Lion In Winter

© Debra R. Harder

Lion In Winter

Cecil P. Whitt 3/27/2011 12:05:18 AM

A very nice treatment, C. #1364453

Carolyn M. Fletcher 3/27/2011 2:37:30 AM

Beautiful! A great zoo. I used to live not too far from it. Could hear the big cats roaring for their food in the early morning. #9319297

Jeff Robinson 3/27/2011 3:32:55 AM

Wow Deb - This is Outstanding!! #9319322

Michelle Alton 3/27/2011 3:53:04 AM

I was thinking that I'd seen it just last night! You've done a remarkable job with this, Debra. #9319354

Anita Hogue 3/27/2011 6:14:39 AM

I have a marker on that in Photoshop. I wanted to try it. WOW, this turned out awesome! #9319675

Linda L. Ruiz 3/27/2011 8:56:44 AM


Carla Capra 3/27/2011 9:08:45 AM

Hi Debra;
This is just fantastic.
The lion's eyes are mesmerizing.
;) CC #9320042

Linda D. Lester 3/27/2011 10:06:00 AM

This is great and I do remember this guy! I'll have to open my magazine and check this out. LOL! Wonderful job! #9320127

Kathy Salerni 3/27/2011 10:14:28 AM

OMG! I love this, Deb! You did outstanding work on this! It's out of this world beautiful! #9320142

Kay E. Mahoney 3/27/2011 10:37:36 AM

Nice work, Debra. Beautiful lion. #9320201

Julianne Bradford 3/27/2011 12:13:34 PM

Wow what a wonderful creation Debra! #9320346

Renee Doyle 3/27/2011 1:57:07 PM

Thought I recognised that handsome face!!!! The treatment for him is wonderful JSB!!!!! I like!!!!!!! #9320489

Phyllis H. Burchett 3/27/2011 2:30:13 PM

Fantastic....but funny as I was just going through the steps from this article on an image of mine and took a break! #9320538

Ken Smith 3/27/2011 3:31:02 PM

Very cool, Deb...what an awesome portrait! And excellent effects too! #9320606

Kathleen Rinker 3/27/2011 3:56:21 PM

Fabulous image and effects Deb!! #9320663

Denny E. Barnes 3/27/2011 4:31:55 PM

Wonderful image and a very cool effect, Deb!! That lion would be proud of what you've done to him. ;>) Love the effect, very beautiful and exceptionally well done!! Awesome!! #9320733

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/27/2011 4:44:32 PM

OMG, simply brilliant, JSBJ! This is fantastic! He looks 3-D! #9320755

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/27/2011 4:51:55 PM

INCREDIBLE, Deb! :-) k #9320779

Mary Beth Aiello 3/27/2011 6:29:52 PM

Spectacular, Deb. Love it. #9321015

Ellen Hodges 3/27/2011 7:55:33 PM

Soooooo very awesome and beautiful, Deb!!! Looks fabulous!!! #9321156

Shelly A. Van Camp 3/28/2011 5:39:19 AM

Love it....Love it!! Photoshop magazine? I don't think I have seen that one. Great Work, Deb!! #9321879

Carol L. Fowler 3/28/2011 2:50:53 PM

Great treatment! I love that magazine! #9322728

Amy M. Wilson 3/28/2011 6:38:55 PM

Oh Deb, this is STUNNING and a fave for me... LOVE it!!! #9323046

Patti Coblentz 3/29/2011 6:36:23 AM

Wow, Deb...this is amazing! You have really captured the life and essence of this kingly lion...I love the tones and your effects...fantastic!! #9323648

Rona L. Schwarz 3/29/2011 9:53:44 PM

This is amazing, Deb! I have this page turned down as something to try - you've done it to perfection! Great effects! #9325051

Karen Celella 3/30/2011 9:30:30 AM

Great work, Deb! #9326342

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/30/2011 10:19:26 AM

Wow Deb! That is awesome, I love it!

jo ann c. #9326465

Leslie McLain 3/30/2011 10:52:11 AM

Terrific capture and digital darkroom work, Deb. #9326529

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/31/2011 3:39:03 PM

So creative and magical Deb, a wonderful portrait of this regal lion. Well done! #9328496

Renata Gusciora 4/10/2011 6:35:56 PM

Wow!THis is awesome,Debra! Love it!Incredible portrait! #9344178

Kathy Salerni 4/26/2011 7:11:16 PM

Huge congrats on this beautiful well-deserved Finalist, Deb! #9371025

Patti Coblentz 4/26/2011 7:21:07 PM

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Deb! #9371059

Amy M. Wilson 4/26/2011 7:47:50 PM

No surprise here... LOVE this AWESOME Finalist, Deb!!! #9371208

Ken Smith 4/26/2011 8:11:41 PM

Hey Deb, congrats to you...I've always liked your effects on this shot! #9371343

Rona L. Schwarz 4/26/2011 9:02:33 PM

Glad to see the BP judges rewarded this fabulous creation, Deb! It really is magical! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS and good luck in the next round! #9371563

Summer A. Kozisek 4/26/2011 9:46:07 PM

I have one word Deb, WOW!!! Love this creation, congratulations and good luck in the next round! I see gold by the way! #9371696

Memoriee G. Sconce 4/26/2011 9:51:10 PM

Congrats, Great job. Beautiful.
Memoriee #9371704

Bojan Bencic 4/26/2011 11:19:48 PM

Great treatment on this kind lion, Debra. Congratulations on your finalist! #9371861

Renee Doyle 4/27/2011 12:38:32 AM

You know I LOVE this handsome fella and the effects you did!! Awesome finalist JSB - Congratulations! #9372013

Nadia Paul 4/27/2011 4:59:53 AM

Congrats on this beautiful finalist Debra! #9372474

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/27/2011 5:05:14 AM

Well deserved JSB! Congratulations! #9372488

Carla Capra 4/27/2011 6:17:32 AM

Hi Deb;
Whew Whoo, Girlie, this is an awesome image. Congratulations!!
;) CC #9372766

Karen Celella 4/27/2011 6:31:42 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Deb! #9372845

R. J. Laudenbacher 4/27/2011 6:35:17 AM

Wonderful treatment on this amazing finalist. Congrats, Deb! #9372862

Carol Eade 4/27/2011 8:03:09 AM

This is so beautiful, Debra, congratulations! #9373241

Shawn Jennings 4/27/2011 9:10:18 AM

This turned out fanastic, Deb! Congratulations on your finalist! #9373514

Nancy Bergeson 4/27/2011 10:25:55 AM

Congrats on your stunning awesome image! #9373716

Kathleen Rinker 4/27/2011 11:24:40 AM

Congrats my friend, hope to see gold under this one!! #9373829

Phyllis H. Burchett 4/27/2011 11:57:08 AM

Congrats on this awesome finalist Debra...went to see Africa Cats last night by Disney, this guy could have been one Kinf of the Pride. #9373922

Jeana Clark 4/27/2011 12:39:17 PM

Wonderful capture Deb!!!
Congratulations on this
fantastic Finalist!!!

~J~ #9373973

Ellen Hodges 4/27/2011 1:26:24 PM

Huge Congrats on a super fabulous finalist, Deb!!! Very best luck!!! #9374117

Merna L. Nobile 4/27/2011 2:32:17 PM

Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping

Linda D. Lester 4/27/2011 3:47:36 PM

I love this shot....I need to go back and look at my lion shots from that day.
Congratulations on your finalist! #9374604

Erica Murphy 4/27/2011 7:28:00 PM

Very creative and beautiful Deb!! Congrats on your finalist! #9375209

Patti Coblentz 4/27/2011 10:40:36 PM

Congratulations on this awesome 1st place winner, Deb!! #9375527

Kathy Salerni 4/27/2011 10:46:59 PM

Big congrats on your beautiful Winner, Deb! #9375539

Bojan Bencic 4/27/2011 11:02:14 PM

Well done, Debra. Congratulations on your win! #9375573

Renee Doyle 4/28/2011 1:06:06 AM

AWESOME!!!!!!! So happy for you JSB!! Big congrats! #9375821

Ellen Hodges 4/28/2011 3:54:59 AM

HUGE congrats on a fabulous winner, Deb!!! #9376017

Amy M. Wilson 4/28/2011 3:55:50 AM

Loved this since the moment I saw it.... HUGE congratulations on your FABULOUS First Place WINNER, Deb!!! #9376021

Ellen Hodges 4/28/2011 3:59:06 AM

Sooooooo distinctive and COOL!!! #9376030

Ken Smith 4/28/2011 4:08:04 AM

Can't beat this, Deb....Way to go and congrats to you!! #9376062

Katarina Mansson 4/28/2011 4:23:30 AM

Congratulations Deb on your outstanding winner! #9376165

Nadia Paul 4/28/2011 4:33:27 AM

Congrats on your most deserving winner Debra! #9376235

Agnes Fegan 4/28/2011 4:44:45 AM

Congratulations Deb on this fantastic winning image!!! #9376300

Leslie McLain 4/28/2011 4:46:27 AM

Congrats on a stunning winner, Deb. #9376311

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/28/2011 4:50:25 AM

Congrats on this Brilliant Winner, JSB! #9376341

R. J. Laudenbacher 4/28/2011 5:20:15 AM

Congrats Deb on your win. So deserving! #9376469

Linda D. Lester 4/28/2011 5:43:43 AM

Just awesome....I'm so happy to see these beautiful face and awesome photoshop work! Congratulations JSB!! #9376546

Carla Capra 4/28/2011 5:58:02 AM

Hi Deb;
This is just fantastic and congratulations on your Win.
;) CC #9376593

Terry Cervi 4/28/2011 5:58:13 AM

This is awesome, Deb! Congrats on your excellent First Place win! #9376595

Usman M. Bajwa 4/28/2011 7:07:14 AM

Huge CONGRATZ on this fabulous First Place GOLD!!

UB. #9376776

Nancyj E. Hovey 4/28/2011 7:09:19 AM

on your FIRST PLACE WINNER!!!! 8o) #9376792

Jessica Jenney 4/28/2011 7:21:14 AM

Congratulations, Debra on your amazing First Place Win! #9376833

Stefania Barbier 4/28/2011 8:11:53 AM

huge congrats on your wonderful winner Deb!!! #9376996

Marcel J. Fernandez 4/28/2011 8:18:04 AM

Deb, Congratulations on your stunning Winner. #9377029

Bill Houghton 4/28/2011 8:40:46 AM

Debra, congratulations on your beautiful win. Have a great day, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography


Susan M. Campbell 4/28/2011 9:28:32 AM

Congrats Debra....this is awesome! #9377189

Irene Colling 4/28/2011 10:24:22 AM

An outstanding image, straight out of a fairy tale book.

Excellent DD work Debra.

Congratulations on your well deserved gold award. #9377350

Phyllis H. Burchett 4/28/2011 10:48:57 AM

Congratulations Debra on this OUTSTANDING winner!!! #9377443

Patrick Rouzes 4/28/2011 10:50:02 AM

Could not happen to a nicer & most talented person, Derba! Congratulations on your incredible Gold Medal Winner, my friend! WTG! #9377446

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/28/2011 11:02:37 AM

Hi Deb!! First place!!!! WTG!! Absolutely beautiful, my friend. A huge congratulations!!! You are an amazing artist!!! #9377474

Jeana Clark 4/28/2011 11:16:09 AM

Figured we'd see this again!!!
Congratulations Deb for this well deserved First Place Winner!!!!

~J~ #9377503

Karen Celella 4/28/2011 11:19:04 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous first place winner, Debra! #9377514

Anita Hogue 4/28/2011 11:37:49 AM

Absolutely fabulous work, Debra! Congratulations on your First Place Winner! #9377575

Sabrina Ryan 4/28/2011 11:54:20 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Winning image, Debra! #9377611

Mike Clime 4/28/2011 12:13:18 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Debra! #9377680

Kathleen Rinker 4/28/2011 12:18:25 PM

Huge congrats my friend!! #9377698

Erica Murphy 4/28/2011 12:22:29 PM

Congratulations Deb!! I had a feeling this was going to do VERRRRRRY well! WTG! #9377708

Maria Coulson 4/28/2011 2:03:38 PM

Debra, congratulations. What a great picture. #9377880

Mary Beth Aiello 4/28/2011 2:57:12 PM

No surprise here, Deb. Amazing capture -- and amazing work. Truly spectacular. Huge congrats on this beautiful FIRST PLACE winner. #9377989

Monika Sapek 4/28/2011 3:01:21 PM

Big congratulations on your wonderful First Place Winner, Debra! Love the treatment here! #9377993

Liz blahh 4/28/2011 3:45:59 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winning image! #9378064

Cathy Barrows 4/28/2011 4:06:29 PM

Congrats on your winner!!! Awesome #9378126

Jeff Robinson 4/28/2011 4:21:54 PM

Congrats Deb on this Amazing 1st Place Win!! #9378150

Lindley Johnson 4/28/2011 4:55:14 PM

Look at that regal face! Your capture and treatment are outstanding - congratulations, Deb! #9378238

Kara L. Hendricks 4/28/2011 4:57:19 PM


Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #9378248

Sara B Coffey 4/28/2011 5:28:27 PM

Debra, I think everyone has said it all! The lion posed perfectly for you. I think I would buy him a steak! Even better go show the Zoo, they would be crazy to not want post cards! You go gurl-curl
Sara ☼ #9378378

Kathy Cline 4/28/2011 5:55:34 PM

So creative!
Congratulations Deb!!

Robert Jensen 4/28/2011 6:03:21 PM

Simply outstanding #9378466

Glenn E. Traver 4/28/2011 7:41:07 PM

Congratulations Debra a Beautiful Winner, Great Talent and Skill ! ~ GT #9378613

Rolando Rosito 4/28/2011 7:56:44 PM

Very creative winner Debra, congratulations!! #9378638

Rona L. Schwarz 4/28/2011 9:02:35 PM

Sorry I didn't get to this until now, Deb, I've been traveling all day...But I am thrilled to see this with a First Place Gold Badge!!! It is so well-deserved - just a marvelous creation - artistic and technically superb!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! #9378684

Joannie Bertucci 4/28/2011 10:58:51 PM

Deb, this magnificent lion could be the poster lion for all of us Leo's! :-) Stunning piece of work...congratulations on your marvelous First Place win! #9378820

Lisa J. Boulden 4/29/2011 7:43:27 AM

Simply outstanding, Deb!
Amazing and well-deserved winner!

Datha Y. Thompson 4/29/2011 10:03:30 AM

Absolutely GORGEOUS Debra!!!
CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place WINNER WTG :) #9379683

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 4/29/2011 12:49:01 PM

Congratulation on this fantastic win, Deb! :-) k #9379869

Shawn Jennings 4/29/2011 6:29:41 PM

Your hard work paid off, Deb! Congratulations on your win! #9380470

Emile Abbott 4/30/2011 11:45:35 AM

Great work and a well deserved winner Debra #9381447

Thomas E. Hinds 4/30/2011 7:12:37 PM

Stunning work, Deb! Congratulations on this Winner! #9381999

Barbara Sammons 4/30/2011 7:36:28 PM

Congratulations Debra. Great processing work, stunning image. #9382017

Robyn A. Terrell 5/1/2011 8:12:52 AM

Wow, such a stunning image. Congratulations on your Win!!! #9382734

Renata Gusciora 5/1/2011 5:23:37 PM

I knew it,Debra!Huge congratulations on this incredible First Place Winner!!!:-) #9383531

Daniella Puente 5/1/2011 7:06:00 PM

Just see this amazing photo Deb, congratulations on the GOLD!!! #9383656

Ujjwal Mukherjee 5/2/2011 2:17:37 AM

HUGE congratulations on your stunning 1st place Winner, Deb!!

I have been away from BP for past 2 months ....just FYI .....

Carol Eade 5/2/2011 7:21:07 PM

Congratulations, Debra, this is a beautiful winner! #9385561

Jill Odice 5/3/2011 6:19:32 PM

Well, this went right into the favs! What an amazing image! Better then Narnia :-) #9387608

Guy D. Biechele 5/4/2011 11:01:22 AM

This is amazing, Deb! Congrats! #9388915

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/4/2011 12:18:55 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic 1st place winner Deb!

Have been unable to comment due to all the tornado's to the area here in north Alabama..but thankfully we are safe and we now have power again...

jo ann c. #9389033

David M. Montero 5/11/2011 1:05:40 PM

Fantastic work Debra. Congratulations on your first place selection! #9399965

Dr Silly 5/17/2011 6:30:29 PM

Cool first place winner. Congratulations Deb on your win. :O) #9409494

Julianne Bradford 5/19/2011 7:11:42 AM

This is what DD is all about! A hearty congratulations on this magnificent winner Debra! #9413740

Shelly A. Van Camp 5/19/2011 1:35:22 PM

I loved this before and still love it......Congrats on your win!! #9414738

Stephen Zacker 5/21/2011 12:34:10 PM

Just Wow! :-) Congratulations #9420111

Mary K. Robison 5/23/2011 1:18:23 AM

The word "Majesty" comes to mind, Deb. The blue tones make him even cooler (in both senses of the word). Wonderful creation!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned First Place Winner! #9423035

Melissa McCabe 5/26/2011 10:29:07 PM

Outstanding work of art Deb, contratulations : ) -mm #9430526

Melissa McCabe 5/26/2011 10:29:43 PM

Outstanding work of art Deb, *congratulations* : ) -mm (oops!) #9430527

Julianne Bradford 7/29/2011 7:43:05 PM

A huge congratulations on this wonderfulfirst place winner Debra! Your work is so wonderful! #9567568

Cindy Bendush 11/17/2011 3:52:15 PM

Belated congratulations on your outstanding Gold Debra! This is an incredible work of art! #9814609

Jane E. Miller 1/1/2017 11:09:22 AM

In believable!!! Absolutely love it! #11549942

Amanda D. Austwick 1/1/2017 11:17:58 AM

Congratulations on all your well deserved Gold Badges! #11549946

Christopher Budny 1/1/2017 9:41:20 PM

I missed this in the past...sensational image; Congratulations! #11550199

Nancy L. Green 1/2/2017 1:33:29 PM

AWESOME Debra, CONGRATULATIONS!! <>< #11550457

Joannie Bertucci 1/6/2017 11:01:01 AM

Well my dear Irish counterpart, miss seeing your amazing work here at BP but this was a treat to see your magic once again! Congrats on your POTD! Go Leo's! :-) #11551635

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The digital darkroom techniques for this can be found in the new issue of Photoshop magazine. The lion was kind enough to pose for me at the San Francisco Zoo.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 280.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3

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Camera: Nikon D3 Digital SLR Camera

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