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Good morning.....
A week ago this morning we came across my favourite Lion "Scarface", he was the miserable male I showed you a few weeks ago that was thrown out of the pride by the females (the same pride from day before that are soon to do the same to the next young male). Well you all said you hoped he found a mate.....this he has done, a handsome guy with a red mane) he has also found a lady love....GrinGrinGrin ....he still has his bad hairstyle, but can still pull the ladies....him and his friend apparently have both had their eye on this same lady and have had a few nasty fights trying to determine a winner (you can see a wound around his left eye)....well "Scarface" won...... sadly his friend had to sit on the sidelines and watch....as they say...three is a crowd....
V1....he has her in view....squinting in the morning sun
V2....the lady has spotted him
V3 ...the friend looking on...a handsome red head
V4....the hunt....she is off to find a suitable spot
V5...The roar
V56..another vehicle arrived and pulled in front of us...lucky the lion had his mind elsewhere as the look he gave the Tracker was....if I wasnt so busy I would eat you....cant you see I am busy, get out of my way (you get some idiot Rangers)
V7....The kiss
V8....The action
V9...The happy couple... You will see hV9....His friend...so handsome
V10....Do I look chuffed
More tomorrow.....( sorry for the big upload, but its the story unfolding....very difficult to photograph as you never know what the animals are going to do next)
Have a nice day....my life seems to be taken over by three visits to the hospital everyday and worrying about Rob...

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
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Lens:150-500mm f/5-6.3 G VR
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Date Taken:16 Mar 2014 - 8:30 AM
Focal Length:380mm
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Shutter Speed:1/200sec
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ISO:100
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Title:Love at first sight
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:23 Mar 2014 - 5:46 AM
Tags:Lions, Mating, Thornybush private game reserve, Wildlife / nature
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fotobee
fotobee  1 South Africa2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 5:53 AM

Excellent series! She is very wary in v2, and decides to disappear in v3! Regards Martin

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 6:00 AM

A superb series of images, Colleen, and so glad to hear that Scarface has found himself a lovely lady to bond with. Carol

JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
23 Mar 2014 - 6:07 AM

A picture book story Colleen! His determination is captured in the images! John

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
23 Mar 2014 - 6:25 AM

Very lovely and dynamic set , Collleen. - I love all kinds of cats.- V2 is my favorite .- That expression on her face! _ Excellent photography , Colleen ! --- Jukka.

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1780 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom88 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 6:55 AM

Great set, V1 and V3 for me.
Nigel

Sillybilly
23 Mar 2014 - 7:00 AM

Superb series of shots explained to the viewer in your usual exciting way

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 7:06 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

RLF
RLF e2 Member 4RLF vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 7:34 AM

Smashing series .
My favorite is 10.Grin

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
23 Mar 2014 - 8:00 AM

What a set of mages

Peter

pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 8:04 AM

Wonderful!GrinGrinGrin what a series, I'm so pleased you made it into a story book. I love the lot.
Have a good day and best wishes to you and Rob.
Patty Grin

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 - 8:14 AM

I love a happy ending Grin

P.

marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 5marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 - 8:19 AM

A great set of images that indeed do tell a story, well worth the large upload Colleen.

Mary Grin

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 8:30 AM

Had to be seen from begining to end. Excellent pictures Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 8:34 AM

Whoah!!!!!!
Fabulous images

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2196 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 8:34 AM


Quote: I love a happy ending Grin
P.

His friend wasn't too happy, will upload more tomorrow...

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 8:50 AM

A great documentary set.

Albert

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
23 Mar 2014 - 9:01 AM


Quote: A great documentary set.

Albert

Agree totally with Albert,
Fred.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 9:03 AM

A great narrative to accompany your excellent and interesting images from the lives of these big cats.
Always so interesting to see.
And a great experience for you too.
R.

viscostatic
23 Mar 2014 - 9:07 AM

Great images Colleen but more than that with your account of the events. Really excellent.

Phil.

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2189 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 9:19 AM

A Brilliant set ColleenSmile
NettaSmile

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 9:24 AM

Super story Colleen, beautifully photographed and presented.
Excellent work as always.

Dave.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 9:34 AM

Really looking forward to the next installment - this set is tremendous.Smile
Joan.

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
23 Mar 2014 - 9:41 AM

An absolutely brilliant set Colleen..it must have been extraordinary to see it in real life in their natural surrounds !!! A wonderful narrative as always.. I am so glad Scarface now has a life !!Grin

Lynette Grin

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 9:42 AM

A lot of work to present these fine images, Colleen.
Great pictures and storyline!

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 9:59 AM

A excellent set of images and write up Colleen, so glad Scarface has found a young lady and a friendSmile

Cliff

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 10:00 AM

Great set of images.
Looks like a great day following the king of beasts.

Dave

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 10:06 AM

Areal treat for us today, Colleen!
A superb set of fantastic images.

Richard

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 10:22 AM

A stunning series Colleen I'm so pleased that Scarface has found Love, I hope Rob is ok ?

Ali SmileSmile

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 10:23 AM

Woiw! This is a great upload and you have given us all a treat here. Got to be a choice between V1 and 2 as my favs but they are all winners IMO. You have made my UA choice a very easy one todayWinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
23 Mar 2014 - 10:27 AM

Wild life photography at its best. Love all the shots and the accompanying description.

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 10:55 AM

Well documented set Colleen!

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43282 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 11:50 AM

A fantastic set of images coupled with a wonderful introduction. Image three being my particularly favourite amongst this superb pride Colleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 12:29 PM

This is better than David Attenborough - so much to se and learn about wildlife.
A wonderful set Colleen - I love the relaxed look in V9.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 12:34 PM

V 8 should have been V9 ,cloud 9 phase. Too good without an adult tag.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 1:01 PM

pictures are loading today, a wonderful set and story!

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 1:21 PM

V10..........pass him a Benson & HedgesWink
Diane

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 1:44 PM

A lovely series of images, Colleen, that really tell the story Smile How lucky you are to be able to get these images Wink
Trev Smile

Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster e2 Member 2Cookie_Monster vcard Germany1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 2:17 PM

What an amazing series! Great portrait shots of the two as well.

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 2:49 PM

Superb and informative images Colleen. Top Class.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

Last Modified By Maiwand at 23 Mar 2014 - 2:50 PM
digital_boi
23 Mar 2014 - 3:10 PM

grand set Colleen all winners love the story Blush

Graham

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 4:42 PM

That's speed-dating for you. Smile

kfrances
23 Mar 2014 - 4:52 PM

All great images, he sure looks contented in V10, Very well done...Kathleen

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 - 5:18 PM

Stunning Set. First class collection! Bravo!
IB

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2367 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 5:49 PM

Absolutely stunning Colleen. You lucky lady seeing these magnificent animals in their true environment and what a brilliant set you've captured. V1, 9 and 10 for me. Absolutely love V10, just love that one GrinGrin

Hope Robs soon better.

Kathryn

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 - 6:12 PM

Superb set of images, Colleen. Top class photography with a great narrative.

Fred

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 - 6:36 PM

What a great story and set of images Colleen. I was going to get my hair cut, think I might wait for a while.SmileTongueWink
Brian

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 7:44 PM

superb set though v1 and v10 are my personal faves

Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 7:49 PM

Once again I thank you for taking me on safari !

Rock

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 7:51 PM

A terrific set
Ju

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 7:57 PM

a tremendous set of images


billy

Sheddy
Sheddy  6 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 - 8:28 PM

He sure is the Daddy!very nice,set,as always.
Regards Brian.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 8:49 PM

A terrific set of images documenting this lions story, who needs to watch soap operas on TV when we've got this to view on our pc and mac screens!Grin

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101481 forum postsdark_lord vcard England131 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 8:53 PM

A good set, I can't decide between V1 and V10 for my favourite.

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 - 9:27 PM

Fantastic set Colleen. Cathy

Drighlynne
Drighlynne e2 Member 349 forum postsDrighlynne vcard United Kingdom
23 Mar 2014 - 9:52 PM

What a fantastic set of shots Colleen and great narrative. Hope Rob is feeling a little more like himself today.

ubaruch
ubaruch e2 Member 1ubaruch vcard Israel
24 Mar 2014 - 5:17 AM

Great documentry, Colleen !

PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 4100 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 10:32 AM

A little slow in seeing these.......so glad I looked GrinGrin

lblythe
lblythe e2 Member 1lblythe vcard United Kingdom
24 Mar 2014 - 6:18 PM

Beautiful.
L

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 7:38 PM

A fabulous set, and V1, 2 and 7 are my favourites.

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