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Beautiful Old Lion Roaring-0069



Caught him just as he roared. He was at the Brookfield zoo and was sleeping most of the day. I kept going back and he finally was awake....
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Caught him just as he roared. He was at the Brookfield zoo and was sleeping most of the day. I kept going back and he finally was awake.
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27 Comments | Report
davidsloan
 
davidsloan January 16, 2014
Brilliant capture, excellent detail I love it.
Juliamclean PRO+
 
Juliamclean February 04, 2014
Awesome shot!
hlambourn
 
hlambourn March 03, 2014
Excellent shot and sharp with very good detail
jenjensen
 
jenjensen March 28, 2014
love his curling tongue! :)
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heathermcfw April 10, 2014
great shot
kirkmills PRO+
 
kirkmills April 22, 2014
Great shot!!!!
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rmr731 May 02, 2014
Wow wow wow! This is a magnificent capture! Love it!
Captain_Dennis
 
Captain_Dennis July 10, 2014
Excellent!
DaveLoucks Premium
 
DaveLoucks August 04, 2014
suchpower technically sharp great pic thankyou
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kathleenweetman August 10, 2014
What great luck and of course lovely image...voted
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vbpbeetschen1305821 September 15, 2014
Congratulations !
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onyanita September 16, 2014
ferocious ....superb capture. Congrats on the award.
leighlofgren
 
leighlofgren January 28, 2015
fabulous
chriswhittington
 
chriswhittington March 28, 2015
waaah - you didn't even flinch :-D
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman March 30, 2015
Lauren VB BEST NATURE COMP...K
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kathleenweetman March 30, 2015
wHOOPS...VOTED
jayshah
 
jayshah May 10, 2015
outstanding .....superb clicked
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susanhuckins July 22, 2015
Stunning portrait shot, the detail is amazing, right down to the fine hairs. Awesome work. Susan
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sharlenescarboroughdodds September 06, 2015
Incredible shot Awesome!
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sarah-101 September 30, 2015
Wow!
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nandicmb October 10, 2015
Congratulations on ALL your Awards!
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texaaronpueschel January 11, 2016
Perfect capture.
carolyns PRO+
 
carolyns January 15, 2016
Great shot Lauren!
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nina050 October 21, 2016
Wow......
Krodriguez
 
Krodriguez February 16, 2017
AWESOME shot...and scary LOL
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ziggyzoo52 May 08, 2017
Wonderful
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole Feb 07
Such amazing creatures....and wonderful capture!! : )

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Behind The Lens

Location
Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, Illinois.
Time
4:27 pm.
Lighting
The lighting was great due to overcast skies.
Equipment
Nikon D100, Nikon 80-400mm lens and tripod.
Inspiration
I love lions and kept going back to his enclosure. He slept a great deal but I persisted. I spent hours at the zoo and was rewarded when the lion woke up and roared.
Editing
I cropped the photo and sharpened it a bit in Lightroom.
In my camera bag
My Nikon camera, Nikon lenses including a 12-24mm, an 18-300mm, a 70-200mm, an 80-400mm, a 50mm and a fisheye lens, extra cards and battery and my remote shutter release..
Feedback
Be persistent. Spend time and wait for opportunities to happen.

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