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Robin L. Wehrman 3/5/2004 9:42:33 AM

Outstanding! excellent detail good job Eric! #103861

Lori Ditlefsen 3/5/2004 9:43:17 AM

Outstanding shot Eric! Very nice close up with nice detail and clalrity. #409160

Rob Friedman 3/5/2004 10:30:06 AM

Excellent shot! Great capture of the character in his face! #409246

Marie Fields 3/5/2004 10:30:59 AM

This is a fantastic shot! Love the lighting! #409247

Kristen McKain 3/5/2004 11:53:27 AM

WOW!---LOVE this one!! #409308

Patricia Marroquin 3/5/2004 11:55:21 AM

Awesome, Eric! Love that lighting! :-) #409311

Donna W. Neal 3/5/2004 12:15:04 PM

Excellent close up and personal shot Eric. Love those eyes! #409324

Cathy Barrows 3/5/2004 12:18:16 PM

great shot...lighting is fab...he may be the king of the jungle, but there is always a queen to straighten him out #409328

Murry Grigsby 3/5/2004 12:41:36 PM

The lighting and exposure of this image is outstanding Eric! Great modeling and clairty let us see those scars, every hair and those wonderful eyes!! Great 3D feel. #409363

Susie Peek-Swint 3/5/2004 1:55:37 PM

This is fantastic Eric -- such beautiful expression and details!! #409491

Colette M. Metcalf 3/5/2004 2:14:10 PM

Wonderful, Eric!!! #409539

Karen Engelbreth 3/5/2004 3:55:57 PM

WOW - super shot, Eric! #409786

Carl D. Miller 3/5/2004 8:08:47 PM

Very cool, Eric! I thought you had used a reflector (ie. dead assistant) until I read your description. Great tight crop! I'd have to hang this as a 20x30. #410049

Carol Brill 3/5/2004 9:27:19 PM

Marvelous portrait, Eric, the close-up detail is incredible and you have captured his noble spirit wonderfully here. #410124

Carol Brill 3/5/2004 9:27:20 PM

Marvelous portrait, Eric, the close-up detail is incredible and you have captured his noble spirit wonderfully here. #410125

Darren K. Fisher 3/5/2004 10:30:22 PM

Eric wow this is awesome, the detail and lighting are simply wonderful. I feel as if he is going to jump out of my monitor. Great job. #410177

Leigh A. Norrie 3/6/2004 3:13:40 AM

This is just too good. Awesome leaps to mind however that's over used these days. This however IS awesome.Great work, nicely cropped and crystal clear. #410274

Eric Highfield 3/6/2004 9:07:24 AM

Robin, Lori, Rob, Marie, Kristen, Patricia, Donna, Cathy, Murry, Susan, Colette, Karen, Carl, Carol, Darren, & Leigh,THANK YOU! I'm really flattered by each of your gracious comments on this photo! This is largely a result of a wonderful combination of factors beyond my control. I was very fortunate to be there to push the button (and I'm really glad I didn't mess that part up!). Thanks again! #411014

Jean Papo 4/12/2004 12:30:13 AM

Congratulations, Eric!!! Stunning image!!! Well done!!! #474408

Marie Fields 4/12/2004 5:10:35 AM

Congratulations, Eric!! Knew this one would be here!! Awesome! #475254

Kelly Abernathy 4/12/2004 7:00:44 AM

Love this one Eric! Beautiful lighting and detail. Congratulations on the finals - well deserved! -K #475972

Leigh A. Norrie 4/12/2004 7:08:50 AM

Congrats man, I reckon we'll be seeing this one again. All the best with this one #476046

Cathy Barrows 4/12/2004 7:21:59 AM

Congrats!...great shot #476163

Lori Ditlefsen 4/12/2004 7:46:12 AM

Congrats Eric! #476300

Carol Brill 4/12/2004 10:20:52 AM

Congratulations again, Eric, and best of luck! #477130

Maryam S. 4/13/2004 6:58:43 AM

Congratulations again on your finalist, Eric! #480575

Patricia Marroquin 4/13/2004 7:50:13 AM

This is such a dramatic photo. Glad to see it among the finalists. Congrats, Eric! :-) #480686

Karen Engelbreth 4/14/2004 2:45:39 PM

Congratulations Eric! #483110

Eric Highfield 4/14/2004 9:05:13 PM

Thanks everyone! It was a great day, topped only by your kind comments and support! Thank You! #483661

Kathleen R. Struckle 4/15/2004 9:57:52 PM

Congrats. again Eric. This is a great image!! #485955

Eric Highfield 4/16/2004 11:06:47 PM

Thanks Kathleen! This is one of my favourite zoo shots. I'm so glad it's being enjoyed by others too! #487969

Igor Laptev 12/2/2004 8:02:54 PM

Excellent!!!!!!! #951131

Eric Highfield 1/22/2005 9:25:35 PM

Thank you, Igor! #1057250

Lisa J. Boulden 8/3/2008 3:15:30 AM

Spectacular capture!
Great light and expression!
`Lisa #6264120

Eric Highfield 7/10/2009 12:10:31 PM

Thanks Lisa! Somehow I stopped getting notified of comments, even though I have the box checked!! #7725718

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Description

African Lion (Panthera leo) - Toronto Zoo Feb. 1st, 2004 2:32PM EST - 320mm, F8, 1/320th sec., Natural Light. The lion was in a cave, and the illumination from the bottom is actually sunlight reflected into the cave off of snow! It was a unique opportunity to see African Lions in the Snow! The wounds and scars on this fellows face seem to be the work of a moody silver-eyed lioness.

Uploaded on 3/5/2004 9:35:00 AM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera


BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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