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Copyright: Ted Alan Stedman (talan2) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 18] (126)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1N, Canon 70 - 200 f2.8L IS USM, Fuji Provia 100
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-27 7:03
Viewed: 5451
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This lioness in the Masai Mara was, I'm guessing, the Alpha female in the group I was photographing. There were three or four other females tending their cubs, and this female was on a rock outcropping scanning the area. The two big males were maybe 50 yards way...sleeping. I was very close here in the standard open-top Range Rover. You move slowly, don't talk, and you become part of the landscape to lions who have become habituated to safari vehicles. This was in my pre-digital time (Canon EOS 1-N body, Canon L-Series f/2.8 70-200mm lens, Canon 2X teleconverter, Fuji Provia 100 pushed 1 stop and shot at 1/250 sec. Scanned on Epson Perfection 2400, Elements 5.0 PP.

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Hello Ted,
Ah the Rift Valley...this girl is probably thinking maybe about the current situation.
Very beautiful and effective light.

  • Great 
  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-01-27 10:05]

I'm not sure I like your framing, but the lioness is wonderful, great detail and sharp, natiral color, nice composition.

I like this clear-sky BG and the framing, although unusual, is very eye-catching.

hello Ted

i love the POV of yoour image the lioness's head from under to top
and the way you framed the lioness on the image, excellent
luminosity of your image with excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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