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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 Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 5:56 AM

Great shot, Colleen - can almost smell him.

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts Plus 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  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:13 AM

Nice shot of this wonderful animal Colleen Smile
Rob

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga 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 Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England24 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 Plus Member 2230 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 Plus Member 8164 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:09 AM

Lovely laid back Leo.

SUE118
SUE118 Plus 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 2230 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 Plus Member 4272 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 Plus Member 2230 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  1 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 Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
23 Jan 2014 - 8:22 AM

Super images Colleen,
Fred.

Fred263
Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 8:34 AM

Great images, Colleen. Superb detail.
Fred

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus 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 Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 8:59 AM

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

Mike_Young
Mike_Young Plus Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
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 Plus Member 3626 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 Plus 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 101539 forum postsdark_lord vcard England162 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  379 forum posts England
23 Jan 2014 - 10:22 AM

nice capture , did you style his hair for the shootWink

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

So very majestic
and both beautifully captured
Lillian

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

Very majestic looking Colleen.
Good shots.
Mick.

ukgubbi
ukgubbi Plus Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
23 Jan 2014 - 12:59 PM

Very Majestic and great pose. Great shots.

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom9 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 Plus Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
23 Jan 2014 - 2:03 PM

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

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 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 Plus Member 3421 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 64899 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 Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:41 PM

Just relaxing after watching "Narnia"

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3275 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:52 PM

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

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2230 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 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:19 PM

2 super captured Colleen, he is so chilledSmile


Cliff

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:26 PM

Excellent image Colleen.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:47 PM

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

TyChee
TyChee Plus Member 10211 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 Plus Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 5:08 PM

The king indeed, just great,

Myra

Val Prowse
Val Prowse Plus 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 Plus Member 21850 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 5:38 PM

He looks very much in charge.Smile

ivor

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6304 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:22 PM

Nice light on this fine capture, Colleen!

williamsloan
williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:44 PM

a lovely natural image..


billy

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96222 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 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 7:15 PM

Simply superb Colleen.
Brian

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3221 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:36 PM

Brilliant images ColleenSmile
NettaSmile

Jenny-D
Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-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 Plus Member 2230 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 10:22 PM

Great Lion wildlife image & hes just posing for you ColleenGrin

anglingandyq
anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq 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 Plus Member 1046 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 Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
24 Jan 2014 - 3:59 AM

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

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus 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 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 1:59 PM

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

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51214 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England141 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 7:11 PM

Looking very content with his lot.

Dave

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 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 Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 6:30 PM

Love the hairstyle! good captures. A

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