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By EmmaG_M
Yet another from my trip to knowsley.

This young male lion was lay in the grass watching the younger cubs. He looked so regal, I hope one day to go back and see him all grown up.

I shall upload the original as a mod so you can compare.

I cropped it square making the lion central, I then cloned out anything distracting in the background, such as an orange spot to the left (another lions leg) and a sign post to the back, I then added some grass to the right of the lion so the focus was entirely on the lions face and head.

I sharpened up the eyes, nose and mouth and removed the slightly green colour cast using hue map. I then removed the noise, which lost some of the fur detail which is annoying but overall it works, well I think it does anyway!

All thoughts and critique welcome!

Tags: Digitally manipulated Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: motorsportpictures, Lorraine_Wallace, rocky41 and 11 more

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motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
25 May 2009 10:33AM
Stunning portrait, so well detailed.

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bazmo 12 6 United Kingdom
25 May 2009 10:56AM
Nice shot, well positioned, I took the liberty of altering a few bits, took out the distracting grass around the face etc, but lovely portrait of the Jungle King. Well done.
chensuriashi Plus
14 321 18 England
25 May 2009 11:08AM
Nice shot, I did a mod, was trying to get the fear factor across with the mod, these cats will eat you given a chance of course...Chen.
Wilmot 11 338 1 United Kingdom
25 May 2009 11:15AM
Fab shot
Morpyre Plus
15 1.6k 8 Wales
25 May 2009 11:43AM
he certainly is a fine beast and you have captured him wonderfully. the square format works perfectly and i like the way the surrounding green makes him stand out even more. if i was ever an animal i would be one of these as i have the hairstyle for it already - a lion or alternatively a crocodile Grin

peter "morpyre" turner
bpearson3 11 1 England
26 May 2009 12:29AM
Lovely capture of this formidable creature.
Well composed.

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