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Lion cubs

Lion cubs
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 150-500mm APO DG HSM, Digital ISO-400
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-09 2:26
Viewed: 4009
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We were lucky enough to find a lioness with 4 cubs not too far from the road south of Punda Maria in Kruger NP. They played around for a while then moved further into the bush.
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Lovely shot Chris! I still did not have a chance to take photos of lions in the wild, and I am a bit jealous here. Perfect point of view. The little playful cub is looking at you with its curious eyes. Good natural colors, perfect white balance, fine detail and composition. Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-09 3:32]

Hello Chris,
A superb sharp low POV capture with great eye contact from this lion cub. Nice composition in the natural habitat.
Thanks and cheers,

Hello Chris,
Beautiful. Near Punda Maria.
... not exactly lion territory.

Hello Chris,
A very tender shot MF! Good work, challenging and resolving well the lights and shadows! Extra points on the DOF! these blurred branches are really impressives!
Regards, TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-09 7:00]

Hello Chris,
How lucky to find a Lion family in the wild and this little cub is really cute with great eye contact. Beautiful light and colours and great details too.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2010-12-09 10:36]

Bonjour Chris

I am jalous, this is really a nice shot. For sure cubs always make nice pictures, but your technical and artistic work makes it a great picture. Excellent focus, shallow DOF, nice balanced composition and the eyes contact he has with us is captivating. Excellent work and TFS.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-09 10:49]

Hello Chris,
Beautiful photo of this cub in warm colours, excellent sharpness and pleasing eye-contact. Taken from a very good low POV in a nice composition. Great DOF.

hello Chris

a very beautiful photo of this lion cub with
his lovely glance and eye-contact with you,
your very fine low POV gived that, photo shot
with excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2010-12-13 10:26]


A well composed pic. Excellent detail, sharpness and clarity, despite the foliage in the FG (I know how difficult it is to avoid!).

Bonjour Chris,
Très belle valorisation du sujet dans son environnement sous une bonne lumière et une excellente profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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