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Such a magnificent beast and he knows we know it!!

This Lion and his two brothers ( one of whom I sponsor called Tiny) are at the WHF in Kent
and I could spend hours with them with my camera...such beautiful animals

Thank You for comments on the snake yesterday...my first even near one!
Thank You to Peter and Bob for your User Awards appreciated very much

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:31 Oct 2012 - 2:50 PM
Focal Length:320mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:King Of Beasts!
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:3 Nov 2012 - 7:19 AM
Tags:Male lion, WHF Kient, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

Comments

Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 7:24 AM

Is this the Ginger Tom that visits my Garden ?

Superb shot.

Rock

jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 945 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 - 7:26 AM

Could almost run my fingers through that mane. (probably feels like wire!) Lovely portrait
Jennix

gwynn56
gwynn56  261 forum posts England
3 Nov 2012 - 7:31 AM

nice capture

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
3 Nov 2012 - 7:35 AM

Beautiful portrait !! Great detail. Not to be stroked or petted at risk of sudden loss of hand Smile Great photo Smile

fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 7:40 AM

Indeed King of the Beasts.

Lavina

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 7:41 AM

That is up close Lillian with superb detail. Doesn't this king of the jungle look proud. A fabulous portrait.
Ann

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 7:44 AM

Magnificent portrait.

Albert

bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 7:47 AM

Great close up Lillian what a stunning portrait really magnificent Would have got my UA but already used it today .Smile
Rob

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 7:49 AM

What a character study! Beautiful and very special!

ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 8132 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 - 7:49 AM

Wonderful image Lillian - I agree these boys are magnificent as is your image - superb detail and such a proud expression.
Val

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 7:57 AM

He is magnificent. Superb detail Lillian, you can see old scars on his nose!
Carole

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
3 Nov 2012 - 8:00 AM

Excellent close up Lillian, great detail,
Fred.

gazlowe
gazlowe  2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 - 8:01 AM

Beautiful portrait Superb detail

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 8:03 AM

Beautiful portrait...........great details in the face........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 8:10 AM

A wonderful regal expression and the furry detail is superb, Lillian.

Dave

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 8:20 AM

Magnificent Lillian.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 8:43 AM

A fine portrait, so full of character.

canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 - 8:44 AM

Beautiful close up Lillian. Lots of detail
Jim

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 8:54 AM

Wonderful portrait of the king of beasts, well he knows it and all the more so with that upward gaze.
Great detail, and all the scars of past tiffs still etched in his fur.
You do these animal shots so brilliantly, Lillian.
Ronnie.

User_Removed
3 Nov 2012 - 9:05 AM

Excellent capture Lillian, great pose.

Lucien.

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 9:08 AM

fantastic detail lillian brilliant tones and textures a stunner top shot Wink
andy

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 9:37 AM

Simply fantastic, Lillian, the awards will roll in for this one Smile Carol

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 9:37 AM

Such a brilliant portrait. Love the texture and lighting. This is a class shot Lillian. paul

JohnChambersPhotography

Wow Lillian this superb, the light is brill. the detail the same, and that pose is amazing very well captured indeed, it's a real winner on any site. Stupendous work.

John

MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 10:05 AM

This to me is your best photograph by far Lillian. The tones and detail are first class. Also the angle of capture with the lion looking up and away from the camera really works well and excellent detail and catchlights. Also a very good neutral and dark bg to bring out the sharp edge detail of his fur
Richard

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 10:15 AM

Handsome creature and great portrait.

Ann

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 10:25 AM

Wow Lillian that is some portrait. As good as I have seen for the rightly named King of the beasts.

Misty56
Misty56  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 10:27 AM

Super shot, love the close up great BG

BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 10:39 AM

Perfect Grin

Bill

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 10:47 AM

Dreaming of the plains of Africa, even if he was born here the plains will be in his blood and genes.

A tremendous portrait of the King of Beasts Lillian, very well done.

Dougie

digital_boi
3 Nov 2012 - 11:02 AM

The King of Beasts in regal pose indeed Lillian an excellent capture of this fine furry puddy cat a winner

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 11:28 AM

" The Lion King " Lillian, leaps out of the screen.
Ron.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 11:29 AM

Magnificent Lillian.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
3 Nov 2012 - 11:50 AM

Well produced photo Lillian, us Leo's love to see our photo's well presented lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 12:05 PM

The king of the jungle taken by a Queen of photography. Smile: Bob )SmileSmile

Last Modified By bobhowell at 3 Nov 2012 - 12:05 PM
Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 12:51 PM

Superb portrait Lillian. Excellent PS work.
Ron

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 12:56 PM

The detail and expression are superb. He has the look of let me spend my last remaining days in my homeland of my birth. Back to freedom. Congrats on all the well deserved awards Lillian. ......Sandy

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 1:34 PM

Portrait par excellence!

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 1:56 PM


Quote: The detail and expression are superb. He has the look of let me spend my last remaining days in my homeland of my birth. Back to freedom. Congrats on all the well deserved awards Lillian. ......Sandy

couldn't of put it better myself superb in everyway

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 1:58 PM


Quote: The king of the jungle taken by a Queen of photography. Smile: Bob )SmileSmile

i totally agree wonderful shot

nikshot
nikshot  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 2:14 PM

Superb!

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 3:18 PM

And you Lillian, are the Queen of Wildlife Photography. This image is the one that stands you above all other's, and the reason why yet again, I just HAVE to give you my award. Congrat's on all the other's too Lillian.

John Smile

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 3:28 PM

Superb.
What a treat to view.

B.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 4:06 PM

A terrific portrait of this magnificent and noble beast, I agree with Richard this is one of your very best images

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4560 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 4:17 PM

Terrific shot !!!.....wonderful quality !!

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 4:28 PM

Well, Lillian, they don't come any better than this Smile The detail and quality here are superb, has to be the best wildlife image ever! And I'm just going to have to give the lion - and you - my UA to add to your collection Smile
Trev Smile

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 4:35 PM

Just look at that Lillian 13 awards not bad for a days work eh! congrats and all thatWink really superb macro shot

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 4:41 PM

Looking majestic here Lillian !!
Excellent shot.
Mick.

rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 4:41 PM

Fantastic shot, Lillian.

Ray

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 4:53 PM

There is only one comment I can add.... superb!!!!!

Trev

JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
3 Nov 2012 - 5:03 PM

A picture says a thousand words Lillian. Such a majestic and emotional image. I am very drawn to this. GrinGrin
John

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114499 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 5:08 PM

Well that's a battle-scarred old fella....

Ade

Daxiesmum
Daxiesmum e2 Member 2Daxiesmum vcard United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 - 5:45 PM

I'll add my ha'pennyworth to all these acolades! Excellent DoF, beautifully sharp, and perfect background. Couldn't be better!

Enjoy your doting fans!

Becky

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 - 5:47 PM

Majestic capture.

Congrats on all the awards.

P.

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
3 Nov 2012 - 6:23 PM

A 'King' of a shot from a photography King WinkGrin. Superb in every aspect Lillian, but I still don't think he is a bonnie cat hehehe. Congrats on all your awards, well deserved. Moira

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 7:06 PM

SUPERB,WELL DONE LILLIAN..Lin

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 - 7:09 PM

Top shot ever Lillian, congrats on all your awards, its a knock out image.SmileSmileSmile
Brian

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 7:32 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileCongrats on receiving so many awardsSmile
FANTASTIC Lilian.SmileSmile
NettaSmile

wenzu78
wenzu78  2 Malta
3 Nov 2012 - 7:41 PM

What a powerful shot!

Impressive. Love it.

Very greatly done.


wenzu

Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 8:00 PM

This is yet another fabulous shot Lillian. The detail you have got is excellent.
Guest editor award and 18 user awards so far and unfortunately I cannot give mine until tomorrow, otherwise it would be 19.
Ray

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 8:40 PM

Have just come back to these ..what can I say???
I am so 'over the moon' and excited is an under statement
Thank You everyone..and for the GEA and all those User Awards
and to you all for taking the time to look inGrinGrinGrin
thank you
Lillian

Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
3 Nov 2012 - 10:54 PM

What an image Lillian, another for publication I think. Just love the way you have captured his beautiful face. Congatulations on the GEA and User Awards, gave mine for today, will be back tomorrow.

Ruth

debu
debu e2 Member 4debu vcard India
3 Nov 2012 - 11:09 PM

Superbly captured.
debu

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
4 Nov 2012 - 8:21 AM

The king indeed!!!!!!!!Smile
Regards Valery

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 11:28 AM

A stunning portrait Lillian.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 4:16 PM

Lillian - congratulations on all of these awards!! 18! Wow - that's something else! Smile - Oh and the GEA! Wink
Ann

Last Modified By AnnChown at 4 Nov 2012 - 4:17 PM
NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33098 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 9:00 PM

Simply stunning, and so very worthy of all the many accolades.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

johnjones
johnjones  4 England
5 Nov 2012 - 11:48 AM

Top shot.
jj

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 12:16 PM

Hi Lillian, haven't been around for a week or so (family problems) but just have a quick 5 mins to say this is absolutely perfect in all respects, incredible detail and comp, congrats on the well deserved awards, if I had anything to do with it it would get POTW, another UA coming your way Wink
Regards,
Geoff.

Bonico
Bonico  4 Romania
6 Nov 2012 - 6:19 PM

Like it. Congrats.
Bogdan

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 - 4:53 AM

Brava! Well deserved awards and recognition! EXCELLENT! IB

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 11:14 AM

20 User Awards and a GEA? Is this a record?
KateGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 6:54 PM

WoW Well done Lillian, this is Superb and well done with the UA's Wink

jujupops
jujupops  4 England
10 Nov 2012 - 3:31 PM

Fantastic Lillian, he is a handsome beast Grin
ulie

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 8:18 PM

Stunningly handsome portrait; I had missed this one and it certainly deserves all those UAs.
Ju

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