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White Lion



I fell in love with this white lioness' eyes she was just beautiful.

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I fell in love with this white lioness' eyes she was just beautiful.

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19 Comments | Report
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson February 16, 2015
Such a beautifully thoughtful expression.
Meelux
Meelux February 16, 2015
Thank You!
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman February 18, 2015
Great cat portrait. She is beautiful
Meelux
Meelux February 18, 2015
Thank you so much :)
uniquephotoarts
 
uniquephotoarts February 21, 2015
Beautifully composed, great image :-)
Meelux
Meelux February 22, 2015
Thank you :)
Chrissimpson01
 
Chrissimpson01 February 22, 2015
Lovely pose
Meelux
Meelux February 22, 2015
:D
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq February 24, 2015
Truly lovely portrait of this beautiful animals! Welcome to ViewBug!
Meelux
Meelux March 01, 2015
Thank you Kathy!
Vince542
 
Vince542 March 01, 2015
Awesome capture!!!!! beautiful beast!!!!
Meelux
Meelux March 01, 2015
Thanks again :)
InnateArtist PRO+
 
InnateArtist March 06, 2015
What a magnificant animal! Great capture!
Meelux
Meelux March 07, 2015
Thank you InnateArtist
AndyB
 
AndyB March 11, 2015
Great shot
Meelux
Meelux March 12, 2015
Thank You Andy!
claudia_lothering_1704
 
claudia_lothering_1704 March 16, 2015
You captured this lion so stunningly, he looks so alive and the eyes are beautifully intense. Congrats
Meelux
Meelux March 16, 2015
Thanks again Claudia means a lot! :D
stan_matsui
 
stan_matsui March 20, 2015
Beautiful capture of the subject. Tight framing isolates the important features, and puts the eyes in the top third of the frame. Great choice to use B&W (not color) to bring out the character.
Great work!
Meelux
Meelux March 20, 2015
Thank you so much Stan!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 25, 2015
Congratulations on your award!
robynlesley
 
robynlesley April 01, 2015
Congratulations. I love this shot
Meelux
Meelux April 01, 2015
Thank You Robyn :)
daveschofield
 
daveschofield April 01, 2015
Beautiful, wonderful photo
Meelux
Meelux April 01, 2015
Thank You Dave!
CarolPlummer
 
CarolPlummer April 01, 2015
Congratulations on your challenge win! This is a fantastic shot! Well deserved. :)
Meelux
Meelux April 01, 2015
Thank you so much Carol :)
katrinarobinson PRO
 
katrinarobinson May 03, 2015
Gorgeous! Great shot :)
Meelux
Meelux May 07, 2015
Thanks Katrina :D
denisenewman PRO
 
denisenewman May 21, 2015
WOW her eyes are amazing - such depth!
Meelux
Meelux May 22, 2015
Thank you Denise
jozi1 PRO+
 
jozi1 June 03, 2015
Nice image :)
Meelux
Meelux June 03, 2015
Thank you Jozi
Tommy_Ice15
 
Tommy_Ice15 June 26, 2017
Beautiful
dlr85
 
dlr85 October 29, 2018
Gorgeous

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photograph on a day trip to Paradise Wildlife Park, I was able to get more personal with the Big Cats as I got the meet and greet of the Big Cats package, so this was as they were starting to wake up.
Time
This was taken around 9AM as the lions were just waking up.
Lighting
For this particular shot i didn't use a flash, just natural lighting as the white lion was just waking up and i didn't want to disturb his wakeup call.
Equipment
The camera used was a Nikon D7000 with a 70-300mm nikon lens, no tripod was used for his photo. I used the railing as a steadying tool as I didn't want to miss out on some shots of this beautiful animal.
Inspiration
I get inspired just from the love I have for animals, especially those you don't see everyday. So for me as a self taught amateur wildlife photographer, just seeing a beautiful animal will inspire me to want to stay a while get cosy and be patient for that special moment.
Editing
With post processing I usually just correct the exposure, but here I created two versions of the image, one which was marked for the background, and the second one just to correct the exposure, combining them to take the distraction of the background away from disturbing the main subject.
In my camera bag
I always take my 70-300mm lens for wildlife photography not to disturb the animals, a Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens for macro photography, as most zoos have a reptile or butterfly house where you can take some macro shots. A set of 13mm, 20mm and 30mm extension tubes, but rarely use these as the macro lens works fine. The last lens a take with me is my 15mm-20mm wide angle lens by nikon. The last two things I take with me is my tripod and a remote control so that when i do use my tripod the remote will stop the camera shake which would happen if I tried to press the button on the camera.
Feedback
When it comes to wildlife photography I find that its best to be patient, have the camera at the ready, and when at a zoo or in the wild don't allow others to tell you that your staying in one place too long.

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