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Copyright: Tobias Ortmann (Tobias__Ortmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 7 N: 171] (681)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Cannon EOS 350D, EF-S55-250mm IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-04 6:14
Viewed: 5192
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This beatifull animal was only lying 4 meter away form our car.
We saw it near a lake in the ngorongoro crater.Afte 5 minutes It left it´s place and crossed the street in front of our car and walked away you hope this other shot from Tanzania
best regards Toba

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-04 6:21]

Hi Tobias.
Wonderful cropping and very nice pictured moment. So expressive scene and huge timing, amazing colours and perfect sharpness and details. Well done and TFS. My compliments.

Hello friend Toba,
Perfect shot of this tired guy:) You captured it in a lovely habit. TFS.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-04 6:45]

Hi Tobias,
thats a great protrait you've got here! Well timed with good detail and DOF...i love the colour of his fur,very nice work!

Hallo Tobias!

Schön, wieder von dir zu hören! Und auf welche Weise! Ich weiss nur nicht recht, ob ich schaudern oder mitgähnen soll, aber das Bild ist auf jeden Fall eindrücklich! Nur 4m entfernt...

Von der technischen Seite stimmt auch alles, bravo!

Liebe Grüsse


I love your sense of humour(apart from your beautiful work, of course).This is an absolutly wonderful shot...
I was thinkin' on the lines of "a dogs life"!
If this lioness knew how pampered our dogs are, and that they get food served on a platter, I'm sure she'd be wishin' she had a dog's life!
Cheers, Toba!

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-04-04 8:13]

Hi Tobias,

Great timing on this one. I like to see lions like this. Great details and wonderful expression.


Hi Tobias,
Great detail, exposure, and color, good POV of the sleepy head :)
Good work,

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-04-04 18:19]

This one is excellent in quality since you were very close to her. It was so exciting for me too, to be able to see them so close in the wild and not a zoo. Such a cute expression on her face, she must be, like you said, dog tired and bore with the tourist taking picture of her everyday. I love it. so sharp and clear, you can see so many flies around her. Great one Toba, thanks for posting.

Hi Tobias, great expression for this splendid lioness, wonderful light and colors, excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Toba,
A nice capture of this big cat. I think she is a lioness. Excellent sharp details and a beautiful composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-04-05 10:46]

Hi Toba!

What a fantastic moment you captured! It is a rare situation we can call a wild animal like this really cute but this is the one! TFS!

Best regards,

Hola Tobías.
Una estupenda imagen con una nitidez extraordinaria.
Bellos tonos.
Buen bg y DoF.
Saludos, Jl.

Hello Tobias,
They are always sleepy, aren't they? Sleepy or hungry...
A fine portrait of this fellow, sharp fine details and vivid natural colours...
A well composed presentation!
Pablo -

You had a good trek Tobias. Capturing it in this yawn was a gift from the lion to you I think. Well done!

I would have preferred a full view of the lioness, Tobias.
Even your picture does not seem to be much sharp, my young friend.
You need to work on your perspective also.
Keep trying; you have a long journey ahead of you.
All the best und aufwiedersehen!

hello Toba

wonderful shot of this great animal, fine POV and vertical framing,
excellent DOF, great sharpness and details, and i love that you shot
the image on the good moment, TFS


  • ewiczek Gold Star Critiquer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 0] (815)
  • [2008-04-13 20:13]

wonderfull capture;-) nice sharpness , and color

Lovely composition, I very much like the diagonal line of the shoulder, neck and head.

Beautiful colors, excellent POV with good DOF. Clear, good contrast... all around it is just lovely.

TFS, Mish

Hi Tobias
What a lovely shot of this powerful lady. Good colours and nicely framed.

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