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By kuipje  
Two different version from the same original. This and v2. V3 is original.
Taken in Gaia Zoo in Kerkrade (province of Limburg, Netherlands)
A very nice Zoo in the hilly country side. The rest of Holland is flat like a penny.
Most of the animals have space and not have to live in "cages". This and other pictures were made behind glass windows ( not so clean and lots of reflection)
Welcome are comments/advise/tips, as always

Title song "She" by Charles Aznavour (one of his best, special for me. "She" is my wife Bianca)

Tags: The netherlands Limburg Pets and captive animals Kerkrade Gaia Zoo

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IshanPathak 7 202 12 India
17 Jun 2014 8:43AM
A fine shot, Lovely timing and such a lovely facial expression of one of the lions.

Its a personal opinion but i would have preferred to include both the animals in the frame as its such a fine moment as you have done in V2, it will be really a shame to crop one.

Mod: A bit soft so tweaked up the tones..

Overall a ' Royal ' shot. Smile

kuipje 7 3 Netherlands
17 Jun 2014 8:57AM
Thanks Ishan for your comments & mod.
I too had mix feelings about which I should posted that's why I did both but prefer the main one because you can have good look at her face otherwise it's a bit of lost int the "big" picture. That's why I did what I didTongue
Bianca & JOs
kuipje 7 3 Netherlands
17 Jun 2014 9:04AM
You are talking about two animals but there are really three animals. "She" puts her head on her child's head. A bit hard to see but you can see his/her ears a bit.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2014 5:35PM
There are indeed three in the group, all very relaxed, and it's a lovely image of them all lying asleep together. It's a shame we can't see the face of the other one, but there was no way you could have disturbed them to get thatTongue!
So, your V2 appeals to me simply because of the grouping.

The close crop of the female in V1 has lovely detail on the mouth, nose and whiskers, but the odd little bits around her face become a bit confusing without seeing the whole picture. There is an ear bottom right, a mane far right, and a body beneath her head.

dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1879 England
18 Jun 2014 5:47PM
"She" has her eyes close, just like the singer known in some parts of the UK as Charles Aznovoice..

Other people have already said the serious things: I just like the expression.
kuipje 7 3 Netherlands
19 Jun 2014 8:45AM
Thanks Pamela & John for your comment
Pamela, Your right about the ear and the mane. With a little effort I should have removed it, but I didn't because I wanted people to know, or at least give them the idea that she wasn't alone.
John it's good that people have so many different taste. One likes Bach, Sinatra, Vera Lynn or Charles (who has a voice) Smile

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