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Ngorongoro Lioness

Ngorongoro Lioness
Photo Information
Copyright: David Boswell (jamfest) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 576 W: 23 N: 529] (4243)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-09
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-01 8:43
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A lioness stretching at Nogorongoro Crater, the largest intact, unflooded caldera in the world. Thge crater is ~100 sq. km. and has an amazing concentration of wildlife.
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Hi David!
I already voted your "Horse & an old Plymouth", but haven't well noticed so far your wildlife pictures!
What a pity! They are remarquable, and this one strikes me because of the very moment you was able to capture the lazy moving of the lioness.
Perfect timing.
Ciao, Antonella

Hi Jamfest!
Amazing cat. Dangerous POV. Dynamic scene. Good capture. Very good effect.

PS. Be carefull!

Hello David,
Love this shot so much! Big cats are just incredible creatures.
Good moment captured. Sharp image of the lioness with very good shallow depth. Love it!

Best regards,

Hi David, an amazing shot of this lazy:) huge cat in a fine composition. A real wildlife shot indeed.
TFS this fine image.


Hi David,
Again an excellent capture of this strectching lioness, good timing for exposition. Sharp subject, nicely soft background. Well done, TFS!

Hi David,

Her graceful curves are simply wonderfully captured. Also, the curve of her tail. Everything is so sleek. I like the golden hues of the back and foreground. Terrific nature shot. Lisa

Hi David,
it is an amazing compo with great timing here,
i really love her pose while stretching and specially the position of her tale,
beautiful smooth colours,
welldone and tfs,
warm regards,

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  • MYLZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 74 W: 7 N: 42] (622)
  • [2008-11-01 11:49]

Hi David,

How many miles you taken shot that a dangerous creature.I hope i not mistake, you have a long range lens to take that shot. Never mind..but the important is i like that shot.So clear and sharp. Good timing of lion movement..I love it..


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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2008-11-01 13:50]

Wonderful action shot with sharp details ! Well done !

Welcome David
grand safari. Beautifil big cat. Great shot, and very good composition.
Regards - Slawek

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-11-02 10:57]

Hi David,
A great moment captured here. Excellent wildlife shot. Good lighting and details on this beauty. TFS Julie

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-11-02 18:08]

Hi David,
Good moment well shot. Good DOF, and nicely composed too to include the reeds in the FG and water in BG.

Hi David,

You caught this lioness in a wonderful pose, it is a strange feeling seeing that wildlife roaming free and you kind of imprissoned in a jeep.
The layered land and water works fine as a natural BG.
I wonder if the colours can be a bit deeper - I will try adjust the histogram a bit in a WS.
Sometimes when there is enough light an even faster shutter speed or an EV correction down by 1 stop can also provide you with nice deep colours.


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