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Portrait of a Lioness
Portrait of a Lioness

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Calgary Zoo
Date: Aug 9, 2009
Aperture: f/5.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2009

My wife and I were married at the Calgary Zoo on August 9, 2008. To celebrate our one year anniversary we returned.
The gardens where the ceremony took place are still there but the building our reception was in is being renovated.

Its funny but my wife threatened to walk back down the aisle if she saw my little red backpack anywhere near the zoo on the day of our wedding. Not only did I get to bring my camera bag with me but she encouraged me to take a lot of pictures this time around. I'm still happy I married her :)

This was one of my favorites from the day. I will be really disappointed if doesn't get a 6+

Post processing:
In Lightroom 2
Adjusted levels
Some dodging and burning
cloned out a bit of blurred out fence above her head
Converted to black and white in Nik Efex Pro
Exported to TIFF. Resize and USM applied in PSP XI

Place: 195 out of 414
Avg (all users): 5.5746
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.5566
Avg (non-participants): 5.6429
Views since voting: 559
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 134
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2009 11:23:16 PM
Lovely portrait. great texture and light.
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09/05/2009 03:19:00 PM
I think her name is Carmen. Wonderful picture!
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09/04/2009 08:32:14 AM
i think it could have used more burning vignette
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09/03/2009 11:24:03 AM
wish there was less greys
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09/01/2009 08:33:57 AM
great capture ... nice b/w conversion
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