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Good morning.....
Thank you so much for all the votes comments and help on my rhino upload yesterday. Thank you to Jukka (Kuvailija), Isabel (Chinga) and Alan Baseley for their User awards. A special thank you to Alistair for all his time and help in teaching me and I am sure others how to convert images to mono...I cannot thank you enough...Grin
This is Scarfaces best friend, we found them fast asleep in the open...they refused to budge and totally ignored us. he even has a fly on his nose....V2 is the bigger picture. Nothing better than staring at big cats sleeping, such powerful cats and to watch them at peace with their dreams is amazing.
Have a nice day...my days are spent visiting Rob in hospital three times a day. He is still in hospital and will be till Monday when he gets transferred to a step down facility. His progress has been slow but steady. However he is very sore this morning and full of complaints.

Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:150-500mm f/5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Mar 2014 - 5:29 PM
Focal Length:450mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sleepy redhead
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:27 Mar 2014 - 6:12 AM
Tags:Lion, Wildlife / nature
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ddolfelin Plus Member 373 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 6:19 AM

Good news from the hospital then.

Great lion pictures today - I can recognise this fellow now from his scars.

CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 6:22 AM

Two lovely images, Colleen, they look totally at peace with the world. Glad to hear Rob is making progress. Carol

27 Mar 2014 - 6:28 AM

Two super images Colleen - they do look content.
Glad to hear Rob is improving - will be better for you when he is home.


Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 6:30 AM

Excellent shots Colleen, the close-up is perfect.

Typical man eh! lying around, doing nothing with a fly up his nose....and the lion is doing the same....GrinGrinGrin

ubaruch Plus Member 2ubaruch vcard Israel
27 Mar 2014 - 6:44 AM

Reminds me of the famous song by the Evening Birds: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lion_Sleeps_Tonight)

mistere Plus Member 2mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:01 AM

Lovely shots Colleen, must be hard work being a tourist attraction, they deserve their rest Smile
Super close up..
Give our best wishes to Rob, hope he feels better soon.


kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
27 Mar 2014 - 7:09 AM

Touching and warming and lovely! - One seldom sees images like these ! - Excellent , Colleen! --- Jukka. P.S. My very best regards to Rob in the hospital!

NDODS Plus Member 44317 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:18 AM

Two images which make ones chest heave with happiness...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Nikonuser1 Plus Member 3Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:19 AM

A very touching pair of images Colleen, well capturedSmile


SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:27 AM

2 wonderful captures and such a lovely face. Hope Rob improves and do take time for yourself. x

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:43 AM

Complaints?????..... Sounds like he is getting better then Wink
Any animal asleep always appeals to me
Lovely image
Bet you wish other half was asleep instead of complaining....Grin

pentaxpatty Plus Member 2pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 8:20 AM

Wonderful V1 is a fab close up Colleen, and a great write up too, hope the news from the hospital is better today, complaining sounds like a good sign.. GrinGrinGrinGrin

Danny1970 Plus Member 261 forum postsDanny1970 vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 - 8:50 AM

Magnificent captures colleen.


AnneB50  3118 forum posts Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 9:02 AM

They look like an old married couple in V2, content in each other's company! I love the close up in V1, you obviously do much better with this lens than I did! As Barbara says Rob must be on the mend if he is complaining, it is very frustrating being stuck in hospital though.


27 Mar 2014 - 9:05 AM

bliss a snooze in the sun what more can you ask for


ali63 Plus Member 3685 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 9:09 AM

Great images, I'm glad to hear Rob is making progress Smile take time for yourself as well Colleen to relax GrinGrinGrin


Drighlynne Plus Member 455 forum postsDrighlynne vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 - 9:30 AM

Brilliant photos, how dare that fly sit on his nose!!!!GrinGrinGrin

Sounds as though Rob is feeling better, make sure he does the physio, and if he gives you hell make him do more.

Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 - 9:40 AM

Wonderful images Colleen, love V1.

Take care of yourself and best wishes to Rob.

Jenny Smile

Mollycat Plus Member 2Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 9:48 AM

Completely zonked out. Wonderful pictures Colleen. Pleased for you that your husband seems to be improving.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 9:55 AM

Oh bliss!!!!!

EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 10:05 AM

Relaxation at it's best. Best wishes for continued recovery for Rob.

Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 10:10 AM

Fine shot of this 'King of the Jungle' Colleen. He looks nice and relaxed here !!!!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 10:10 AM

I wonder what lions dream about? Lovely furry detail, Colleen.

Sorry to hear Rob's progress is taking so long, but as said above, he must be improving now he's complaining. I'm not sure I'd get Tessa to visit more than once a day though!!


Irishkate Plus Member 433 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 10:29 AM

Beautiful images with the sun shining on thse sleeping cats.
Rob will be frustrated I guess since he's usually so busy - however
he'll be so glad he's had his operation once he's home recovering.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 10:44 AM

Wonderful portrait of this Lion Colleen, typical occupation after a herd nights hunting. All the best to Rob and yourself for being by his side.

williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 2:11 PM

could do with the curlers in ..a great image


debu  5 India
27 Mar 2014 - 2:56 PM

Excellent images.

sparrowhawk Plus Member 6272 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 3:12 PM

wow v1 is superb SSSSSH don't wake him for goodness sake

SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 3:20 PM

Sleeping cats of any shape or size look so relaxed. Really sweet.

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 3:24 PM

Doing what lions are good at when not hunting - lion around!! Two wonderful images, Colleen, but do like the close-up in V1. I hadn't noticed the fly until I read your notes! Wink
Trev Smile

CarolAnnLauderdale Plus Member 1CarolAnnLauderdale vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 - 3:28 PM

Stunning images, I love V1, the light is lovely and really shows off the rich colours. Excellent close up and so detailed too.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

gss  1 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 3:54 PM

Here we come to talk about lions while. They say that Africa is somehow symmetric northern and southern extremity resembles Cape and Karoo mountains and Atlas mountains would seem to have many things in common, including lions. You have been more kind, in the South, you left some alive, but the French have not liked lions at all and in 1912 they killed the last one. (What's even more awesome is that the Romans wiped out the last lion of the current territory of Romania, lions lived then and in Europe!)
Therefore, you South-africans, be merciful, take care of them and keep them alive!
What would the Jungle do without her King ?
Beautiful two pictures of Their Majesties, as usual, otherwise.

myrab Plus Member 9myrab vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 - 4:14 PM

Love V1, he looks so relaxed.


sweetpea62 Plus Member 5sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 4:24 PM

Excellent images Colleen..Lin

27 Mar 2014 - 4:28 PM

Really impressive images Colleen. As for Rob - well men don't make good patients and tend to do a lot of complaining at the best of times. I know I do.


LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 4:54 PM

All of the above and then some.

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 5:21 PM

Doing what they do best.... it's a hard life. Smile

brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 5:39 PM

Great images of Lions in their slumbers, "Do not disturb"
Hope Rob has a speedy recovery

lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:15 PM

Great image Colleen, looks like the Lion definitely sleeps Tonight.
And thank you VERY much for your good wishesSmilex

John Smile

NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:48 PM

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.........................= Heaven.....Get well soon Rob.............GrinGrinGrinGrin

JohnoP  10
27 Mar 2014 - 7:52 PM

Fantastic Colleen....wonder what he is dreaming of....! Wishing Rob and you well! Smile John

JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 7:58 PM

Two lovely shots

ValeryAst  3 Russian Federation
27 Mar 2014 - 8:07 PM

I think that these kings of animals or are sleeping or are doing (how would it say softer ...) procreation ... all the hard work is done by lionessWink
Good set, Colleen!Smile
Regards Valery

Brian65  6 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 - 8:08 PM

So content must have had a good dinner, great capture Colleen.

brandish Plus Member 1brandish vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 - 8:51 PM

They said it all before me,reminds me of the Tate & Lyle golden syrup tin with a prone lion + flies.
Nice shots,

cheesey  9 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 - 10:42 PM

Cracking images, v1 for me a real cracker Smile.

Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 - 10:43 PM

Great shot Colleen and glad to hear of Rob's progress. Cathy

Lynniesefforts Plus Member 4Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
27 Mar 2014 - 11:45 PM

Such a handsome fellow, beautiful when asleep ! Superb images once again Colleen.

So Pleased to hear Rob is improving Smile

Lynette Grin

WesternRed Plus Member 4WesternRed vcard Australia
27 Mar 2014 - 11:47 PM

"The poor lads tired". What a wonderful capture. Well done Colleen.

ukgubbi Plus Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
28 Mar 2014 - 1:25 AM

What a laid back life?. Love it. Happy to know that Rob is recuperating. Best wishes.

prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2014 - 5:50 PM

A well earned sleep after the tiring act

Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
28 Mar 2014 - 6:46 PM

Wonderful shots... Love the light and the pose specially V1! Grin

stub197  3
29 Mar 2014 - 2:21 AM

Love this shot colleen, awesome

BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 9:26 AM

What a relaxing life they must have!Grin

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 10:43 PM

Ole Sleepyhead......enjoying the warmth of the sun: delightful shots of him and the pair in V 2.

Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2014 - 11:45 PM

Wimoweh wimoweh wimoweh wimoweh
In the Jungle the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight

Two terrific images of this magnificent beast slumbering, he looks so peaceful and contentGrin

20 Apr 2014 - 7:57 PM

This is a beautiful picture Colleen. I'd love to travel to that part of the world someday. Smile


I wish I could sleep like that.

A amazing photo.

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