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Portrait Of Leo
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Portrait Of Leo
Portrait Of Leo
Leo wanted me to take his portrait. I obliged.
© Dan J. Holm
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    Wow!! Great capture, Dan!!! I love the clarity and and your superb framing of this majestic animal!! Absolutely OUTSTANDING composition!! Love it!!

5/31/2005 12:10:02 AM

 
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the sharpness and details in this amazing portrait is just Outstanding! so full of pride!

5/31/2005 12:11:27 AM

 
Jordi Delgado

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IMPRESSIVE shot, Dan!!! Such framing and detail are outstanding!!!

:-))

5/31/2005 12:24:47 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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All the classic adjectives come to mind for this beautiful capture, Dan ~ majestic, regal, stately, etc. But I really love the catchlights in his eyes!!

5/31/2005 1:08:04 AM

 
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Oh, Dan, this is stunning! Those eyes -- wow! We'd better see this again. Congratulations! :-)

5/31/2005 1:09:15 AM

 
Brian Cassar
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Great image Dan. I like the majestic expression of the king. Well done Dan!

5/31/2005 1:18:11 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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You've done Leo's portrait in grand style, Dan!! I wouldn't be surprised either if we see this one again!! Superbly photographed!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

5/31/2005 1:38:09 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Wow! Truly wonderful capture, Dan!! Terrific composition, clarity and details.

5/31/2005 2:02:20 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Very Regal. Truly the king of beasts. Lovely photo, Dan.

5/31/2005 2:19:00 AM

 
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This is one of the best lion shots I've seen, Dan. Excellent sharpness and detail...wonderful comp...just a winner in my book!! Great for the kitty theme this month!! Almost didnt' make it, huh?

5/31/2005 2:24:11 AM

 
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Dan majestic, proud and beautiful

King of the jungle.

Nice lighting and comp.

Kerby

Hope he is in the monthly theme contest.

5/31/2005 2:27:50 AM

 
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Dan majestic, proud and beautiful

King of the jungle.

Nice lighting and comp.

Kerby

Hope he is in the monthly theme contest.

5/31/2005 2:27:51 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Looks like it may have been a demand and not a request. :) Great portrait, Dan.

5/31/2005 2:43:15 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Awesome portrait, Dan!

5/31/2005 3:01:15 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Grand capture, Dan...

5/31/2005 3:13:58 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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He looks positively regal, Dan! Fantastic shot and great title! I'm a Leo!

5/31/2005 3:24:02 AM

 
Walter Graziano
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Very nice Dan and I am sure "What Leo wants Leo Gets"!

5/31/2005 3:37:27 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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And you've captured this king of the jungle superbly, Dan!!!

5/31/2005 4:13:34 AM

 
Tom Andersen
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I think Leo is very proud of your work, Dan! Wonderful capture!

5/31/2005 4:15:23 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Dan Leo looking very handsome in this outstading portrait wonderfulllllll!!!!

5/31/2005 4:30:20 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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So regal looking! Nice portrait!

5/31/2005 4:49:09 AM

 
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Beautiful portrait of this awesome animal! Great shot, Dan!

5/31/2005 4:56:06 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Wonderful capture Dan ~ love the eyes!

5/31/2005 5:28:48 AM

 
Roger Bernabo
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You captured Leo in majestic light

5/31/2005 5:49:36 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Awesome pose and super detail, Dan.

5/31/2005 5:51:00 AM

 
Joy Rector
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Beautiful capture of such a proud animal.

5/31/2005 5:56:45 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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What a majestic animal! Beautiful capture Dan!
Ann

5/31/2005 6:41:54 AM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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AWESOME Dan, Just AWESOME!!!!! mlg

5/31/2005 6:43:52 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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How royal he looks, Dan, great capture of this beautiful animal! Very well done!

5/31/2005 6:49:57 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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I don't know what to say Dan - Absolute fantastic portrait, WOW!

5/31/2005 7:39:26 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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MAGICALLY MAJESTIC Dan!!!

5/31/2005 7:40:40 AM

 
Jessica McCollam
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OUTSTANDING, Dan! You never dissapoint! This is Fantastic!:)

5/31/2005 8:01:31 AM

 
Olivia Navarro
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Fantastic detail on this shot, Dan! It's wonderful!

5/31/2005 8:03:49 AM

 
Mata Patan
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Lol!! Never say no to a lion!! Wonderful portrait...for this time, you're safe!

5/31/2005 9:38:19 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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This is fantastic Dan! Wonderful composition & I love the golden tones here! Nicely done!
Leo is a good model!

5/31/2005 9:39:51 AM

 
Stephanie Lyons
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Awesome capture Dan - outstanding!

5/31/2005 10:27:39 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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How regal he is. This is an awesome portrait of this magnificent fella! So close and such detail - beautiful!

5/31/2005 12:10:20 PM

 
Goshka G.
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Regal indeed, and your portrait really does your friend Leo justice, Dan!!;-)

5/31/2005 12:27:35 PM

 
Rob T. Henry
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Wow!!! Perfect portrait, Dan!!

5/31/2005 12:29:09 PM

 
Janet Williams
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Fantastic Dan! I love his eyes, and in fact everthing about him. Wonderful!

5/31/2005 1:35:18 PM

 
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Great decision there Dan...and tremendous capture of this incredible animal. You did a royal job on the king of the jungle!!! (Can you tell I am running out of accolades for your work? Reading the thesaurus tonight to be prepared for tomorrow...) :)

ccc

5/31/2005 2:55:00 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Wowza, Dan, this is outstanding work!

5/31/2005 3:54:03 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Amazing capture and detail. It's almost like being face to face with him

5/31/2005 3:59:21 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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outstanding capture Dan!!! amazing detail!

5/31/2005 4:52:58 PM

 
Cathy Stancil
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He is beautiful !! And you captured him beautifully: so alert and proud...very rare moments when they are caged. Awesome colors, details and of course composition !

5/31/2005 5:05:01 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Absolutely beautiful capture, Dan!

5/31/2005 5:37:44 PM

 
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Sanjay, Danilo, Jordi, Mary, Patricia, Brian, Stan, Judy, Paul E., Dolores, Kerby, Paul M., Donald, Bonnie, Tammy, Wally G., Cathy G., Tom, Kelly, Claudia, Linda, Susan, Roger, Wally O., Joy, Ann, Michelle L.G., Deb, Karen, Cindy, Jessica, Olivia, Mata, Michelle N., Stephanie, Marsha, Goshka, Rob, Janet, Candice, Kathleen, Stephen, Susan, cathy S. and Noel: Thank you all so VERY much!! I truly appreciate your wonderful and supportive comments and feedback!

5/31/2005 5:58:15 PM

 
Amanda Price
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Ok. Wow. If you hadn't obliged, would you have been...lunch? :)

5/31/2005 6:12:06 PM

 
Carol Brill
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You have captured his regal bearing superbly here, Dan, as befits his highness! Methinks the king would be pleased with his court photographer after seeing this royal portrait!!

5/31/2005 6:12:42 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Beautiful shot Dan. Those eyes are amaing looking!! Is there anything you CAN'T shoot. Really great job!!

5/31/2005 6:15:53 PM

 
Opal Cross
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Dan this guy makes you want to reach out and touch him. Very good shot. I hope you have a winner with this one.

5/31/2005 6:51:51 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Dan, this lion rules!! Fantastic capture!

5/31/2005 7:32:50 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Gorgeous lion portrait, Dan, you really captured his noble presence!

5/31/2005 8:15:05 PM

 
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This is SUCH an impressive portrait, Dan! The light and detail are supurb! You've certainly done justice to his regal elegance.

5/31/2005 11:51:20 PM

 
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Amanda, Carol, Wendy, Opal, Debra, Deborah and Cora: Thanks so very much! I'm glad you like it and I truly appreciate your comments!

6/1/2005 12:08:34 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Absolutely beautiful capture, Dan!

6/1/2005 4:39:43 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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WOWWWWWW This is GRAND!!!!!!!!!!

6/1/2005 11:28:12 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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AWESOME!!! I love the clarity and expression. Actually everything about this one Dan!!!

6/1/2005 12:12:50 PM

 
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Carla, Laurence and Donna: Thanks so much! I truly appreciate it!

6/3/2005 12:30:39 AM

 
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Magnificant big cat portrait, Dan!!! This is one of the best I've seen! Well done!

6/5/2005 6:27:21 PM

 
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I concur with everyone too. This is ONE OF THE BEST LION PORTRAITS EVER! The clarity and detail ARE mind blowing Dan. Don't know how you do it. This is MAGNIFICENT!!!

6/6/2005 8:59:58 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Beautiful shot, Dan, with lots of mindwandering expression, great detail and colors. Good luck.

6/6/2005 3:43:17 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats on your magnificent finalist, Dan!
Best wishes for the next round!
Debby

6/21/2005 2:59:47 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Dan, congratulations

Stan K

6/21/2005 3:22:09 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on this magnificent finalist Dan!

6/21/2005 3:33:01 PM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Congrats and good luck in the next round, Dan!!

6/21/2005 4:06:29 PM

 
Tom Andersen
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Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Dan!

6/21/2005 4:08:10 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist Dan I know leo would make it such wonderful image good luck in the next round well don Dan!!!

6/21/2005 4:08:47 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats!...terrific

6/21/2005 5:12:22 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Congrats on this magnificent image Dan!!

6/21/2005 5:27:39 PM

 
Sandra Wehrman
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congrats dan! I missed this the first time aroundm, this is gggreat!

6/21/2005 5:38:46 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations again, Dan!

6/21/2005 5:40:14 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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CONGRATULATIONS Dan!!!

6/21/2005 6:22:07 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Huzzah, Dan!

6/21/2005 6:26:53 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congrat's, Dan on your many many finalist!!!

6/21/2005 6:48:21 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Wow, Dan!! Gorgeous portrait of Leo the Lion, congratulations on your finalist!

6/21/2005 8:09:59 PM

 
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Dan congratualations.

Good luck in the next round.

kerby

6/21/2005 8:29:09 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Love this Dan! Congratulations!!! Awesome work!!!

6/21/2005 10:01:22 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on this great Finalist, Dan!!!

6/21/2005 10:23:28 PM

 
Patty Razonable

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Excellent portrait!! Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round!!

6/21/2005 10:50:14 PM

 
Jonna Bergström

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A big congrats to this fantastic finalist, Dan!!

6/21/2005 11:20:56 PM

 
Phil S
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Congratulations on your well deserved finalist! Keep up the great work! You inspire many!!

6/22/2005 12:05:51 AM

 
Jordi Delgado

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Congratulations for this BIG finalist, Dan!!

:-)

6/22/2005 12:56:13 AM

 
Mata Patan
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Congrats!!!!!!

6/22/2005 2:03:28 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Well done, Dan!!!!

6/22/2005 2:12:50 AM

 
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Congratulations on this excellent finalist, Dan!

6/22/2005 6:03:42 AM

 
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Congratulations on this well deserved finalist!!!

6/22/2005 6:19:18 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Awesome image Dan, congrats to you! :0)

6/22/2005 7:06:51 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congratulations Dan, much deserved!

6/22/2005 8:05:38 AM

 
Duane Carter
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Congratulations, Dan!!! Great capture!

6/22/2005 8:14:55 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Big congrats, Dan!

6/22/2005 8:27:56 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS, Dan

6/22/2005 8:38:15 AM

 
Stacey A. Bates
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Congrats on this majestic finalist!!

6/22/2005 9:38:30 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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congrats

6/22/2005 9:57:23 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Spectacular! Congratulations, Dan! :-)

6/22/2005 10:55:47 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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As I said earlier I wouldn't be surprised if we saw this one again, and here he is :-)!! Great job, Dan, and big CONGRATULATIONS sent your way, along with much good luck in the next judging!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

6/22/2005 2:49:11 PM

 
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Congratulations on this beauty!

6/22/2005 3:11:12 PM

 
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Dan, Congrats on another great photo and award! Best of luck for the next level!

6/22/2005 7:32:39 PM

 
Martin Witt
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Beautiful animal, superb capture! Congrats!

6/22/2005 8:37:44 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Dan

Congratulations on this wonderful king of the jungle entry getting the finalist award.

Best of luck to you in the following rounds in the finals.

You have an extremely special gift with your photography.

Kerby

6/22/2005 11:39:33 PM

 
Opal Cross
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Dan, congradulations on this big winner. He really deserves this for letting you take his photo. Great shot.

6/23/2005 8:57:33 AM

 
Piotr M. Organa
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Congratulations, Dan!!!
Great photo!

6/24/2005 8:42:13 AM

 
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