African Lion

JUdith Russell-Tooth 11/1/2008 3:14:47 PM

Stunning!! Beautiful composition and
setting. #1027344

Karen E. Baumann 11/1/2008 3:18:03 PM

Wow! Marsha, you captured this king of the jungle with an intense, yet pensive expression. This is a beautiful image with wonderful rich colors and the POV is perfect. I love the light in this shot too! Nicely done! #6693750

Karen K. Givens 11/1/2008 6:35:46 PM

Wow this really beautiful Marsha, great lighting and composition. Love it. :) #6694235

Sharon F. Morris 11/1/2008 6:40:44 PM

Love it Marsha. It is beautiful love the composition and clarity. Great job!! #6694252

Joan Powell 11/1/2008 7:27:52 PM

a most beautiful image ! #6694346

Angie M. Davis 11/1/2008 8:24:06 PM

Marsha, this is just beautiful. I love the colors and the details in his face. Just stunning! #6694501

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. 11/1/2008 9:09:42 PM

EXCELLENT!

KARU. #6694640

Michelle Alton 11/2/2008 2:48:20 AM

Very impressive portrait! The light on his head is perfect. #6695126

Denny E. Barnes 11/2/2008 12:26:16 PM

Beautiful image and color, Marsha! Beautifully captured!!....Denny #6697482

Marsha M. Rollins 11/6/2008 2:24:16 PM

Thanks everyone for the great comments! #6717526

Debbie S. Steinhausser 11/17/2008 2:45:07 PM

Simply gorgeous! #6767180

Alison Greenwood 11/25/2008 1:28:34 AM

Wow!!! This is amazing! Congratulations on your POTD! #6800909

Pradeep K. Kaushik 11/25/2008 1:32:24 AM

Awesome shot Marsha! #6800917

Shirley Sicurello 11/25/2008 1:43:54 AM

Amazing image-gorgeous! Congrats on your POTD. #6800947

Laura E. Swan 11/25/2008 1:44:28 AM

BEAUTIFUL!!! -Laura Swan #6800951

Usman M. Bajwa 11/25/2008 1:55:36 AM

Congrats on this royal capture and POTD, Marsha.

UB. #6800975

Susie Peek-Swint 11/25/2008 2:01:55 AM

Stunning capture Marsha ~ many congrats on this beautiful POTD! #6800990

Anita Tykwinski 11/25/2008 3:29:33 AM

Fantastic, stunning and all of the above Marsha. #6801174

Karen K. Givens 11/25/2008 3:43:12 AM

Congrats on your POTD, love this. :) #6801236

Jay M. Schulz 11/25/2008 4:55:56 AM

This would make a great canvas! What a beautiful image that stand head and shoulders above other similar images. The details and softness set it apart. Just another example of great photography taking a well photographed subject and making it fresh and new. Great job. #6801708

Joy Rector 11/25/2008 5:05:50 AM

congrats on the POTD #6801758

sharon K. King 11/25/2008 5:10:43 AM

WOW, this is Beautiful!! #6801784

Kathy L. Clark 11/25/2008 5:26:35 AM

Congrats Marsha on your beautiful POTD. Lovely treatment on this. #6801840

Connie S. Gentz 11/25/2008 5:26:38 AM

Amazing! I absolutely love this photo! #6801841

Lori Carlson 11/25/2008 5:30:12 AM

Mesmerizing portrait, Marsha! Warm and inviting! Love it!! Big congrats! :0) #6801855

Jean E. Hildebrant 11/25/2008 6:11:09 AM

Beautiful! Regal looking. Did you use the Orton technique on this? Love the warmth and softness. #6802063

Michelle D. Milliman 11/25/2008 6:14:20 AM

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I'm trying to figure out your post processing... Such rich colors and just something about it that makes it stand out. Care to share???? #6802075

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum 11/25/2008 6:27:42 AM

This is the absolute best image I have ever seen of the Lion at the National Zoo! Did you do a painterly technique on this image? It's so beautiful!

Pat #6802106

Sandy Powers 11/25/2008 6:44:04 AM

Aaaaaauuugh! This is so beautiful! What else can I say. It takes my breath away. #6802156

Melissa Gurdus 11/25/2008 6:58:01 AM

Incredible portrait of a lion and congratulations on your POTD, Marsha!!! #6802198

Shelly A. Van Camp 11/25/2008 7:02:27 AM

Stunning capture of this beautiful Lion.......Well done and congrats on the POTD! #6802219

Lisa J. Boulden 11/25/2008 7:07:47 AM

Breathtakingly majestic!
Love the light and the pose.
Congratz on your POTD!
~Lisa #6802245

Meghan Gonski 11/25/2008 7:12:12 AM

This is great just like everyone else said. I have a question, is this a original photograph or is it edited in a photo program to get that amazing look? #6802267

John R. Sanchez 11/25/2008 8:01:15 AM

Congrats on the award! This has to be the best photo I've ever seen of a Lion. Absolutely beautiful shot! #6802476

Muna A. Al Zaabi 11/25/2008 8:04:20 AM

Beautiful Capture, Congrats on your POTD #6802490

Deborah A. Ciullo 11/25/2008 8:04:59 AM

Congratulations on a well deserved POTD!!! Absolutely beautiful image Marsha!!! Gorgeous colors and stunning effects. Fantastic job!!! #6802494

Colleen Farrell 11/25/2008 8:31:05 AM

Beautiful capture and great painterly effects! Congratulations on your POTD! #6802593

Penny l. Haviland 11/25/2008 9:06:40 AM

Wow! Excellent! Congrats! #6802700

Sara Dunn 11/25/2008 9:12:40 AM

Beautiful #6802723

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/25/2008 9:27:19 AM

I'm in AWE Marsha, you really did a beautiful job on this image. I love lions and I love this!!! A fav, congratulations on your POTD!

Donna #6802753

Dennis Walton 11/25/2008 9:56:38 AM

Definitely looks like the King of Beasts! #6802856

Guy D. Biechele 11/25/2008 10:01:54 AM

Great portrait. Wonderful color and light. Congratulations on this fine POTD! #6802881

Cheryl Meisel 11/25/2008 10:49:32 AM

Beautiful wall perfect. Love the painted effect, suits it well!
BIG CONGRATS on your well deserved wins with this one!
Cherylm #6803050

A P 11/25/2008 12:18:51 PM

Congratulations on this GORGEOUS POTD, Marsha!!! #6803427

Donna R. Wageman 11/25/2008 12:41:41 PM

THE ULTIMATE IN AN ANIMAL IMAGE.!
CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!! #6803507

DiAnna F. Paulk 11/25/2008 2:16:41 PM

Great image, Marsha!! Congratulations! #6803789

Joseph R. Ombrello 11/25/2008 3:16:40 PM

Marsha, That is a gorgeous photo. The clarity, color and Compositiion are stunning. Well deserved POTD. #6803963

James Reininger 11/25/2008 3:33:23 PM

Wow!!! Stunning colors and details. Congrats on your POTD. #6804033

Cary Rogers 11/25/2008 4:17:07 PM

Marsha, CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding POTD!! magnificent lighting, colors, and "fine arts" processing! #6804178

Mike Umbreit 11/25/2008 5:47:26 PM

Marsha - Congratulations on your POTD! Wonderful shot and treatment! - Mike #6804517

Janie S. Oliver 11/25/2008 5:53:38 PM

absolutely outstanding. fantastic lighting, color, and perspective. #6804555

Mary K. Robison 11/25/2008 6:29:56 PM

Marvelous portrait, Marsha ~
Congratulations on your well-deserved POTD! #6804695

Robert Baer 11/25/2008 6:32:59 PM

amazing. love the soft colors and those eyes!!! #6804709

Vickie Burt 11/25/2008 11:12:09 PM

An absolutely stunning photo Marsha!!
I would also be interested to know what treatment it received in the post processing, if you would care to share? #6807307

Alex Ringer 11/26/2008 2:20:17 AM

First of all Marshe I am stunned. The Animals King couldn't have get a better portrait than your photo. I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful lion and you've captured its kingship so well that I can see the crown on his head. Where your lion lives? And who takes care of him so well.
My congratulations for winning the PhotOfTheDay ௵ #6808061

James Capo 11/26/2008 7:18:32 AM

Stnning photo on the king of beasts, Marsha. How did you manage studio lighting for this capture? There are three distinct catch lights in the lion's eyes. Please share your setup, and post processing info for this magnificent shot, and congratulations on this outstanding POTD! #6809995

Corinne M. Thompson 11/26/2008 9:06:30 AM

Fabulous image, congrats on your POTD! #6810741

Nancy Donnell 11/26/2008 3:19:08 PM

Awesome! #6812893

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 11/27/2008 10:26:03 AM

Splendid!! Congratulations! #6816597

John Kapusta 11/30/2008 10:26:11 AM

WOW What a terrific shot Congratulations #6830147

Anne M. Young 12/22/2008 2:54:44 AM

Congratulations - everything has alreday been said about this amazing image! #6923938

Usman M. Bajwa 12/22/2008 5:23:43 AM

Congratulations again.

UB. #6924956

Robert Baer 12/22/2008 2:44:16 PM

unbelievable!!! congrats on this awesome image. #6929521

Sam Britt 12/22/2008 7:11:15 PM

Congratulations, Marsha. Awesome finalist. #6930914

Carole Saar 4/24/2009 8:11:55 AM

Congratulations on being a finalist. Your gallery is simply awesome!!!!!!!
One day I hope to be just a fraction of how good you are. #7444365

John C. Ensign 11/2/2011 3:13:20 AM

Wow Marsha! This picture is most Amazing and Majestic. I absolutely LOVE IT!!! Congrats on the Finalist Award ;-)

John #9778351


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Description

Taken at the National Zoo in DC.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, ISO: 900, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: NIKON D200

Uploaded on 11/1/2008 2:50:01 PM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera

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