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Portrait Of The Queen

Portrait Of The Queen
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Copyright: Andrzej Korzeniowski (andrzej) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 570 W: 106 N: 1168] (9204)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-31
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony DSC-P100
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-05 11:51
Viewed: 1697
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken in the Rhino and lion nature reseve.
White lion female.

The white lion is occasionally found in wildlife reserves in South Africa and is a rare color mutation of the Kruger subspecies of lion (Panthera leo krugeri). It has been perpetuated by selective breeding in zoos around the world. White lions are not yet a separate subspecies and they have been said to be indigenous to the Timbavati region of South Africa for centuries, although the earliest recorded sighting in this region was 1938.
White lions are not albinos. Their white color is caused by a recessive gene known as the chutiya or color inhibitor gene, distinct from the albinism gene. They vary from blonde through near-white.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-08-05 12:20]

Hi Andrzej,
A splendid portrait of this lioness with such a dominating aspect.
Very beautiful eyes caught in sharpness.
Colors are so natural.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-08-05 12:28]

An almost 3D image with this CU portrait of this lioness. Subtle light brings out the detail in the eyes and fur.
A very fine portrait of the Queen of the Jungle.

The lioness covering almost whole the frame, is simply well thought, Andrzej!
She deserves it that much space :)

Great focus on her eyes and perfect clarity with nice contrast to the blurry BG.
The colors are natural and light is well managed.
Good work!

Have a nice weekend.

Thanks and regards,

Noble, impressive and elegant portrait, sir. T>Y> Janos

Hi, Andrzej. Lovely close up of the queen which captures the mood and those percing eyes deserve respect. The texture of the fur looks good Cheers.

Hi Andrzej...excellent shot...great pose and details..nicely done.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-08-06 10:15]


fantastique portrait et captage de ce lion quel merveille, quelle regarg, quel pelage ces babine, fantastique iamge, super.

Bravo et amitiť


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2011-08-06 13:01]

Hi Andrzej,

Excellent portrait of the Queen, I like the texture of the Looks.
Framing and light are perfect, details and sharpness excellent.
Great job.
My best regards.

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