Sheri Whala level-classic 10/12/2014 10:53:30 AM

Very cool shot! #1590634

Jeff Robinson level-classic 10/12/2014 11:59:58 AM

Nice detail and capture Mary! #11157132

Joy Rector level-classic 10/12/2014 12:34:14 PM

beautiful #11157164

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 10/12/2014 12:34:24 PM

Great capture and details. #11157165

John Connolly level-classic 10/12/2014 1:27:46 PM

A great capture Mary, and thanks for all the Info! #11157237

Tiia Vissak level-classic 10/12/2014 1:39:17 PM

a wonderful capture! #11157255

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 10/12/2014 1:44:32 PM

Great info and capture, Mary! #11157262

Bill Whala level-classic 10/12/2014 6:35:43 PM

What an interesting figure and interesting information. Wonderful capture, Mary!! #11157375

Mary K. Robison level-classic 10/12/2014 6:46:47 PM

Thank you for your kind comments, everybody. Hope you enjoy your Sunday. #11157392

Avril Young level-classic 10/12/2014 11:20:58 PM

very interesting info Mary, lovely photo and light.. #11157510

Mary K. Robison level-classic 10/13/2014 2:41:17 PM

Glad you like it, Avril. Thanks for commenting. #11157871

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 10/14/2014 10:06:22 PM

Wonderful tones, textures, clarity, & interesting info, Mary. WTG!

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 10/15/2014 2:45:01 AM

Very interesting, Mary. I didn't know this - not even about the flower of life. So I read more about it :)
I would certainly think twice before passing this guardian and he looks even more impressive from the angle you captured him. #11159036

Mary K. Robison 10/15/2014 3:40:48 AM

Patrick and Kiki, I'm glad you like this. Thanks for commenting. #11159065

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 10/15/2014 5:07:54 AM

Hi Mary,Beautiful capture my friend.Wonderful detail and lighting!!! #11159163

Mary K. Robison level-classic 10/16/2014 2:09:15 AM

Thanks, Bobby! #11160018

Laura E. Swan level-classic 10/18/2014 2:58:56 PM

I remember us standing there marveling that the longer we looked this statue the more we saw. Kittens and string and love and protection. No wonder it is deemed as their guardian. No one can guard like a mother to her babies. :) So sweet and VERY well captured! :) -Pommy #11161846

Laura E. Swan level-classic 10/18/2014 3:02:15 PM

Oops! I just read this thread and I think Kiki is RIGHT! It is a MALE! It has a big huge mane! So much for my motherhood thoughts! HeeHee.... #11161848

Nadia Paul level-classic 10/22/2014 5:41:16 PM

Beautiful light and wonderful detail Mary - great find! #11165661

Mary K. Robison level-classic 10/22/2014 6:51:39 PM

Thanks for your friendly comments, Pom and Nadia! #11165751

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Lions are important symbolic figures in Chinese/Buddhist culture and religion.
This lion is one of the guardians of the Main Shrine at the Buddhist Temple in La Habra Heights, CA. Per Wikipedia:
""The male lion has its right front paw on an embroidered ball called a "xi¨ qi˙" (绣球), which is sometimes carved with a geometric pattern resembling the figure called "Flower of Life" in the New Age movement."

Exif: F Number: 3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/2500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 4.42 mm, Model: DMC-FZ70

Uploaded on 10/12/2014 10:16:00 AM
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Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ-100

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