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Portrait of a lioness

Portrait of a lioness
Photo Information
Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 2 N: 914] (3634)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D 90, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-06-09 1:29
Viewed: 2655
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

This shot I took from a lioness during my recent visit to a zoo.

In this picture, I tried to catch the details of its facial parts, don't know whether I got success.
A double- glass window was a mere distance between lioness and I.

Due to poor light, I couldn't get successful in preserving promising details of the facial parts of one of Nature's strongest creatures.

Enjoy the mood in the picture!

Kind regards,



ISO=1600, Focal length=92 mm, cropped and resized for T

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Hello Paras,
I think you succeeded in what you set out to do and did it very well through a window. Pity you could not get them in the wild. It is a stunning experience with no window between you and the beautiful lion. You'll have to come for a visit to Africa. I like this portrait. Well done.
PS: have a look at some of my lion photo's and remember there was no glass beteeen us.

Ciao Paras, great portrait of superb creature, excellent sharpness and splendid details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-06-09 9:41]

Hi Paras!
Great close up of lioness. Focus on the eye is superb and appears even transparent.
Fine details.
Well done: congratulations.
ciao! Vanda

Impressive portrait Paras! Interesting composition and framing, wonderful soft colours and good sharpness.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-09 10:08]

Hello Paras.
Very nice portrait of this lion.Lighting,details,expression on face,POV and composition are excellent.TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hello Paras,
I must say you did very well considering you shot through double glass. I like the intense look it has on it's face and close crop, which makes you focus on it's unique facial features.
Hope you don't mind, but I wanted to try a WS on your already attractive image.

Hello Paras

Excellent portrait of the lioness, i love the
tight framing you gived to your photo,
beautiful expressive glance of the Queen,
i love the WS that did Ron with giving
contrast to the photo, great shot at ISO1600, TFS


Bom dia Paras
Excellent work my Friend!Great close composition,wonderful colours and details.Ok is on the zoo,ok is through a window but very beautiful picture.
Thank You
Have a good Sunday!

Good use of that high ISO/ASA my friend.. and if I were you I wouldn't apologize for any part of this portrait.. it is superior!

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