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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 .....

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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

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CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
26 Apr 2010 8:13AM
An excellent close-up, Colin, showing so much detail (including the need for a good teeth clean!). Carol
26 Apr 2010 8:13AM
Looks like a warning keep back but very well captured hope you still have all your fingers etc.
fentiger 20 920 24 England
26 Apr 2010 8:14AM
A very different take but it works.

accipiter 12 61 England
26 Apr 2010 8:14AM
Great close up! A
morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 8:20AM
Morning Colin, this is very definitely to my taste, superb detail and composition, beautifully captured.

wideangler 12 8 Wales
26 Apr 2010 8:31AM
Too close for comfort! Great detailed shot.
maggieh 13 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.
saeidNL 12 3 Netherlands
26 Apr 2010 8:43AM
Morning Colin
Different close-up with super setail ,very well taken.
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 8:45AM
wow what big teeth you have here ..... Wink

pluckyfilly 15 351 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 12 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!.
26 Apr 2010 9:22AM
Morning Colin - That's close, well taken !

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,
nickyv32 14 135 England
26 Apr 2010 9:39AM
That reminds me, I need to ring the dentist, great (very close) close up...

Nicky Smile
User_Removed 12 80 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 9:50AM
Wonderful detail
colmar 14 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 14 47 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 10:03AM
fine capture
sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 10:18AM
a bit too close for comfort for me but it's a superb shot
Lillian Plus
12 23 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.
milky 18 5 Wales
26 Apr 2010 10:52AM
Great image bit close for me ,Excellent shot------=Milky
jaktis Plus
18 84 Sweden
26 Apr 2010 11:12AM
That is close

imagio 15 12 1 England
26 Apr 2010 12:23PM
Excellkent close Up Colin

mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
26 Apr 2010 12:44PM
I love these two big ''maulers'' Colin !!
Good close up.
26 Apr 2010 12:52PM
great detail Colin still got both hands lol
derekhansen 13 210 24 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 12:56PM
Like the crop Colin. Excellent shot.
PaulLiley 12 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 17 640 17
26 Apr 2010 1:10PM
A frighteningly good close up Colin.
Jekaro 12 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 1:15PM
A fabulous close up capture, Colin.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2475 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 2:27PM
Soft and sharp - very effective observation of telling details.
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
26 Apr 2010 2:33PM
Too close for comfort Colin but the whisker detail is superb.
gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 3:27PM
An excellently detailed close up Colin, well captured.
Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 3:41PM
Detail spot on Colin, love it.
Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
26 Apr 2010 3:42PM
Up close and personal Colin, fantastic shot.
Billyray 14 70 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 3:57PM
Wow Colin, that is really close, a cracking shot.
Neeka 12 16 Wales
26 Apr 2010 4:20PM
Wonderful, wonderful image!!!! Love the crop.
26 Apr 2010 4:31PM
great shot Colin. WOW thats some teeth on display!
colmar 14 42 35 Scotland
26 Apr 2010 4:49PM
Thanks Necia for the mod , yes they had just had a almost live feed ! Colin
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
26 Apr 2010 4:57PM
Whiskers and teeth ... superb!

Evgenya 11 Russian Federation
26 Apr 2010 5:15PM
Excellent close-up, Colin.
Regards Evgenya
SteveMoulding 12 3 7 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 5:53PM
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.
DanielD 11 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 6:02PM
Wanderful detail image, Colin - very well observation of Steve.

jools59 12 4 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 6:56PM
Great close-up Colin...Jools
borrower 12 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.
Roly 14 Wales
26 Apr 2010 8:53PM
Super close up Colin.Well taken.
26 Apr 2010 9:00PM
Brilliant close up and detail.
astyag 14 12
26 Apr 2010 9:42PM
Talking about the close up... What a magnifying close up!!! well done, brilliant stuff Colin, nice composition
gerrymac 14 10 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 9:52PM
Diff. and pretty effective...a brave crop
26 Apr 2010 10:10PM
Detail is amazing in this, Colin, very original, like it a lot!
gary_d 14 576 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 15 5 12 Wales
27 Apr 2010 3:32AM
Super sharp close-up.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 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 15 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 12 60 19 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2010 11:16AM
My what large teeth you have! Fantastic capture Colin.
ChiliMan 15 135 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?)

27 Apr 2010 4:25PM
different Colin, but good maybe a tad more beak would help click
Phil1958 13 272 4 Wales
27 Apr 2010 5:45PM
Talk about close - superb shot Colin,

xwang 12 56 8
27 Apr 2010 5:56PM
Beautiful colour,light and texture.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2010 6:07PM
Love it as it is .....
Richsr 14 91 223 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 15 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 15 222 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,

Canadiann 12 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.
30 Apr 2010 4:39PM
Gives me the shivers ! great photography .gill
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
1 May 2010 10:27AM
amazing !
heids 12 1 1 Scotland
2 May 2010 9:03PM
What a close up! Great detail.
Lilin 11
28 May 2010 12:17PM
Great close up with lots of detail. Try to get the eye next time darling.

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