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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Sigma 80-400 OS, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Great Portraits Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-24 8:51
Viewed: 4626
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken at Paradise Valley Springs in Rotorua. My post yesterday, Profile Of A King is of the same male lion. He is a bit battle scared, but an amazing looking beast. It was a great experience bring able to get so close.

Image Information

Camera: Canon 10D
Time of day: 11:29 a.m.
Date: 23rd April 2005
Weather conditions: Cloudy
Lens: Sigma 80-400mm OS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/800
F-Stop: F/5.6
Focal Length: 400mm
ISO: 400

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Simply majestic. He's won his share of fights. Great work.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-24 12:38]

Wow, I like this Pam. Very good portrait, wonderful impact. Details are great, though the focus on his nose and whiskers is a wee bit soft. Exposure is spot on. Well done on this one! :) TFS!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-24 16:02]

Old and proud. Great portrait of king, Pam. I like your tight composition - works very well.

Love the close crop on this portrait Pam, the focus is a little soft I may have been tempted here to resize to compensate for this, well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-24 18:04]

Very close Pam. Look at all his battle scars. Good angle on his fave too - not straight full on. Well done.

Very nice portrait, a bit noisy but doesn't disturb much. It could be good to increase saturation a bit.
Well done.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-25 16:07]

Nice portrait and well cropped. I like how his face is slightly off centre. I know it was a cloudy day but could you have lightened his fur a bit with PS ?
Regards Toni

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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
  • [2005-04-26 11:05]

It is indeed a very impressive face. The face of experience one might say. It has very noble air to it. Very nice shot Pam.

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  • pepo (0)
  • [2005-04-28 8:45]

Good one. I don't exactly why I like this photo but probably because I am also under the star sign of the Lion.
I would suggest some deepening of the colours with PSP cuz he looks a little bit pale. Still A+

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  • henkv (67)
  • [2005-06-22 8:35]

Great looking male, I love lions

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