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Scratch pole

Scratch pole
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Copyright: Willem Botha (whjb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-10 13:17
Viewed: 4582
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four "big cats" in the genus Panthera. The lion is the second largest cat, after the tiger. The male lion, easily recognized by his mane, weighs between 150-225 kg (330-500 lb). Females range 120-150 kg (260-330 lb).[2] In the wild, lions live for around 10–14 years, while in captivity they can live over 20 years. Though they were once found throughout much of Africa, Asia and Europe, lions presently exist in the wild only in Africa and India (where they are found only in the Sasan-Gir National Park).

This was taken at the Lion Park near Randburg South Africa. The tree shows signs of regular use.

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A wonderful shot, Willem,
I love the pose of her and to see him in the back is perfect. Very well done, very good sharpness and warm colours, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Excellent shot, Willem!
Great composition and framing, nice colours and sharpness and I also like the diagonal lines in the landscape. Informative note, too.


wow...I had no idea they weighed so much , gives me a good idea of the size since my dog weighs 120lbs..wow...thats one big kitty!! :o)
nice shot of her scratching her claws with the big huge scatching post (tree) nice catch indeed.TFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comments on my photo " December Storm -5" :o)
BTW Lake Erie is 204miles long and 58Miles across its a big lake..:o) sometimes looks like the ocean !

I like your wonderfully sharp image, Willem. The exposure in just perfect. I would have though that evaluative metering would possibly make her too dark against the bright sky but it is super. Thanks for sharing.

Evelynn : )

WOW. interesting and unique capture. Excellent exposition despite sky behind.
Excellent composition.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-12-11 14:20]

Hello Willem , A very great shot , good compositie details colours ,lion in de background ,very good ,tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

A very nice shot good composition I like its pose with the tree in the shade but good detail throughout well done rgds Necip.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-12 3:02]

What a great action shot, Willem.
Fantastic pose of this lioness scratching on the tree trunk.
Was she responsible for the shredded texture of that bark?
Excellent details and light under the circumstances.
TFS. : )

je crois que je vois votre galerie pour la premeière fois
excellente photo, bonne prise
bravo merci de partager

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