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The Lioness

The Lioness
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Copyright: Serge BREARD (BREARD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-07-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D800, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Parc Animalier de Cerza [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-10-31 23:29
Viewed: 3603
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The last picture in the series.

The lion (Panthera leo) is a carnivorous mammal of the Felidae family of the genus Panthera (cats). It is nicknamed "the king of beasts" because his mane it appear similar to the Sun, which appears as "the king of the stars." The adult male, easily recognizable by its large mane, can reach a mass of 250 kg, the power of its bite can be up to 330 kg while the female adult, smaller, usually reaches 120 to 140 kg, which is the second largest feline after the wild Siberian Tiger. An adult male eats 7 kg of meat every day against 5 kg in females. He lives in groups, unlike other cats. Life expectancy in the wild, is between 7 and 12 years for males and from 14 to 20 years for females, but it frequently exceeds 30 years in captivity.

The female lion is a lioness, she will chase her little lion cub is. The male lion does not hunt but it is responsible for fighting in the territory intrusions and threats against the company. The lion roars. There is currently in the wild more than 16 500 to 30 000 specimens in the African savannah, divided into ten sub-species and about 300 in Gir Forest National Park in the northwest of India.

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Hello Serge
Very nice presentation of this lion in great sharpness and details.
Best regards

Hi Serge,
another very nice photo in black and white. Excellent details. Amazing situation and atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-01 1:55]

Hello Serge
Ha. ha. just too jolly tired to have a good yawn. Nice timing and I love the close crop. Nice work.
Best regards Siggi

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-11-01 2:02]

Bonjour Serge, bonne ambiance de détente et toujours bravo pour le choix du B and W. Triste journée en vue en Touraine.... à bientôt, Didier.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-01 2:16]

Hello Serge,
Excellent photo of this liones in black and white. Beautiful colours and great sharpness. Good timing.

Hallo Serge,
beau portrait de ce lion, le bon timing pour capturer une posture spectaculaire, très bonne netteté, agréable composition
Merci et félicitations
Bonne journée

Hello Serge,
Exceptional clarity and impressive focus with very nice details and great sharpness.
I love the excellent composition with great POV.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-01 4:38]

Hello Serge,
very beautiful image of this lioness taken in a splendid pose with excellente sharpness and light; perfect POV.
Thanks for sharing

Hello Serge, good shot!

Ciao Serge. The best light'managment in a superb BG! Best compliments.


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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-11-01 10:49]

Salut Serge!
Une belle photo en B&N de cette lionne.Elle semble bien décontractée...Peut-être qu'elle a fait une telle pose pour toi! Bravo pour la netteté, la élegante composition et pour la gestion parfaite de la lumière.Beau travail!

Ciao Serge, fantastic capture of superb creature, splendid light, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Buen encuadre y expresividad.
Un saludos Serge: J. Ignasi.

Hello Serge,
A very nice picture of this lioness, great timing and very good sharpness, a very taken,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-11-02 15:37]

Bela foto serge fotos em preto e branco são exelentes também eu em particular gosto de fotos em preto e branco meus parab~ens.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-11-07 2:54]

Hi Serge.
Once more impressive scene and precise timing. I like WB key of the picture. I have never used it and may be should try. Best wishes and TFS.

Hello Serge,
Excellent B & W photo. Superb details and good DOF. Well done.

Hello Serge,
Very pleasant in B&W. A little tight crop but excellent quality and a very nice moment. A pelasure to view.

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