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December 19, 2012
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D5000
Shutter Speed
10/5000 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
140 mm
ISO Speed
1100
Date Taken
Dec 6, 2012, 11:23:40 PM
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.0 Windows
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African Lion.7. by HecklingHyena African Lion.7. by HecklingHyena
Comments: Lions just look so regal without any effort... it sort of is unfair for other cats.

Animal: African Lion
Photo Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Camera/Lens: Nikon D5000/70-200mm
Facebook Page: [link]

Thank you in advanced for any comments/critiques/:+fav:s!
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My photographs may NOT be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any form without my written permission.
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:iconwindinthecoffeecup:
Wonderful capture! I love the colors. The blue in the background is awesome.
I love the focus on his eyes and the angle is beautiful.
One thing I would change is maybe zoom out just a tiny bit. A few of the hairs on his chin are cut off but that's just something minor.
I love how clear and crisp this image is! I think that's the best part.
The details really stand out. The fur, the whiskers, even his short eye lashes. I can even tell his nose is wet and shiny!
Over all, this is a really great image. Color, focus, clarity, and impact are all strong points. Great job!
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:iconcrazyskullz1021:
crazyskullz1021 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student
oh my gosh, i love this so much :)
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:iconsonnystitt:
SonnyStitt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning close-up shot, love the colours :)
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:iconskunktail17:
Skunktail17 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Breathtaking!
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:iconzridling:
zridling Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Amazing to say the least. 
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconsheilabrinson:
SheilaBrinson Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This wonderful picture is featured here on my Sunday Features #3
Have a good day :hug:
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely feature! Thank you for including me :)
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:icongtgv:
gtgv Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Simply amazing!
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:iconmcorderroure:
MCorderroure Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome shot ^^
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:icontranquilruins:
TranquilRuins Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like he's contemplating the Universe & life. Wonderful photo!
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:iconlegitface:
legitface Featured By Owner May 18, 2013   Artist
Nice! Check this [link]
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:iconnanami09:
Nanami09 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so amazing! O: Reminds me of The Lion King! :XD:
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:iconmynameistoby:
mynameisToby Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is a great shot!
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:icondikdikvandik:
DikDikVanDik Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*pokeing nose*
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   General Artist
wonderful
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:icongardawamtu:
gardawamtu Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice sharp hair texture against the bokeh!
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
:w00t: This lovely piece has been featured here :bulletred: Raw-Nature's New Year :bulletred: at :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:

:party: :iconbummy1: Happy New Year :iconbummy2::iconbummy3:
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
YEY Thanks!!!!
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:icons-kmp:
s-kmp Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
My pleasure :hug:
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:icondejfthelittletiger:
DejfTheLittleTiger Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! :D
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are just rocking it with the side profiles. :D
Nice work! :)
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:dance: Booooyaaaaa I did cut off the hair on his chinny chin chin though
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're quite the industrious gal. ;)
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I try :shrug:
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
His pose reminds me of Aslan :)
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes! :dance: Narnia rocks :D
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:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Though I must admit I feel sorry for Maugrim..
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah :(
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:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, I think Maugrim and the pack weren´t evil by nature, they were only cursed by the witch (remember what she did to Edmund!)
Because when the witch was defeated, the wolves were on the side of Aslan..
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes I completely agree.
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:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One more reason for me to think Peter Pevensie is an asshole...
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw I sorta like him... I mean Lucy annoying, Edmound douche bag, Susan is ok. Peter is at least handsome :D
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:iconrlcreatif:
rlcreatif Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Stunning close-up. I really like it!
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Photographer
I agree with you....they do look regal without even trying! And this is one magnificent fellow! Great capture, I must say! Composition of this piece is just spot on! Absolutely lovely! Crisp and clear too! Love, love, love it!
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! He was being exceptionally regal this day. I managed to get a shot through the glass even will a million people around. The one I have zoomed out has a child's reflection in it so the close up will have to do :D
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Photographer
Ah yes! Those are especially tough! Our lions are behind fencing and I have the hardest time getting that fencing out. And, of course, no way can I get them to appear close even with a 300 zoom lens! I have this same trouble at our meerkat exhibit...glass and reflections! Grrrr!
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh that is the worst. That is how one of the zoos near me is. I haven't went back. Too frustrating to have baby lion cubs in a fence and not be able to get rid of the bars or get close up to them.
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Photographer
Yes, I can work with glass; most of the time I don't even mention in the descriptions that I've shot the photo through glass. But with the lions so far away in the exhibit and those pesky bars, I must shoot on manual (which I can do) but still, even with my zoom, they look far away and to date, only one or two shots have turned out where I've managed to eliminate them with the zoom. It is definitely a challenge!
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That us very frustrating I bet! Oi. That is difficult. Sometimes I wish they would make cages just for photographers haha.
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Photographer
Me...I would go in with them, like I do with the wolves, if they'd let me! :nod:
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I would love to go in with animals but they don't let me :( although I haven't asked haha
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SonnyStitt Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot, I like the composition :D
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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the-evil-legacy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very good art !!
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