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White lion

White lion
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): annick vanderschelden's big cats [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-02 14:39
Viewed: 5820
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A number of natural variations have been observed in the lion populations. Some of these have been encouraged by captive breeding.

Although rare, white lions are occasionally encountered in Timbavati, South Africa. Their unusual color is due to a recessive gene. A white lion has a disadvantage when it comes to hunting: it can be given away by its color, unlike the regular lion which blends in with its surroundings. White lions are born almost pure white without the normal camouflaging spots seen in lion cubs. Their colour gradually darkens to cream or ivory colour (known as blonde).

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
2/12/2006 12:30:35
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

1,4 extender..
Hand held
Cloudy weather

PP in PS CS2 :usual workflow...see previous posts.

Have a nice weekend!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-02 14:52]

Hello Annick,
What a moment!POV,details,framing,lighting,sharpness and composition are wonderful.Have a great weekend!

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-02 15:26]

Hi Annick.
Excellent capture,perfect POV.Amazing details,beautiful colours,good blurry BG.Admire perfect timing.Great work.
Thanks for sharing.
Regards Milos

Hello Annick,
very good moment you captured! Very good POV, good sharpness and details. Very nice composition. Very well done. Thank you for posting.

Hi Annick

Excellent timing. Was this a yawn or roar? If it is like the white lion, Gandor, we have at Zion Wildlife Park, it will be a yawn. Lovely shot of a special lion. Thank you! :-)

Hola Annick,

Espectacular y arriesgado primer plano, buena luz y definición. Saludos

  • Great 
  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-03 13:45]

Terrific capture, Annick!
The POV and timing here are simply magnificent! Those teeth are superbly captured and the focus here is great on them.
Also the DOF is great and the the exposure excellent.
The colors are...unique (obviously) but the contrast with the BG is very good.
Great work again!

Bravo and TFS

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2006-12-04 3:42]

Hi Annick,
A nice image , the lighting is really lovely giving the mane a very soft & silky appearence as if the lion has been regularly using one of those fancy shampoos.
Badruddin Ali

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-12-04 5:43]

Dit is een fantastische foto van een bijzondere leeuw. Wat ik vooral mooi vind is de hele lage POV. De bovenkant van de kop is een klein beetje te licht, maar niet echt erg. Mooie compositie en extreem goede pose.


Ps-Ik ben niet echt actief op TN geweest de laatste tijd omdat ik bezig ben geweest om een website te bouwen op www.capturedphotos.nl

Nice catch, Annick! Real sharp and detailed.

Another GREAT image of the WILD WILD.
Mario with friendly greetings.

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