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Lion portrait


Lion portrait
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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F100, Sigma AF 300mm f2.8 HSM, Fuji Velvia 50
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Felidae of the world: Second series [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-06 11:45
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Lion
(Panthera Leo)

I take this portrait of a big male in Chobe National Park (Botswana) in 2003.
The Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square km, has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent. Its uniqueness in the abundance of wildlife and the true African nature of the region, offers a safari experience of a lifetime.

Velvia 50 film

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Wooow che primo piano!!!
La ballerina l'ho ingrandita...... e si vede.

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-04-06 12:45]

Yes Andrea, hi is the king.
Majran

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-04-06 13:22]

Hi Andrea,

Agood close up of the king,good POV and colors,well done and TFS,

Paul

Great portrait, Andrea! He looks very stern and fierce, yet peaceful.

Hi

I'm a big cat lover and must say that this is a very good shot. Great comp and i like the crop. TFS!

Brendon

Good in your face capture wich I believe would be greatly improved if the focus was on the eyes rather than the nose
Geoff

Bonjour Andrea
Très joli ce close up de cette belle face de fauve.belle présentation.
Merci et au revoir.....JP

Hi
Nice shot - I've never seen a male lion in Chobe (I've seen them elsewhere) only ever lionesses!! So you've got one up on me (though thats not hard!!) :)
Just wondered what aperture you used - maybe a smaller one would have improved the DOF in order to bring the eyes into focus too...
all in all a good shot...
thanks
Phil

The king of beast,well done on the colour and detail...very well composed...

Wooooh royalty portrait.

collosally powerful..you just lost a bit of lower jaw..
this is one shot i havent considered taking..must try it as well
cheers
geof

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  • manada (18)
  • [2006-06-01 5:29]

Un primo piano fantastico che denota la fierezza e la forza dell'animale.
Well captured...
Cari saluti e auguri per i tuoi prossimi safari, Freddy

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2008-03-21 10:00]

Lovely warm colours and good composition of the crop Andrea.TFS

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