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Closer

By colmar  
Good Morning,
A close up using the sigma and tc through the fence of this beautiful big Barbary Lioness, I appreciate that it won't be to everyones taste .... but I like the outcome hence here it is , straight out the camera. Will be playing catch up later with viewing and comments very busy today .....

I urge large and for window users f11 and ctrl+ ..... for mac user large and cmd+

Many thanks for the comment and votes on Help! ,and indeed a few other images , all votes and positive comment that can encourage and improve are gratefully received and truly appreciated. Colin and Mari

Tags: Close Kent Colmar Lion Port Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Lympne

Voters: CarolG, KevinWalsham, fentiger and 91 more

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CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
26 Apr 2010 8:13AM
An excellent close-up, Colin, showing so much detail (including the need for a good teeth clean!). Carol

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26 Apr 2010 8:13AM
Looks like a warning keep back but very well captured hope you still have all your fingers etc.
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
26 Apr 2010 8:14AM
A very different take but it works.

Albert
26 Apr 2010 8:14AM
Great close up! A
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 8:20AM
Morning Colin, this is very definitely to my taste, superb detail and composition, beautifully captured.

Hugh
26 Apr 2010 8:31AM
Too close for comfort! Great detailed shot.
maggieh 7 4 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 8:41AM
I can almost smell her breath - don't know if that's a good thing.
Great close up full ofdetail.
maggie
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
26 Apr 2010 8:43AM
Morning Colin
Different close-up with super setail ,very well taken.
saeid
Mynett 7 142 6 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 8:45AM
wow what big teeth you have here ..... Wink

Linda
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 9:02AM
in doing a photo like this Colin (hope you wont mind me mentioning) you need the nose in full (its cut short) you also need the teeth with slightly more room, if needed a little of the bottom jaw as well and less of the head to the left but a great idea to be practised upon will make a better shot next time, might also be worth including the eye

AND I am one of the biggest offenders I am not practised enough myself but think it was worth pointing out
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 9:03AM
Love the pattern detail of the whiskers here, yep I know I see patterns everywhere!Wink Wouldn't want to be this close without the fencing. Super closeup, gnashers an' all!.
Barbara
26 Apr 2010 9:22AM
Morning Colin - That's close, well taken !

Chris
26 Apr 2010 9:32AM
Well taken shot, but I think It would be better with less of a tight crop. As Ann said above, with the teeth, nose and eyes in the frame,
Alan
nickyv32 8 135 England
26 Apr 2010 9:39AM
That reminds me, I need to ring the dentist, great (very close) close up...

Nicky Smile
PinkK 6 80 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 9:50AM
Wonderful detail
Kaleena
colmar 8 42 35 Scotland
26 Apr 2010 9:54AM
I certainly here what your saying Alan and Ann, however this is a full frame shot uncropped I simply liked the outcome on the big screen , but points taken for future as I will always be able to visit the Port Lympne Park .... Colin
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 10:03AM
fine capture
regards
Yung
26 Apr 2010 10:18AM
a bit too close for comfort for me but it's a superb shot
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 10:36AM
Wow, he sure needs some dentist work, or maybe just the toothpaste if anyone has the courage to get up close and personal!
I like this close up so well done to you both.
Lillian
26 Apr 2010 10:52AM
Great image bit close for me ,Excellent shot------=Milky
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
26 Apr 2010 11:12AM
That is close

Peter
imagio 9 12 1 England
26 Apr 2010 12:23PM
Excellkent close Up Colin

Bernie
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
26 Apr 2010 12:44PM
I love these two big ''maulers'' Colin !!
Good close up.
Mick.
26 Apr 2010 12:52PM
great detail Colin still got both hands lol
jj
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 12:56PM
Like the crop Colin. Excellent shot.
Derek
PaulLiley 6 2 13 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 1:05PM
Wow those teeth. That's really up close and personal. Like the crop concentrating on the whiskers and teeth. i personally think if you included anything else it would distract from those areas. Nice one Colin. Paul
danbrann Plus
11 576 16
26 Apr 2010 1:10PM
A frighteningly good close up Colin.
26 Apr 2010 1:15PM
A fabulous close up capture, Colin.
Roy
mrswoolybill Plus
9 877 1436 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 2:27PM
Soft and sharp - very effective observation of telling details.
Moira
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
26 Apr 2010 2:33PM
Too close for comfort Colin but the whisker detail is superb.
Joan.
gingerdelight 9 298 11 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 3:27PM
An excellently detailed close up Colin, well captured.
Carol
Brian65 6 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 3:41PM
Detail spot on Colin, love it.
Brian
Bob_V 8 1 2 United States
26 Apr 2010 3:42PM
Up close and personal Colin, fantastic shot.
Bob
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 3:57PM
Wow Colin, that is really close, a cracking shot.
Ray
Neeka 7 16 Wales
26 Apr 2010 4:20PM
Wonderful, wonderful image!!!! Love the crop.
~Necia~
26 Apr 2010 4:31PM
great shot Colin. WOW thats some teeth on display!
Rob
colmar 8 42 35 Scotland
26 Apr 2010 4:49PM
Thanks Necia for the mod , yes they had just had a almost live feed ! Colin
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
26 Apr 2010 4:57PM
Whiskers and teeth ... superb!

Ann
26 Apr 2010 5:15PM
Excellent close-up, Colin.
Regards Evgenya
I agree with some of the above comments, although not cropped the comp is too tight IMHO. The detail is all there and perfectly sharp but no character. Sorry but I do think the eyes are an integral part of any animal portrait.
Steve.
DanielD 6 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 6:02PM
Wanderful detail image, Colin - very well observation of Steve.

Dan
jools59 7 4 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 6:56PM
Great close-up Colin...Jools
borrower 6 4 England
26 Apr 2010 8:10PM
Blimey Colin, theres close and there's close, this is a corker...
Would not like a nip off him... excellent.
Louise
Roly 8 Wales
26 Apr 2010 8:53PM
Super close up Colin.Well taken.
26 Apr 2010 9:00PM
Brilliant close up and detail.
Christine
astyag 8 12
26 Apr 2010 9:42PM
Talking about the close up... What a magnifying close up!!! well done, brilliant stuff Colin, nice composition
Astyag
gerrymac 8 10 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 9:52PM
Diff. and pretty effective...a brave crop
Gerry
26 Apr 2010 10:10PM
Detail is amazing in this, Colin, very original, like it a lot!
Dave.
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
26 Apr 2010 11:52PM
Wow this is close Colin, a super shot, By the way I have spare camera's and have tried to get her interested but no luck, she prefers to sit and read. - gary
Brilane 9 5 12 Wales
27 Apr 2010 3:32AM
Super sharp close-up.
Brian
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2010 8:19AM
Excellent close-up. I have that lens too - I'll try to get something as good as this with it.
goso 9 2 1 Australia
27 Apr 2010 8:22AM
Fangs for this one Col - well done - I'm glad we don't have these running around the bush here...Bill
Adderwatcher 6 60 19 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2010 11:16AM
My what large teeth you have! Fantastic capture Colin.
Scott
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
27 Apr 2010 2:47PM
This may not be to everyone's taste but I'm pretty darn sure we're all to HIS taste.

I actually thinks this works, Colin. It's a completely new and unique take on lions, this kind of close-up.

Perhaps it could do with some contrast and deepening of shadows, though, 'cos it looks a bit 'snowy'. Might have also worked better with a complete nose.

But who nose...hohoho (you're going to feed me to the lions now, aren't you?)

Andrew
27 Apr 2010 4:25PM
different Colin, but good maybe a tad more beak would help click
Phil1958 7 272 4 Wales
27 Apr 2010 5:45PM
Talk about close - superb shot Colin,

Phil
xwang 6 32 7
27 Apr 2010 5:56PM
Beautiful colour,light and texture.
xiaoli
27 Apr 2010 6:07PM
Love it as it is .....
Richsr Plus
9 90 220 England
27 Apr 2010 6:50PM
Interesting close up almost abstract - good details.
Regards Richard
28 Apr 2010 2:15AM
Great image, liked the velvet finish of her body. Very vivid details. Very well captured.
JimV 9 6 3 Canada
28 Apr 2010 4:50AM
That's a lot closer than I want to be to her Colin, have been trying to picture it in the light of some ot the above comments, can't decide if they have any validity........or not!
Rgds., Jim
PS. Leaning towards the latter Smile
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
29 Apr 2010 3:14AM
A definite viewing in LARGE,
A close up thats close enough,,Lol.
Love the colour in the whiskers,a nice take on this fine beast,

Lovely tones and textures,


Aidan,,
Canadiann 6 2 Canada
29 Apr 2010 6:10PM
Well Colin it has all been said, so just a quick catch up and to say I think you did a really great shot and I wish I could do things like this.
Regards
Ann
30 Apr 2010 4:39PM
Gives me the shivers ! great photography .gill
1 May 2010 10:27AM
amazing !
heids 6 1 1 Scotland
2 May 2010 9:03PM
What a close up! Great detail.
Lilin 5
28 May 2010 12:17PM
Great close up with lots of detail. Try to get the eye next time darling.

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