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For your eyes only

For your eyes only
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): annick vanderschelden's big cats [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-24 7:40
Viewed: 4464
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photographer's note:

Once again all my wishes...hope Santa did his job for you!
This is a female White Lion. The ear to the right wasn't in the image..so I did an overall crop 'cause I wanted absolutely to share these beautiful eyes with you. To be honest...I think she liked me. You know...women!;-)

White lions are not albinos but are leucistic. They have pigment visible in the eyes (which may be the normal hazel or golden color, blue-gray or green-gray), paw pads and lips. Blue-eyed white lions exist and may be selectively bred. The leucistic trait is due to the chinchilla mutation that inhibits the deposition of pigment along the hair shaft, restricting it to the tips. The less pigment there is along the hair shaft, the paler the lion. As a result "white" lions range from blonde through to near white. The males have pale manes and tail tips instead of the usual dark tawny or black.

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2/12/2006 12:37:05
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Merry Christmas
And above all... for everyone...have a GREAT day;-)

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Hello Annick, your work has been wonderful,
I really like your fotos, this shot is an amazing portrait, great PoV and Sharpness the quality is outstanding.
Well done,

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-12-24 8:20]
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Hi Annick,

This is again a wonderful shot. I like your tight crop. Good composition and pov. Sharpness and details are excellent.
Very well done.
gr. paula.
Ook nog de beste wensen.

Hello Annick,
"For your eyes only" I remember these words from my younghood. It was a wonderful Bond film Roger Moore and Carole Bouquet. It has a very nice song that has the same name with the film. Oh Annick, you let make me nostalgia :).

The photo that you have taken wonderful and pested here is really best of the best. It looks very lovely like a pretty house cat. You have caught the expression very well. Bravo and TFS.
Merry christmas

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2006-12-24 8:49]

Muy "entrañable" este felino en la distancia y con la boca cerrada. Una estupenda composición.
Saludos y felicidades, Sira

hello ANNICK
excellente macro de grande classe, bravo pour cette couleur jolie et les excellents détails
merci du partage, amitiès et joyeux noel

Bonjour Annick.
Très belle photo, la lionne paraît très gentille avec des yeux très doux.
Joyeux noël et bonnes fêtes de fin d'année.


Wonderful image of the lion, love the eyes.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-24 11:47]

Precioso retrato lleno de ternura...perfecto trabajo y buenos tonos, saludos y buenas fiestas Annick.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-24 11:58]

Hi Annick,
Another great capture from you.
Very moody pose of the lion.
Great details and sharpness.
Happy holidays.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-24 18:36]

Hello Annick,
What an interesting lion, and an informative note.
A beautiful face, for sure, and definitely mesmerizing eyes.
Excellent details and exposure, and a wonderful expression of relaxation.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
TFS. ; )

Hi Annick

Love the crop in this shot. She has a beautiful face and you have captured her beautifully. Our Christmas Day is nearing the end. Hope your is progressing well. Merry Christmas from New Zealand.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-12-25 6:43]

Annick, Dit is prachtig!
De pels lijkt zo fluweel zacht en de doorzichtighheid en diepte van de ogen zijn om van te smelten.
Proficiat, je vorige photos gingen al in deze richting, maar dit is de top! Ook het vierkante formaat is heel aantrekkelijk.
Dank je.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-12-26 5:14]

Hello Annick,
You offer us a superb portrait with your grettings for Christmas.
Bravo and in advance I wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year !

hello annick
quel regard, une bête magnifique
photo super réussie

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 60 N: 95] (267)
  • [2011-01-11 15:10]

This is a beautiful portrait! I like how tightly you have composed this shot with wonderdul sharpness. The expression you have captured is just stunning!

Great Job!



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