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Challenge: At the Zoo (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II for Canon
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: Jul 17, 2005
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2005

A lion and lioness at SF Zoo, they are brother and sister :).
Many thanks to Sameer (sgauria) for very helpful suggestions re the crop, and of course, driving to the zoo :P

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 198
Avg (all users): 7.4430
Avg (commenters): 8.9000
Avg (participants): 7.3545
Avg (non-participants): 7.5254
Views since voting: 16292
Views during voting: 442
Votes: 228
Comments: 60
Favorites: 44 (view)


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07/30/2005 08:28:33 PM
Yay congrats! Nice job on the post-processing ;)
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07/29/2005 11:50:53 PM
I thought these two made the perfect couple until I saw your comment about them being brother and sister! A truly lovely picture.
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07/27/2005 11:44:14 PM
very nice.I really enjoyed the photo.
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07/26/2005 09:27:52 PM
best
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07/26/2005 03:23:21 PM
Slow down, ya' ribbon hog! Your camera's going to catch fire. Another fabulous shot and well worth the ribbon. Unless you're equally gifted in electrical engineering (and on the verge of discovering the next transistor), I'd say a change of career is in order! ;-)
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07/26/2005 01:32:11 PM
congrats on the ribbon. It's simply beautiful, wish I could take hurried shots like this.
well done, adding it to my fav's.
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07/26/2005 11:27:33 AM
Thank you all for all the wonderful comments and of course the ribbon!
I was quite lucky to be at the right place at the right time, when these guys were doing their thing.. all I really did was not mess up :)
This image was processed and submitted in a bit of hurry, since the shot itself was taken late Sunday afternoon... I hardly expected it to do so well, but I'm not complaining!! :D

07/26/2005 11:22:52 AM
Originally posted by koltrane75:

Print Available?????

Now it is!!
07/26/2005 02:54:23 AM
You should be very proud of yourshots I know we are ;-). congrads
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07/25/2005 07:17:01 PM
thats just adorable! so glad you got a ribbon
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07/25/2005 04:59:17 PM
Beautiful shot Arpita!
Stunning clarity and detail.
Nice B-Day present too it seems!
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07/25/2005 03:23:17 PM
Print Available?????
07/25/2005 02:44:23 PM
Congratulations! One of the two photos that got a 10 from me. Interesting they both turned out to be 1st and 2nd place finishers :)
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07/25/2005 12:43:37 PM
woohoo! Congrats on the ribbon. Great shot.
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07/25/2005 12:28:39 PM
Nice behavioural shot, well done!
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07/25/2005 11:18:48 AM
Congrats! It's a wonderful capture! :)
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07/25/2005 10:26:37 AM
Truly magical! Love the shot! Well deserved ribbon! :-)
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07/25/2005 09:13:22 AM
Lovely shot, Arpita...unique and very candid lions.
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07/25/2005 08:23:41 AM
Another beautiful photo of the big cats. Congrats on a well deserved ribbon!
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07/25/2005 06:18:57 AM
Woohoo Arpita!! Wtg this was my favorite photo of all the zoo pics :) :)
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07/25/2005 05:55:34 AM
You are exceeding yourself. Congratulations to this beautiful shot!

Manny
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07/25/2005 02:36:18 AM
this is incredible, i just finished reading Dune recently, and for some reason this relates

Message edited by author 2005-07-25 02:36:46.
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07/25/2005 02:20:00 AM
Congratulations, again :)
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07/25/2005 12:59:23 AM
well done arpita! again! :)
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07/25/2005 12:53:17 AM
Fantastic image. A well, well deserved ribbon.
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07/25/2005 12:32:40 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!! This is such a great shot.
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07/25/2005 12:29:14 AM
Way to go! This is a beautiful shot! Very emotional.
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07/25/2005 12:16:14 AM
Way to go Arpita. Fine shot!
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07/25/2005 12:14:04 AM
Congratulations on your Ribbon, this is just absolutly BEAUTIFUL!
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07/25/2005 12:13:01 AM
what a beautiful and moving photograph... love is all around for these two.... im glad i don't have to 'lick' my hubby's face after each meal.....lol... CONGRATS.... on the ribbon...
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07/25/2005 12:11:39 AM
Wonderful, Arpita! Many congrats on your ribbon!
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07/25/2005 12:10:59 AM
Arpita you are indeed a wonder with a most impressive batting average. This image is such a nice entry and a worthy winner of the Red. Congratulatuons on your blooming success.
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07/25/2005 12:01:55 AM
I'm so happy this got a ribbon. I was rootin' for ya!!! Congrats.
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07/25/2005 12:01:49 AM
Congrats on your ribbon and a great shot!
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07/25/2005 12:01:31 AM
Awesome shot! Congrats on the red ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2005 11:59:17 PM
Very nice! Must have taken a lot of patience to get this.. 10
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07/24/2005 10:40:47 PM
good composition with these two lions, the male's expression is intriguing, I like the soft lighting.
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07/23/2005 10:36:29 PM
Simply a wonderful capture to a very intimate momment. Nice work. A winner picture.
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07/22/2005 10:21:04 AM
great capture. very crisp and well composed.
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07/22/2005 08:23:55 AM
Excellent poster and greeting card shot! A top shot for this challenge. Good luck! [10]
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07/22/2005 07:49:50 AM
Usually zoo animals look so sad being caged up, however this shot shows love affectection contentment. Excellent find. Nice sharp clear image and the lighting running down the females jaw works well with his darker face. This deserves to be a top 3 finish. I offer you my "10". Obviously the "king" enjoys being fussed over too! lol
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07/20/2005 10:46:27 PM
I just love this photo.... good luck in the challenge
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07/20/2005 08:38:17 PM
Beautiful focus and exposure.
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07/20/2005 12:21:28 PM
This is a very good photo, one of my top three. But I don't like the dodging you did here... for my tastes anyway. Either completely black out the background around the lions, or allow the light to "fall off" in the corners.... I don't find the grass all that distracting, but the clear tracing around the females head and back draws my eyes to the dodging. You ahve a good picture here without it. just my two cents.
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07/19/2005 11:59:44 PM
Awwww... they are in love.
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07/19/2005 10:41:56 PM
Very nice. The saturation and contrast are at the borderline of being too much, but no big deal. There is a hot spot on the young (or female). This should score pretty high, in part because it's so cute, but also because of its technical qualities.
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07/19/2005 03:49:43 PM
Great color, pose and lighting. Super.
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07/19/2005 01:23:37 PM
Great crop & composition. You've got really good DOF too. Lighting is good and it's an endearing photo. This is a fiercely competitive challenge! 9 (Only because there are a few others that are a hair better IMHO - in any other challenge it would probably be a 10.)
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07/19/2005 10:05:14 AM
Beautiful scene capture. I can almost feel he enjoying it. Almost perfect lighting and details.
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07/19/2005 09:55:35 AM
Beautiful golden tones, and a lovely moment to capture. Congrats on a wonderful image!
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07/19/2005 07:51:01 AM
Oh, this is so amazing! WHAT a capture!! This is National Geographic stuff!!! 10
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07/18/2005 10:09:20 PM
A wonderful capture of a unique moment! :)
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07/18/2005 08:57:09 PM
I love the color and the composition. I think you got a great shot that is beyond the normal zoo shot...
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07/18/2005 08:35:36 PM
Nice capture. Cropping is great. Background is good. Light for subjects is perfect.
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07/18/2005 05:51:54 PM
the lighting and colours are lovely. one of those natural shots, touching too. good luck
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07/18/2005 03:15:17 PM
Excellent photo !
Great tones and textures , lovely definition !
Just hope you'll get a ribbon. Luck !
A well deserved 10 !
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07/18/2005 03:20:10 AM
what a great shot. Good timing.
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07/18/2005 01:00:45 AM
Well damn! San Francisco zoo? I think I was there at this exact moment. Nice job with the editing BTW =)
good luck!
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07/18/2005 12:39:22 AM
Oh this is wonderful!! I love the light and the angle of the shot. Great eye on the male. This is just terrific. 10
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07/18/2005 12:23:28 AM
True romance. 7
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