Adrian Binney, PPSA, LRPS  

She’s seen me by Adrian Binney, PPSA, LRPS

October 2021 - She’s seen me

October 2021 - Adrian Binney, PPSA, LRPS


About the Image(s)

The title is relevant as this was the first time I photographed wild lions whilst lying down rather than in a safari vehicle. We are in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe, which I have shown images from before. We had a guide with a rifle, which in practice they very rarely use.

We were about the same distance from our vehicle as to the lions. This was taken with my old Olympus gear, at 246mm (FF = 492) 1/640 f5.6 ISO500.

After cropping to what I thought was enough to tell the story, I brightened the whole up somewhat, then worked just on the lions, adding some clarity and lightening the main lioness’s eyes. Finally pushing it through Topaz A1 Sharpen, which helped a bit with any noise.

2 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Adrian, good nature image. Looking at your original image I see the colors washed out and the presence of 4 felines. Your PP brought some better color and detail, but left one of the felines amputated. Since the face of the fourth feline looking to the right (my right) of the frame is not sharp, I cropped it even tighter. Tried two options of crop in addition to work on the colors adding more blacks. Also made the horizontal straight.   Posted: 10/07/2021 17:01:53
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Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Option 2   Posted: 10/07/2021 17:02:19
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