Barbara E Miller, HonPSA, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP  

Climactic moment by Barbara E Miller, HonPSA, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP

July 2021 - Climactic moment

About the Image(s)

In Africa sometime ago I managed to capture this moment. I realise that the light coming from the RH side is too bright but couldn't darken it effectively. I used Topaz to create a small vignette and added a stroke. I don't think much explanation of what prompted me to take it is necessary!

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10 comments posted

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Barbara, this is a WOW; You have captured the expression on these animals at the right moment. the only thing I might add is a border.   Posted: 07/03/2021 17:19:10
Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
I did add a stroke for a border Nick, it just didn't come out on all four sides.   Posted: 07/03/2021 17:36:29

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Wow Fabulous image.   Posted: 07/04/2021 14:48:44

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Without question a WOW moment! It pays to have the camera ready to go because second chances don't happen very often.   Posted: 07/04/2021 15:52:27

John Kelly   John Kelly
(Group 88)
Wow! I hope you took this with a long lens! Great to capture the moment. Not a lot of time to worry about composition, etc. Just get the photo and get outa of there.
  Posted: 07/04/2021 19:24:53

Mark Burgess   Mark Burgess
This really captures the harshness of life in the African savanna. Regards your comment about the background and foreground grasses, I wonder if removing any sharpening there, or adding a touch of blur might keep us focussed on the lions.   Posted: 07/04/2021 23:07:57

Candia Peterson   Candia Peterson
A great moment, well observed. I'm not seeing your comment about the background and foreground grasses that Mark mentioned. My only observation would be that I feel a slight green-ish cast over the whole image - including the animals - and I wonder if that could have been toned out a little.   Posted: 07/05/2021 10:18:09

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
First class capture ............As they say 'timing is everything' and you got the precise moment   Posted: 07/10/2021 14:32:17

David Price   David Price
I think the subject and composition are excellent, however I agree with Candia's comment about the cast. I have tried to remove it but not to my satisfaction.   Posted: 07/13/2021 17:38:29

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
(Groups 3 & 86)
Wow! Great shot, Barbara! This is a powerful visual storytelling image! No explanation is necessary, and the impact outweighs all technical matters.   Posted: 07/27/2021 21:02:21