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Hanging Out.

By AlexAppleby
Taken in Zambia. These lions were enjoying the sunset as much as we were!

Just had a look at this photo on my monitor at work and it is coming out very dark (compared to my monitor at home). Can you let me know if this is the case on your monitors - if so I might delete, as I can hardly see the lions!

Tags: Lioness Zambia Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: ColleenA, Mollycat, ugly and 31 more

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Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 7:52AM
They look very relaxed. Lovely sunset.

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ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
10 Sep 2013 7:53AM
Great to see a male and female lion together, a magnificent African sunset you shared with the lions. I think African sunsets are some of the best in the World due to the dust in the air making the colours more vibrant. The waterhole is very low, with a few months still before the rains appear. Great capture Alex
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
10 Sep 2013 8:44AM
I love this image Alex !! Great atmosphere captured here !
10 Sep 2013 8:46AM
A very beautiful image.

Jenny Smile
footloose 7 1 England
10 Sep 2013 8:48AM
What a place! well recorded image,nice one!
Dennis Wink
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 9:09AM
A lovely warm sunset scene, looks fine here.Smile

10 Sep 2013 9:27AM
Great shot Alex - if you think it is a little dark you could try using picasa to do some basic tweaking or photoshop if you have it but I think your images has the feel of the descending night captured really well SmileSmile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
10 Sep 2013 9:42AM
They are visible if a tad dark, but it adds to the mood and narrative Alex.
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
10 Sep 2013 10:19AM
Not too dark for me.
Beautiful work.
Can't see how it could be better.
Another top shot, Alex.
Lions, what lions?

Only kidding Alex they're clearly visible on my monitor, your's must be darker at work. I love the monochromatic feel to this peaceful image, lovely work!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
10 Sep 2013 12:00PM
Hi Alex.
My screen is calibrated on a weekly basis and I can say that the lighting on the Lions is perfect for showing the time of day! The sun and sun reflection being the brightest part does retract from the main elements of the capture the Lions, the warm backlighting on the Lions is superb, the composition is perfect, wonderful capture to be proud of.


10 Sep 2013 2:33PM
A very beautiful low light image
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Sep 2013 3:34PM
A beautiful image, Alex, just enough light to spot the lions Smile Carol
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 4:54PM
The lighting is perfect , a beautiful image Alex,

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Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 7:58PM
Lovely image Alex, love these big cats
10 Sep 2013 8:36PM
A beaut image. Looks absolutely super on my screen, Alex. Do like the lighting and rich tone, and I love the rim-lighting catching the lions.

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 10:51PM
Darkish Alex but I can certainly see them - I think it is fine and has all the atmosphere of the African sundown

Quote:Not too dark for me.
Beautiful work.
Can't see how it could be better.
Another top shot, Alex.

Beautiful Alex, I can feel the atmosphere. love it !! GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2013 8:10PM
A splendid image to see them relaxing.
12 Sep 2013 12:51AM
A beautiful image that looks fine to me
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
12 Sep 2013 12:36PM
glad to make it 30
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
12 Sep 2013 7:23PM
What a wonderful sunset which is made extra special by the chilled out lions relaxing and enjoying the end to what looks like a perfect day
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 7:51AM
It looks so familiar to me! It does look a bit dark, but I guess it was sunset.
30 Nov 2013 9:56PM
The atmosphere in this shot is wonderfull and it brings back so many memories of my visits to Tanzania. Thank you.

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