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Panthera leo

Panthera leo
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Copyright: Gerard Calberac (Pitoncle) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1173 W: 0 N: 1594] (9508)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G ED, SanDisk Ultra II, Hoya UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-17 11:38
Viewed: 5328
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Panthera leo, African lion, Lion s'abreuvant dans le Chobe National Park.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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Ciao Gerad.
Ottimo scatto di un leone in allerta.Grande nitidezza , bella la composizione (e il coraggio)molto bravo.
Ciao Marco.

Bonjour Gerard,

A lovely moment you've captured here. Nature at its finest.
TFS and have a nice weekend!


Extremely good example. The picture contains as many answers as it asks questions. This is the kind of image which brings out the thinkers!

  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-12-18 0:12]

Brillant pose de cet ami bête belle dame Gérard! Vous avez réussi à nous présenter un beau cadre de vie de cette espèce! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hello Gerard,
Excellent clarity and composition. This wonderful big cat is thirsty. Fantastic POV and nice details.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-18 3:30]

Hello Gerard.
I like the pose and great details that you caught along with good composition and exposure. Well done and thanks.Best regards Siggi

Good details and I like the crouching pose of the lion with its shoulders hunched up..
TFS & Merry Christmas :)

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-18 6:31]

Hello Gerard,
your experience in Africa is really a treasure. This lion drinking at the water source is so pleasant. The pose it gave you, and the agility it shows. You have composed it so nice and it gives an exciting scenery.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-18 6:37]

Bonjour Gérard,
A fine capture of a Lioness at the water hole.
The pose is great taken from a fine POV to show her features with nice sharpness in excellent side lighting.
Merci et bon fin de semaine,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-18 7:23]

Hello Gérard,
Very nice photo of this lion in a exciting pose. Good sharpness, natural colours and composition.

Hi Gerard,

Very beautiful capture of the majestic queen of jungle with Good sharpness and details.

Thank you for sharing.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-18 15:41]

Salut Gerard,quelle chance dans la rencontrer et quelle photo exceptionelle avec une qualite' impressionante et une belle reflection aussi.Mes compliments et bonne Dimanche,Luciano

Hello Gerard!
Amazing panthera. Dangerous point of view. Be careful.
Fantastic pose, fantastic scene and scenery.
Superb natural brightness and colours.
Good quality, very good sharpness.
Well done!

hello Gerard, very nice capture, hard light, with good photo performance!
TFS Nasos

Bonjour Gérard,
Mais pourquoi ne boit il pas? , ta bonne photo aurait eu davantage d'intéret
Une bonne lumière du soleil levant bien captée

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-19 7:56]

Hello Gerard,
Wonderful image of this Africian Lion having a drink at the waterhole. Great exposure, colours and composition, well done Gerard.
Thank You

Hello Gerard,
Nice picture of this lion captured in interesting pose. Details and colours are great, too. Well done!

Hello Gérard
what a nice capture shy leon before drinking. great timing to catch its looking. POV, focus and composition very nice. exciting capture.
thanks for sharing this beauty. well done
have a nice evening

Bonsoir Gerard,

Les réflections sur l'eau de l'étang sont des atouts à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la lionne qui observe les environs. La lumière du matin fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


Hello Gérard,

The behaviour of this majestic animal is well captured!
I notice the attentiveness as the beast is drinking, on on the lookout for danger but for possible prey...
Judged by the shadow this is in the morning, and the lion is captured with superb details!

Pablo -

Bonjour Gérard

Une excellente et très belle photo de cette lionne dans sa pose féline
qui apporte du dynamisme à l'image, excellent POV frontale,
belle lumière, excellent focus netteté et détails, TFS


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-05 2:30]

Hi gerard,

You caught a fantastic moment here. A drinking lion very alert. This is real nature. The light is a bit harsh but that's the only nit. For the rest: great shot.


hello gerard!
A very nice situation you captured here!
beautiful animals!
good work!

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