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The Stare of a King

By clive burrow
An Asiatic Lion taken at Chester Zoo last week during a short family break in the area.

This was my first visit to Chester Zoo and was very impressed with it.

Handheld(resting on the top of one of the information boards around the enclosure 1/640 @ f6.3, iso 400.

Thanks for looking, any comments much appreciated.

Tags: Chester zoo Lion Stare Eye contact Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Portraits and people

Voters: Rosie_cheeks, A_Harrison, Imagine23 and 24 more

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A_Harrison 12 260 Canada
8 Aug 2006 9:04AM
Very majestic


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mohikan22 13 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 9:12AM
very nice indeed. really prominent.
GregorP 12 4 Slovenia
8 Aug 2006 9:23AM
Beautiful portrait of Lion King...I like it.

canongirl08 12 18 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 9:32AM
Beautiful,Love the detail,
Excellent cpture
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
8 Aug 2006 12:16PM
Has a Narnia feel about it Clive, my only reservation about the shot is I think the crop is tight, bottom, left & right. Otherwise I feel this could really have been an EC winning shot!.....It's still a great shot despite this IMHO, well done Clive.

Many thanks for the comments, they're all much appreciated.

Ade, I thought someone might mention the tightness of the crop. I'll have a little play over the next few days when I get back home and see what I can come up with.

Thanks again
cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
8 Aug 2006 3:13PM
Brilliant shot well captured
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
9 Aug 2006 3:06AM
Might make the difference between a HC and an EC Clive Smile

Well done mate.

glazzaro 12 70 23 United States
9 Aug 2006 4:04AM
Excellent shot, and congrats on the HC, well deserved! Spot on! Click!!!

Many thanks Pete

pearly 11 23
9 Aug 2006 5:03PM
beautiful, love the detail and colour
daffydill56 13 190 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 7:25PM
Not sure how I missed this one Clive. Personally I like the tight crop, but then each to their own eh!

Love the detail and colours too, well done on the HC.

tags66 11 8 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 11:56PM
Great shot, does he do Elvis as well Smile
dwilkin Plus
10 24.3k United Kingdom
6 Jul 2007 10:04AM
Very, very nice - The tight crop, and the black background really work well on this shot. I have to agree with the previous comment about Narnia - you can imagine Aslan looking like this after the battle with the White Witch!
wyeth 5 Scotland
31 Aug 2011 8:59PM
The real lion king! Lovely.

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