Thanks for this comment, I really appreciate and I'm quite honored that you like mu modests images
Yes the 300mm was used with a 1.4 converter. The lion was, as far as I rember, about 10m away
The eyes look dark probably because they are hidden by little flowers of the herbs, if you look carefully
I posted this photo because I liked the way he's hidding from his potential preys. You'll have soon another one where you'll see clearly his mouth and teeth. You can also in my gallery look at the one entitled "Agacement"
Thanks for your attention. Stay tuned!