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Star Gazer

Star Gazer
Photo Information
Copyright: George Samartzis (Temba) (37)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Fuji Finepix S9500
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-05-01 20:53
Viewed: 3734
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, A very handsome male lion, ‘star gazing’. It’s a rare moment to see them so close, and awake. I feel privileged to have captured such a beautiful creature.
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  • Ark (58)
  • [2006-05-01 21:33]
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Ah1 the mighty king! usually, I don't like shots in which the eye of the subject leaves the composition, but in this case, I love it! It may be the tittle of the shot. The depth of field works very good for you on this one. Very good job! Welcome to TN.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-05-01 22:20]

A very good first post, George.
Nice composition and point of view.

I wish you the most cordial welcome on TrekNature.
In the pleasure to admire your next posts and to read your notes and critics.
Thank you for sharing.

Wow. This is one heck of a shot. Perfect framing. I like how you included some dark, blurry green in the background to give the contrast. Very well done!

Fantastic POV!

Bonjour George,
Quelle entrée avec cette première photo de toute beauté. Le regard de ce lion est intense et soutenu ... Les détails sont excellents !
Bienvenue sur TN !!
Congratulations et Merci du partage !

Great opening post George,
Welcome to TN
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.
Was this shot through glass?, there appears to be a slight highlight beneath the eye towards the nose. Still a very good capture.
Enjoy TN
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Hi George,

Very nice shot.
Nice composition and point of view.

TFS :-)

thats really close....and a better profile shot..immense clarity in the eyes and detail in the coat..
my favourite animal of all...
glad you took it

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-05-31 6:20]

Hi George,
wonderful portrait you share with us. Very well done, great composition and expression!

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