By ColleenA
Good morning...
Thank you for the great response to my ox peckers yesterday, or as Ian called them...hooligansGrinGrin
Also a big thank you to Patty (Pentaxpatty) and Prabhas (Prabhusinha) for their UA's, so chuffed
This lioness picked up the smell off lunch as was very alert. A full zoom testing my lens capability
Have a good Friday...Grin

Tags: Lioness Wildlife and nature

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
11 Apr 2014 6:09AM
A wonderful close-up, Colleen, I hope she succeeded in capturing her lunch. Carol

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Andysnapper 11 109 25 England
11 Apr 2014 6:27AM
A super animal portrait Colleen, I would say that big old zoom was a good investment.

mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
11 Apr 2014 6:55AM
Super close up Colleen, she looks very focused on her dinner.
Great detail and sharpness in this, was it hand held or tripod?

ColleenA Plus
7 442 6 Australia
11 Apr 2014 6:58AM

Quote:Super close up Colleen, she looks very focused on her dinner.
Great detail and sharpness in this, was it hand held or tripod?

We cannot use a tripod in the open vehicle so was resting the lens on a bean bag on the roll bar in front of me...90% of the time one has to hand hold the camera as the animals are in a position where I have to turn my body or lean across the vehicle to capture them.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 6:59AM
Excellent capture of this beauty in full predatory alert.
Nigeve1 6 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 7:05AM
Excellent lioness portrait.
11 Apr 2014 7:06AM
What a very concentrated expression ! - The Sigma seems to work well !- Very good close up ,Colleen ! --- Jukka.
SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 7:25AM
Lovely capture Colleen, have a good day.Smile
11 Apr 2014 7:29AM
Great shot, Colleen. Certainly mastered your telephoto lens.

NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 7:31AM
Beautifully close up and personal, thanks for sharing Colleen.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 8:01AM
The lady looks very determined, I'm sure she didn't wait long for lunch. Superb closeup Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 8:06AM
Gosh ... that is some lens
Bet its heavy
11 Apr 2014 8:17AM
Fine close up Colleen,
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 8:25AM
A superb close-up Colleen. The title says it all.

JohnoP 14 2
11 Apr 2014 8:27AM
Beautiful close up of a determined and focused lady Colleen! Smile John
11 Apr 2014 8:29AM
In a word Wonderful Smile.
Have a good day Colleen. Grin
11 Apr 2014 8:34AM
She just looks like any kitty-cat stalking. A great capture as usual.

11 Apr 2014 8:44AM
Such an appropriate title for this excellent close up, Colleen.

brandish 6 3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 9:04AM
I really don't see how you could have bettered this shot,it is terrific,love it to bits.Well done doing what you do best.
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 9:18AM
Typical cat pose - just getting ready to strike! Great shot.
11 Apr 2014 9:46AM
Would not like to be on the receiving end of her, she means business. Great capture.

Mary Grin
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
11 Apr 2014 9:54AM
It's in the stance Colleen, she means business.
PhilT2 Plus
10 517 29 England
11 Apr 2014 10:00AM
Good close up capture Colleen..........good job she wasn't looking directly at you with such intent Wink
ali63 7 785 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 10:22AM
Excellent image she looks really alert I'm glad you kept your distance SmileSmile

ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
11 Apr 2014 11:10AM
Great shot!
Conveys the moment exactly.
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 11:15AM
A very intent looking Lioness Colleen, excellent captureSmile

11 Apr 2014 11:40AM
A terrific action image well captured

11 Apr 2014 12:55PM
Is it the same heroine seen a few days ago ?
11 Apr 2014 2:05PM
Colleen, Great image, well timed. Wouldn't want to be on the receiving end!

Brian J.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
11 Apr 2014 3:00PM
Good light on this excellent lion image!
11 Apr 2014 3:08PM
Wonderful detail and lighting on this beautiful lioness Colleen, she' on a mission! GrinGrin

Drighlynne 8 124 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 3:16PM
Clearly got her eye on something, great shot Colleen.
Mike_Smith Plus
12 610 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 3:30PM
Cracking shot again Colleen, great concentration in her face that comes across
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
11 Apr 2014 3:52PM
Very fine shot Colleen. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
BIGRY1 8 3 8 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 4:06PM
Excellent Lioness imageGrin. I always look forward to you wildlife images and will miss the 'big 5' when you leave SASad
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 158 England
11 Apr 2014 4:23PM
One focused female feline, excellent camera skills, Colleen.

11 Apr 2014 5:31PM
Wonderful close up to this lion ! Excellent capture Colleen!
Philip_H 8 77 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 5:50PM
A well captured moment in time, Colleen.

capto Plus
7 6.0k 14 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2014 6:46PM
Smashing shot, I wouldn't like to be what she is looking at.Smile
xwang 10 56 8
11 Apr 2014 7:42PM
Beautiful shot. Wonderful detail, colour and light....
10 10 10 England
11 Apr 2014 8:36PM
The perfect title for a superb capture.
11 Apr 2014 10:54PM
What a lovely shot Colleen. Hope Rob is well. Cathy
11 Apr 2014 11:49PM
Fabulous capture and good title
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 12:28AM
Beautiful Colleen and well done with that long lens. It must be a beast to carry.
Kate GrinGrin
Franko59 8 3 2 England
13 Apr 2014 8:16AM
Wow! Awesome! And any other phrase that springs to mind! This is as good as it gets! With kit you are using which I would rate as a good enthusiast's outfit you could show a thing or two to some so called professionals with their big 2.8 lenses. This is a natural study without all the photoshop dressing and the mammoth price tags of professional equipment. Very well done!!Wink
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2014 3:01AM
Great capure... You can see her all on alert mode! Well seen.
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
17 Apr 2014 10:57PM
A terrific image of this beautiful big cat, she looks completely focused on her objective

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