Lisa Hlavinka  

LION by Lisa Hlavinka

November 2019 - LION

November 2019 - Lisa Hlavinka


About the Image(s)

Attached are my images for November. This shot of the lion was at a small wildlife park on the Oregon coast. While it may seem easy to photography captive animals I have found that is not always the case with cages and people to deal with. In this case I was luck enough to catch this majestic shot. I was not overly thrilled with the color photos, but like the black and white conversion. I do wish I had more of his head in the shot so the bottoms of his chin shows.

This was shot with my Canon 7D Mark II, 100 - 400 lens at ISO 400 / 312 mm / f/5.6 / 1/400 sec.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan

I like the mono version. My only minor suggestion is to brighten the image up just slightly which I did in my revision. I also cropped just a little from the right si   Posted: 11/18/2019 14:34:27
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Lisa Hlavinka
Thanks for the feedback. I like the changes.   Posted: 11/19/2019 20:58:18

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Flat light is a problem in this photo. I like Jim H's brightening and extended it by adding exposure to the mane on the right side (lion's left). This makes the light seem more directional and adds contrast to the image.   Posted: 11/19/2019 15:03:11
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Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 95)
Definitely a regal portrait of the king of beasts! I really love the angle of his head especially.

I had to play with it some and here's my result. I boosted the contrast a bit and did my usual dodging and burning to add some depth and pop his eyes a bit. What do you think?   Posted: 11/21/2019 15:30:25
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Lisa Hlavinka
I really like the results of more contract and the eyes definitely stand out more. I worked on the eyes a little, but clearly should have pushed them more. Thanks for the feedback.   Posted: 11/23/2019 21:52:04

Jim Bodkin   Jim Bodkin
Excellent poise of a difficult shot, Lisa. Good recovery of a so-so color shot to monochrome with more impact. Good elimination of the poor details on the right side, but I would have tried f/8 to achieve sharper hair details on the right side. I agree with Tom on the eye details and some dodging and burning to show implied depth.

  Posted: 11/26/2019 22:39:59