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The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Location: Toronto Zoo, Ontario
Date: Nov 18, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2007

One of my personal favorites from 2006. Shot at the Toronto Zoo this past November.

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 712
Avg (all users): 7.1201
Avg (commenters): 8.4565
Avg (participants): 7.0494
Avg (non-participants): 7.3158
Views since voting: 7701
Views during voting: 615
Votes: 358
Comments: 58
Favorites: 25 (view)


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04/15/2007 11:05:21 AM
I just came across this Laura. What a great capture (image). Wow! those lions never pose for me like this :). Nice job and congrats on the high finish.

Message edited by author 2007-04-15 11:06:09.
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01/26/2007 11:05:15 PM
WOW - great finish! Such a wonderful image.
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01/26/2007 10:29:46 PM
What a great capture, congrats.
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01/26/2007 09:37:39 PM
I said it before, and I'll say it again - this is amazing!
Congrats on getting in the top 20 with this one, and was a good thing too,
as 3 simple faiths on your home page would have been just a tad over the edge..
:))
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01/26/2007 09:13:36 AM
one of the best, well done my friend!
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01/26/2007 07:30:10 AM
Wow! It certainly is one of my favorites too! Just added it! Congratulations on this amazing finish and score! But also for the amazing photo!
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01/26/2007 05:56:14 AM
This is just a great photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 09:49:12 PM
well done...a close up worthy of framing and staring at...
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01/25/2007 11:33:15 AM
Nice capture - Beautiful shot!
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01/25/2007 03:41:16 AM
Now that is close, and I love the details and textures of the lion.....
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01/24/2007 11:28:09 PM
Awesome shot. It feels like you could reach out and pet him. Great job.
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01/24/2007 10:26:44 PM
exquisite. nothing else to say.
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01/24/2007 10:12:51 PM
Beautifully captured!
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01/24/2007 01:04:30 PM
Great lighting and sharp focus. I like the feeling of this shot. Nice.
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01/23/2007 08:37:43 PM
Oh how cuddlely. What a stunning photo.. This had better be in the tops.
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01/23/2007 02:07:20 PM
A different sort of lion shot....a really big kitty cat in this. Awesome detail.
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01/23/2007 10:09:02 AM
Lions ALWAYS sleep. Good shot btw.
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01/23/2007 05:52:02 AM
Excellent light and detail
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01/22/2007 02:27:47 PM
Excellent portrait. Great lighting and detail in the fur and whiskers.
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01/22/2007 01:58:05 PM
Very good portrait of this lion. the details in the fur are great. Well done.
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01/22/2007 01:34:48 PM
Nice and peacuful, you don't see lions like that often.
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01/22/2007 12:15:31 PM
Stunning light. Gets my vote for a ribbon.
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01/21/2007 06:12:59 PM
great texture... i feel like i can touch it
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01/21/2007 04:43:29 PM
Aw, what a perfect shot of a lion. Composition, color, clarity, yada yada. All very good. He looks cuddly :]
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01/20/2007 08:07:57 AM
Great shot.
I think it might have looked abit more natural if we could see alittle of his environment, perhaps the floor beneath him, but it's really a brilliant shot.
You captured him so truthfully.
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01/19/2007 09:50:56 PM
WoW! Beautifully done! You can almost feel the softness. He looks so friendly and relaxed.
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01/19/2007 09:45:20 PM
Great example of fill the frame
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01/19/2007 06:29:31 PM
Wow this is a great photo great sharpness.
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01/19/2007 01:20:23 PM
Wow! Great image! Excellent textures!
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01/19/2007 07:41:26 AM
Amazing detail. 10
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01/18/2007 07:55:33 PM
Fantastic image! Just beautiful - I wouldn't change a thing! Back to bump you up - a rare 10 from me. Adding to favorites.
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01/18/2007 11:26:40 AM
Beautiful warm tones , excellent focus !
my vote 9
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01/18/2007 02:30:34 AM
You could lose the border but other than that the picture/lighting/expression/ etc. are very, very, compelling. 8 for now.
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01/17/2007 12:35:53 PM
Fabulous. Love the rich colors and the little glint in his eye.
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01/17/2007 06:36:10 AM
excellent
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01/16/2007 12:46:27 PM
great sharpness. I like the full frame.
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01/15/2007 11:44:41 PM
King of the jungle and yet the peacefulness shows thru very well. 10
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01/15/2007 07:04:44 PM
Phenomenal. Great color and textures. Ribbon?
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01/15/2007 11:05:49 AM
Lighting excellent, subject magnificent, focus spot on. This shot has impact. Very good.
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01/15/2007 10:38:56 AM
He doesn't look sleepy, he looks so sad! Great shot! 10
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01/15/2007 10:27:50 AM
Beautiful
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01/14/2007 04:09:50 PM
Great shot. The detail and sharpness is well done. Good Luck.
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01/14/2007 03:32:58 PM
This deserves Full marks from Me.
I know its a Tame Lion if there is such a Thing !
I Find your image very appealing because of the Focus and Contrast
and processing that is evident.
Well Done.
Cheers.
Joe
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01/14/2007 06:15:08 AM
did you tuck him in? a great image
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01/13/2007 07:13:13 PM
I can't find anything wrong with this photo, nice capture! 9.
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01/13/2007 04:55:41 PM
Sweet!
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01/13/2007 04:25:01 PM
Beautiful colours
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01/13/2007 12:03:00 PM
Beautiful portrait - the composition, with it's tight crop excluding some of his head really works - his own body is almost like a frame to the details of his face and front paw - makes the viewer feel like we're right there with him.
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01/13/2007 10:25:08 AM
Very nice, great detail, love his expression.
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01/13/2007 02:41:17 AM
Oh this is amazing! The deep tones and pose are perfection.
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01/13/2007 01:19:21 AM
Perfect!! 10!!
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01/12/2007 10:16:31 PM
I love this especially his paws. Makes you feel like you could go up to him and skritch him behind the ears... but I wouldn't.
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01/12/2007 09:09:30 PM
Wonderful focus and color tones in this. Love the way his one eye is barely open peering out from his slumber. Nicely done!
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01/12/2007 11:42:29 AM
this is awesome. love it, one of the best lion shots. the tones, the light the crop 10
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01/12/2007 11:15:34 AM
WOW love the catchlight in his eye. Great tones.
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01/12/2007 08:19:02 AM
A highly impressive portrait with perfect composition. Esp. I like, that you did not capture the usual expression of dangerousness. The lion looks harmless and innocent here. Thanks for sharing and good luck in the challenge!
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01/12/2007 02:46:57 AM
Amazing shot, very strong well done image. 10
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01/12/2007 02:00:04 AM
What a way to make a beast seem so tender and tame. I'd not make that assumption however if I were approaching this animal in real life! I'd soon sorely regret it. Great job on this one!
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