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Many thanks for the lovely comments on my dragonfly upload from yesterday, especially to Trev (achieverswales) who not only gave me his user award, but was very complimentary indeed.

Today I'm posting a shot of a couple of lions out on a hot date. This guy obviously knows how to treat a girl, even though he's still a young thing - early evening stroll along the banks of the river and a nice sit down to enjoy the setting sun. Maybe later he'll kill her a bit of dinner. Good on ya son!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:150.0-500.0 mm f/5.0-6.3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jun 2011 - 4:06 PM
Focal Length:290mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.9
Aperture:f/6.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Hot Date.
Username:AlexAppleby AlexAppleby
Uploaded:24 Sep 2013 - 7:43 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, South luangwa, Wildlife / nature, Zambia
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Sep 2013 - 7:49 AM

I love the late sun on them Alex !! An excellent image !!

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Kingfisher8
24 Sep 2013 - 7:49 AM

Super image well taken

Keith.

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 7:54 AM

Superb afternoon sun....he looks more interested in the view ahead...maybe he is looking out for dinner....an excellent capture Alex, nice use of dof ...

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ddolfelin
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24 Sep 2013 - 8:06 AM

I think he sends the women out to get dinner, Alex.
Much like in the UK really.
Quite right and proper, too.

Edit; Very good picture - thanks for sharing.

Last Modified By ddolfelin at 24 Sep 2013 - 8:07 AM

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Jeddahknight111
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24 Sep 2013 - 8:10 AM

He's just wondering if the meal should have stripes spots or horns. Hard to decide what's for diner isn't it!. Very nice shot!SmileSmile

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capto
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24 Sep 2013 - 8:42 AM

Gorgeous light. Maybe he's just thinking " when is she going to get dinner".Smile

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HarrietH
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24 Sep 2013 - 8:43 AM

Magnificent portrait of the King (and his Queen in the backgrround).

Harriet

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24 Sep 2013 - 8:44 AM

A wonderful image, Alex. Carol

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ChiliMan
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24 Sep 2013 - 9:38 AM

Right now he's nervous telling himself, "Be cool...be cool".

Beautiful composition and light...and of course I love your interpretation Grin

Andrew

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24 Sep 2013 - 9:44 AM

An excellent image Alex
Jim

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achieverswales
24 Sep 2013 - 9:54 AM

Another excellent capture Alex, DOF used here compliments the natural scene.

Regards

Trev.

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24 Sep 2013 - 9:56 AM

Golden brown Alex, chilled ( just like the song by the Stranglers )
Ron

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Barr1e
Barr1e  9 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 - 10:00 AM

I wonder what thoughts are being processed in his mind, love, hunger or the beautiful scenery?

Pleased to see this.

Regards. Barr1e

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Lynniesefforts
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24 Sep 2013 - 10:02 AM


Quote: Magnificent portrait of the King (and his Queen in the backgrround).

Harriet

Wonderful image Alex... such a regal beast Grin

Lynette Grin

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24 Sep 2013 - 10:07 AM

The perfect couple, Alex!

Richard

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6305 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 11:32 AM

Nice focussing point on this image with good control of DOF Alex!!Nice image!! I like it a lot!!

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NDODS Plus Member 43907 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 12:04 PM

Wildlife photography at its very best, a stunning image one filled with immense charm, warmth and wonderment...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Ridgeway
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24 Sep 2013 - 1:37 PM

Nice write up Smile and a beautiful shot of these fine beasts.

Aidan,,

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24 Sep 2013 - 2:41 PM

Wonderful shot Alex.
Brian

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ChristineD
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24 Sep 2013 - 2:56 PM

A wonderful image with fabulous light

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FeatherFriend
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24 Sep 2013 - 3:03 PM

Great shot, I see she's keeping a safe distance Wink
Geoff.

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24 Sep 2013 - 6:00 PM

A super shot
Ju

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ali63
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24 Sep 2013 - 7:13 PM

Excellent image Alex, I think she will be the one catching dinner Wink

Ali SmileSmile

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Trev_B
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24 Sep 2013 - 7:19 PM

Beautiful...

Trev

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Jenny-D
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24 Sep 2013 - 7:45 PM

Beautiful image Alex.

Jenny Smile

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24 Sep 2013 - 8:41 PM

Love the light in this image Alex well captured

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24 Sep 2013 - 9:14 PM

Superb!! Grin

Malcolm Smile

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NigelKiteley
24 Sep 2013 - 9:26 PM

Nicely done Alex, love the lighting.

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LynneJoyce
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24 Sep 2013 - 9:37 PM

Stunning colour light an description. Maybe this lion could give my husband a few hot tips!

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24 Sep 2013 - 9:42 PM

Lovely shot Alex. Love your write up. Cathy

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24 Sep 2013 - 10:02 PM

A stunning shot Alex, beautiful light..Lin

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24 Sep 2013 - 10:48 PM

Verybeautiful and cosy ! --- Best regards from Finland!Grin - Jukka.

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24 Sep 2013 - 10:48 PM

Wonderful back lighting on this handsome lion Alex - very nice shot
Jason

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Glashutte  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 11:02 PM

Hi Alex, very powerful image---

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fificat100
24 Sep 2013 - 11:58 PM

BEAUTIFUL SmileSmile

Lavina

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25 Sep 2013 - 1:50 AM

You caught the light beautifully! Wonderful take... IB

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25 Sep 2013 - 4:54 AM

Don't the girls usually kill for the boys in the lion world? I love the "parallel" images of the two lions.

Peter

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john_starkey
25 Sep 2013 - 8:01 AM

I always love the golden light from safari images,a lovely shot Alex,

John.

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25 Sep 2013 - 2:50 PM

Gorgeous light on these two beauties

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25 Sep 2013 - 8:00 PM

Beautiful light in this one Alex, i like how the male Lion is in focus, but the other out of focus but just enough so we can see her too

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26 Sep 2013 - 3:59 PM

Super image.....................


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28 Sep 2013 - 8:13 PM

Cracking good capture of the Lord of the jungle.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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30 Sep 2013 - 5:53 PM

A terrific portrait of this magnificent and noble beast, you've caught him in some glorious golden light

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16 Dec 2013 - 3:25 AM

Excellent image, Alex & I LOVE the narrative too!
Blooming Marvelous Smile

Simon

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