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January 7, 2010
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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

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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 General Artist
amazing, a picture truly worthing of a king
peccatori Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: That is beautiful! :faint:
Very well done :clap:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
dikeyfd Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Wow! Beauty leon!
Yiam69 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Stunning !
ilmyart Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist his eyes !! beautiful shot ! very well done !!
Mystaken81 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic Shot love the big cats ^^
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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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