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Defending His Pride
Defending His Pride

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Challenge: Pride (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Denver Zoo
Date: Oct 11, 2005
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2005

A male lion running straight at me as I took this shot. The females just had their cubs taken from them a few days ago (off to the Bronx and Atlanta, the same cub taken in Corner of World challenge). They were all acting very strange, especially the male who kept charging me behind the glass. He was staring down in this one again....


Place: 11 out of 158
Avg (all users): 6.1165
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 5.4746
Avg (non-participants): 6.2995
Views since voting: 1254
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 266
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/20/2005 09:53:13 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish with this call of the wild image.
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10/19/2005 10:28:45 PM
this should've won. and if not blue, then certainly red or yellow
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/17/2005 01:23:41 AM
little too much negative space on the right of the lion and up top, but a sweet capture :)
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10/14/2005 10:02:07 AM
I like it but it seems like you waited for the wrong time of the day to take the pictures, shadows are very strong.
10/14/2005 02:17:40 AM
oh wow. i love this photo.
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10/13/2005 09:41:10 PM
very nice shot....great job!!!
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10/13/2005 06:41:30 PM
this will take the blue. i feel it. i love how the other two are looking the other way before the photographer gets a mercy killing
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10/12/2005 10:50:29 PM
great capture, lighting, one of my highest votes in this challenge - hope it does well :)
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10/12/2005 09:35:24 PM
Alternate definition.... :-)
Great photo, the raised paw conveys agression while the half shadow on the face enhances the loin's menace
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/12/2005 09:00:05 PM
beautiful shot. wish the lady lions were looking the lions way
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10/12/2005 02:08:52 PM
I really liked where you were going with this picture. I would have liked to see less washout in the female lions. I also wonder if it wouldn't have been better with a tighter crop.
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10/12/2005 11:46:31 AM
wow...very good capture....nice contrast.
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10/12/2005 10:31:15 AM
awesome, love the composition - looks like he's coming towards you and really is trying to defend his pride
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10/12/2005 06:22:14 AM
Colors work well in this photograph, well done
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10/12/2005 12:36:30 AM
The harsh lighting is a detriment to this shot. The lionesses are looking up at something. The shadow of the liion is distracting. I wish it were shot from a different perspective.

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