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Copyright: David Phillips (riverfriends) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 907 W: 222 N: 1906] (7569)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-06
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Nocturnal, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed], Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildlife & India [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-09-04 11:41
Viewed: 1667
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
looks like this Lioness is smelling...
or perhaps just resting...
Captured under shaded sunlight with f/5 to keep the DOF in order to defuse the background...then adjusted the 'Levels' in Adobe Photoshop to darken the BG a bit more for the desired effect. Played with 'smart sharpen' option.
..hand-held at 1/200 sec.
used ISO 400 to increase the shutter speed to avoid detection of any handshake with 300mm (non L) lens.

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Nice portrait of this lion. It's really sharp. Thanks

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-09-04 11:54]

Hi David.

Striking presentation, impressive clarity of detail. tfs

stv ;o))

What an amazing closeup capture of a lioness smelling a photographer who could be nearby shooting some nice portraits of her, and that could only be David ji :))
Just kiddin' :)

Good details and well caught clarity with superb contrast against a pleasing BG.
The colors are natural and DOF is excellent.
Well executed work!


Hi David,
excellent capture with great sharpness and well presented

Hi David...beautiful shot...excellent light and tones with perfect focus. Nice work.


Hi David, definitely got a whiff of something on the breeze. You can see it in the eyes.Really like the light on her face. Fiona

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