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Good morning...
Once again thank you for all your votes and comments and a huge thank you to Kathryn and Herman for their UA's.

Some more of the lionesses and their cubs today. Over the last 3 years the mother produced 3 cubs...2 lionesses and a lion. The male you know of as Scarface who featured on my last trip. The mother has now produced two more cubs who are 8 months old. The one daughter has 2 cubs which are 6 months old. The other daughter is pregnant and due to birth this week coming. That will make a huge pride of at least 9 lions. This cub was my favourite. I will upload a few others of him as well as one of the family watching us.

Have a great day

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Aug 2013 - 8:56 AM
Focal Length:250mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.1
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The future King
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:22 Aug 2013 - 6:26 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Votes:73
Voters:CarolG · Andysnapper · Hermanus · S_Psharma · GeorgePlatis · pink · Bzox · Nigeve1 · SUE118 · Holmewood · NaturesHaven · RobertTurley · jovanovic · HuddersfieldHil · netta1234 · Ian-Jones · ugly · DicksPics · Derek_Fearn · User_Removed · EMJAYCEE · Badgerfred · barbarahirst · morpheus1955 · marshfam19 · alansnap · pollisher · Alan_Baseley · Irishkate · richmowil · Nikonuser1 · widtink · WhiteRose1 · brian17302 · kathrynlouise · andylea · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · pentony · georgiepoolie · SammyRatFan · scrimmy · MalcolmM · myrab · mikbee · CaroleS · TrevBatWCC · saltireblue · Philip_H · JuBarney · tomcat · Potra · Jenny-D · Fefe · gwynn56 · Eastlands · AlexAppleby · Rende · johnlw · anglingandyq · fazzer · 213hardy · xwang · sparrowhawk · debu · AnnChown · BIGRY1 · WesternRed · Pinnace · Glostopcat · digital_boi · annettep38 · pamreynolds · kdeans ·
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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 6:44 AM

What a delightful set, Colleen, with V.1 being my favourite, with the oof face in the background. Carol

Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 6:46 AM

Superb set Colleen. What magnificent beasts they are.

Andy

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Aug 2013 - 6:48 AM

Good morning from God's chosen frozen here against the mountain Smile I really enjoy this set Colleen - V1 is special and I also love the lioness on the right in V7 Smile

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 6:52 AM

Stunning set of wild life images for me v2 is a winner.

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 7:04 AM

Fabulous set of beautiful captures, especially V1!
George

pink
pink Plus Member 112300 forum postspink vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 7:08 AM

no 1 and no 7 are lovely

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 21080 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 7:25 AM

Excellent set, I love the pose, light and composition of V3. V1 however is the outstanding image, you have used DOF with great skill here to draw attention to the face of the main subject but see just enough of the watching lion in the background. The UA is for V1. I have been looking at it for a while and was wondering about a composition with some cropped off the left hand side but on reflection, I think you have got it just right.

Nigel

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 - 7:28 AM

Great set Colleen. V1 my favourite

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3276 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 7:38 AM

Here's the deal.................we send you Prince Charles (future King) and you can send us this beauty (future King).................GrinGrinGrin

HuddersfieldHil

A great set of images Coleen love them all.SmileSmile

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3236 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 7:54 AM

Colleen you've showed us another beautiful and Brilliant set,that I enjoy looking at,
Your images has some lovely pale colour today that I like with a lovely border to matchSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 8:16 AM

Another stunning set of images, Colleen!

Richard

ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 8:16 AM

Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

V1 for Me... Great work...

Dave

Last Modified By ugly at 22 Aug 2013 - 8:17 AM
EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 8:31 AM

What a great set - love the relaxed family gathering in V2.
Joan.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
22 Aug 2013 - 8:35 AM

V3 my favourite in this super set Colleen,
Fred.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 9:05 AM

outstanding images and presentation

alansnap
alansnap Plus Member 11550 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 9:39 AM

A lovely series. The lioness in 7 isn't happy at all.
Alan

pollisher
pollisher  2 Scotland
22 Aug 2013 - 9:51 AM

A wonderful set. Smile

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 10:18 AM

Colleen these are all beautiful images with soft light and
'gentle' surroundings. quite a privelege to have seen this family up close.
Lovely presentation as always.
KateGrinGrinGrin

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 10:28 AM

Great set of images Colleen!! V2 for me, it is excellent!!!!

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 10:51 AM

Excellent set of images Colleen, V2 is my pick todaySmile

Cliff

widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 11:20 AM

Great set i love V3, its really beautiful SmileSmile

Rod

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51299 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 11:41 AM

A super set, Colleen, with v3 my favourite, the composition and light is superb.

Dave

brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 11:57 AM

Wonderful set of images V1 & 2 are my favourites Colleen
Regards Brian

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts Plus Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
22 Aug 2013 - 12:07 PM

Julia you crack me up lately GrinGrin

Colleen, a beautiful set of these Kings of beasts.. V2 is my favourite, all are superb.. I love looking at your wildlife GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY

A brilliant set!!!!!!!!!! Great photos.
JNC

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 1:23 PM

OMG! You lucky lucky lady. A fabulous set. 1, 3 and 4 are my favourites GrinGrin

Kathryn

myrab
myrab Plus Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 - 2:19 PM

Such lovely images Colleen,
How fab that you have such great access to them.

myra

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 2:22 PM

A fine set Colleen.
And I was never much good with arithmetic at school,
so I will need to get my abacus out to work out whose
cubs are the daughter of whose mother and how many
has Scarface fathered or indeed if he is the father at all !!
Mick.

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 578 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 2:24 PM

An excellent set with V1 and V2 having to share my voteSmile

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 4:28 PM

A purrfect collection of pussycats, Colleen! Smile
Trev Smile

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54736 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 4:37 PM

Like children they enjoy playing. However, their play has far more serious consequences. It is in their genes for survival...play-fighting and wrestling, stalking each other, it all has a meaning...not like human children sticking lego blocks in their mouths or staring in wonder at a screen...

A lovely set of images, Colleen.

Malc

Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 - 5:41 PM

A delightful set, Colleen.

P.

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 5:43 PM

A splendid set and esp. love V1 & 2.
The lionesses are really good looking.
Ju

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96339 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 6:27 PM

Seven remarkable images Collleen

Must have been a thrill just to view them

Adrian

Potra
Potra Plus Member 2Potra vcard Venezuela
22 Aug 2013 - 6:29 PM

Colleen, all are excellent but, V3 is spectacular.
M

Jenny-D
Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 - 7:39 PM

Fabulous set Colleen, love them all.

Jenny Smile

Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 7:57 PM

I love them all, but V1 is fabulous GrinGrin
Diane

AlexAppleby
22 Aug 2013 - 8:07 PM

You were so lucky to see the cubs at this early age, usually they are tucked away somewhere that you are not able to get more than a brief glimpse. Lovely photos.

Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 8:47 PM

Wonderful set Colleen.
Rende

anglingandyq
anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
22 Aug 2013 - 9:20 PM

A super set Colleen I really like V2 & V6 SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

fazzer
fazzer Plus Member 544 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 9:24 PM

A very good set Colleen , 1 and 3 are my faves
jeremySmile

debu
debu  5 India
23 Aug 2013 - 1:10 AM

Lovely set of images.
debu

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2013 - 1:19 PM

Marvellous Colleen! Smile

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2013 - 10:35 PM

A super set of images. If I had to pick a fav I would go for V3 as the pose and light shining in his face is excellent.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
24 Aug 2013 - 2:10 AM

Seven beautiful captures of these lion's. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 9:53 PM

What a wonderful set of images of these beautiful big cats, it must have been a real privelege to watch them in the wild

digital_boi
27 Aug 2013 - 3:32 PM

V1 is simply delightful Colleen very fine work on all

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 10:04 PM

v1 and 3 for me, wonderful, warm light and composition in v3 and plain cuteness in v1.

pamreynolds
11 Sep 2013 - 7:32 PM

Absolutely wonderful, I love this one, as you say so natural, well done

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