23 16:02]
Excellent detail in this, great colours in Scarfaces mane. Does look like a painful process..
- proberts (646)
- [2006-02-23 16:20]
Excellent capture.He certainly looks battle worn.Seen this for myself out in Namibia,but was too far away to get any photos even with a 500mm :0(
- peter_stoeckl (11526)
- [2006-02-23 16:28]
great picture, full of action and emotions.
That guy got a sexy mane, and looking at the peaceful tails that couple seems to have good sex and live in harmony. Thanks for this lively shot! Best regards,
- MikeGray (403)
- [2006-02-23 16:37]
This animal looks a little worse for ware, but well taken and good notes.
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2006-02-23 17:13]
Excellente capture que cet accouplement de ce vieux lion avec cette lionne qie semble soumise . belle composition et les couleurs sont très belles
- dsidwell (718)
- [2006-02-23 18:19]
Fascinating and a bit scary moment captured here, Loot. I like the precision at which the timing was shot here.
Loot, great title, amazing photo.
Excellent sharpness, composition and pov. I do enjoy lighting and saturation.
A natural and... sexy moment.
P.S.: I added your picture to a theme of mine.
Well, now that I have seen what you were leading up to, I wish I had worded my last critique, slightly differently.
The fact that I find amazing, is 3,000 times for one offspring, seems like really bad odds.
Any idea if this is the norm, or perhaps environmental influences that are causing this (re: low sperm counts)?
I wish I could say that your timining was perfect, I suppose that it was, however, from the notes you so generously provide, it appears that you could have gone out for dinner, watched a movie, and cut the lawn, then gone back and taken another few dozen shots ;-)
Either way, I think the results are quite well captured, nicely exposed (no pun), and well composed.
Thank you Loot for sharing it with us.
Have a great weekend!
- jossim (12636)
- [2006-03-02 21:50]
La suite est hallucinante et instructive.
Bravo pour cet histoire interessante.
- flagman (2408)
- [2006-03-08 4:14]
Wow, I wonder if I'll ever see this at whipsnade?! Great capture, it seems like you are standing about 10 feet away. Exposure is perfect and it's all nice and sharp.
Those scars! It's tough out there!
- limier (1055)
- [2006-03-09 6:11]
Excellent shot loot
Wild animals such as lions aren't usual to my country.Only in a Zoo but its very dificult.
Good timin and useful note
- shal (2140)
- [2006-03-09 6:30]
wow you got a harsh shot here,
what a painfully furious look both possess,
LOL, love your note on your workshop! Amazing capture, Loot, incredibly well seen although a bit naughty. Wonderful sharpness and POV.
P.S. Thanks for the links, they came through fine this time!
- betsie (0)
- [2008-05-30 0:14]
Wat 'n agressiewe man!! ek sal ook maar stillê as my man met sulke tande op my spring!!
- shabsslg (913)
- [2008-06-19 12:55]
Well I just saw one similar image in the Better photography magazine published by Infomedia corp. India. May be the facial expression of the lion becomes more or less similar that of exhaustive diligence. very nice moment by the way.
- Rehanna (18)
- [2008-06-20 3:02]
Dit lyk meer soos 'n tier vir plesier as 'n leeu wat wil skreeu. Jy was besonder gelukkig om hierdie paartjie te sien en af te neem. Min mense het dit al in die natuur waargeneem en kan net getuig dat hulle dit dalk op een of ander natuur program op TV gesien het.
Die foto self is puik en so ook die hele storielyn wat daarmee gepaard gaan. Dit sluit in jou eie wedervaring sowel as die interessante navorsing wat jy gedoen het. Goeie werk weereens.
- somjit (295)
- [2008-06-29 3:55]
Great well timed pic with sharp focus and good detail.The lions however well defined still blend in with their natural surroundings, Ive probable driven past a few in the parks without even noticing them.
I see old scar face even has war scars on his legs and body,being the female i wouldent argue with that one myself.Great shot,TFS
Loot, please allow me:
And that's why birds do it, bees do it
Even educated fleas do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love
Cold Cape Cod clams, 'gainst their wish, do it
Even lazy jellyfish do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love
I've heard that lizards and frogs do it
Layin' on a rock
They say that roosters do it
With a doodle and cock
Some Argentines, without means do it
I hear even Boston beans do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love
Great action here; but seems to be more pain than "love"!
I'm not sure what that says,,,
PS Die foto self is puik en so ook die hele storielyn wat daarmee gepaard gaan.
- Ingrid1 (0)
- [2013-06-11 13:26]
Hi my dear friend Loot
At last I found your photo, which I was looking for my theme "animals' Sex Life."
Thanks for sharing, I have added it to the group.
The stories about lions' love making abound, but no doubt, it is true that they mate for hours. When my father, then 80 visited us, and having seen not one lion in Kruger, we took him to the Lions' Park near Johannesburg.. To his utter delight we encountered right across , blocking the road a mating couple.
It was terribly hot in the car, Dad used up one battery after battery for his video, we had the air con on full blast. And still the lions mated... We sat there for hours until the car's battery died. :-) as you would say chuckle, chuckle . It took some more hours to wave down a car - we could not exit ours - and just at closing time we were finally towed out.
I wonder, how many of his friends had to watch this video...?!?
What a great pity, that you have joined the great Exodus of TrekNature.
Hugs from the Tzaneen Dam