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The King!

The King!
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Copyright: SDF DF (puffy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 300D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 Super Macro II, KeyMen 512MB, UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-06-29 23:59
Viewed: 4530
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
African Lion
(Panthera leo krugeri)

What type of animal? Mammal

Where does it live? Africa

What's it covered with? Fur

Natural habitat? Grassland

What does it eat? Meat

Lions are carnivores that live in prides and hunt and feed irregularly. The females do most of the hunting in the wild. They work in a team to flush and ambush prey, like zebra and springbok. Males eat first - hence the saying 'lion's share'. To simulate natural feeding patterns, the lions at Auckland Zoo are fed four times a week in a number of different ways. Even in the wild, lions sleep 90% of the time. Unlike other cats, big cats roar but can not purr. Small cats purr but do not roar..

.The male lion weighs 200kg on average or about 45 domestic cats! The mane protects his throat from attack; making him look bigger. The female weighs 150kg on average about 33 domestic cats!.

Cat facts:
Sprint speed - 60m/h - as fast as a racehorse!
High jump - 3m beats the human world record!
Long jump - 10m - as long as a row of 6 bicycles.
Roars - can be heard 10km away.
Life span - 20 years.

Above information and more can be found here

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To me this just a little over bright and a little washed out. I don't think the original is over exposed as the fur detail appears to have kept detail in the highlight areas, so maybe a good play around in Photoshop "Levels" would sort this out. Image is also a little soft, again I feel a product of post processing rather then the original image.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-30 3:52]
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Hello Puffy!
Very nice capture of this big cat.Expression on face,framing and composition are wonderful.
Excellent work my friend!TFS...:-)

Nice portrait shot Sweety. Very good moment you captured!
Nice composition!
Very well done!

Hi Sweety,
Always impressive, the king of the jungle.
Maybe I have some usefull suggetsions. I made a workshop for you to show it.

Have a look if you like. here
Thanks for posting,

Hello Sweety!
Wonderful capture of this sad king.Colors,lighting and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing!

hello:) really danger lion:) I am scared:D I am happy that he is far:) great colours and nice POV:) I amdire it:)


I really think you could of cropped out the out of focus branch at the top....I also find that the face is not as clear as it could of been...KEEP SHOOTING!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-02 17:52]
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Sweety, a lovely capture.

Excellent pov. A beautiful animal, a nice photo.

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