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All these people! why do they want me to yawn?
Another from the WHF in Kent, so many beautiful Big Cat's there, spoilt for choices on which to photograph...

Thank you all for the great comments and clicks on my Tiger shot.

Today a set and the last is a 'grab shot' at end of the day where this man was being licked and purred to with the lions....so brave! and trusting! Just look and judge for yourself.... Trust...wonderful word/meaning!

Enjoy your weekend


Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:canon 55-250mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:So Exhausting!
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:26 Jun 2010 - 9:14 AM
Tags:General, Kent, Lions, Pets / captive animals, Whf, Wildlife / nature
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26 Jun 2010 - 9:18 AM

Great photo, good detail on all the hair and i certainly wouldnt want to be on the other end of those teeth Tongue

Cor  6 Belgium
26 Jun 2010 - 9:28 AM

So well spotted and taken !!!

saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 9:47 AM

Wonderful set of image,very well taken and presented,V1 And V2 are my favorite,

maggieh  7 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 - 9:48 AM

That tongue is a prize specimen. Great set of images and thanks for the reminder of the trust betwen man and animal. I still don't think I could do that.

W1ldside  5 United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 9:51 AM

Tonite Matthew I am Gonna be ....
Kenneth Williams!
Great Fun

andymark  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 9:59 AM

just amazing love it

26 Jun 2010 - 10:18 AM

V1 superb capture and i also love the expression you have captured in V2 terrific click


Wow, amazing set, superb work!!!!!!

26 Jun 2010 - 10:42 AM

wonderful images, there is trust and it's mutual, it seems, though I can't help feeling that there is a good deal of risk involved!

andylea  737 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 10:58 AM

fantastic set of captures lillian brilliant detail and colours v1 for me today a stunner nice one Wink

EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 11:01 AM

As images it is V1 and V2 for me, but the remaining images are fascinating to see. Extraordinary seeing man and beasts together like that.


Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 11:13 AM

When I looked at V1 Lillian I was about to say I hope you were stood well back- but then I looked at V4 and half expected to see you stroking the beast!!! Incredible. I have heard of such things but never seen it quite like that.

gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 11:23 AM

V1 and 2 are amazing images Lillian, in the others trust is a wonderful thing but it would only take a moment. - gary

bluetitblue Plus Member 6bluetitblue vcard United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 - 11:36 AM

Nice one Lillian

pamelajean Critique Team 9930 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1755 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 1:20 PM

V1 is a cracker, but the others worried me a bit, very interesting to see though.

EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 1:33 PM

V2 is my favourite today Lillian - a great set but you have caught a lovely expression in that image.

Daisymaye Plus Member 7Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 2:00 PM

Four great shots Lillian. All superb, can't imagine being right iside the cage with them. .........Sandy

Techno  71311 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 2:11 PM

Wonderful series of shots, trust me not to do that!


Amazing set here, v2 my favourite but all very high standard.
Very well captured.
Well done Ricky.

SlowSong Plus Member 75489 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 3:14 PM

Oh isn't he gorgeous, and looks so healthy too. I love the colour of his fur. But that bloke's gotta be a bit conkers IMHO. Smile

Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 3:47 PM

I have to say at this point, that the chap was inside a fenced off part and not in the cage...also the lions had been bought up with him on the scene..and he has recently become aquainted with them again! a very knowledgable man where these two were concerned...He like the lions is a very 'gentle person'
Thank you for all the concern for him and my comments today..appreciated

pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 4:06 PM

great set

rpba18205 Plus Member 5rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 4:15 PM

Great set. Superb timing in V1.

Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 4:52 PM

A great set - v1 takes the prize - excellent detail and timing

johnjones  6 England
26 Jun 2010 - 5:14 PM

What a great set Lillian and v1 love it.

danbrann Plus Member 11544 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 5:47 PM

A super set with V1 being my favourite Lillian. Excellent photography.

26 Jun 2010 - 6:01 PM

V1 is so brilliant, but there is something about 3 & 4 for me, the chap is so at ease with them and you can see how much he loves them - well done for capturing that moment. Ann

Jo12  5 England
26 Jun 2010 - 7:06 PM

Excellent set of pics, love V1 - very well captured!

baclark  63740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 9:22 PM

Superb set Lillian, makes me yawn to look at him, what a tongue! Love the images with guy, very special to see that.

goso  9 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 9:27 PM

You've done it again Lillian; a grand set on these magnificent animals...Bill

MandyD Plus Member 616777215 forum postsMandyD vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 9:48 PM

Wonderful set Lillian, great captures, especially v1!

Gezina  9 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2010 - 10:58 PM

Lovely set he almost look sweet in V2 - the butter can't melt expression - Ina

Brilane  9 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2010 - 2:49 AM

Superb shots, majestic animals.

Evgenya  5 Russian Federation
27 Jun 2010 - 5:41 AM

Regards Evgenya

metro074 Plus Member 5metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2010 - 5:46 AM

What a wonderful thing to winteness Lillan. Love V1 & 2. 3 & 4 is pure love and trust. Well presented

Mynett  7142 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2010 - 7:00 AM


my word Lillian, these are superb v1 what big teeth you have my dear.... v2 that is such a smug look.... he must have seen the event the other day.... lol... Smile I still chuckle when I think of that pounce. and as for 3-4 well what can I say - total madness.....

Linda x

27 Jun 2010 - 8:13 AM

this is a magnificent series of shots

27 Jun 2010 - 1:51 PM

A super set of pictures well done.


TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2010 - 5:57 PM

Terrific set, Lillian, wouldn't want to fall inside that mouth!
TrevB Smile

lianna  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2010 - 8:13 PM

A wonderful set Lillian, love v2 the expression is just perfect with the hint of a smile... and v1, well what can i say other than perfect!!! looks like you had a very rewarding day x x

Ruthannette Plus Member 8Ruthannette vcard England
28 Jun 2010 - 8:27 PM

What a fantastic day you had Lillian, such great images. I love that tongue and the expression in V2, beautiful.


Canadiann  5 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2010 - 4:50 PM

Fantastic set Lillian as always, but do have to say I enjoyed the versions 3 and 4 simply because of the closeness with the human beings these shots portray. I wish we could all do things like this. I think it is so sad the distance between humans and animals.

GarrathE  7 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2010 - 8:31 PM

Lynne has this theory that German Shepherds have tongues six inches (15cm) too long for their gobs. I see the theory applies to lions too!

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