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This male white lion was lying in a patch of tall grass but I did manage to get a reasonable headshot of him Smile
Thanx so much for all the V&C's yesterday - it blew me away Smile
Have a super day !! We are going to Cape Town today for a day or two to visit with friends.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.9 - 558.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Jan 2013 - 12:54 PM
Focal Length:91.2mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Hidden King
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:10 Jan 2013 - 3:35 AM
Tags:White Lion male, Wildlife / nature
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 3:46 AM

Lovely wildlife study.

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
10 Jan 2013 - 3:53 AM

Wow how lucky are you to see things like that, and you have a most beautiful capture well done!!SmileSmileSmileTongue

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 4:09 AM

You did indeed Herman, a great shot of the King of the jungle.
Rgds., Jim
PS. Hope you get some good shots while in Cape Town.

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 5:38 AM

Wonderful image of this handsome Lion,have a good trip SmileSmile
Ali GrinGrin

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 5:43 AM

Great shot Herman it must be Lion day today just uploaded one myself.Smile
Rob

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 6:09 AM

A fine face, Herman, well captured. Enjoy your visit to Cape Town. Carol

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire  241 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 6:10 AM

Great shot Herman, I like the esy there is s diagonal line of the lions head running from corner to corner, it makes for a strong composition

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6106 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 6:45 AM

Excellent shot of a magnificent beast.

Andy

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 7:04 AM

Rob is right. I like the way you used the head to fill the frame. A mighty beast.

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104233 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 7:16 AM

He has a nice quiff Grin...though better not tell him Wink

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 7:33 AM

He's beautiful, have a good day.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 7:52 AM

A fine study in profile of this great beast.

Albert

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 8:15 AM

wonderful comp herman brilliant colour and tones a belter nice one Wink
andy

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 - 8:27 AM

Lovely image of this mighty animal Herman
Jim

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
10 Jan 2013 - 8:36 AM


Quote: Wow how lucky are you to see things like that, and you have a most beautiful capture well done!!SmileSmileSmileTongue

Wonderful this full frame Herman

Effrossini

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 8:39 AM

A handsome beast, Herman - a great capture!

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
10 Jan 2013 - 8:41 AM

What a wonderful capture! He looks so majestic. Enjoy Cape Town!

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 8:42 AM

Excellent and fantastic capture indeed,very well done,
saeid

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 - 9:11 AM

What a magnificent capture of this king of the jungle
SteveGrinGrinGrinGrin

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agednovice
10 Jan 2013 - 10:23 AM

Great portrait Herman, I've never seen a White Lion.

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 11:07 AM

beautiful shot have fun in Cape town

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
10 Jan 2013 - 11:09 AM

Nice side on shot Herman, good detail like it well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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scrimmy
scrimmy e2 Member 6379 forum postsscrimmy vcard Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 11:30 AM

I'm thinking it would take a lot of mice to feed this cat Smile

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 11:34 AM

Good profile and light

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41103 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 12:19 PM

A very regal capture, Herman.

Dave

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achieverswales
10 Jan 2013 - 12:31 PM

These are majestic animals Herman, great capture, have a good visit.

Regards

Trev.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 1:16 PM

Such a regal creature, and probably endangered by hunter and poachers.
Lovely shot.

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Fefe
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10 Jan 2013 - 1:36 PM

Lovely capture HermanGrin
Diane

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 1:44 PM

Great shot Herman, he's not called the king of the jungle for nothing.

Ray

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 1:57 PM

Superb big cat image - love it.

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 1:58 PM

Excellent shot
mike

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User_Removed
10 Jan 2013 - 1:59 PM

Super capture Herman, makes me think back too my time in Kenya.
Regards, Alf.

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maggietear
10 Jan 2013 - 2:57 PM

stunning portrait Herman! Hope you weren't really that close!!? So much fur detail
Maggie

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 3:24 PM

Was this taken in your back garden Herman? Smile

Gerry

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Deep_Bhatia
10 Jan 2013 - 3:47 PM

Nicely captured!!!

Deep

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 3:59 PM

Number one and the King of all, what a superb close up portrait Herman like the composition.

Gary

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morpheus1955
10 Jan 2013 - 4:07 PM

Brilliant shot, excellent composition and detail, beautifully captured

Hugh

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 - 4:26 PM

Great shot Herman, about time you cut your grass mateWinkWinkTongueTongue
Brian

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
10 Jan 2013 - 4:36 PM

A fine study

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
10 Jan 2013 - 5:31 PM

A fine beast Herman Lovely shot. enjoy Capetown, My daughter loved it there.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 - 6:16 PM

Majestic!

P.

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 6:43 PM

Magnificent capture of these majestic beautiful creatures.
Paul

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pks
pks  10 England
10 Jan 2013 - 8:17 PM

awesome !!!!!!

peter

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UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2138 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 8:53 PM

wer'e lucky if we see a wild badger!!

great capture, well done .

GarethSmile

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HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 - 9:15 PM

Grate portrait of the" King" Herman,well taken.
Elena

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 - 9:53 PM

Well spotted and captured Herman, the King of the jungle at rest, Peter..

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 8:52 AM

A magnificent shot.
Carole

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 10:16 PM

I would have been quite shocked to find him in the grass! Just in case he felt like lunch.
terrific shot and good job you got better nerves than me.

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