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~~ 200th posting ~~

~~ 200th posting ~~
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 100, UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Krugerpark feb/mar 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-03-08 4:33
Viewed: 4187
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I am proud to present my 200th posting on TN,I want to thank all TN members for posting their pictures and giving their critics/workshops in general,I think it improved my photographic skills,although I know I got still a way to go,but up to now I enjoy every moment on this site.

As posting I present you this lioness we met while we were underway from Lower Sabie to Satara on the H7 on our morning drive,she was accompagnied by another lioness and 2 cubs,before I took this and other shots I was able to film these magnificent animals,you can see a movie of it here on my website,I have an adsl connection and the movie is good visible,I dont know if you are able to see it with a slower connection,please advice me if not as this is the first time that I fixed a movie on my website.

After the movie time the lions relaxed alongside the road and the light was a bit better to make some shots of them,picture is taken out from the carwindow using a beanbag as stabilization,hope you like her and if yo are able to see it the movie,TFW

pankajbajpai, ralfsworld, carmem_busko, jeanpaul, stevkds, Adanac, fartash, dew77, Alex99, vanderschelden, jaycee, Tamrock, Juyona, scottevers7, RAP, sgo, horia, mikou, pvb has marked this note useful
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Hi (again) Paul...sgo 1 03-11 07:59
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hi paul,
congratulations on psting your 200th shot, you have delighted the members of tn for 200 times,
this shot suits well to be the 200th post,
the lioness has given very lovely pose here, very good eye contact, lovely natural colour tones, balance composition, the simple black framing add to the beauty of the shot,
By the way I have also completed my 100 here yesterday,
looking forward to many more 100s from you,
best wishes,
tfs & regards

Hi Paul
Very nice captured young lion resting in shadow (I guess). Like pose and colours, details and pov is good. My congratulations on posting your 200th shot.

Hi Paul,

Beautiful photo. Great framing, pose, eye contact and POV.
Good exposure and beautiful tones.
Congrats for your 200 shots.

I did a small workshop, to bring about more details - it's was not necessary, but I think this elegant woman would like...hehe, for women's day!
Cheers...keep the excellent work!

Hello paul,
Congratulations on your 200th posting. good natural colours, pov and details.liked the pose and good eye contact too.

Enjoyed the movie too. Good work! congratulations!. the movie paused twice while playing. Please check it.

Congratulations with such a lovely shot for your 200th. The lioness is beautifully posed and you have caught her very well.

Composition, DOF, framing and POV are all excellent.

Well done and TFS

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-03-08 7:10]

Hi Paul,
Congrats on your 200th post!
She really gave a very good pose for you. Well done and TFS

Bonsoir Paul
Félicitation pour ta 200iême photo!
C'est une merveilleuse prise de vue que ce Joli portrait de ce magnifique lion au repos qui pose pour toi. Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci...JP

Very pretty shot Paul.
Excellent composition. Picture is good arrected.. Well done. tfs. Stev

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-08 7:40]

Hi Paul,
Congratulatios on your 200th posting and a fine one at that, this lovely lioness you have captured with great details and colors.

Hi Paul,
Very interesting the pose of this lying lioness.
I like the POV to catch this animal and their calm attitude.
It's very good the composition you made here.
Congratulations for the photo and for the 200th post.
And many thanks for share your pictures and critics given.
My best regards,

Hello Paul
Wonderful shot as 200th post,
Perfect composition and lighting,
Great POV,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-08 10:14]

Hello Paul,
Magnificent capture of this pretty women:)I liked lighting,POV,details,framing and eye contact a lot.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-08 10:19]

Hi Paul.
I always studied and continue to study on your amazing pictures. Your works have considerably enriched TN collection. My heart congratulations.

This jubilee picture is really amazing. Clearness of paints and transparency of the air are wonderful as well as the terrific exactness of lines and shapes, impressive POV and precise DOF. Bravo and my best regards.

Hi Paul,
It is a beautiful one; great animal depicted very well.
Sorry for short note; I have to see your movie:-)

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-08 11:12]

Hi Paul,

A wonderful 200th post! The lioness is beautiful and must be looking right at you. Marvelous pose and lovely colors in a beautiful setting.


congrat and i lovely picture
on this very fine animal!
sharp with good pov
well done!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-08 18:45]

Hola Paul,
felicidades amigo por tus 200 fotos,
excelente retrato y agradable pov.
muchos saludos,

Hi Paul,
Congratulation on reaching your 200th post. An excellent shot on this lioness. Nice light and a spot on exposure. Colors and detail look great. Nice intense eye contact. Well done!

Hi Paul,

Congrats for your 200th
Nice DoF, well focused.
Great shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-10 0:58]

Congratulations, Paul, on your 100th posting.
A lovely lioness in her natural habitat.
She is just gorgeous, and you captured her in a fantastic POV.
She looks so relaxed, yet so alert.
TFS. : )

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-03-10 10:19]

Congratulaciones por las 200 presentaciones Paul... elegiste una hermosa imagen para conmemorarlo.
Me encanta el punto de vista captado, bien bajo que colabora con la estética de la escena, realzada por el exacto foco y consiguiente desenfoque posterior.
La correcta iluminación y balance de blancos brindan bellos tonos en armonía con el entorno del animal.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Congratulations for the 200 presentations Paul... you chose a beautiful image to commemorate it.
I love the captured point of view, very low that collaborates with the aesthetics of the scene, enhanced by the exact focus and resultant posterior out of focus.
The correct illumination and white balance offer nice tones in harmony with the environment of the animal.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

Hi Paul,
I have missed your pictures from KP since my internet hs been down for about 8 days.
Congrats on your 200th, this is a great one.
The POV and the psoe are very nice.
Well composed and and nice colours.
Well done.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-03-11 7:32]

Hi Paul!
My very best (though somewhat delayed, sorry!) congratulations on the occassion of your 200th posting! You are really lucky to be able to celebrate this accomplishment with this very appropriate and telling picture of a proud lionness fiercely staring at us right in the eyes as a fitting emblem of your own photographic prowess for the new period in your development. With my sincerest wishes for your future career to become as rewarding and exciting as your past has been, for you to pursue and for us on TN follow!
Good luck dear TN-friend!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-11 10:02]

Hi Paul

This is a splendid photo to mark such an epic moment! Congratulations!
This is another splendid shot from your amazing (i'm sure) visit to Kruger Park.
This big lionesse really posed for you and you did great to seaze the moment.
The eye-contact here is terrific and adds a lot to the overall composition.
The lighting is great, the natural colors are lovely and the sharpness is impeccable.

Bravo and TFS

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-03-11 12:52]

Hi Paul.
This is beautiful captured with very nice pose of this lionesse.I really like colors and good point of view.Well composed this lovely picture.On my interface (512M/s) am seen your film without problems.Great!
Congratulation on your 200th post and TFS.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-03-14 15:11]

Hi Paul,
Nog van harte gefeliciteerd met je 200ste foto. Je laat een prachtige foto van een mooie leeuwin zien. Mooie compositie en gezichtspunt. Mooie pose van de leeuwin één oor naar voren en één oor naar achteren gericht.
Frame komt hier heel mooi tot z'n recht.
Gr. Paula

Hello Paul,

First of all, congratulations for your 200th post!!! I hope, someday, I will reach that record :-)

Your picture is wonderful with the lion following the "rule of the thirds" correctly! I like the choice of f/6.3 you did bringing that excellent dof! Colors are natural and look at this female's look! Wonderful!

Great pic and TFS,


*Happy 200!*
excellent shot of the lioness, paul! :-)
wonderful composition of her resting in the
grass looking directly in your lens.
watched the movie, too, no probs with the connection.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-18 5:31]

Hi Paul,
What a nice shot, it looks you into the lens.
I also like your movies.


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