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I am delighted with the response from all of you since I returned to my Wild life images.

I would like to thank Dave (Ugly), Jukka (Juvailija), gss (Silviu), Williamsloan (Billy) and lastly Natureshaven (Julia) for their UA's I am humbled.

Today the third of the BIG 5, the mighty Lion looking rather chilled posing for us.
Have a great dayGrinGrinGrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jun 2013 - 4:45 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:The King
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:23 Jan 2014 - 5:52 AM
Tags:Lion, Wildlife / nature
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 5:56 AM

Great shot, Colleen - can almost smell him.

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
23 Jan 2014 - 6:11 AM

I love the smirk on his face, such a handsome beast..
Beautiful shot Colleen..

Lynette Grin

bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:13 AM

Nice shot of this wonderful animal Colleen Smile
Rob

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 6:19 AM

What did you do to his hair? !!! GrinGrin
Wonderful capture great pose and DOF, but I love the "punk look"... Love it! Grin
IB

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:30 AM

Just needs a pair of shades and he's all set. A great shot Colleen, I really do enjoy seeing all these wonderful animals in the wild. Badgers and weasels don't seem quite so exotic.Grin

Andy

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:31 AM


Quote: What did you do to his hair? !!! GrinGrin
Wonderful capture great pose and DOF, but I love the "punk look"... Love it! Grin
IB

He was having a bad hair day, roared when I tried to brush itGrin

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:47 AM

He has a very contented smile on his face, Colleen, perhaps he's just spotted Simon's lioness coming home with the dinner Smile Carol

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:55 AM

A bad hair day indeed, his roots are showingBlush. Nice capture..

Dave.

Caziwinkles
23 Jan 2014 - 7:02 AM

The lighting on his mane is fab - maybe just had his highlights done. Smile

Carol

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:09 AM

Lovely laid back Leo.

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:23 AM

He looks so relaxed and has a lovely expression.Smile

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
23 Jan 2014 - 7:24 AM

Quite a big cat. Looking rather peaceful ,but.... 200 mm is quite near ( though actually 300mm in this case).--- "brush it"...... hahaa ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

Last Modified By kuvailija at 23 Jan 2014 - 7:25 AM
ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:33 AM


Quote: He looks so relaxed and has a lovely expression.Smile

We have watched him grow up from a tiny kitten and because they are so strict with game vehicles on our reserve (no private vehicles) the rangers respect their space so he is quite happy and relaxed with us being around.

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
23 Jan 2014 - 7:33 AM

Is that Scarface all grown up? He's beautiful and definitely deserves the title of King.

Harriet

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:34 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
andy

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:47 AM


Quote: Is that Scarface all grown up? He's beautiful and definitely deserves the title of King.

Harriet

Yes that's him. All grown up and has another male lion as a friend and they are mean killing machines now

gss
gss  Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:54 AM

Overriding aspects of the ... courage to take these pictures. You've explained yesterday how things are.
But I can not help thinking what emotions you can try when, as a humble subject, you are in front of His Majesty the King of South African savannas. His Majesty, in His immense kindness to all creatures (including those small insolents with only 2 feet, which disturbs His Imperial tranquility with those little black devices), has condescended to let you take a brilliant shot to appear in His maximum splendor in EPZ.
Silviu

viscostatic
23 Jan 2014 - 8:13 AM

He really is posing for you Colleen. A magnificent beast and great photographs.

Phil.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
23 Jan 2014 - 8:22 AM

Super images Colleen,
Fred.

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 8:34 AM

Great images, Colleen. Superb detail.
Fred

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 8:53 AM

great expression
and loved all the comments

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
23 Jan 2014 - 8:56 AM

He looks a happy chappy Grin both excellent Colleen

John

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 8:59 AM

What a lovely smiling king, Coleen. Wonderfully pleasing images.

Mike_Young
23 Jan 2014 - 9:07 AM

"Butter wouldn't melt"................yeah right ! Grin...certainly chilled....I wouldn't want to test his apparent good nature though Grin Couple of lovely shots Colleen

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:09 AM

He's a handsome guy, lovely images Colleen,

Ali Grin

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:41 AM

Certainly relaxed and taking it easy. Two lovely pictures Colleen. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101490 forum postsdark_lord vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 10:10 AM

Well captured shots.
So is this beast now being transported to Simon for his Kenyan enterprise? GrinWink

Keith

gwynn56
gwynn56  274 forum posts England
23 Jan 2014 - 10:22 AM

nice capture , did you style his hair for the shootWink

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 10:56 AM

So very majestic
and both beautifully captured
Lillian

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 11:09 AM

He does look to be smirking! But two fine captures again, Colleen...even if he is caving a bad hair day!! Grin
Trev Smile

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 11:46 AM

Very majestic looking Colleen.
Good shots.
Mick.

ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
23 Jan 2014 - 12:59 PM

Very Majestic and great pose. Great shots.

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 1:30 PM

What a proud looking chap you've captured here, Colleen
Two superb images.SmileSmile

Richard

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
23 Jan 2014 - 2:03 PM

Just sitting surveying his kingdom Colleen. 2 beautiful captures. Moira

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:21 PM

A proud animal in his own habitat - a delight for us to see - an honour for you to have been there.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3368 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:30 PM

Gorgeous captures Colleen. I love to see others images of big cats, especially when they have the priviledge of seeing them in the wild. He definitely looks pleased with himself in V1 GrinGrin
Thankyou for sharing.

Kathryn

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:30 PM

He is surely king of all he surveys - and doesn't he know it. Grin
Joan.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64538 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:55 PM

Good to see him "smiling". He obviously doesn't know how endangered he is. Imagine a world without lions; it may be sooner than we think.
x

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:41 PM

Just relaxing after watching "Narnia"

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:52 PM

The King is Elvis Presley............but this King has a sharper look..............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:57 PM


Quote: The King is Elvis Presley............but this King has a sharper look..............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Similar hairstyles thoughGrinGrin

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:19 PM

2 super captured Colleen, he is so chilledSmile


Cliff

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:26 PM

Excellent image Colleen.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:47 PM

He looks very happy and content; wonderful to see in the wild.
Ju

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9188 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 5:01 PM

He looks very happy sitting there. Excellent capture.
Ty

myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 5:08 PM

The king indeed, just great,

Myra

Val Prowse
Val Prowse e2 Member 11Val Prowse vcard England
23 Jan 2014 - 5:13 PM

Two excellent images of this beautiful animal. Your colours are delightful too.

Val

capto
capto e2 Member 21236 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 5:38 PM

He looks very much in charge.Smile

ivor

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:22 PM

Nice light on this fine capture, Colleen!

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:44 PM

a lovely natural image..


billy

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95933 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:58 PM

Read the title and thought I was going to see an image of PresleyWink

Magnificent beast Colleen

Adrian

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 7:06 PM

Two beautiful imagesSmile

Eileen

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 7:15 PM

Simply superb Colleen.
Brian

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2199 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:36 PM

Brilliant images ColleenSmile
NettaSmile

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 7:48 PM

Lovely images Colleen.

Jenny Smile

AlexAppleby
23 Jan 2014 - 8:13 PM

Excellent shot - I love that tufty look they have before their manes fill out completely. He's just a young thing but it looks like he's got a split lip already! Obviously a fighter!

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 8:32 PM


Quote: Excellent shot - I love that tufty look they have before their manes fill out completely. He's just a young thing but it looks like he's got a split lip already! Obviously a fighter!

He had a bad fight with his two sisters. You can see his legs are also cut. They were ready to mate and he wouldn't leave them and his mom, so they threw him out. He sulked for a few weeks but soon found another lone male that had wandered down from the Timbivati. His two sisters and his Mom have all since had a litter of cubs each.

Last Modified By ColleenA at 23 Jan 2014 - 8:33 PM
Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 9:25 PM

He really is lovely Colleen. He is certainly a king. Lovely shot. Cathy

brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 10:22 PM

Great Lion wildlife image & hes just posing for you ColleenGrin

anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
23 Jan 2014 - 11:52 PM

Excellent image colleen . I love the Quiff hair style . wonder how many hairdressers he gets through GrinGrin

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 1:07 AM

2 Excellent versions!

781969
781969  1 India
24 Jan 2014 - 3:15 AM

King of jungle,lovely closeup.

WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
24 Jan 2014 - 3:59 AM

A great capture of the king. V2 my choice. Well done Colleen.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 12:46 PM

Two excellent shots, Colleen. I like the expression in V1...like he's enjoying a wind against his face Smile

Andrew

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 1:59 PM

You couldn't have picked a better title!Grin
Ryan

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 7:11 PM

Looking very content with his lot.

Dave

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:06 PM

What a regal and majestic beast Colleen, he's posing beautifully for you in these shots.
Quote: Read the title and thought I was going to see an image of PresleyWink

Magnificent beast Colleen

Adrian

Robin Ballard aka "Graceland" will be most disapppointed then!Wink

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 6:30 PM

Love the hairstyle! good captures. A

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