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African King by HecklingHyena African King by HecklingHyena
Comments:This is Joshua. This is probably my favorite out of all of my photos! He looks very focused, possibly scared?

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Animal: African Lion
Fun Fact: Today lions are found only in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, except for one very small population of Asian lions that survives in India's Gir Forest.

Photo Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Camera/Lens: Nikon D5000/55-200mm

Thank you in advanced for any comments/critiques/:+fav:s!
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Well, English isn't my mother tongue, but I will give my best.

At first, I like the fact that the lion looks straight into the camera. It seems that he knows that he's the king of Africa. His look is really majestic. I don't know if you had have just luck or if you had waited for a long time, but it's great shot with many details. This fact shows that you used a good photo and that you know how to use your tools.

In my opinion, the whole photo seems to be a little bit too near by the animal. I don't know if it's the orginal photo or if you cut it.

But all in all, it'a a really nice shot of the king of animals.
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what an absolutely stunning photo! Such a strong impact! They way the Lion is looking right at you is just frightening! His wide eyes are wonderful. I usually find one thing about a picture that I really adore, but the this whole picture is just a masterpiece!
The colors are great, very natural. The size of the lion's head is great, it's enough to fill the picture, but not to big or overwhelming. The angle is great too, the lions head is just in the right place. I like the facial expression of the lion, very deep and meaningful.
Great picture.
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marvelnerd87 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing, a picture truly worthing of a king
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peccatori Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: That is beautiful! :faint:
Very well done :clap:
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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dikeyfd Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Wow! Beauty leon!
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Yiam69 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Stunning !
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ilmyart Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wonderful..love his eyes !! beautiful shot ! very well done !!
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Mystaken81 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic Shot love the big cats ^^
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
:w00t: This lovely piece has been featured here :iconraw-nature:

Please Fave/comment on the feature and take some time to Fave/comment on the wonderful work of our other members
(hopefully they will do the same for you) :w00t:
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cantfindpudding Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
yay, great job! I love the composision and colours. :>
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hi2u2day Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Beautiful :D
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! My best photo ever :)
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:iconklamax:
Klamax Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot of a male lion! His eyes are so catching!
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HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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TekihuaCuchic Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Super WOW!!!!
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!!
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oxalysa Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Wonderful !
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much.
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oxalysa Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
My pleasure ! Very nice picture
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031187 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
o my good its look like a real
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snuglyPanda Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
what an awesome shot of Joshua!
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!! I am very proud of this photo.
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Derpart544 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Writer
This is absolutely stunning, I love it <3
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I think it is one of my best!
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Derpart544 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Writer
It's a truly beautiful photo :) I love it <3
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feignedenigma Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Why does he look so anxious?? :/ Sure, he might attack because of anxiety but that makes me feel sad, not scared...
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HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
He was pissed off because it was snowing and he was outside. He is a big baby from what I hear when it comes to cold and snow. Right after this photo was taken they opened the door so he could return to the warmth :)
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Maicia Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
truly king!
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't know if you saw because i think i've replied at the wrong post. :stupidme:
but I have finished the lion painting [link]
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow:!!!!! Stunning! Really amazing! It looks just like the photo. :faint:
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :bow:
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whitetippedwaves Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This lovely deviation has been featured in my latest journal: [link]
:heart:
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank YOU!!!!!
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whitetippedwaves Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :nod:
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi can I use this picture as a reference for a painting?
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You may, I ask that you give me credit if you put it on Deviantart. And I would love to see it :)
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot and i will :iconsparklesmileplz:
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I've finished the painting :), [link]
Thanks again :squee:
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic close up
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Kim1486 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow that's an amazing shot! Do you allow me to use your pic as a reference for a drawing?
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes you may, I'd love to see it when you're done!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Look at that face! :aww:
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NB-PhotoArt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed a great shot.
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Tuesdaysangel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:w00t: Your wonderful work has been featured here: [link]
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:dance: THANK you!!!
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SofiaGarrido Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow! Strong image of that beautiful animal! Congratulations! :)
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HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Dance0927 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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laura79 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
STUNNING, great detail, beautifully captured.
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suskunnefer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice photo and my lion photo.... [link]
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