Lion In Relief

Kristy A. Keene 9/25/2008 12:13:14 AM

How Neat! Great Capture! #1004696

Tiia Vissak 9/25/2008 12:16:41 AM

great colors, textures & framing! #6508987

Stefania Barbier 9/25/2008 12:20:52 AM

great capture! #6509023

Barbara Waldoch 9/25/2008 12:23:20 AM

Rather fierce looking lion! Terrific capture, Vladan! #6509036

Brett Dolsen 9/25/2008 12:29:20 AM

Awesome ancient find and capture Vladan!!Thanks for sharing!Brett #6509066

Tommy E. Burgess 9/25/2008 12:51:19 AM

Beautiful piece of Mesopotamian art and you captured it beautifully Vladan!! #6509155

Margaret R. Barry 9/25/2008 1:22:14 AM

Fantastic, Vladan. Great colors, comp. and textures! #6509238

Avril Young 9/25/2008 2:16:02 AM

very interesting indeed Vladan...awesome textures and colour..Beautiful capture! #6509326

Renee Doyle 9/25/2008 2:16:20 AM

Wonderful textures, comp and detail Vladan!! #6509327

William C. Raco 9/25/2008 2:24:02 AM

Great colors and design
Amazing how well they've held up over the years #6509348

Deb Koskovich 9/25/2008 2:54:02 AM

That is fascinating! You really captured all the textured beauty of this piece, Vladan. #6509427

Carol Sawyer 9/25/2008 3:11:34 AM

Fantastic composition, detail and textures, Vladan!! #6509475

Paul E. Earl 9/25/2008 3:47:57 AM

Fantastic image!!! #6509581

Eugenio Diaz 9/25/2008 4:55:49 AM

Stunning shot, excellent colors and light, love it! #6509907

Tammy Espino 9/25/2008 5:56:59 AM

Thanks for sharing the story, history and capture!! :) #6510132

Sirsendu Gayen 9/25/2008 6:03:24 AM

Beautiful image.Wonderfrul art work. #6510160

Melissa Gurdus 9/25/2008 7:06:19 AM

Fantastic capture with great colors, details and textures, Vladan!!! #6510378

ROLAN NARMAN 9/25/2008 7:13:35 AM

Great shot Vladan and a very nice story that comes along with it! Excellent! #6510409

Max Aureli 9/25/2008 7:18:33 AM

Fantastic capture of this colorful lion. Great texture details Vladan! Interesting stoical description!! #6510426

Renata Gusciora 9/25/2008 8:00:54 AM

Ha!Yes,indeed,Vladan!Our animal day!!:-)Amazing lighting and color,great textures,Vladan!:-) #6510541

Janet Daniel 9/25/2008 10:29:14 AM

Outstanding image, Vladan! Love this one! #6511027

Amber J. Skene 9/25/2008 12:32:58 PM

WOW!! Such vibrant colors, fantasic details and clarity, and amazing texture! A great capture!

Thanks for adding the history behind this. It makes it even better! #6511493

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 9/25/2008 2:37:14 PM

FANTASTIC capture Vladan, VERY COOL!!! #6512006

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 9/25/2008 2:40:24 PM

FANTASTIC capture Vladan, VERY COOL!!! #6512018

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/25/2008 4:29:43 PM

Great journalism behind the story of theses gorgeous lions, Vladan!!!!! Wonderful image!!!!!! ♫ k #6512363

Sabrina Ryan 9/25/2008 5:43:11 PM

Wonderful photo and description, Vladan. Nice find! Well done. #6512681

Claudia Kuhn 9/25/2008 6:15:24 PM

Terrific textures Vladan. Sure looks like a relieved lion! ;) #6512800

Yulianto Soeroso 9/25/2008 9:25:42 PM

lovely lion hihihi #6513468

Bobby Ray Goodman 9/25/2008 9:59:20 PM

My friend,that is so beautiful.Really like the color and detail on this shot,Vladan!!!!!!! #6513539

Candice C. Calhoun 9/26/2008 11:06:16 AM

Stunning! Truly sensational photo!

ccc #6516258

Daniella Puente 9/29/2008 2:49:15 PM

LOVE the texture and colors details Vladan as the image that looks so powerful!!! #6529579

Michael Lynch 10/1/2008 12:32:54 AM

Awesome texture&detail ! #6536240

Terry L. Ellis 10/10/2008 9:06:13 PM

What a wonderful find and terrific capture, Vladan! Great colors and textures! #6582845

Vladan D. Djordjevic 10/13/2008 9:44:26 AM

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! #6592816

Tammy Espino 10/22/2008 7:17:42 PM

Congrats on your finalists! #6639662

Tammy Espino 10/22/2008 7:17:43 PM

Congrats on your finalists! #6639663

Sirsendu Gayen 10/22/2008 7:20:08 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. #6639683

Bill Knaps 10/22/2008 7:41:36 PM

Sorry I missed this beautiful capture Vladan. Congrate on your well deserved Finalist. Bill #6639859

Bobby Ray Goodman 10/22/2008 7:45:15 PM

A big congratulations,Vladan! #6639904

Terry L. Ellis 10/22/2008 8:04:08 PM

Huge congratulations, Vladan! A fantastic finalist! #6640103

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 10/22/2008 8:07:15 PM

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist, best of luck in the next round! #6640131

Nadya Johnson 10/22/2008 8:24:26 PM

Congratulations Vladan, on your outstanding finalist! #6640325

Renata Gusciora 10/22/2008 8:39:16 PM

Big congratulations on this fantastic finalist,Vladan!!!:-) #6640534

Teresa A. Burnett 10/22/2008 8:54:32 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Vladan!! Best of luck in the next round!! #6640699

ROLAN NARMAN 10/22/2008 9:00:51 PM

Big congratulations Vladan! This image is fantastic! I hope you win! I'm very happy for you! #6640785

Barbara Waldoch 10/22/2008 9:04:45 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Vladan! #6640816

frank w. degenhardt 10/22/2008 9:18:02 PM

Vladan- Your work is so beautiful and you bring us so many fasinating tales with your pictures. Congratulations on the finalist. Way to go my friend. #6640904

Stefania Barbier 10/22/2008 10:42:31 PM

CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST!!! #6641511

Bojan Bencic 10/22/2008 10:48:05 PM

Svaka cast, Vladane. Congratulations! #6641563

Brett Dolsen 10/22/2008 10:50:26 PM

Congratulations Vladan!!Great result!!Brett #6641581

Margaret R. Barry 10/23/2008 1:11:57 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Vladan! #6642330

Max Aureli 10/23/2008 2:08:16 AM

Congratulations my dear friend for this Finalist, Vladan!!!
Max
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Janet Daniel 10/23/2008 4:09:23 AM

Congratulations, Vladan! :-) #6643043

Dorann Weber 10/23/2008 6:40:04 AM

This is stunning Vladan.A well deserved finalist..Congratulations! #6644221

Mukesh Srivastava 10/23/2008 6:47:00 AM

Huge Congrats on your finalist, best of luck in the next round!!!!! #6644275

M.Christine Duncan 10/23/2008 7:31:29 AM

Great image Vladan!!! Congratulations on your finalist... well done! #6644687

Debra R. Harder 10/23/2008 7:55:11 AM

WTG, Vladan!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this EXCELLENT finalist! Deb #6644908

Eugenio Diaz 10/23/2008 8:28:01 AM

Congratulations on your Beautiful Finalist!
WTG my Friend!
Good luck in the next round!
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Mike Perez 10/23/2008 8:41:19 AM

Congratulations on your great Finalist, Vladan! #6645400

Stan Kwasniowski 10/23/2008 8:53:15 AM

Vlad, congratulations #6645545

Peter Appelbaum 10/23/2008 9:30:25 AM

Awesome finalist Vladan. Peter #6645954

Colleen Farrell 10/23/2008 10:10:32 AM

Fantastic find, beautifully captured!! Congratulations, Vladan! #6646298

Amber J. Skene 10/23/2008 10:28:07 AM

Congrats on your finalist! #6646440

Stephanie Frey 10/23/2008 12:23:21 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist! #6647208

Carol Sawyer 10/23/2008 1:45:13 PM

Congratulations, Vladan!! #6647618

Marijana Fajgl 10/23/2008 2:18:52 PM

Big congratulations, Vladan on your wonderful finalist! Sretno! #6647717

Jeff W. Robinson 10/23/2008 4:14:15 PM

Congrats Vladan!! Jeff #6648268

Susan Fox 10/23/2008 4:31:03 PM

Congratulations Vladan!!! #6648379

Sam Britt 10/23/2008 6:44:02 PM

Congratulations, Vladan! #6649255

Sabrina Ryan 10/23/2008 7:42:55 PM

Congrats Vladan on your Finalist! #6649502

Ujjwal Mukherjee 10/24/2008 12:21:27 AM

Congratulations on your excellent Finalist,Vladan!! #6650409

Mike Clime 10/24/2008 4:35:25 AM

Congratulations you your finalist! #6651339

Anita Hogue 10/24/2008 10:46:24 AM

A big congratulations on your lovely image, Vladan! #6653278

Melissa Gurdus 10/24/2008 12:08:09 PM

Fantastic finalist, Vladan!!! #6653548

John Connolly 10/24/2008 2:51:49 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist image, Vladan! Well done! #6654431

Joan Powell 10/24/2008 3:44:52 PM

Srdecne cestitke !!! #6654841

Patricia Ronan 10/24/2008 5:33:52 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Vladan, a beautiful image:) #6655405

Sandy Powers 10/24/2008 5:37:35 PM

Vladan, this is so interesting. I love the rugged old stones complimenting the vibrant colors. Congratulations on a finalist award for this great photo!

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Susie Peek-Swint 10/25/2008 8:21:15 AM

Terrific capture and background history Vladan ~ many congrats on your finalist! #6658134

Vladan D. Djordjevic 10/25/2008 6:52:17 PM

Thank you everyone for your terrific comments and lovely words! #6660143

Marcel J. Fernandez 10/25/2008 7:22:30 PM

Congratulations Vladan on your splendid finalist. #6660229

Renee Doyle 10/25/2008 9:41:38 PM

Congratulations Vladan on this wonderful finalist!! #6660637

Mitch Spence 10/26/2008 11:01:24 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Vladan! #6663024

Heidi Knight 10/27/2008 12:05:20 AM

Congreats on this great finalist! WTG, Vladan!!! #6664992

Hendrik Storme 10/27/2008 11:13:50 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Vladan!!! #6667811

Mary K. Robison 11/6/2008 4:11:37 AM

Belated Congratulations for this finalist, Vladan! Rich colors and sharp details! #6714587

Vladan D. Djordjevic 11/7/2008 4:11:46 PM

Thanks so much for all of your congratulatory remarks. I appreciate them all!

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Angela Azzinnaro 12/1/2008 6:06:43 PM

SPECTACTULAR colors & image Vladan- HUGE CONGRATS!!!!! #6836847

Vladan D. Djordjevic 12/1/2008 7:46:58 PM

Thanks Angela! #6837208

Kerry Hill 12/1/2008 8:07:54 PM

Awesome image, Vladan!!! Beautifully captured!! Congratulations on this well deserved Finalist!! #6837260

Vladan D. Djordjevic 12/2/2008 8:42:23 PM

Thanks Kerry! #6842343

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Description

Taken in Istanbul, July 2008, Museum of the Ancient Orient

The ancient lion of Babylon on the Ishtar Gate was made of molded brick with polychrome glaze and appeared along the side of the 'Processional Way' in Babylon around 604-562 B.C. The 'Processional Way' led out of the city through the massive Ishtar Gate, the lion was the symbol of Ishtar, the goddess of war and fertility. There were some 120 lions such as this one decorated along the walls. Several museum around the world are in posession of these polychrome lions.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/30 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, FocalLength: 7.81 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot A95

Uploaded on 9/25/2008 12:11:36 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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