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Luke 23:34
Luke 23:34
timfythetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Date: Jan 14, 2007
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2008

Luke 23:34 - Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."

With all of the monthly Free Studies I have little too choose from fro best of. This is actually an outtake from a previous FS. I probably should have entered this as the entry I did use barely got out of the 4s. Very glad I get to use this image here.

I realize many people will not care for the bars. Couldnt get rid of them with the ruleset. But they it work into the concept of the title. In this verse of Luke, Jesus is asking God, praying to God to forgive those who are treating him like a prisoner and about to send him to his death. This image of the lion appears to be praying behind his bars of imprisonment. Could be a stretch. Doesn't concern me.

And this isnt a social commentary on zoos. Maybe on bad zoos but the zoo we have here in Columbus is not one of them. Our zoo is top notch and I will renew our membership again when it comes up.

Would love to see a mid 6 on this. The religious title though will probably hurt me. Lets see how many comments against the title and number of 1 votes I get.

Statistics
Place: 54 out of 484
Avg (all users): 6.5153
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.4528
Avg (non-participants): 6.6571
Views since voting: 2033
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 229
Comments: 29
Favorites: 6 (view)


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08/11/2009 10:25:49 PM
dang, Great Shot!
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06/02/2008 03:10:56 PM
Great shot of a Lion - and nice quote.
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06/02/2008 03:00:18 PM
This is a very unique image. I have to say I love the comments and storyline you've put with it. Nicely done.
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01/28/2008 04:19:10 PM
Originally posted by Zodiac:

This is a stunning image! And you gave it even more depth with the title, and the bars help with the meaning too. Thanks for sharing :)

I'll have to agree totally with what was said before me. The side profile POV is very nice. To me your description and title are spot on! Also the darkened bars are subtle enought that they do not distract the typical viewers eye. Thanks for stepping out. -BB
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01/28/2008 08:33:22 AM
Fantastic image Tim - the pose and processing are right on target.
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01/28/2008 08:05:41 AM
Really awesome shot, great feel to it, and a very awesome job, also congrats on the nice score.
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01/28/2008 07:08:47 AM
After reading your notes I now feel cheated. I want to give your "statement" photo a 1 for not being an actual statement. You're turning into a ribbon hog with no priniciples! ;)

Oh and nice photo. Just wanted to say something nice at the end.
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01/28/2008 07:00:16 AM
I thought this was yours...congrats, you got your mid 6!
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01/28/2008 04:33:26 AM
Congrats on the strong finish! I thought the title might put some voters off. Great image and a deep meaning.
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01/28/2008 03:49:44 AM
This is a stunning image! And you gave it even more depth with the title, and the bars help with the meaning too. Thanks for sharing :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 11:24:50 PM
Amazing photo of a magnificent creature!
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01/27/2008 11:01:23 PM
I don't totally understand the connection to the bible verse but I do love how the lion looks as tho he is speaking to someone from above. I love the lighting on the face and the color of the fur is fabulous!
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01/26/2008 09:43:45 PM
Wonderful natural colours and capture. Only comment would be a tiny bit of bleaching on his chin. Still a great result. Good Luck. 7.
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01/26/2008 06:01:46 PM
Lion of Judah. Very good...T2? Most lion shots are head on...which works. Yours however, presents a fresh view and is made even more meaningful by the reference.
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01/25/2008 11:58:38 PM
:-) i like your title. Good lighting and composition. I also like the hairline inline border.
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01/25/2008 10:50:57 AM
Fantastic majesty!
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01/24/2008 10:23:14 PM
Oh What a handsome amazing fellow Luke is.. Like his portrait also admiring his yellow teeth. (just kidding:))..
Terrific detail and different pose ...10
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01/24/2008 05:40:58 AM
nice framing and the lighting is just right!
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01/23/2008 09:19:44 PM
I like the mood of the image. Good expression on the lion's face and I think it was a good choice to have the fence partly visible.
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01/23/2008 02:31:24 PM
They divided his garments by casting lots? I'm certainly no biblical scholar, but I don't understand the reference (even if you include: Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.") Decent lion pic, though.
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01/23/2008 10:34:31 AM
How regal and majestic! Such a beautiful pose.
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01/23/2008 03:01:01 AM
I'm not sure I understand the biblical reference, but the photograph is perfect all the way down to the red border. 10
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01/21/2008 08:18:20 PM
I had to go look up that verse. Not sure what it has to do with the photo, though, unless you think the lion's pose suggests he is looking towards heaven speaking to god. A very nice photo.
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01/21/2008 06:53:02 PM
Meow!
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01/21/2008 05:36:31 PM
This is so amazingly majestic - nicely done!
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01/21/2008 02:13:11 PM
I think this has to be one of the best challenges I've voted in, what a great array of awesome photo's, and this is one of them. Great detail and with the black background....very nice.
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01/21/2008 12:54:40 PM
Very nice shot
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01/21/2008 02:08:29 AM
"Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots."

are you sure this was the scripture you were looking for for this?

excellent image in any case
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01/21/2008 02:03:45 AM
Beautiful capture!
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