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dinner time
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70s, 70 - 300mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: African Lions Safari
Date Submitted: 2006-10-29 17:23
Viewed: 3483
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Adult females require an average of 11 pounds of meat per day and adult males, 15.4 lbs. The pride provides food to its sick and wounded members but not to the male. The male uses his size to take what he wants of the lioness' kill.

A typical diet will include zebra, giraffe, buffalo, wildebeest, gazelles and impala. Lions are opportunistic and will readily scavenge the kills of cheetahs, leopards, wild dogs and hyenas.

Photo taken at the African Lion Safari park in southern Ontario.
Most of my pictures are taken through the closed car window for safty reason.


jeanpaul, scottevers7, horia, SunToucher, valy67, dew77, jcoowanitwong, Silke, izler, TAZ has marked this note useful
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Hi Sky,
She is working awfully hard on that meal. Spot on exposure has the colors and detail looking perfct. Well done!

Hi Sky,
Lovely capturing this lioness while she was eating fresh red meat. It seems they eat quite large amount of fresh meat daily. Nice natural colors. Great shot and nice PP works.

Ben Lakitan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-30 6:03]

Hi Sky

Another splendid moment capture by your eye!
What a great pose you managed here! The look on its face is so cool :)
Well maanged exposure, very nice sharp detaisl and lovely colors.
Also very nicly framed and composed.

Bravo and TFS

Hello Sky !
You have captured a fantastic moment here ! I love all the wrinklles on her face, and she holds her dinner with both her feet, she seems to be very hungry and not willing to share. Excellent details, colors and composition, and i also like the simple white frame. Very well done !

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-30 7:03]

Hi Sky
Be careful she lloks hungry. Nice moment shot. Good colours, sharpnes, light and POV.
Well done Sky


No Smiles left Will be back ;)

Hello Sky,

another great colors, Bg, POV DOF Perfect colors, excellent POV capture and composed photo, excellent work,

TFS Kyle

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-30 10:39]

Hello Sky,
Wonderful capture.I liked POV,details,momnet you caught,lighting and framing a lot.

Hello Sky,
Seem to me that this lioness is sleeping on her meal. Nice shot with excellent sharpness, pov, dof, and exposure. Well done and TFS.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-10-30 16:02]

Hi Sky,
No further comments!!!! I said it all in your previous posting. This is even more moody and in a way humerous because one could easily be led to believe the lioness fell asleep whilst eating instead of grawing away at the food. Very nice shot indeed.

Hi Sky,
Great capture.Sharp, colours, details and POV are perfect.Well done.Best regards.


Hi Sky,
I like the way her face is all crumpled up and the way she holds on to her dinner with both claws. Stunning details and perfect control over the exposure. Beautifully captured moment.

:) tomorrow

Bonjour Sky
Une excellente photo de cette belle lionne après prendre son petit déjeuné.Les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.. Félicitations pour la belle composition.

Merci et bravo...JP

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-10-31 7:01]

Looks as if your friend is not dining but has fallen asleep at the table!
Great capture, superb dof

Hello Sky,
This is a most impressive animal!
Well captured with excellent details, you're pretty close here since you don't use much of your zoom capabilities...
Great details in the animal, obviouslt shot through a clean window!
Pablo -

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-11-02 16:26]

hi sky
dangerous photography while its lunch time :)
composition, point of view, exposure, colours, details and frame are great

Hello Sky,
It seems like I missed this one. This is very impressive! I think that lunch time is something very intense for them :) Look at this expression...br... I would no be a zebra, a gazelle or a buffalo. Great details with good POV and composition. Well done and TFS,

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-11-04 4:00]

Your big cat is impressive at lunch. I like her face and the 2 legs holding her food. Exposure and sharpness are good. Perhaps more space in the composition at the right-bottom corner...
Congratulations Sky and TFS.

Hi, Sky.
Nice shot with good moment and expression, though meat is not the same they eat in wild. Good exposure and colors.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-07 21:25]

Hello Sky

A very well timed shot.The lion is really clamping down on that piece of meat.Good POV and DOF.The details are very sharp.Nice natural colours.Well composed.TFS


Belle lionne,elle est superbe,n' a rien a envier au mâle,sauf sa crinière, mais en contre partie,s' est elle qui chasse pour sa famille m' a t on dit. Amitiés Thomas

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