Sherry Icardi  


Lion Cub by Sherry Icardi

January 2020 - Lion Cub

About the Image(s)

This little guy and his sibling managed to wander off creating some distress for the lionesses in this pride. It was apparent that they were searching for something and finally both cubs were located and appropriately disciplined. This young one was not very happy with the mother and was trying to show who was the boss. As it turns out the Mom won but it was our first lion sighting and made for a great series of images. But this one was special with the expression of defiance. It was taken at 1/400 F/5.6 on my D850 and 80-400mm lens at full 400. It is certainly not my best image but still one of my favorites.


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13 comments posted

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Neat capture. Definitely an eye capture. The cub's body language tells the story, mouth suggests it is growling, ears back, tail up. There appears to be a second set of back legs. Is the second cub hiding behind the other cub?   Posted: 01/09/2020 20:03:00
Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
(Groups 73 & 94)
No, I think what you are seeing is some of the grass and a small portion of this cubs leg. . I had to go back to original to check. I had the head of the other one on the far left of the frame so I am sure it is only one cub. Besides I'm not good enough in PS to erase the rest of him😊. The f/5.6 does not allow for full body focus and I wanted that face more than anything. Sadly, I should have used a higher f-stop to get the whole in focus. But too focused on that face,   Posted: 01/10/2020 10:50:21

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Thanks for explaining.   Posted: 01/10/2020 11:24:04

Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
Great photo. you capture the cubs frustration with mom scolding and your story is well done. the tone of the background is soft. cropping off the top dark portion and putting a -8 color vignette might help   Posted: 01/11/2020 12:21:07
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Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
  Posted: 01/11/2020 12:26:18
Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
(Groups 73 & 94)
THanks Adelet! I like that much better. I will replicate it on my LR!   Posted: 01/11/2020 12:27:49
Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
maybe give him a little more space than my crop.   Posted: 01/11/2020 12:29:02

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
(Groups 73 & 94)
Think this is better?   Posted: 01/11/2020 12:51:52
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Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
go back to original color and keep more open space in front of him on the right. he need space to move into.   Posted: 01/11/2020 15:29:12

Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
I agree with Adele's suggestions. You were right on concentrating on his facial expression. Good capture.   Posted: 01/11/2020 18:27:08

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
AT first I didn't see the "double" legs until I read some of the comments...Perhaps his legs were in motion which created the suggestion of another animal behind him...Cloning out the extra legs is very easy, just takes a bit of patience and practice...Love the expression on his face....   Posted: 01/18/2020 00:47:40

Brian Magor   Brian Magor
I don't think there are any extra legs. Its just the pattern on the cub's legs that give that impression

Prefer the original colour. Good shot captures the moment well.

Sorry to lose you from this group - hope you have success in your new Nature Group.

Best wishes.   Posted: 01/30/2020 06:33:47

Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Sherry. We will miss you. You were an asset to the group. Enjoy your Nature Group.   Posted: 01/30/2020 19:40:07