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Scene From A Movie by HecklingHyena Scene From A Movie by HecklingHyena
Comments: Beautiful Lion at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. This reminds me of a movie with the female in the back. They just zoomed out on her and onto him.

Animal: African Lion
Fun Fact: The African lion is the second largest cat, with males weighing up to 550 pounds and females weighing between 260 and 400 pounds.

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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Critique by BrokenTrinket Feb 12, 2010, 7:33:35 AM
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The is so much expression in the face of the lion. I love the title and how it really does add a story to the image. I love the detailed whiskers and the fur. The image is crisp and clean.The earth toned really are beautiful. The white in the background is very vibrant and eye-catching. The silhouette of the lion in the background is not only lovely but mysterious. Even though this image seems to be just a lion image there is so much more to taken in. The crop I find nicely done. The focus is perfect from the lion's head to the lion the background.
Beautiful image!
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This just blows me away! The male lion looks like he's having some serious thinking going on, and the female in the background seems to be phasing out the rocks, but also she looks as if she is going to go up to him and offer support or something. I can just imagine this being Aslan or some other regal lion character and it just lets the imagination go wild!
I love the snow effect too, it just adds to the whole dimension of this photograph. So awed am I by this photo that I had to write a critique AND suggest this photo to a few groups! ;)
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0Shortie0 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Makes me think of a book cover. Awesome shot!
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:iconcrimsonark:
CrimsonArk Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh WOW, I love this shot. :heart:
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:iconjapangirl615:
japangirl615 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Wow, amazing shot. Joshua looks cool!! Very movie like indeed!
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :happybounce: I liked how this shot turned out. He was being super awesome that day.
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:iconnalabulle:
nalabulle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
very nice with the female behind! I like
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! It was very random that I got such a cool shot. I surprised myself :D
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice one! :)
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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:iconmelbournerocker:
melbournerocker Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
beautiful shot lion really looks majestic
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:happybounce: Thank you!
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is so cool with the female in the background! Amazing!
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:iconcanine-pancake:
Canine-pancake Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Holy mother of god. :iconmotherofgod2plz:
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:happybounce:
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:iconcanine-pancake:
Canine-pancake Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Exactly.
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:iconnythande:
Nythande Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic pictures!!
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:iconblackbloodprincess18:
What movie?
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well not an actual movie... but looks like a movie scene? Idk :D
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:iconblackbloodprincess18:
shoot yeah you had me fooled
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha! We can pretend its Simba and Nala...? :)
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:icontheshelfs:
Theshelfs Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
:iconphotographychallenge:
#PhotographyChallenge

Hello the new challenge is to recreate a movie scene
would you like to take part? why not join the group!!
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:iconhecateherz:
HecateHerz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
this is beautiful ^_^
it reminds me of "The Lion King" :heart: love that movie!
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I love that movie too :D
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:iconhecateherz:
HecateHerz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
nice! your welcome ;)
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DaytonaBlue64Impala Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Whoa! Awesome shot!
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:iconphoebe-96:
Phoebe-96 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
perfect shot, he seems very thoughtful and wise
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconphoebe-96:
Phoebe-96 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome
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Watoal Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
It is odd with the extreme zoom and blurred background because I am not used to photography were lighting is not a major factor.

His quizzical look is priceless and the angle you caught him on is good.
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HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :ninja: I think. :lol: Yeah he was being really interesting that day. Stopping and staring for long periods of time.
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Watoal Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
You are welcome, definitely.
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Flyhigh1969 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
I love the focus and detail on the lion in the foreground but the lion in the background is far too out of focus to the point i wish it wasn't there at all because i think it ruins this quite a bit.
I think it would be better to maybe smudge that black area on photoshop over the lion to remove it completely to be honest.
The rest of the background is great though and contrasts well with the rest of the picture.
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your thoughts.
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Flyhigh1969 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
No problem
Just to say i would have faved this straight away if it wasn't for that one thing it is quite an amazing shot.
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I like it, I know the composition sucks but it still reminds me of a movie. That's why I didn't crop it :shrug:
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Travis-to-the-O Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Awesome Shot!
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! And thanks for the :+fav on it :D
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Travis-to-the-O Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Welcome:aww:!!!!
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Praetori Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Wow. So regal. I love the depth of field in this and how detailed his face is. Great portrait shot of the male.
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, nice dramatic shot... :XD:

*focus on lioness, upstage*
Lioness: Darling - I think I'm pregnant, and you're the father!
*re-focus on lion, downstage*
Lion: Oh sugar! :O
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL, except they are brother and sister :o
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, OK... :XD: Yeah, that too could raise a few eyebrows...

Lioness: Aaagh! Why do I listen to you?! :rage:
Lion: I'm related to this spaz...? ^^;
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL. Perfect :D
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danielion Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So cool... A great movie. hehe
I just wished you had more photos on your gallery...
I'm gonna ~watch you so I can know when theres more of your work. =)
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Really lovely compostion and focus. I agree with your feelings that this reminds you of a shot from a film.
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconthelovelyfulsarah:
thelovelyfulsarah Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Great shot. The angle of the shot, and focus on just the single lion is brilliant.
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:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!!
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thelovelyfulsarah Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Your very welcome!
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D5000
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10/800 second
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55 mm
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400
Date Taken
Jan 18, 2010, 2:39:51 AM
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