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High Beams

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Quiet as I might try to be, I guess that all my 12 pounds of glass and cameras and tripods and everything are a bit eye-catching, even for a sleeping lion.

African Lion, Sacramento Zoo.

EDIT: Holy wow, a DD. Thanks so much to :iconsekhmet-neseret: for the suggestion and to :iconanoya: for the feature. It's only 2 in the morning here, and I can safely say you made my day. :)
Image size
1000x715px 417.48 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D90
Shutter Speed
1/640 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
600 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
May 16, 2013, 4:12:45 PM
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jyaciniProfessional Traditional Artist
WOW your photos the close ups are just so wonderful! :D
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robbobertHobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I'm glad you like them. :)
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fossiilHobbyist Photographer
Stunning shot mate
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Oh my god that's beautiful. I literally gasped when I spotted this in your gallery. I'm not surprised at all you got a DD with this photo. It's really something. 
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robbobertHobbyist Photographer
Much appreciated. :) The way these guys' exhibit is set up, you either see the lions way far away, or way up close. It makes detail shots like this fun to try for. 
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KironStrifeHobbyist Photographer
Absolutly stunning!
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Thank you. :)
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Anoya Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - March 2014! Heart
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Pretty but scary kitty!I love the composition and detail.  Is that sort of an eyebrow? It looks like the kitty has eyeliner. Great job.Cheerleader 
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robbobertHobbyist Photographer
Yup, all lions have that little eyebrow thing, but he has a really well-defined one. That and the eyeliner really contribute to his glamour model looks. ;) Glad you like the shot.
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dessadawnhermanHobbyist Photographer
lovely
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robbobertHobbyist Photographer
Thank you. :thanks:
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basenjiboyHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful detail!
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robbobertHobbyist Photographer
Thanks! 
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SleepyCactusesHobbyist Digital Artist
How close did you get so close up to that fella o.o
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robbobertHobbyist Photographer
I had a really, really long lens with a teleconverter on it to get even closer. :D Plus, I was only about 10 feet away to begin with. ;)
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SleepyCactusesHobbyist Digital Artist
You are brave, I couldn't get so close to one of those beautiful beasts.
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blanket86Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I love this composition and style! Really good work! Congratulations!
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robbobertHobbyist Photographer
Thank you. :) I had to think about how I wanted to compose the shot, so I'm glad the dead-center composition worked out. :)
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John-PeterHobbyist Photographer
It's simply perfect! Great crystalline close up. The emotion in his eyes is simply stunning :)
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robbobertHobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :) I've wanted a shot like this for a long time, and while this one still isn't perfect, it's far and away the best one I've gotten so far. Glad you like it. :)
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You're welcome! Keep up the great work :)
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Staring contest initiated. ;)
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