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Copyright: Rob Nicholls (nixpix) (8)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-05-09
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/4, 1/180 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-09 20:28
Viewed: 1553
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This image was taken on the Thornybush Reserve next door to the Kruger Park. Highly recommended for good nature pics.

Th elion was part of a pride feeding on a giraffe carcas. This one had a look about him that was spooky.

I used the selection brush tool isolate the eyes, selected inverse and then took the colours out of the image via enhance, colour, remove colours.
I then went back to the eyes only and using enhance, adjust colour, colour variations and kept hitting add red until the colour came up really high. I then went back to the eye and with a small selection brush tool circled only the pupils of the eyes and via enhance, adjust brightness, I darkened them repeatedly by dropping the brightness until they were black.
After that I sharpened once on the entire image.

Hope you like it.

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Hello Rob,

Very good portrait. I like how you reworked the eye of the beast, which gives more caracter to the picture than just a normal photo of a lion. Good picture quality and frame is perfect. Blurred background emphasizes the lion potrait too. You took the most of the shot by concentrating it on just the head!

Thanks for sharing and welcome to Treklens!


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  • ABunce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 33 N: 62] (1281)
  • [2005-08-09 22:30]

This Picture just kept draging my eyes to it from the gallery page. A sure sign of a great photo. I really like the grey color with the bright eyes. Beautiful creature.

I just noticed this picture now !
First off all.. I am stunned by the sharpness and the back ground is faded away; GOOD.. than I did read your note .. and I can only say ( for myself )
on the scale from 0 to 10 ..its a 12 !

VERY nicely done
Baie goed Rob .. regtig mooi !


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  • OWO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
  • [2005-09-01 4:33]

I like it! A great shot and artistic artwork. Thanks for sharing the processing note as well.

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