Digitalwolfphotography
Digitalwolfphotography

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Contest Finalist in High Contrast In Black and White Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Zootography Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in 300 Furry Friends Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Awesomeness In Black And White Photo Contest
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Top ClassTM

Happening At The Zoo Photo ContestTop 10 class
Happening At The Zoo Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Feline Fancy Photo ContestTop 10 class
Feline Fancy Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
Feline Fancy Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Discover Africa Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Discover Africa Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Black And White Wow Factor Photo ContestTop 10 class
Black And White Wow Factor Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Black And White Wow Factor Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 20 class
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 20 class week 3
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 20 class week 2
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 20 class week 1
Black and White Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Black and White Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
High Contrast In Black and White Photo ContestTop 10 class
High Contrast In Black and White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Zootography Photo ContestTop 10 class
Zootography Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Zootography Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Alpha Male Photo ContestTop 20 class
Wildlife Closeups Photo ContestTop 10 class
Alpha Male Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
Wildlife Closeups Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
300 Furry Friends Photo ContestTop 10 class
300 Furry Friends Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Alpha Male Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Wildlife Closeups Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Animals Are Beautiful Photo Contest Top 20 class
Alpha Male Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Animals Are Beautiful Photo Contest Top 10 class week 2
Awesomeness In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
Awesomeness In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Awesomeness In Black And White Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 12 Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
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rebeccafain
 
rebeccafain July 16, 2015
Loving the contrast and sharpness
shaahin PRO+
 
shaahin July 18, 2015
He looks angry .. and bored.
karenlindstrombusby-doss
 
karenlindstrombusby-doss August 17, 2015
a kitty with a tude... awesome image
MRueffer
 
MRueffer August 19, 2015
This is a beautiful portrait of a lion!
genab
 
genab September 12, 2015
Stunning image ....love it !
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 11, 2015
Congratulations on all your Contest Finalist wins!!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson October 31, 2016
Fabulous and the expression is powerful. Congratulations.
myerscreativephotography PRO
 
myerscreativephotography November 08, 2016
Damn good job. I can just about feel the texture of the fur!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken at a local zoo in Somerset.
Time
The shot was taken early in the afternoon and the light was terrible with overcast conditions, which is one of the reasons I had decided to convert the image to mono.
Lighting
With poor lighting conditions it always worth considering what a image would look like in black and white.
Equipment
I had my Nikon d7200 with a Nikon 70-300mm Vr lens attached. The lion was about 50 feet away from me and this image is a tight crop on his head as the sky behind him was bland and dull.
Inspiration
Just look at him! A truly magnificent creature and even though he was in a large pen he was sat right at the top of a play frame surveying everything about him with this imperious look.
Editing
Cropped, boosted contrast and tweaked the highlight/shadow sliders. Finally sharpened in smart sharpen.
In my camera bag
My camera bag contains my Nikon D7200 body which is a superb all rounder. My lenses consist of a Nikon 35mm f1.8, a Nikon 70-300mm VR, a Tokina 11-16m f2.8 wide angle lens and my Tamron 90mm F2.8 macro lens. I laso use a Meke sb910 flash and various filters. Finally my two tripods, a Benro travel tripod and my sturdier manfrotto 055 tripod which is simply superb and so versatile.
Feedback
Zoos are a great place to get images of animals we dont see in our native homes. Always take your time a if you do visit a zoo choose just a few of the inhabitants and watch them for a while to see what they do. When it comes to shooting in bad light always consider a black and white. This shot looked quite bland as a colour but when I had played around with it with the intention of making it a black and white it really has made it pop.

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