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JMaxwell April 06, 2016
Beautiful image!!
 
insanecatlady April 11, 2016
Excellent choice of exposure some how black and white makes this an even more powerful image
 
judithstopforth June 03, 2016
Great capture
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kish_1971 June 04, 2016
Thanks so much :)
 
saboytjie July 01, 2016
insane photo! esp in b&w!
 
traceymcdonald July 02, 2016
This is stunning!
 
Anu_jais July 02, 2016
Superb.
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Pamelabole July 11, 2016
Wow.....amazing capture!!!! Truly the "King"!
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Carlos_Santero July 16, 2016
Amazing capture!!!! Loveit!!!!
 
BrianBasson July 24, 2016
Super photo in B&W. Not a medium that I use a lot. This will inspire me to do so.
 
Cavanrose August 06, 2016
Beautiful !
 
davidparenteau October 22, 2016
Beautiful capture !
 
billpaterson April 17, 2017
Love this photo
 
Ledopix May 07, 2017
A perfect Lion King
 
chapo1076 June 13, 2017
Beautiful shot
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Alfredo_Jose November 10, 2017
Beautiful shot!
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Alfredo_Jose November 10, 2017
 
kal57 December 29, 2017
WOW!????

King of the Jungle



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Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken at our local zoo in Peoria, IL. The Africa exhibit, where the lion resides, had just opened. I was excited about taking shots there because the new cages were photo-friendly and had places for the animals to sit that provides clear shots for photographers.
Time
I believe this was taken mid-afternoon. It was a cloudy day, though, so the midday sun was filtered.
Lighting
Yes, the overcast day really helped filter out the harsh light that I would have had to deal with at that time of day.
Equipment
Nikon D600, Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 lens, UV filter and no tripod or flash
Inspiration
This lion was sitting on a rock looking so majestic. When I saw how proud he looked, I knew it would be a good shot.
Editing
Yes, this was edited in LR where I sharpened it and added clarity. Then I did the bnw conversion in Silver Efx Pro II.
In my camera bag
Nikon d600, Nikkor 85mm f/1.8, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8, several SD cards, extra batteries and a charger, an external hard drive to upload pics to, and my tripod.
Feedback
The more photos you take, the better. Take shots from all different angles and lighting conditions. Usually, one of the pics will stand out from the rest.

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