Don Crow  

Untitled by Don Crow

November 2020 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

This was taken at the Omaha zoo last year. Nice pose I thought.
Converted to black and white in Photoshop.
Camera Canon 7d mkii
Lens 100-400 mm mkii @400
f/5.6, 1/2500 sec, ISO 400

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5 comments posted

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
This is certainly a unique nature portrait, Don. Being able to eliminate any indication of the setting being a zoo, really makes this. You've got great sharpness and detail on the cat, and a wonderful sky to boot! Very nice.   Posted: 11/03/2020 15:36:06

Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
The texture of the lioness's fur is striking, Don and compliments the texture of the rock. You have caught her calm gaze. The sky is lovely. Thanks for a great image.   Posted: 11/15/2020 17:20:52

John Erve   John Erve
Don, This is a nice portrait of this magnificent lioness and I enjoy the sharpness and clarity of the image as it makes me feel like I am right there yet am not afraid. The sky adds a nice effect. I wonder if showing the other eye more completely would make this portrait even better? You make a great case for visiting zoos! Thanks for sharing this.   Posted: 11/21/2020 12:23:32

Ed Ford   Ed Ford
Don, I cannot say more than the others have said. Great shot and great framing of the lioness as a portrait. The sky makes the portrait interesting without stealing the show.

A wonderful catch and to my a great effort at the post processing of the image. Don't often get a portrait of a really healthy lioness - adds a regal aspect to her appearance.

Thanks for sharing it with us Don   Posted: 11/21/2020 17:54:12

Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
Don, I love mono nature images, although, I've only just started tinkering with them. One of our v good camera club members recently presented an evening's entertainment with a huge number of his African images, all in mono, Thought provoking!

I very much like many aspects of this. Your capture and processing has really brought out her intensity in focussing on something over to your right and this is lovely. I do wonder if the foreground rock has been over processed. I find it takes the eye away from the lion somewhat and asks me questions as I look at it: particularly the top area. I tend (rightly or wrongly) develop my nature images in a way which directs the eye to the main animal and less to its surroundings.

I agree with others that the shy adds interest. But you have taken a portrait where the core focus is the lion. I thus find the wispy clouds a little distracting and would tone them down somewhat.

Reading my comments here sound negative. I don't mean to be! It's a lovely portrait Don.   Posted: 11/28/2020 13:09:47