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Focus on the Eyes

Focus on the Eyes
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Copyright: Bob Grubscrew (woodymite) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 10] (95)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-06-02
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron AF 100-300 1:5-6.3
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-22 2:55
Viewed: 8253
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When taking a portrait photograph, the accepted standard is to focus on the eyes, I thought I might take a different kind of focus with this image. What do you think? I took this photo at Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney during 2007, but recently had an idea to do something with it. I was so very pleased that the King of the beasts gave me such a majestic pose.

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It wuold be helpful if u tell us the technique u employed for selective grey-scale that u have used....
A very well composed pic..

Hi Steve.
I dig this shot. I love the B&W with those gold eyes. I really like the tight crop on the lions face. I can never get this close at our zoo to get a capture like this one.
TFS- Kevin

Ciao Steve,

This is a fine portrait!
Strong but possibly sad eyes, super details in this nice B&W rendering...
Tight framing still works well for directing attention!



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  • Usaf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 87 N: 312] (2160)
  • [2010-06-22 9:00]

Hello Steve
I like the idea focusing on the eye leaving it in color and de-saturating the rest. the picture is a little out of focused (blurred) lacking in sharpness. yeah u should have tried with different setting. U lost one point sorry!


Great portrait with his eyes so intense! Good DOF and POV. Well done, tfs.

Hello Steve,
Nice strong black and white portrait with gold and clear view.
The lion is the king.

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