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African Lion Photo Contest Finalist
African Lion
African Lion
Taken at the National Zoo in DC.
© Marsha M. Rollins
Nikon D200 Digital...
JUdith  Russell-Tooth
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    Stunning!! Beautiful composition and

11/1/2008 3:14:47 PM

Karen E. Baumann
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Wow! Marsha, you captured this king of the jungle with an intense, yet pensive expression. This is a beautiful image with wonderful rich colors and the POV is perfect. I love the light in this shot too! Nicely done!

11/1/2008 3:18:03 PM

Karen K. Givens
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Wow this really beautiful Marsha, great lighting and composition. Love it. :)

11/1/2008 6:35:46 PM

Sharon F. Morris
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Love it Marsha. It is beautiful love the composition and clarity. Great job!!

11/1/2008 6:40:44 PM

Joan Powell
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a most beautiful image !

11/1/2008 7:27:52 PM

Angie M. Davis
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Marsha, this is just beautiful. I love the colors and the details in his face. Just stunning!

11/1/2008 8:24:06 PM

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11/1/2008 9:09:42 PM

Michelle Alton
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Very impressive portrait! The light on his head is perfect.

11/2/2008 2:48:20 AM

Denny E. Barnes
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Beautiful image and color, Marsha! Beautifully captured!!....Denny

11/2/2008 12:26:16 PM

Marsha M. Rollins
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Thanks everyone for the great comments!

11/6/2008 2:24:16 PM

Debbie S. Steinhausser
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Simply gorgeous!

11/17/2008 2:45:07 PM

Alison Greenwood
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Wow!!! This is amazing! Congratulations on your POTD!

11/25/2008 1:28:34 AM

Pradeep K. Kaushik
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Awesome shot Marsha!

11/25/2008 1:32:24 AM

Shirley Sicurello
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Amazing image-gorgeous! Congrats on your POTD.

11/25/2008 1:43:54 AM

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BEAUTIFUL!!! -Laura Swan

11/25/2008 1:44:28 AM

Usman Bajwa
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Congrats on this royal capture and POTD, Marsha.


11/25/2008 1:55:36 AM

Susie Peek-Swint
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Stunning capture Marsha ~ many congrats on this beautiful POTD!

11/25/2008 2:01:55 AM

Anita Tykwinski
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Fantastic, stunning and all of the above Marsha.

11/25/2008 3:29:33 AM

Karen K. Givens
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Congrats on your POTD, love this. :)

11/25/2008 3:43:12 AM

Jay M. Schulz
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This would make a great canvas! What a beautiful image that stand head and shoulders above other similar images. The details and softness set it apart. Just another example of great photography taking a well photographed subject and making it fresh and new. Great job.

11/25/2008 4:55:56 AM

Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

11/25/2008 5:05:50 AM

Sharon K. King
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WOW, this is Beautiful!!

11/25/2008 5:10:43 AM

Kathy L. Clark
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Congrats Marsha on your beautiful POTD. Lovely treatment on this.

11/25/2008 5:26:35 AM

Connie S. Gentz
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Amazing! I absolutely love this photo!

11/25/2008 5:26:38 AM

Lori Carlson
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Mesmerizing portrait, Marsha! Warm and inviting! Love it!! Big congrats! :0)

11/25/2008 5:30:12 AM

Jean E. Hildebrant
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Beautiful! Regal looking. Did you use the Orton technique on this? Love the warmth and softness.

11/25/2008 6:11:09 AM

Michelle D. Milliman
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Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I'm trying to figure out your post processing... Such rich colors and just something about it that makes it stand out. Care to share????

11/25/2008 6:14:20 AM

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum
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This is the absolute best image I have ever seen of the Lion at the National Zoo! Did you do a painterly technique on this image? It's so beautiful!


11/25/2008 6:27:42 AM

Sandy Powers
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Aaaaaauuugh! This is so beautiful! What else can I say. It takes my breath away.

11/25/2008 6:44:04 AM

Melissa Gurdus
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Incredible portrait of a lion and congratulations on your POTD, Marsha!!!

11/25/2008 6:58:01 AM

Shelly A. Van Camp
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Stunning capture of this beautiful Lion.......Well done and congrats on the POTD!

11/25/2008 7:02:27 AM

Lisa J. Boulden
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Breathtakingly majestic!
Love the light and the pose.
Congratz on your POTD!

11/25/2008 7:07:47 AM

Meghan Gonski

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This is great just like everyone else said. I have a question, is this a original photograph or is it edited in a photo program to get that amazing look?

11/25/2008 7:12:12 AM

John R. Sanchez
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Congrats on the award! This has to be the best photo I've ever seen of a Lion. Absolutely beautiful shot!

11/25/2008 8:01:15 AM

Muna A. Al Zaabi
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Beautiful Capture, Congrats on your POTD

11/25/2008 8:04:20 AM

Deborah A. Ciullo
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Congratulations on a well deserved POTD!!! Absolutely beautiful image Marsha!!! Gorgeous colors and stunning effects. Fantastic job!!!

11/25/2008 8:04:59 AM

Colleen Farrell
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Beautiful capture and great painterly effects! Congratulations on your POTD!

11/25/2008 8:31:05 AM

Penny l. Haviland
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Wow! Excellent! Congrats!

11/25/2008 9:06:40 AM

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11/25/2008 9:12:40 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I'm in AWE Marsha, you really did a beautiful job on this image. I love lions and I love this!!! A fav, congratulations on your POTD!


11/25/2008 9:27:19 AM

Dennis Walton
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Definitely looks like the King of Beasts!

11/25/2008 9:56:38 AM

Guy D. Biechele
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Great portrait. Wonderful color and light. Congratulations on this fine POTD!

11/25/2008 10:01:54 AM

Cheryl Meisel
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Beautiful wall perfect. Love the painted effect, suits it well!
BIG CONGRATS on your well deserved wins with this one!

11/25/2008 10:49:32 AM

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Congratulations on this GORGEOUS POTD, Marsha!!!

11/25/2008 12:18:51 PM

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11/25/2008 12:41:41 PM

DiAnna F. Paulk
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Great image, Marsha!! Congratulations!

11/25/2008 2:16:41 PM

Joseph R. Ombrello
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Marsha, That is a gorgeous photo. The clarity, color and Compositiion are stunning. Well deserved POTD.

11/25/2008 3:16:40 PM

James Reininger
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Wow!!! Stunning colors and details. Congrats on your POTD.

11/25/2008 3:33:23 PM

Cary Rogers
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Marsha, CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding POTD!! magnificent lighting, colors, and "fine arts" processing!

11/25/2008 4:17:07 PM

Mike Umbreit
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Marsha - Congratulations on your POTD! Wonderful shot and treatment! - Mike

11/25/2008 5:47:26 PM

Janie S. Oliver
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absolutely outstanding. fantastic lighting, color, and perspective.

11/25/2008 5:53:38 PM

Mary K. Robison
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Marvelous portrait, Marsha ~
Congratulations on your well-deserved POTD!

11/25/2008 6:29:56 PM

Robert Baer
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amazing. love the soft colors and those eyes!!!

11/25/2008 6:32:59 PM

Vickie Burt
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An absolutely stunning photo Marsha!!
I would also be interested to know what treatment it received in the post processing, if you would care to share?

11/25/2008 11:12:09 PM

Alex Ringer
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First of all Marshe I am stunned. The Animals King couldn't have get a better portrait than your photo. I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful lion and you've captured its kingship so well that I can see the crown on his head. Where your lion lives? And who takes care of him so well.
My congratulations for winning the PhotOfTheDay ௵

11/26/2008 2:20:17 AM

James Capo

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Stnning photo on the king of beasts, Marsha. How did you manage studio lighting for this capture? There are three distinct catch lights in the lion's eyes. Please share your setup, and post processing info for this magnificent shot, and congratulations on this outstanding POTD!

11/26/2008 7:18:32 AM

Corinne M. Thompson
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Fabulous image, congrats on your POTD!

11/26/2008 9:06:30 AM

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11/26/2008 3:19:08 PM

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Splendid!! Congratulations!

11/27/2008 10:26:03 AM

John Kapusta
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WOW What a terrific shot Congratulations

11/30/2008 10:26:11 AM

Anne M. Young
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Congratulations - everything has alreday been said about this amazing image!

12/22/2008 2:54:44 AM

Usman Bajwa
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Congratulations again.


12/22/2008 5:23:43 AM

Robert Baer
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unbelievable!!! congrats on this awesome image.

12/22/2008 2:44:16 PM

Sam Britt
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Congratulations, Marsha. Awesome finalist.

12/22/2008 7:11:15 PM

Carole Saar
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Congratulations on being a finalist. Your gallery is simply awesome!!!!!!!
One day I hope to be just a fraction of how good you are.

4/24/2009 8:11:55 AM

John C. Ensign
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Wow Marsha! This picture is most Amazing and Majestic. I absolutely LOVE IT!!! Congrats on the Finalist Award ;-)


11/2/2011 3:13:20 AM

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