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Roaring Lion in B&W-0069



Caught the Lion just as he roared.

Caught the Lion just as he roared.
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amytimbs
 
amytimbs August 02, 2014
W O w!! Great capture :)
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb August 18, 2014
stunning shot ,love it
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz November 17, 2014
Fabulous capture!
samdebam PRO+
 
samdebam December 25, 2014
I so love this photo....and my favorite....B&W....great job....cats are my favorites.....
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 March 06, 2015
I am just amazed at your talent for perfect timing ( in ALL of your images! )!!
Papa2Girls
 
Papa2Girls May 23, 2015
Nice catch!!
timsridharan
 
timsridharan June 11, 2015
clongrats
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 July 21, 2015
Magnificent capture! Like the b/w too.
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texaaronpueschel January 11, 2016
Another perfect capture.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 09, 2016
Amazing capture! Congrats.
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith June 09, 2016
Great shot! Congratulations on winning People's Choice!
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Pamelabole June 09, 2016
Wow....amazing shot!!! And congrats on your People's Choice Award!!! : )
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet August 01, 2016
great shot. hope you fed him
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 02, 2016
amazing capture...congrats on the well deserved Awards
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nshearman December 12, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
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FredericMONIN April 19, 2017
Great shot and processing !!!
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panilsson April 24, 2017
Excellent work
helenbooton
 
helenbooton August 16, 2017
Amazing work
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laurenkaymyers January 04, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
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Elijahmossvisuals February 22, 2018
Awesome shot!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois. I am a self-taught photographer and this was taken early in my photography adventure. I spent hours at the zoo that day and the lion slept most of the day. I kept returning to it's enclosure and finally the lion woke up, stretched and roared. I was so excited to capture this photo. It was definitely a "right place at the right time" moment.
Time
This is one of my favorite photos. It was taken at 4:27 pm on 9/20/2005. I went to the zoo early in the day with my equipment including my tripod. I was nearly ready to give up on the sleeping lion and go home when the lion finally woke up and roared.
Lighting
I was happy that the lighting was great because it was overcast but with bright light. I did not have to contend with harsh shadows.
Equipment
This was shot with my Nikon D100 with my 80-400mm Nikon lens and was on a tripod. I
Inspiration
I love lions and was determined to capture this old lion awake so I kept returning to the enclosure and patiently waited until he woke up and roared. I was just about to pack up and leave when the moment happened.
Editing
I cropped the image and sharpened it a bit in Lightroom. Originally a color photo, after I joined Viewbug in 2014, I uploaded the color photo to my gallery in January of 2014 and decided to convert it to Black and White and uploaded it to Viewbug in August of 2014. I love both the color and the B&W versions of this photo.
In my camera bag
At the time of taking this photo, I had only one camera which was a Nikon D100. I carried my 80-400mm and 70-200mm Nikon lenses to the zoo along with extra cards and an extra battery. I also had my remote shutter release. If I am going to other places including parks, I also carry my Nikon 12-24mm, as well as my Nikon 2.8 105mm lens.
Feedback
The main advice I would give to others especially at a zoo is to try to go on a less crowded day and time if possible. Patience and persistence are essential because if you just stay at an exhibit for only a few minutes, you may miss the best shots. I also try to not go on a bright sunny day just to avoid harsh shadows. The zoo is actually a great place to practice improving photography skills because there is such a variety of animals and birds to shoot.

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