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Hear Me Roar
SandyP


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Challenge: Duotones IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Animals in Captivity
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: San Antonio Zoo
Date: Jun 11, 2009
Aperture: F5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2009

This week, I was all caught up on event and work pictures, so I decided to spend the week taking pictures of things I love -- just for me. So of course, I ended up visiting my friends at the zoo. For me, they aren't just ZOO animals -- I feel like I KNOW these animals. And I know a few of them recognize me too. The elephant and the rhino for sure, and I realized this week, the lions do too. Course, being aloof cats -- I think it was just my long camera lens that had them curious. I caught them cuddling earlier in the week, but they were too far back to get a good enough quality. So I went back just about every day hoping for another cuddle picture closer up. No such luck. But towards the end of the week, when I came, the male looked right at me, then walked right up to the edge and started roaring. I think he was talking to me :)

Here's one of the outtakes that I was hoping I could catch closer up :(
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Statistics
Place: 5 out of 253
Avg (all users): 6.8984
Avg (commenters): 8.0833
Avg (participants): 6.7195
Avg (non-participants): 7.2174
Views since voting: 3038
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 128
Comments: 35
Favorites: 7 (view)


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06/28/2009 09:43:34 PM
Wonderful image Once again very inspiring!!
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06/22/2009 05:58:03 PM
SWEET!! Congrats Sandy! I knew you'd do well with this one. =)
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06/22/2009 04:06:29 PM
Tell us the truth... You can communicate with animals, can't you? Great shot!
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06/22/2009 12:25:37 PM
Wow, Sandy! Stunning detail! Super well done. Congrats on 4th.
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06/22/2009 11:33:05 AM
Wow...he just looks so fluffy and soft! Congrats on your Top 5 placement!
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06/22/2009 09:09:39 AM
Congrats Sandy on your Top five. Beautiful tones and texture in the fur. :)
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06/22/2009 09:08:44 AM
Sandy, this is just perfect. The details are unreal. Congratulations on the 5th!
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06/22/2009 06:45:16 AM
Hey Sandy. 5th is good enough. x congrats
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06/22/2009 04:52:45 AM
Perfection! Congrats on 5th place, Sandy. Fabulous work.
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06/22/2009 12:53:01 AM
Congratulations Sandy!!! This is a magnificent entry and well worth top honors!!
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06/22/2009 12:28:29 AM
Sorry you didn't get a ribbon but you did get a star! And only two votes below a 5. That shows universal appeal, excellent photography, and a deft touch at processing. Congrats!
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06/22/2009 12:20:12 AM
Your lion should have roared a little louder, great finish Sandy....
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06/22/2009 12:17:22 AM
Sandy...such a stunning picture...excellent!!
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06/22/2009 12:13:08 AM
Originally posted by Jutilda:

HEE HEE - you got the magic touch as always. Congrats.


Always knew this was yours Sandy. Brilliant !!

oops! hiccup with my internet , apologies with the double posting.

Message edited by author 2009-06-22 00:13:54.
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06/22/2009 12:12:24 AM
Originally posted by Jutilda:

HEE HEE - you got the magic touch as always. Congrats.


Always knew this was yours Sandy. Brilliant !!
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06/22/2009 12:11:09 AM
congrats on the HM sandy & this amazing portrait .. :)
no-one does it like you .. !!..:)
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06/22/2009 12:08:53 AM
HEE HEE - you got the magic touch as always. Congrats.
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06/22/2009 12:06:28 AM
Yay Sandy! I love how it looks like he's about to pucker up and give a big kiss. Congrats on getting a great shot and coming in 5th place!
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06/22/2009 12:04:41 AM
I loved (and still do) the processing of the fur - just perfect!
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06/22/2009 12:02:40 AM
Oh! Congratulations, Sandy, on a beautiful, majestic image and on your HM!

I'm so very proud of you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/18/2009 07:46:28 PM
mmm probably a crop on the left side was a better choice. the photograph is composed from right to left perhaps this is a bit unusual(but not an error!) as my personal opinion reflect the image around the vertical could be a good idea for a better result
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06/18/2009 12:43:11 AM
Perfect focus! Actually, gotta say it's just about perfect all the way around. 10
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06/17/2009 08:32:20 PM
lovely! 10
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06/17/2009 08:43:52 AM
Simply fabulous!
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06/16/2009 07:56:45 PM
very, very good...excellent focus and detail
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06/16/2009 02:39:43 PM
Great details...
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06/16/2009 02:40:50 AM
Superb shot!!! Beautiful tones, fantastic detail and composition
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06/15/2009 04:12:12 PM
What a fabulous shot And,Such great detail.
I love the watchful gaze.
This is My fav of favs in this challenge!!
Good Luck:-)
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06/15/2009 04:00:01 PM
SandyP? Has her signature grace, softness (yet perfectly sharp) and elegance. Lovely composition, and makes me want to reach out and pet that fur! (But I won't - I want to keep my hand, thanks.)
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06/15/2009 12:50:47 PM
Stunning textures. Nice treatment. Great shot all the way around
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06/15/2009 12:05:09 PM
He looks so smooth and silky that I want to pet him! May I keep him???? GREAT work you have done with this! Editing and composition, top notch! Curious to some editing steps. Very good!
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06/15/2009 12:02:42 PM
wonder if I should congratulate you now.. this is so awesome.. my only 10
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06/15/2009 07:28:26 AM
could be a case of "Watch me Win"! ....great stuff
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06/15/2009 12:30:53 AM
I'm sure folks will look past the background, the profile is fantastic. Good luck.
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06/15/2009 12:13:23 AM
just looking thru this challenge and came on this brilliant image ...
its such a gorgeous process .. the hair .. i feel i could almost reach out and feel the texture .. congrats on something wonderful .. :)
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