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Lioness Eyes

Lioness Eyes
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Copyright: Larry A Brechner (brech) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 60 N: 95] (267)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 IS L, Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-28 22:42
Viewed: 4480
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This beautiful lioness, "Maggie" lives in the Michigan City Zoo and is a favorite to all the visitors.

Used a 1.4x extender to get 280mm on this lioness close-up.

RAW/PS5 work to correct contrast/exposure and cropped to put maximum focus on this beautiful creature plus to remove any distracting features. Used Nik Viveza to add some sturcture and make a final balance to the exposure.

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Great shot, nicely cropped!
Love the eyes!

Thanks for your kind words on my fresh bird picture, Larry.
This is a fantastic close-up portrait of a Lioness living in a zoo. The eyes in particular are so well captured they vividly portray the character of this fearless and regal animal.
Thanks for sharing the picture and warm regards.

Impressive portrait Larry! The composition and the sharpness are excellent.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-03-01 11:24]

Hello Larry,
A very impressive image with excellent sharpness and colors.TFS.

Hello Larry, this very beautiful image, even if the subject does not seem very happy with the first floor. Excellent construction and perfect as you read. All the best, Paul

Hi Larry,
I am in two minds here, because the animal is in captivity, even though there is no sign of the enclosure, and does she really have a purple tongue? However, I like the composition a lot and it is a good image irrespective. It deservesd the marks given.

PS: I agree with Munky...the eyes are beautiful.

Hi Larry,

Excellent potrait of this lioness.
Good composition & great sharpness.
Welldone & TFS.


Hi Larry,
He has a kind of small mane. His skull is also built like a male. I wonder if that could be a castrated male. Those are frequent in zoo. They normally totally loose their mane thought.
Best regards

Hello Larry
a great portraite of pretty lioness in the zoo, with a beautiful eyes. great eyes contact and great timing. POV/DOF and composition also very nice.
She looks like a wolf, with especially eyes and ears.
thanks for sharing. best wishes

hello Larry

excellent close-up photo of this lioness with her
expressive glance, excellent focus sharpness details,



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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-03-04 2:41]

Hello Larry,
a stunning portrait showing every detail on the face. The mane and the hairs are really a lively view here. The colours are natural and most of all the ye contact is so powerful.
well composed shot in exciting presentation.


NB- I have seen you pages, wonderful pieces from you especially the New Persectives.

Hallo Larry
This is a great portrait of a lioness. Maggie is indeed a beautiful animal and has some lovely features that are well seen. One can see that this animal is well been looked after as the condition of the fur looks healthy. Her eyes are shining and even the inside of her mouth looks healthy. She really is a pretty animal. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Larry,

Excellent angry shot of lions.


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