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The Lion in the sun

 

As the sun started on it's way down towards the horizon the lions moved from their field to the pens to be fed, pigs heads as I remember, they waited outside giving us a chance to get up close to photograph them, although they were quite vocal about it, and very loud. There was a wire fence between us but we were advised not to poke our camera lenses through the fence as the lions could take exception to this.

Then as the sun set we left the safari park having used up many batteries and filled several memory cards.

The Lion in the sun

 

As the sun started on it's way down towards the horizon the lions moved from their field to the pens to be fed, pigs heads as I remember, they waited outside giving us a chance to get up close to photograph them, although they were quite vocal about it, and very loud. There was a wire fence between us but we were advised not to poke our camera lenses through the fence as the lions could take exception to this.

Then as the sun set we left the safari park having used up many batteries and filled several memory cards.

comments (11)

Magnificent portrait. The colour and detail is wonderful. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, all down to natural hair care and sunlight I think.
  • Aussie
  • on the night shift
  • 10 Dec 2007, 08:17
You have captured the king of the jungle beautifully
Les Auld: Thanks Aussie, not too much jungle in Liverpool though.
Very nice crop. Colours and details are great
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, almost full frame, only cropped slightly to square format.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 10 Dec 2007, 09:51
No wonder he's the King! Makes you wonder what he's thinking, Les! Great crop!
Les Auld: Probably "Not another photographer!", thanks Ginnie.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Dec 2007, 11:13
Excellent detail and I like your framing choice. He should be a contender for the new 'Thinker' statue.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, I thought square would suit the face best here.
Powerful portrait of the King of the Jungle. Nice composition, really brings out the power of the beast.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment, you're right, sheer power just sitting there.
Splendid animal and what an impressive close-up. Wow picture ! smile
Les Auld: From about three feet away in actual fact, thanks forthe comment Florence.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Dec 2007, 21:35
Wow Les this is a great shot.smile
Les Auld: Pleased that you think so Tracy.
les what a stunning shot, how did you get so close? 39mm, he must have thought dinner was about to be servedsmile
Les Auld: About three feet away and a flimsy wire fence seperated us. He was just waiting for dinner as well so was a little peeved at having to sit for us first.
Great shot Les, up close and personal!
Les Auld: Almost in his own space, thanks Bill.
  • Ellie
  • damp and cool
  • 11 Dec 2007, 00:07
Astonishing! Superb detail.
Les Auld: Thanks Ellie, appreciate the comment.

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