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Elegant Beauty by HecklingHyena Elegant Beauty by HecklingHyena
Comments: He was so beautiful I wish I was able to catch him better through the darn glass. I think I did okay though.

Animal: African Lion
Fun Fact: Lions live in groups known as prides, comprised of from 4 to 37 individuals (average is 15), with at least two males and several females. Lions are the only cats that live in family groups.

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

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 any form without my written permission.
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:iconkakasbarack:
kakasbarack Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Hi!
I really like your picture. I think this is one of the most touchable photo from lions. That face, with this look. For me this is something iconic. I would like to use it as a background for Flyer, cause of an event.
I think you have done an amazing job, so would like to ask for your permission. if there is a way, that i could have the original photo for use it, please tell me. Thank you
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:iconbobbydeansparks:
bobbydeansparks Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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:iconjessicaamdur:
JessicaAmdur Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Hi I would like to get in contact with you for using your image on a shirt
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:icontracybutlerart:
tracybutlerart Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi. I am a Scottish based wildlife artist, and was wondering if I might have permission to paint from your photograph. I will credit you and link to you, here, via my website - www.tracyharrisonbutler.gallery. Many thanks.
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:iconsalt25:
salt25 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello may i draw and link back to you?
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
yes!
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:iconsalt25:
salt25 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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:iconmertkanar:
mertkanar Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Photographer
You Konow! That Glass makes us closer.
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:iconmertkanar:
mertkanar Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Photographer
You Are Just Perfect. Thank You.
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:iconppender:
ppender Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
This photo is incredible! I am an artist and I was wondering if you would give me permission to use your photo as a reference in a painting. I would give you credit for it. My website is ppendergast.com. Thanks, Patty
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:iconhoss-k:
hoss-k Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
greaaaaaaaaaat
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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:iconhoss-k:
hoss-k Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:love:
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:iconmegandaviesphoto:
MeganDaviesPhoto Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Photographer
This is absolutely beautiful<3
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconwhitetigress26:
WhiteTigress26 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconblackheartplz:
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:icontruthaboutana:
truthaboutana Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Why oh why is this not for sale? It's so beautiful. You did an amazing job.
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:icontruthaboutana:
truthaboutana Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Why oh why is this not for sale? Great job. So beautiful.
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:iconjerrih3:
jerrih3 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Wow I want a copy!
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:iconequine-instinct:
Equine-Instinct Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't help myself, this is an amazing photo! You captured him perfectly! I was wondering. I love this photo so much that I was wondering if I may draw it? lol it's entirely up to you though xD
:la: :la: :la:
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Go for it! (I've been away... silly me one year later answering you) :D
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:iconequine-instinct:
Equine-Instinct Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, wow! It didn't even feel like a year. Lol I still remember this photo, that's for sure. Thank you very much! And welcome back! :D
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very welcome! Let me know if you draw it! I'd love to see.
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:iconequine-instinct:
Equine-Instinct Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure thing! Oh, I have a question though. Would it be alright if I were to sell the drawing afterwards? Say in a gallery or something of the sort?
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CitrusEcstasy---x Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
amazing shot, really! i love how you've got him head on. seriously love the intensity, and strangely, there's a type of softness to the shot, too.
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:iconlyannne-peacock:
LyAnnne-Peacock Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
I must say this is one of the best pictures I have seen of a lion in a long time! It is really beautiful! Perfect image!
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:icontazzy-tazzle:
Tazzy-Tazzle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Stunning portrait! Well done!
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconwerol:
werol Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
!
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sidneyj06 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, great shot, I don't see an issue with quality here, except near the middle you can tell some kind of glare is there. Other then that you captured the emotion and detail wonderfully.
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MizuKage4 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hes really pretty ^^ Id like to go back to the zoo, but I havnt been there since I was 5 T_T
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:iconmizukage4:
MizuKage4 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hes really pretty ^^ Id like to go back to the zoo, but I havnt been there since I was 5 T_T
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I got a membership for Christmas so now I go once a week :lol: I'm like a five year old.
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:iconmizukage4:
MizuKage4 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Bet thats fun :D
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:iconthelovelyfulsarah:
thelovelyfulsarah Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Lovely.
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:iconladybugwings:
LadybugWings Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
beautiful indeed
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D5000
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10/1600 second
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F/5.0
Focal Length
150 mm
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1600
Date Taken
Jan 6, 2010, 3:23:26 AM
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