Strong And Proud

© Bill Houghton

Strong And Proud

Uploaded: October 27, 2005


This is Daniel. He lives at the African Habitat of our Montgomery, Alabama Zoo.


William C. Raco level-classic October 27, 2005

Excellent pose, light and detail
Very nice photo, Bill

bill #333516

Mary L. Graham October 27, 2005

Beautiful shot Bill!! =) #2003122

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 27, 2005

Outstanding capture Bill! Really great work on this!! Jeff #2003190

Janet L. Skinner October 27, 2005

Simply gorgeous, Bill!!! #2003197

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe October 27, 2005

I love the expression in his eyes - wonderful capture! #2003229

Linda D. Lester level-classic October 27, 2005

Just beautiful!!! #2003419

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 27, 2005

Bill, very nice detail and pose. #2004091

teresina m. wheaton October 27, 2005

Such an excellant shot, just beautiful. #2005746

Deb Holmes-Hatfield October 27, 2005

Majestic portrait, Bill, the detail is incredible! #2005834

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic October 28, 2005

Great capture, details and color! #2008751

Goshka G. October 28, 2005

Terrific portrait, Bill!! #2008764

Jonna Bergström October 28, 2005

Fantastic portrait, Bill! Excellent! #2009373

Jessica L. Richard October 30, 2005

gorgous capture! #2013962

Gail Vitikacs level-classic October 30, 2005

One for National Georgraphic for sure! You can't do any better than this beauty! #2015372

Nicole Kessel October 30, 2005

Insanely gorgeous, Bill! The detail and lighting of his eyes is just perfect!! #2015854

Sharon L. Wack level-classic October 30, 2005

Hi! Bill One word ( Magnificent!) #2016205

Stanley J. Contrades October 30, 2005

Incredible quality in this shot, Bill, as well as the breathtaking, and spectabular, images in your gallery!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2016396

Kristi A. Howson November 02, 2005

Stan took the words right out of my mouth...the clarity, pose and expression makes this one awesome photo Bill. Was glad to see it win at Shutterbugs too:) #2026979

Navin Talwar November 02, 2005

All the photos in your gallery are so good that it is dificult to decide which is better.You indeed are a great photographer Bill. #2029116

Mary Timman November 03, 2005

A very strong creation. Great work. #2032411

Karen Engelbreth November 05, 2005

Fantastic portrait of the Lion, Bill! #2037050

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic November 05, 2005

King of the beasts. Beautiful and proud.

Kerby #2039476

Terry L. Ellis level-classic November 05, 2005

Gorgeous detail, light and capture, Bill! Very striking! #2039483

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 06, 2005

Very impressive image, the details are wonderful. Being a LEO myself, I am drawn to these beautiful lions. Outstanding expression! Well done Bill! #2041895

Johnny Santoso November 08, 2005

Outstanding capture Bill, simply one of the best.. regards, #2047948

Lani T. Broadbent level-classic November 08, 2005

Superb regal capture, Bill! Ditto on the fantastic lion portrait! #2052358

Cathy Barrows November 09, 2005 this from the zoo in Montgomery #2053143

Jeanie Hughes November 09, 2005

I love the mystical expression on his face. Great shot! #2053603

Kaye Burazin November 09, 2005

Bill,thank you so much for stopping by my gallery and commenting. That means so much to me coming from one of the true artists in the photography world. Your imagery is sheer poetry to the eye. I hope someday to reach a fraction of your level of excellence. #2054526

Brian Cassar November 11, 2005

Good shot Bill! #2061430

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 11, 2005

Gorgeous capture, Bill, great lighting and pose, and your gallery is truly outstanding!
-Debby #2064677

Joy E. Cobb level-classic November 13, 2005

Incredible capture, Bill. The detail and proud pose against the dark background are striking indeed! Captivating eyes, too. #2069768

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic November 16, 2005

Awesome...great lighting, color, datail and pose. Fantastic job, Bill !!!! #2083835

Hendrik Storme November 17, 2005

Beautiful excellent shot!!! #2087371

Bobbie Davis November 17, 2005

This is absolutely gorgeous Bill!! I'm a Leo and have always wanted a pic like this to put on my wallpaper! #2088846

Dominique Declerck November 20, 2005

Great!! #2097049

November 20, 2005

What a great proud expression on his face!It´s beautiful!! #2097215

Anne D. Eigen November 20, 2005

Excellent shot and great capture of his regal air as well, Bill! #2097497

Joannie Bertucci level-classic November 21, 2005

Bill, you have one of the most amazing nature galleries I've ever seen!
Thank you so much for the comment on my punny fish :-) #2104791

Renee Doyle level-classic November 22, 2005

Congratulations on your finalist Bill!!
Stunning capture!!

Stanley J. Contrades November 22, 2005

Bravo!! Love it :-)!! CONGRATULATIONS on this being chosen as a Finalist, Bill, and much good luck to you in the next round with this beauty!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2109090

Sharon L. Wack level-classic November 23, 2005


Darryl Wilkinson November 23, 2005

Congratulations Bill, on this fantastic and well deserved image! Great work my friend!!! #2109356

Bill Houghton November 23, 2005

My thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate it.
Bill #2109431

Jenny Bosmans November 23, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill!! #2109562

Walter Graziano November 23, 2005

Congragulations on this majestic shot! #2109900

Kirsi Bertolini November 23, 2005

Bill, you are on the league of your own! Great finalist! #2109999

Deb Holmes-Hatfield November 23, 2005

Big congrats to you, Bill, on this awesome finalist! #2110203

Life Expressions November 23, 2005

Congrats on being chosen as a finalist Bill! #2110350

Elizabeth J. Bernier November 23, 2005

Wow!Love the light,and the lion is so handsome in this excellent capture Bill!!!Congrats on your finalist win!!! #2110562

Linda D. Lester level-classic November 23, 2005

One of my favorites..Congratulations on this awesome finalist....good luck in the next round!... #2110590

Siete Meeter November 23, 2005

Beautiful capture!!!
Congratulations on being a Finalist, good luck in the next level!!!

Marie Fields level-classic November 23, 2005

Congratulations, Bill! Awesome image!! #2111415

Mary Timman November 23, 2005

Said this was great before..winner to me.
Congratulations and good Luck! #2111431

KHAWLA Haddad November 23, 2005

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Bill....Best of luck in the next round! #2111446

Deborah Sandidge November 23, 2005

Such an expressive capture, Bill -- congratulations on your finalists!! #2111707

Terry L. Ellis level-classic November 23, 2005

Bill, congratulations on this magnificent finalist! Best of luck! #2112157

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic November 23, 2005

Congratulations,Bill. Well deserved !!! #2112172

Cathy M. Gromball November 23, 2005

Congratulations, Bill! Wonderful!

Cathy :) #2112345

Hendrik Storme November 23, 2005

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #2113011

Noel Baebler November 23, 2005

Huzzah, Bill!!! #2114403

Chris Macer November 23, 2005

Awesome as always, Bill! Congrats on the finalist and best of luck :) #2114721

Kristi A. Howson November 23, 2005

So glad to see this make it (I knew it would).. Congratulations and best of luck in the next round! #2115259

Joannie Bertucci level-classic November 23, 2005

I am sooo not surprised on your finalist Bill! I predict you will be in the winners circle with this beauty! #2115306

Linda Boehme level-classic November 24, 2005

Congrats on your finalist, Bill. Your work always inspires me. Good luck in the next round. #2115952

Daniel Diaz November 24, 2005

Big Congrats on this exceptinal finalist Bill, it's always a pleasure to view your Fantastic images!!! #2116147

Heidi Tidd November 24, 2005

Love the pose you captured him in, and the background is superb-- good dof on it and solid so he stands out lovely. Congrats on the finals and good luck! :-) #2117679

Refik Arpaci November 25, 2005

Congratulations on your finalist result Bill!!! I think I'll be back here co congratulate you again!!! best wishes!!! #2118490

Janet L. Skinner November 25, 2005

Congratulations, Bill!!! #2118736

Susie Peek-Swint November 25, 2005

Many congrats on this awesome finalist Bill! #2120106

DiAnna F. Paulk November 27, 2005

Beautiful capture, Bill! Congratulations on your finalist medal with it!

The little church in Calera can be seen from 231. So, the next time you're heading to B'ham take the backroad and watch for the little white steeple. Thanks for stopping to comment on it. #2125371

DiAnna F. Paulk November 27, 2005

Oops -- I meant 31 between Mtg & B'ham :) #2125950

Keith L. Clayton December 14, 2005

Super capture! Nice job and many congrats, Bill!! #2186510

Taylor January 07, 2006

Wonderful job! Lions are one of my favorite animals. #2262100

Roxanne M. Bubar January 26, 2006

Congrats on this magnificent image which you captured beautifully. #2340275

Ray Clarke February 21, 2006

Wonderful Bill, (AC) #2447863

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) March 15, 2006

Lovely image.Great composition. Natural nice colors and clarity.You have some great pictures in your gallery. #2537353

John Connolly March 20, 2006

I like the angle you took this one from Bill, it makes the end result even more powerful. #2553730

James E. Coleman level-classic April 14, 2006

Ditto all the above, I like the DOF showing only the lion.
Jim #2641765

April 24, 2006

What an AWESOME image! Jen #2680261

Amy JACKSON level-classic May 11, 2006

Beautiful image, Bill! Really great work! I love this! #2750540

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic June 24, 2006

Great portrait. Congratulations. #2946050

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 15, 2007

Regal capture #4286944

haleh mosleh June 08, 2007

Dear Bill,

It is a great capture indeed.

Good Luck #4378163

Amit Sheokand August 06, 2007

amazing capture...... perfect POV #4606551

haleh mosleh August 07, 2007

Dear Bill,

Once again I have say that I love your capture, his eyes have so much to say, they are meaningful, they leave an impression on every single mind.

Good Luck
Haleh #4612452

September 24, 2007

Ah so Daniel is still in the Lions den.. and what a lion . I think he would give a resounding roar of approval of his portrait.. it is magnificient photo Bill..hard to say which one of your photos I like best. as all are best... #4835847

September 24, 2007

Ah so Daniel is still in the Lions den.. and what a lion . I think he would give a resounding roar of approval of his portrait.. it is magnificient photo Bill..hard to say which one of your photos I like best. as all are best... #4835849

Inge Linden November 11, 2007

An awesome shot!
I really enjoy your entire gallery! Bill #5058288

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 24, 2009

Great expression and clarity, an awesome lion portrait. Congratulations Bill! #7324602

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class. Photo Contest Finalist

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Bill Houghton.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.