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Good morning...
Thank you for the great response to my ox peckers yesterday, or as Ian called them...hooligansGrinGrin
Also a big thank you to Patty (Pentaxpatty) and Prabhas (Prabhusinha) for their UA's, so chuffed
This lioness picked up the smell off lunch as was very alert. A full zoom testing my lens capability
Have a good Friday...Grin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:150-500mm f/5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Mar 2014 - 8:37 AM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Concentration
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:11 Apr 2014 - 5:48 AM
Tags:Lioness, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 6:09 AM

A wonderful close-up, Colleen, I hope she succeeded in capturing her lunch. Carol

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6106 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 6:27 AM

A super animal portrait Colleen, I would say that big old zoom was a good investment.

Andy

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mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 6:55 AM

Super close up Colleen, she looks very focused on her dinner.
Great detail and sharpness in this, was it hand held or tripod?

Dave.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 6:58 AM


Quote: Super close up Colleen, she looks very focused on her dinner.
Great detail and sharpness in this, was it hand held or tripod?
Dave.

We cannot use a tripod in the open vehicle so was resting the lens on a bean bag on the roll bar in front of me...90% of the time one has to hand hold the camera as the animals are in a position where I have to turn my body or lean across the vehicle to capture them.

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LynneJoyce
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11 Apr 2014 - 6:59 AM

Excellent capture of this beauty in full predatory alert.

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1912 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 7:05 AM

Excellent lioness portrait.
Nigel

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kuvailija
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11 Apr 2014 - 7:06 AM

What a very concentrated expression ! - The Sigma seems to work well !- Very good close up ,Colleen ! --- Jukka.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 7:25 AM

Lovely capture Colleen, have a good day.Smile

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 - 7:29 AM

Great shot, Colleen. Certainly mastered your telephoto lens.

Fred

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43672 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 7:31 AM

Beautifully close up and personal, thanks for sharing Colleen.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 8:01 AM

The lady looks very determined, I'm sure she didn't wait long for lunch. Superb closeup Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 8:06 AM

Gosh ... that is some lens
Bet its heavy

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
11 Apr 2014 - 8:17 AM

Fine close up Colleen,
Fred.

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viscostatic
11 Apr 2014 - 8:25 AM

A superb close-up Colleen. The title says it all.

Phil.

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JohnoP
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11 Apr 2014 - 8:27 AM

Beautiful close up of a determined and focused lady Colleen! Smile John

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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 8:29 AM

In a word Wonderful Smile.
Have a good day Colleen. Grin

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4269 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
11 Apr 2014 - 8:34 AM

She just looks like any kitty-cat stalking. A great capture as usual.

Harriet

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 8:44 AM

Such an appropriate title for this excellent close up, Colleen.

Richard

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brandish
brandish e2 Member 1brandish vcard United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 - 9:04 AM

I really don't see how you could have bettered this shot,it is terrific,love it to bits.Well done doing what you do best.
Martyn.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 9:18 AM

Typical cat pose - just getting ready to strike! Great shot.

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marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 - 9:46 AM

Would not like to be on the receiving end of her, she means business. Great capture.

Mary Grin

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rontear
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11 Apr 2014 - 9:54 AM

It's in the stance Colleen, she means business.
Ron

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PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 4104 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 10:00 AM

Good close up capture Colleen..........good job she wasn't looking directly at you with such intent Wink

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 10:22 AM

Excellent image she looks really alert I'm glad you kept your distance SmileSmile

Ali

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ddolfelin
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11 Apr 2014 - 11:10 AM

Great shot!
Conveys the moment exactly.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 11:15 AM

A very intent looking Lioness Colleen, excellent captureSmile


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11 Apr 2014 - 11:40 AM

A terrific action image well captured


Billy

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prabhusinha
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11 Apr 2014 - 12:55 PM

Is it the same heroine seen a few days ago ?

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briantjjones
11 Apr 2014 - 2:05 PM

Colleen, Great image, well timed. Wouldn't want to be on the receiving end!

Brian J.

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 3:00 PM

Good light on this excellent lion image!

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kathrynlouise
11 Apr 2014 - 3:08 PM

Wonderful detail and lighting on this beautiful lioness Colleen, she' on a mission! GrinGrin

Kathryn

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Drighlynne
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11 Apr 2014 - 3:16 PM

Clearly got her eye on something, great shot Colleen.
Lynne

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7204 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 3:30 PM

Cracking shot again Colleen, great concentration in her face that comes across

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Maiwand
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11 Apr 2014 - 3:52 PM

Very fine shot Colleen. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 4:06 PM

Excellent Lioness imageGrin. I always look forward to you wildlife images and will miss the 'big 5' when you leave SASad
Ryan

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41116 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 4:23 PM

One focused female feline, excellent camera skills, Colleen.

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2014 - 5:31 PM

Wonderful close up to this lion ! Excellent capture Colleen!
George

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 - 5:50 PM

A well captured moment in time, Colleen.

P.

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11 Apr 2014 - 6:46 PM

Smashing shot, I wouldn't like to be what she is looking at.Smile
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11 Apr 2014 - 7:42 PM

Beautiful shot. Wonderful detail, colour and light....

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11 Apr 2014 - 8:36 PM

The perfect title for a superb capture.
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11 Apr 2014 - 10:54 PM

What a lovely shot Colleen. Hope Rob is well. Cathy

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ChristineD
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11 Apr 2014 - 11:49 PM

Fabulous capture and good title

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 12:28 AM

Beautiful Colleen and well done with that long lens. It must be a beast to carry.
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Franko59
Franko59  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2014 - 8:16 AM

Wow! Awesome! And any other phrase that springs to mind! This is as good as it gets! With kit you are using which I would rate as a good enthusiast's outfit you could show a thing or two to some so called professionals with their big 2.8 lenses. This is a natural study without all the photoshop dressing and the mammoth price tags of professional equipment. Very well done!!Wink

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Chinga
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16 Apr 2014 - 3:01 AM

Great capure... You can see her all on alert mode! Well seen.
IB

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17 Apr 2014 - 10:57 PM

A terrific image of this beautiful big cat, she looks completely focused on her objective

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