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Lioness and cub Masai Mara, Kenya

By mikewatson
This photo was taken early morning after finding a large pride of lions, which she was seperate from.
There were four cubs altogether but this one got the special treatment of having a free ride.
The photo has been taken in raw and then used Camera raw and Photoshop slightly to enhance it.
All comments welcome please.

Tags: Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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kazza12 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 5:17PM
love the way the mother carrrys her baby great shot regards karenSmileSmile
2 Oct 2012 5:49PM
Great capture, very well done. Jeff
beautiful capture love it.GrinGrinGrinGrin
This is really special. Glad I saw it. =)
banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3492 Canada
2 Oct 2012 7:40PM
Wonderful scene and well captured.

As good as it is, - it can look better with some contrast, - its a little flat, meaning the blacks are not quite black. In ACR if you side the blacks slider a little to the left you will get the effect.

Composition with more space in front and at top makes it special. I added canvas in these areas anc cloved in the background, and the result is a 10 X 8 asect ratio image, in the mod.



Regards


Willie
Sooty_1 6 1.5k 219 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2012 12:06AM
Willie's mod improves the contrast (not sure about the cloning though...Tongue). My only other crit is the closeness of the front paw to the edge of the frame. Otherwise, great shot.

Nick
banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3492 Canada
3 Oct 2012 12:10AM
Its the content aware fill feature Nick, Im playing with it, - sometimes it does a great job, some tomes like this, but its as an example, - I dont spend a huge amount of time on the mods. Mike could do way better with the right amount of time.


Willie
Sooty_1 6 1.5k 219 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2012 12:50AM
Just saying Willie....your stuff is usually much better!

Nick
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2012 1:24PM
Great shot, like Nick I would prefer to see all of the paws on the ground and a little bit away from the edge.

Frank
banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3492 Canada
3 Oct 2012 6:35PM
Thanks Nick!

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