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Shhhhh..... !

By Hermanus
I decided to upload this white lion again - I have tried some manipulations but I am not brave enough to go wild yet Smile Any wild modification is welcome !
V2 is my effort of pushing the limits a bit Smile
Thanx for your kind comments and votes on the Winelands upload. Special thanx to Andy [anglingandyq ] for his treasured UA - a lovely surprise Smile
May all my friends enjoy a marvellous day filled with love , peace and joy !!

Tags: White lion Wildlife and nature Mossel Bay Jukani

Voters: dmhuynh72, Jocelia, S_Psharma and 117 more

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Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
21 Feb 2013 3:40AM
Both are great of this magnificant and lovely furry.
A White Lion at that, most unusualů.


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S_Psharma 5 1 India
21 Feb 2013 3:41AM
Good shot. V2 is better.
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 4:09AM
Nice tender moment captured.
21 Feb 2013 4:43AM
Beautiful shot of this beauty Herman. V1 for me Grin
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 5:10AM
Like the softer look in V1 Herman good shot.Smile
johnke 5 223 15
21 Feb 2013 5:17AM
Morning Herman. Super shot of this magnificent beast. Cold weather, we could do with some looks hot again, enjoy.
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 6:19AM
V1 for me - I love this soft, sleeping big cat. Superb Herman.
Super image Herman lovely detail
V2 is well processed
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Feb 2013 6:27AM
V.1 all the way, Herman, a superb close-up of this beautiful beast. Carol
21 Feb 2013 6:29AM
This is an excellent shot Herman. I like the soft of V1, it is superb.
Great capture. I sent a modification if you can't see the difference then
plain sailing Well done Herman. WesternRed.
RuthyJ 12 England
21 Feb 2013 6:46AM
Wow!! how beautiful.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
21 Feb 2013 7:05AM
hope you stroked him GrinGrin
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
21 Feb 2013 7:23AM
Beautiful image of a big puddytat!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 7:24AM
v1 for me today herman a cracker nice one Wink
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 7:30AM
Would love to lay down beside him but I'd probably end up as his lunch, a super capture.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
21 Feb 2013 7:41AM
Definitely No. 1 ~ a fine composition.

jovanovic 6 26 France
21 Feb 2013 8:02AM
Nice image Herman. Smile V1
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
21 Feb 2013 8:11AM
V1 all the way Herman the softness adds to the theme i thinkGrin

21 Feb 2013 8:20AM
V1 for me Herman,
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 8:36AM
Super shot Herman. Makes me just want to sleep alongside him! He is beautiful. Wink

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 8:56AM
I prefer V1 too, gorgeous hair detail and tones and interesting for the contrast between the serene look and the fierce nature we know lies within!
platzy 5 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 8:58AM
Great capture of this beautiful animal, superb portrait Herman.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 9:00AM
He is such a cool looking cat, and your V1 is the best here Herman
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 9:29AM
Oh Herman! I want him, both of him, he is devine.

21 Feb 2013 9:40AM
Excellent capture of this fine animal both work for me

21 Feb 2013 9:40AM
Just a wonderful picture, v1, he looks like you could touch him!!!
21 Feb 2013 9:42AM
Great shot Herman v1 is favourite
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 9:48AM
Wow Herman he is close up, love the detail on his fur, great shot,

Ali SmileSmileSmile
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
21 Feb 2013 10:09AM
Great study! Super image - I prefer the softer image V1 - it makes we want to climb back into bed!!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 10:29AM
Version one is adorable Herman.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
21 Feb 2013 10:29AM
Sleeping King ... This is a big mistake on his part, the real authority should always be on guard!Wink
V1 for me, HermanSmile
Regards Valery
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
21 Feb 2013 10:59AM
Love V1 V2 is over sharpened. - gary
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
21 Feb 2013 12:07PM
Just a big pussycat. While asleep that is. A great close-up.......Sandy
Suzicoo 6 481 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 12:08PM

Quote:He is such a cool looking cat, and your V1 is the best here Herman

Totally agree
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 12:21PM
Great image, looks as if butter would not melt in his mouth.SmileSmileSmile

JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 12:22PM

Quote:Super shot Herman. Makes me just want to sleep alongside him! He is beautiful. Wink


Absolutely gorgeous!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
21 Feb 2013 1:02PM
Some interesting mods, Herman, but the softer original is still a fine image.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
21 Feb 2013 2:04PM
"Tis a fabulous close up-- one wnts to tickle his nose!
Dinky65 5 1 United States
21 Feb 2013 2:46PM
Wow nice job.
Tibetan 6 3 England
21 Feb 2013 2:58PM
V1. for me Herman, no doubt on that one nice one; regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 3:25PM
Lovely creature, V1 all the way for me.Smile

21 Feb 2013 4:19PM
What a beauty Herman, V1 the softer version for me,well captured..Lin
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
21 Feb 2013 4:55PM
This is So Gorgeous and it's v1 for me as it look's soft and verry cuddly while he is still asleepWink
21 Feb 2013 4:58PM
A superb capture, he's a real beauty. I like the soft 'cuddlesome' of V1 far the best! though V2 suggests more of the wild nature of this gorgeous Big Cat. Well done on both counts, Herman SmileSmile

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
21 Feb 2013 5:16PM
Great shot, prefer V1. He looks so sweet wonder if he is dreaming about an impala for dinner. Yes I am still in Durban back to CT on Saturday.
21 Feb 2013 5:31PM
Iooks so cuddly . Superb pics both of them Herman
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 5:49PM
Two lovely big cat portraits, Herman. Good job for you he was sleeping Wink

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
21 Feb 2013 5:56PM
V1 by a mile Herman, stunning capture!


HELANA 8 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 6:05PM
How close do you get to the big cats Herman? this is a gorgeous image.
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
21 Feb 2013 6:30PM
V1 for me.

pks 14 2 England
21 Feb 2013 6:53PM
i like both versions well taken

21 Feb 2013 6:54PM
Stunning image Herman. While I like both. V1 just edges it for me
21 Feb 2013 7:42PM
Superb close-up, V1 for me Smile
6 3 8 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 8:26PM
Excellent close up. V1 is superb!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
21 Feb 2013 8:56PM
V1 for me too Herman. Another Cracker. Well doneGrin

scrimmy Plus
9 389 5 Scotland
21 Feb 2013 9:25PM
now I can't get that bloody song out of my head...... O-wim-o-weh o-wim-o-weh o-wim-weh............I hold you entirely responsible Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
21 Feb 2013 9:36PM
Herman, V1 is superb, no need to push at all! I love it!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 9:53PM
V1 for me, it's just lovely as it is.
21 Feb 2013 11:27PM
I really like these images, Herman!SmileSmileSmile

Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
21 Feb 2013 11:27PM
Beautiful shot.

mossy 5 46 1 England
21 Feb 2013 11:30PM
V1 for me.
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
22 Feb 2013 4:22AM
There you are Herman, you've gone to all that effort to enhance it, three people have modified it, yet the overwhelming consensus is V1 is the better, which I'm inclined to agree with!
Rgds., Jim
PS. Two well deserved UA's should be all the proof you need!
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
22 Feb 2013 4:45AM
V1 is quite good Herman, though a little soft. Maybe shot through glass?

V2 is very much over sharpened. You always need to be careful sharpening animal hairs, - they go overboard fast!

Uploaded a mod, toned down highlights, lifted shadows, small amount of sharpening, adjusted mid tone contrast for more detail.


Ayoob 7 Australia
22 Feb 2013 6:15AM
I really like these images, Herman..........Grin
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Feb 2013 6:58AM
Wonderful capture, I love the close crop. Now for the detail treatment, I think 30-40% of what you have done would do for me. But the I ever do a lot to my pictures, itty to leave them as much as possible
22 Feb 2013 10:30AM
V1 an amazing shot.
22 Feb 2013 10:44AM
Nice kitty.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 5:09PM
Luv v1, Herman one word sums it up, SUPERB, the composition and lighting is spot on, one of your very best i think.
Darryl. SmileSmile
23 Feb 2013 8:15AM
I adore this. The expression in the lion's face is just gorgeous! Smile
Humblebee 6 1 England
23 Feb 2013 3:53PM
Love them both, Herman, and wasn't he away with the fairies Wink ... Carol
24 Feb 2013 3:22PM
De premio..
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 8:03PM
'Peaceful' immediately sprung to mind. Less so in v2.
V1 is for me the best ...great shot with a beautiful softness to reflect the sleepiness...reminds me of that song Wimoweh..The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Mar 2013 10:10PM
He looks a big softy and so cuddly when he's dead to the world. A wim a way a wim a way the lion sleeps tonight!Smile
avacreates 6 448 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 1:29AM
hELLo HermanGrin
I came to check out what you've been up to lately and found this image - It is spectacular - V1 definitely for me
wonderful photo!
v_vow 5
9 Mar 2013 8:43AM
Smile Smile Smile
23 Jul 2013 5:18PM

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