Another very lucky moment during our safari.
On our first day in the ngorongoro crater We saw at the end this lion lady lying 4 meters away from the street.
We was so close to this lion.
After yawning and relaxing this lion stood up and went to another place to sleep.Lazy animals they are only hunting at night.
By the way this lion is the same one I posted some days before.
Hope you like it
Best regards Toba
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leo61 (0) 2008-04-16 11:52
Dachte ich mir doch dass Du bei Deiner lens auf 250mm gegangen bist und nicht näher hingegengen bist.......Ich hätte es nicht anders gemacht,sondern wäre eher auf 300mm meiner lens gegangen............
Ein tolles Bild dieser "Königin".Ein schöner Ausdruck,wohl eher müde als aggressiv und toller Kontrast mit dem Grün außenherum.
Ein wirklich gutes Safarifoto.
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-04-16 12:12
da bist Du ganz nah ran gekommen, super. Auch die Schärfe ist bewundernswert. Gut gemacht !
JCG (35129) 2008-04-16 12:24
After a good nap it is the moment to awake… Pretty close-up on the animal and good timing on its yawn where one can see his beautiful and large teeth!!! The image is of beautiful quality, cheer Tobias.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
stego (24126) 2008-04-16 12:31
An achieved portrait, with a touch of funny and... laziness. :-) I appreciate much the tight crop and the way you disposed the animal in the image (compo). Perfect moment for shooting!
romanaa (7984) 2008-04-16 12:39
Hello T obias,
great portrait of the animal. I like the intimate moment you have captured, the focus and framing are great.
jurek1951 (42196) 2008-04-16 13:05
Well done on a great shot. Good timing. Nice POV, well composed. Colour is spot on, crisp, clear and sharp
smarcell (19963) 2008-04-16 13:24
very sharp and clean picture. A wild animal in the wild is just something special !
tedesse (25133) 2008-04-16 13:24
Beautiful portrait of the animal. Great moment captured,and lovely colors.
TopGeo (38216) 2008-04-17 0:10
Wonderful of lion queen on a great shot. Excellent timing. Nice POV, well composed. Well done and clear and sharp portrait of the animal. Great idea it scene of lion to link captured, and lovely colors. Compliments
PixelTerror (0) 2008-04-17 4:07
Ideally it should be framed a little bit more to the left but the choice of narrow DoF, the good focus and above all the miaow attitude are excellent.
Have a nice day JY
jhm (145204) 2008-04-17 4:24
Waw effect! Yawning and relaxing queen lion and on four meters this is almost incredible.
Well done and clear and sharp portrait of the animal.
Very well done, thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Belgium,
ChrisJ (105551) 2008-04-17 7:01
Guten Tag Tobias
You're a very gifted photographer, for such a young age. Perfect use of a shallow dof, with impeccable sharpness, & fantastic colour. Wonderful framing, on the yawning lion. Tfs!
feather (51130) 2008-04-17 7:02
I was also amazed how close many of the animals came to the jeeps and paid them no attaention at all. You timed this one to perfection as she was yawning. f5.6 was a good choice to throw the background out of focus. Well done
gracious (20025) 2008-04-17 8:33
Very fine closeup shot of the Queen!
good sharpness, warm colour and details in the shot
well done for this one
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2008-04-17 17:09
One angry beast ... possibly you didn't ask him permission to take his photo :) Well timed shot with good resulting image quality. Well captured and presented. Well done! tfs
dareco (17134) 2008-04-18 0:51
This is a great series!! You have captured some great expression!! Thanks for sharing these with us.
mark_mk (266) 2008-04-18 8:39
cooler Moment, den du festgehalten hast, wohl ein bisschen müde das Tier, was? Schöne Farben und schön wie der Hintergrund leicht unscharf ist, gute Arbeit!
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-04-18 11:05
Hi, Toba -
Great shot, every whisker is sharp - as are those teeth!
capthaddock (28790) 2008-04-18 11:18
Good timing with the yawning, and super sharp down to the detais of the swarming flies around her mouth and on her back.
AROBN54 (11473) 2008-04-18 21:33
It's wonderful, Toba! Perfect color and saturation, marvelous light and contrast and detail so sharp you can count her whiskers... I love that feeling that it's been a rough day. (Been there, done that..just not with lion cubs) ...Great job! Have a fun weekend and thanks,
Jonathan_Tree (0) 2008-04-21 1:25
Amazing scene. Wonderful point of view.
Good colors. Very good capture.
pboehringer (770) 2008-04-24 7:09
incredible shot! It really gives the impression that you're almost ready to make some circus stunt by placing your head and camera in the lioness's mouth. Please don't do that. Incredible rendition of colors here and every detail is crisp.
scobert (5355) 2008-04-24 19:34
Great portrait of this proud lioness! You caught her yawning which created an very good pose and you tightly cropped this photo which made the composition very effective. Great work!
Flavia (10352) 2008-04-25 19:50
Beautiful one! You capture an interesting moment. The picture is so clear that we can even see the mosquitoes around the lion! Well done. You have such a nice portifolio with animal pictures.
Vanessa132 (94) 2008-04-26 12:59
great shot and good colors!
jplebrun (21208) 2008-04-29 13:57
qu'elle belle bête que cette lionne, bien vu et bien composé, bravo.
skydive (119) 2008-05-10 3:17
this is a great shot. I like the focus you have on the actual lion and the backgrounds blur. The colors are just perfect. When you where in the crater, did you use a UV, filter? I did and it made the pictures much clearer and the colors got better.
- Copyright: Tobias Ortmann (Tobias__Ortmann) (2638)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, EFS 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): animals [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-16 11:20