- joey (24909)
- [2007-11-17 4:30]
Yeah he does look a bit down doesn't he!
Looks like he's blind in one eye. :(
Well done on photographing the BIG FIVE.
It is truly a great achievement.
+++ Great sharpness and vast amount of detail.
Decent composition and POV.
Great lighting and colours.
--- Nothing :)
Excellent shot of this African lion,
Perfect focusing,BG and composition,
Fantastic colors and POV,What happened to his right eye? :o)
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-11-17 5:23]
Fascinating image of this lion.
It's so interesting the way it looks, I mean, don't know if was due to the rain, but this one really seems kind of upset.
Does he have an eye's scare?
Anyways I like this capture of the "king" on the wild.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
- jessbalderas (54)
- [2007-11-17 5:40]
You are right there is something bad in his eye...but however seems he was looking to all of you there, like he was curious about
Good DOF and colours
- horia (16656)
- [2007-11-17 6:34]
Ahh...yes...the missing piece of the "big 5" puzzle :)
Wonderful shot Annick!
It's not one of those classic lion pictures we see on tv - a lion walking proudly through the savana on a torrid sunny day. It's more of an emotional picture with this old fellow injured and "licking his wounds". Maybe that's why he was so obediant at the female.
Technically, despite the difficult condition - not ideal light and "heavy" surroundings of your subject, you still managed a great shot of this old soldier.
Bravo and TFS
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-11-17 7:59]
This poor old beast is not a pretty sight, but it seems he is still well cared for
Superb composition and details
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-11-17 8:12]
Another impressive capture, this time the well battled
king of the jungle, not easy being king, but he has
the scars and wounds to tell us he's king! Everything
about the picture is perfect my friend, well done
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2007-11-17 8:45]
Hi Annick.- Exelent photo of "The King" Very very nice shot. I like it a lot. Looks like He is a old one, or maybe he is tired. Saludos Luis52.
- sela (738)
- [2007-11-17 8:57]
Wonderful portrait of this beautiful king of the animals.TFS
Kind regards Rose
Dommage pour cette fière bête de se retrouver à moitié aveugle et , après-tout, que ferions nous sans nos femmes ;-)
Une excellente photo en tous cas, parfaitement composée et techniquement parfaite.
Bonne soirée, Mike
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-11-17 10:54]
How are you!
very well captured of the King in great pose!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details
very well done and well composed indeed
all the best
- jesst (2441)
- [2007-11-17 10:56]
well captured... nice pose and good exposure
- fiyo (15161)
- [2007-11-17 23:32]
Colors,sharpness and details are great!
Wonderful shot of this King of the Jungle in a regal pose. Very stricking image with natural colours and perfect lighting. Is one eye damaged? Never mind, looks fearful anyway. Great composition. Kudos.
- undoredo (2740)
- [2007-11-20 2:33]
I missed this one. Whenever I look at your photos, then it's like I'm in the zoo. :)
Outstanding details and POV here, with very nice composition as usual.
Also, lovely colours and well presented with perfect focusing.
TFS and warm regards,
Even a large place like the Kruger Park can really be part of such a small world. Not only the 4x4's, Jeeps, and your Toyota Corolla managed to negotiate this mud bath, but so too did my Nissan Tiida and we must have passed right by one another without realising it. Same as you, we were also staying in Lower Sabie camp on the night of 6 October. From your Travelogue I further observed that we were also staying in Shingwedzi at the same time as you did (14-15 October) and so too in Letaba (17 October). Such a pity we did not or could not recognise or meet each other and at least just exchanged a hello, nice to meet you, enjoy the rest of your trip, etc... At least it seems like you had a fabulous time and I am happy for your sake that Kruger revealed its beauty to you.
I obviously follow all your Kruger postings and in so doing appreciate all your sightings and experiences as well. You have made good work of this capture as the mud, the rain, the dark conditions, and the long grass was much more of a handicap than one would gather from this posting. We who were there can really value and realise the quality and beauty of this shot.
Great work and TFS.
- mrcrow (3008)
- [2007-11-25 11:55]
cant resist the king shots..
my all time favourite in the wild..majestic and aloof and at times...very photogenically friendly
so above anything going on yet a killer ready to be unleashed
i like this old guys indifference
the coat, nose scarring and eye tells me he is still boss in his area
edit..the closer i look maybe he is taking a back seat..:)
- arfer (0)
- [2007-11-27 11:49]
This is so real and wild.Like Scar from the Lion King.Awesome snag!
The focus is sharp with excellent sharpness.
The colours are natural.I really like the natural setting.
- medio (181)
- [2007-12-03 14:13]
Una gran foto, y un gran momento este....buen enfoque y mejor encuadre al igual que los tonos,