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Panthera leo

Panthera leo
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Copyright: Gerard Calberac (Pitoncle) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1173 W: 0 N: 1594] (9508)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-25
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G ED, SanDisk Ultra II, Hoya UV
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-25 0:49
Viewed: 4989
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Panthera leo, African lion, Lion observé dans le Chobe National Park.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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Hello Gerard,
As usual you manage well this fine capture with fantastic contrast and perfect focus. Lovely natural colours and very good clarity.
Exceptional composition.

Hello Gerard,
Nice capture of this beautiful and Panthera leo, Great shot. Lovely composition.

Regards, Murat

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-11-25 5:24]

Bonjour Gérard,

The lion of the wilderness, what a nice animal.
Certainly the head with the mane.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Nice composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

hello Gerard
great composition of this King with great deatils and good naturel colours
greeting lou

Hi Gérard.
Great capture of the King in majestic pose. The light and details are amazing in natural setting.
Thanks for sharing and kind regards.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-11-25 7:36]

Hello Gerard
Very nice capture of the King

Hello Gerard, another very interesting image, light, colors and details very beautiful. Another nice picture. Best regards, Paolo

Hi Gerard,
nice portrait of the king of animals. Great sharpness and composition. It looks like the lion is wating for your shot!
Have a nice evening!

Hi Gerard

Majestic aren't they. I saw several males in Kruger, they are amazing to see in the wild. Classic pose and good great sharpnes and composition.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-25 12:55]

Hello Gerard,
Beautiful photo of this Lion in a very pleasing proud pose. Splendid light and contrasting colours against the dark BG. Excellent sharpness and details. Good low POV and composition.

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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2010-11-25 22:01]

Hi Gerard,
A striking and proud pose of this magestic male.The light on iys maiin has been captured well and sharp focus throughout.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-11-26 1:35]

Bonjour Gérard,

Lovely lion, posing perfectly in the low-angle, warm sunlight.



Hello Gerard,

an very nice presentation from this Lion lying the rest in the sun with good low pov and sharpness.
Fine colors.


Hola Gerard

Perfecta y preciosa imagen de este orgulloso rey de la selva. Imagen muy bien tomada, con buenos contrastes de luz y POV excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

The king!
Excellent portrait of this big animal. TFS. Ferran

salut Gérard

une excellente photo du roi de la jungle
avec une belle lumière venant sur sa tête,
excellent POV, excellent focus netteté détails,



Hello Gerard,
Imposant pose of this king lion with great details and excellent sharpness. Beautiful presentation!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-11-27 13:42]

Hi Gerard!
Excellent portrait of this splendid lion. Very good sharpness and splendid light illuminating the head. Good POV and shallow DOF.
Well done: congratulations.
ciao! Vanda
Thanks for your visit and comment :)

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-11-29 17:43]

Hello Gerard,
You have captured this noble looking Lion in an excellent pose. Great work Gerard, thank you for sharing.

Hi Gerard.

Awesome capture from this resting big boy! Great wildlife capture in every way.
TFS and have a nice night!


hi gerard!
very beautiful pic on this mighty and fine animal!
good work!

Great shot with the light illuminating the lion's face

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