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The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: At the Zoo (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Denver Zoo
Date: Jul 11, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2005

Lion, simple, I chose B/W to seperate tones and myself from the field.

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Statistics
Place: 8 out of 198
Avg (all users): 6.8776
Avg (commenters): 8.3478
Avg (participants): 6.7395
Avg (non-participants): 7.0169
Views since voting: 5029
Views during voting: 421
Votes: 237
Comments: 32
Favorites: 11 (view)


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06/23/2006 08:24:34 PM
Love this Lion and the picture... IMO the smooth texture is perfect for this picture...
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10/29/2005 09:31:31 PM
Nice shot and perfect title. There is something about the shot that makes me want to see more texture. It almost seems too smooth, although I don't see any Neat Image or the like in your editing steps. The final product has nice tones, good composition and effective lighting - I'd just like to see a bit more sharpness perhaps to bring out the textures.
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07/25/2005 02:57:05 PM
Congratulations on a top 10 finish! Wonderful composition and tone but the Noise Reduction took out a lot of detail where I would expect to see some more, especially in the part of the face of the lion. IMHO, selective noise removal usually works best on these types of photos.
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07/25/2005 11:30:48 AM
This lion was one of my fav! Very nice once again! :)
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07/25/2005 10:40:50 AM
A very sweet and soothing image with perfect B&W treatment. Congratulations on a well deserved, top 10 finish.
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07/25/2005 12:23:00 AM
Congratulations on your top TEN placement with this capture of the King.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2005 10:23:37 PM
Great composition. Love the sepia tone.
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07/24/2005 07:25:56 PM
This is wonderful. Great capture and choice of tone.
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07/24/2005 07:13:50 PM
This image would have faired much better with less post processing. The texture is toned down too far. However, the capture and pose are great so you get a 7.
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07/24/2005 05:55:40 PM
Very nice. The black and white suits this image I think.
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07/23/2005 04:11:50 PM
Looks like this is right out of a poster. Great lighting and perspective. Very balanced and texturized. I love it.
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07/22/2005 01:56:51 PM
This has such a soft, peaceful look. It almost looks unreal. What touch ups did you do? Nice!
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07/22/2005 01:54:05 PM
beautiful - the best of the lion photos 9 - the lighting works and the softish focus makes me want to pet the big guy.
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07/20/2005 08:50:24 PM
Beautiful, I like the tones you chose and the softness. All shots do not have to be crystal clear and here's a prime example 10 from me
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07/20/2005 08:27:18 PM
Stunning and beautiful, my only 10
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07/20/2005 04:36:57 PM
Beautiful tones and lighting. There is something just not 'quite' right in this and I'm not sure if its the frame or the dark space. The balance is not quite there for a 10. I really can't put my finger on it. Maybe if you had cropped away some of the left side - I don't know since I can't see it side by side. Anyway, the post work is excellent but I think you had an excellent image to start with. 9 - good luck in the challenge!
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07/20/2005 04:27:08 PM
Really like this shot!!

The tones are excellent, the greys are perfect for this shot!! (Actually like the border too :-)) 10
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07/20/2005 09:38:52 AM
Beautiful picture!
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07/20/2005 02:49:14 AM
Beautiful 10
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07/20/2005 01:44:23 AM
I liked your post processing here
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07/19/2005 10:23:59 PM
one of my top 3 picks
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07/19/2005 10:16:54 PM
Ah, very beautiful light. Nice composition, too.
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07/19/2005 10:08:11 AM
Beautifull picture. Loves the shadow/light contrast. Look to me a bit over processed though; seems too much denoised. Still very nice. 8
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07/18/2005 10:10:49 PM
He seems very young in this capture! Love the light! Well captured! :)
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07/18/2005 08:13:58 PM
This is very nice. Love the coloring... 9
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07/18/2005 07:16:53 PM
fantastic shot one of my favorites from this challenge, border is a bit big & distracting though IMHO
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07/18/2005 02:10:39 PM
this is an incredible image, and i have a strong feeling that it will earn the blue ribbon. love the b&w...nice contrast, beautiful composition.
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07/18/2005 01:52:03 PM
Nice tinting and good composition
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07/18/2005 12:47:50 PM
looks like a bit too much post processing.
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07/18/2005 11:08:38 AM
He looks hugable...well, maybe not.
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07/18/2005 07:46:28 AM
Real nice photo... good shade and light balance.
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07/18/2005 05:29:00 AM
We have a winner ;) Just beautiful. At least if you don't win you will have a great print to sell. Congrats.
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