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The Kill

The Kill
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-31
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-03 3:00
Viewed: 4157
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First we only saw a Zebra herd running away in panic after crossing a very small dry river with bushes. When we approached we found this lioness killing the Zebra. It took about 5 minutes for the lion to kill the Zebra by biting the throat until suffocation.
The lioness then, after a short rest of about 5 minutes, started to eat the hindquarters and opened both stifles.
Only after about 30 minutes she had enough eaten and trolled away leaving the zebra for other scavengers.

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Wow, how can I missed that fluoresced RED colors here, Tom?! Wonderful, bloody scene.... I mean wonderfully natural indeed! Incredible! Perfect point of view, superb colors,/detail and dynamism! The circle of life is finally complete!
George Veltchev

Hi Tom,
What a spectacular presentation. TFS

Hello Tom,Precise focusing and exposure settings have paid dividends in this super shot,the detail and composition are a real credit.

hello Tom

dead and life in the world of wild animals
in the African Savanna, great close-up photo
superbly focused with excellent sharpness details,



Interesting scene Tom. Impressive photo with excellent composition and colours. The sharpness is great.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2011-02-03 11:00]

Hi Tom,
Brilliant documentation of nature at work. Fantastic image Tom.

Ciao Tom.
Stupenda foto non ho parole, complimenti.

hi Tom,

May I define this image as a symbol of nature mechanism? Excellent Image with Excellent Subject.


Hello Tom,
Excellent capture of a Zebra kill. Very good natural colors, outstanding details of both prey and predator.
Great composition with superb clarity, focus and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing!


A good close up of the subject. What a scene. The composition is liked as it enables much detail to be shown and the dramatic indication with all the blood is great. Your sharpness, detail, POV and DOF are all good in the image.

Hi Tom,
breathtakingly intense, breattakingly precise and clear in the dim light under a clouded sky. Perfeclty well composed presentation. Great documentary!
With thanks, and best regards,

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