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African juvenile Male Lion 2

African juvenile Male Lion 2
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Copyright: Carl Landsberg (Jakkals) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 3 N: 587] (2813)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 300 f/4L IS USM, Tiffen 77HTDUC Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-14 10:04
Viewed: 6533
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photograph was taken in the Etosha National Park. This is that same lion featured in my upload named "Mock mating". The same morning this juvenile male and two females of the pride caught and killed a large Kudu bull at a waterhole called "Klein Namutoni". While eating and resting in the shade, they made several trips to the waterhole to quench their thirst. It was during one of these trips to the waterhole that I gave up my space at the kill and caught him in a frontal view with those "yellow killer eyes" and a slight wind blowing from left to right. If enlarged the blood can be clearly seen on his whiskers with a fly right in the center on his nose. Minimal cropping was done.
Enjoy and comments are welcome.

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Hi Carl,
really interesting portrait. Beautiful colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-01-14 10:19]

Wow dear Carl! This is fantastic!Great, great shot with fabulous focus and excellent low POV.The eyes contact is impressive!!! Wow! You ar lucky , really lucky to be able to do such amazing image from a lion.Many congrats and thanks for sharing!
Have a nice w-end, dear Carl!

Hallo Carl
This is a super portrait with great colours and details all in one. Perfect photography in all aspects. Composition, focus, point of view, background, natural sunlight, you name it and it is great. Indeed a praiseworthy photograph. Such a pleasure to add a smiley. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Carl

WOW ! what a lovely close-up photo of a young
King of the animals, very fine POV at his level
giving from this juvenile Lion that beautiful glance,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


what a face and hairdo, great ! greetings Ori

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-14 13:22]

Hello Carl.
An excellent shot of this lion. I love the pose. Great looking colors with sharp detail.Very well done!Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-14 15:55]

Hi Carl,fantastic portrait,it seem in pose only for you..ehehe..the details are magnificent,the crop too,only the colors seems a little stranges,going to the green.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-01-14 16:13]

wonderful portrait!

Hi Carl,
Great shot on this majestic lion. The sharp eyes, the big paws and the body language are scary to me. You did well in showing it all. TFS,

WOW! What a pose! Beautiful portrait Carl! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

what a shot Carl ... impressive, under this spectacular warm light. The young male is watching every single move of yours. Brilliant depth created with the newly purchased 300 lens. Good Carl ...very good! To be honest I am not feeling comfortable with this heavy yellow tint, no matter how natural it maybe for that time of the day!

P.S. Glad to hear about your new 100mm macro lens as well.
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-15 0:03]

Hallo Carl,
Fantastische foto. Super scherp met uitstekende details. Vanuit een perfect laag standpunt genomen. Mooie natuurlijke kleuren. Grappige kuif.

very interesting and funny face, beautiful portrait performance,in your close up photo!
regards Carl

Hi Boet,
Fantastic Shot!! I can almost feel his aggression. You were so lucky to get him right from the front.
it's very clear that he was aware of you. Beautiful colour and stunning sharpness and detail. Excellent!!

hi Carl,
such a lovely photograph of this kid... ahem, we need to think twice before calling this royal highness a 'kid' :)
good clarity, good capture of mood in natural light. good composition. the pony-tail like thing looks so funny. sweet too.
thanks for sharing.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-15 10:55]

Hi Carl,
Excellent portrait of a beautiful lion. Nice colours with excellent detail.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Carl.
I like the story and how well you have captured this juvenile lion. The focus and natural setting are perfect in well rendered tone.

Hi Carl, Splendid capture of this fine beast my friend, nice detailed sharpness with good clarity, lovely lighting with superb natural low light rich colours, fabulous pose looking so majestic, great effort here Carl and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hello Carl,
Outstanding capture with fantastic focus and sharp details.
Difficult shoot to catch this lovely young lion.
Amazing clarity and perfect exposure as usual.
Wonderful natural colors and nice composition.
It is a perfect portrait.......

Ciao Carl, great portrait of superb creature in nice pose, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-01-16 8:54]

Hi Carl!
What a great portrait! Details of this wonderful lion are excellent. The blurred BG is perfect to stand out the subject very well.
Splendid light and lovely play of shadows.
Congratulations my friend on this great work!
Ciao! Vanda
P.S. I am waiting for your 50th post:)))

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-16 8:59]

Fantastic image, Carl!!
Wonderful eyes contact, great sharpness and low POV, perfect warm light. Really splendid! Compliments.

Hello Carl,
wonderful shot of this young Lion with good sharpness and lovely details. I especially like your well chosen frontal POV and the beautiful light.
Best wishes,

Hello Carl,
A very lovely picture of this African juvenile Male, fantastic lighting, excellent sharpness details and great eye contact, a very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

Hello Carl,
A real beauty of a shot allowing us to view his fine facial features and intense gaze. I like the way he holds his massive paw out in front, as it lets us see this lethal weapon up close. Excellent detail and shown in an attractive composition. The warm early morning light gives the image a tint of amber color. Well done!
Just had to try a WS on this guy, hope you don't mind.

Hello Carl,
the direct eye contact make this a compelling photograph,everything came together at the right time for you.
A memorable capture.

Hello Carl,
Wooow!! A wonderful capture, perfect from all point of view. Congratulations!
Best regards,

Hi, Carl!
Thanks for your kind words on my recent picture.
What a fantatic portrait you have captured of this regal looking Lion!
It is the expression in its eyes that makes it the King of all the denizens of the wild.
Being located in the richest zone on earth in respect of wild life, you have the privilege of having access to the best in wild life. I envy you!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-01-20 6:12]

Hello Carl,
A really fine closse-up of a beautiful lioness with a fascinating hairstyle!! I love the big paw in the foreground too! Excellent sharpness and I like the glowing yellow morning light.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

wow, very very nice picture Carl, congratulations !

excellent details, perspective and colors,

ciao, tino

Por la pose del león me recuerda a una escultura del antiguo Egipto !!
Gran enfoque y preciosa gama de colores. La pose y el gesto del animal son soberbios !!
Saludos Carl: Josep Ignasi.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-01-23 14:11]

What a hairdress
just perfect compo and pose!

Ciao Carl. Best complimente for the excellent taken of the young king. Sharp and details are impresive so like the light. Masterpiece!


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  • fapple (38)
  • [2012-01-29 11:40]

Outstanding portrait, Carl. Fantastic sharpness, focus and lighting. You must be proud of this shot, I certainly would be.

Super excellent portrait of this king!
TFS, Ferran

One gets the sense that the lion is perfectly aware that his photo is taken and is enjoying the moment.
Perfect eye contact and excellent detail.
A superb photo.
regards yiannis

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-02-10 22:13]

Hi Carl.
I like wonderful picture of a charming juvenile lion. Direct POV is simply amazing as well as eye-contact, reproduction of its state of mood, touching glance and pose. You have used f8 perfectly. The whole animal is in focus and BG is blurred pleasantly. Only WB is seemed as disputable a little bit. My compliments and best wishes.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-02-11 2:35]

Hello Carl,
What a funny haircut this juvenile lion has. MMust be fashion..
Lovely almost threedimensional shot, amazing to see all details of paw and face with the good light you had. Very interesting and well presented picture of African wild life.
Kind regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-22 4:19]

Hello Carl,
such a splendid portrait of this bog cat. Exciting sharpness and details of the face and its skin.
The light really add beauty to the view. You have composed it so well.


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