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Mr. Regal

© Val Feldman

Mr. Regal

Uploaded: February 04, 2015 10:55:00 | Entered: February 04, 2015 10:55:00


From the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, TX - A tribute to "Sam-Jack" - an African lion named after a former Waco mayor. I discovered he had passed away - scoured my archives and found this photo of him...decided to do a portrait in his memory. He was truly one magnificent animal.


Exif: F Number: 14, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 270.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 04, 2015

Sad to hear he passes away. This is a perfect capture and most beautiful tribute. Sure to see this again. #1606113

Don Christiana February 04, 2015

Perfect title for such a beautiful lion. Val, you worked your magic again to produce a stunning portrait of Mr. Regal. Awesome details, color and super lighting in this tribute image. Favorite for me. #11239729

Gord MacEachern February 04, 2015 1

Well Val, my jaw hit the floor again, simply a fantastic image and tribute to this magnificent animal!!!! #11239732

Eivor Kuchta February 04, 2015

What a beautiful animal, and your capture of him is amazing! #11239744

Anita Hogue February 04, 2015

WOW, he is GORGEOUS! Excellent capture, Val! #11239791

Candace M. Cleveland February 04, 2015

Awwwwww what a beautiful tribute!!!! #11239804

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 04, 2015

Always sad to lose our Zoo friends - A wonderful portrait of this beautiful lion Val! #11239830

David Phalen February 04, 2015

A spectacular tribute to this magnificent animal!! #11239861

Robert R. Goodman February 04, 2015

Hi Valarie,So sorry to hear he passed away my friend.He sure was a beautiful beast.Awesome capture Planning another trip to Phx zoo this month! #11239896

Lynn M. Whitt February 04, 2015

You done a wonderful tribute, a gorgeous image. #11239899

Leslie McLain level-classic February 04, 2015

Fantastic portrait, Val. #11239907

Ellen Hodges February 04, 2015

Agree with Gord, Val, a jaw dropper! Wonderful details in this fantastic closeup!! #11239997

Kathy Salerni level-classic February 04, 2015

So sad that this beautiful fellow passed away, Val! You did a superb job in capturing him and your treatment is awesome! A wonderful tribute! #11240015

Jean Lechleiter February 04, 2015

Wonderful tribute to this magnificent beast!! #11240044

Debbie Bray February 05, 2015

Oh yes, Miss Val, this sure is a beauty, and you have done him justice! Wonderful treatment, been missing your lovely work! #11240134

John Benway February 05, 2015

Gorgeous tribute Val to a majestic King of the jungle. Beautifully seen and presented. #11240275

Julianne Bradford February 05, 2015

He sure was magnificent and this fabulous image is a terrific tribute to his memory Val..a real winner in my book! #11240414

Michelle Alton February 05, 2015

Strikingly gorgeous portrait! #11240700

Terry Cervi level-deluxe February 05, 2015

A wonderful tribute to Sam-Jack, Ms.V!! He was a handsome guy, wasn't he! #11240756

Val Feldman level-classic February 06, 2015

Yep, Terry, he really was...A big thanks to all of you for stopping by and commenting! #11241285

Marijana Fajgl February 06, 2015

Wonderful tribute, Val, the one the king deserves. #11241427

Nadia Paul February 06, 2015

A stunning portrait of Mr Regal with gorgeous comp and tones - perfection! #11241569

Becky LeMaster February 06, 2015

Beautiful animal, beautiful tribute. So sorry to hear about the loss. #11241618

Dianne Brin level-classic February 06, 2015

Magnificent indeed, Beautifully captured. #11241722

Nancy L. Green level-classic February 07, 2015

He certainly seems pleased with himself Val, I bet we see this beauty again!!! <>< #11242301

Emile Abbott level-classic February 11, 2015

Great tribute to a very elegant and regal animal, Val. #11245336

Sylvia Scotting February 15, 2015

Stunning work:) #11247629

Val Feldman level-classic February 15, 2015

Thanks again, everyone. Appreciate the stop-by! #11247902

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe February 17, 2015

Beautiful beast and your tribute portrait is gorgeous Val. #11248781

Mary K. Robison February 17, 2015

Brilliant portrait, Val!
Winner! #11249057

Sharon F. Morris level-classic February 20, 2015

Love this very Majestic #11250477

Ritajane Smith level-classic February 28, 2015

Awesome, just awesome! #11256528

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic March 16, 2015

Lovely work and a wonderful tribute to this marvelous creature. #11266686

Sylvia Scotting March 20, 2015

sensational #11268181

Sylvia Scotting March 20, 2015

sensational #11268182

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic March 30, 2015

This is such a regal image Val. What a beautiful way to remember him. I hope this turns GOLD! #11274145

Marijana Fajgl March 30, 2015

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Val! #11274694

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 30, 2015

Sure to see this beauty gold soon. Congrats!! #11274847

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 30, 2015

Handsome portrait, Val! Congrats on another excellent finalist! #11274883

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 30, 2015

Handsome portrait, Val! Congrats on another excellent finalist! #11274884

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic March 30, 2015

So worthy of an Award! Congratulations on this finalist Val. #11275121

Leslie McLain level-classic March 31, 2015

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Val. #11275206

Joannie Bertucci level-classic March 31, 2015

Val, I believe you've captured his inner essence! Congrats on your "regal" finalist and there has to be a gold badge to follow! #11275264

Emile Abbott level-classic March 31, 2015

Very regal for sure. Congrats on another fabulous finalist, Val #11275533

Kathy Salerni level-classic March 31, 2015

Big congrats on your Finalists, Val, and good luck in the next round! #11275644

Carol Eade level-addict March 31, 2015

What a beautiful tribute portrait, Val. Congratulations on your finalist. #11275701

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic March 31, 2015

So exciting! Congratulations for the Gold...Rey #11275888

Dianne Brin level-classic March 31, 2015

Congratulations on your Gold! #11275903

Cindy Bendush level-classic April 01, 2015

Gorgeous Val - big congrats on your gold! #11275922

Debbie Bray April 01, 2015

Woohoo Val, how very exciting, a beautiful gold win on this wonderful image, big congratulations! #11275940

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe April 01, 2015

Glad to see this again. Congrats!! #11276036

Leslie McLain level-classic April 01, 2015

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Val. #11276079

Mary K. Robison April 01, 2015

Such a well deserved winner! Glad this beautiful tribute photo got some gold!

Emile Abbott level-classic April 01, 2015

Congratulations on bring home the gold Val. #11276223

Becky LeMaster April 01, 2015

Congratulations on your win Val! :) #11276228

Michele Peterson level-classic April 01, 2015

Regal, indeed! Beautiful memorial of this amazing creature. He is just amazing, and your portrait of him captures his majesty well. Congratulations on the win, Val! #11276310

Robert R. Goodman April 01, 2015

Congratulations Valarie! #11276329

Natasha Pliss level-classic April 01, 2015

Congratulations on your outstanding gold WINNER, Val! Stunningly beautiful animal and superb presentation. #11276425

Don Christiana April 01, 2015

Congratulation Val on your Gold Medal Winner for your stunning portrait capture of Mr. Regal. Awesome work as always. #11276458

Joannie Bertucci level-classic April 01, 2015

Hail to the king, he deserved and won the gold! Congrats Lady of Texas! :-) #11276518

Carol Eade level-addict April 01, 2015

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Val! #11276544

Terry Cervi level-deluxe April 01, 2015

Congrats on your beautiful win, Ms.V! Hope you're doing well! #11276620

Jean Lechleiter April 01, 2015

Congratulations on this well deserved winner! #11276627

Val Feldman level-classic April 01, 2015

Thanks so much everyone and thank you, BP Judges! #11276697

Bojan Bencic level-classic April 01, 2015

Amazing photo. Congratulations on your win, Val! #11276748

Kathy Salerni level-classic April 01, 2015

And now your final tribute to Sam - a Gold Winner, Val! I am so happy for you! #11276845

Karen Bacon April 01, 2015

Magnificent animal and shot!Congratulations on a well deserved win,Val! #11276871

Teresa Burnett level-classic April 01, 2015

A beautiful portrait and a beautiful tribute, Val!! So glad to see it wearing Gold!! #11276930

Marijana Fajgl April 01, 2015

Huge congratulations on your well deserved gold, Val! #11276955

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic April 01, 2015

Great tribute to this mighty lion. Congratulations! #11276962

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 01, 2015

So regal indeed! Congratulations! #11277045

Ellen Hodges April 01, 2015

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Val!!!! Superb!! #11277150

Ellen Hodges April 01, 2015

Wonderful tribute, too, Val!! #11277154

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict April 01, 2015

Huge congrats on your gold win, Val, for this magnificent portrait! #11277199

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 02, 2015

Congrats Val on this wonderful and very special Winning image!! #11277296

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 02, 2015

Sooo happy to see this as a winner Val! Congratulations girl! #11277436

Dr Silly level-classic April 02, 2015

Congrats Val on your awesome gold. #11277627

Carol L. Fowler April 02, 2015

Congrats on this wonderful Winner! #11277876

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic April 03, 2015

Congrats on your wonderful gold medal win Val. #11278191

Irene Colling level-classic April 06, 2015

Wonderful photography VAl. Congratulations on your excellent photography. #11280114

Nadia Paul April 10, 2015

A most deserving win for this stunning portrait my friend - many congrats! #11283238

Lydia Williams level-classic April 13, 2015

A beautiful tribute and so glad to see this win a gold! Congratulations Val! #11284697

Teresa Burnett level-classic June 11, 2015

Huge Congratulations on your POTD, Val! #11316470

Carol Flisak level-classic June 14, 2015

Gorgeous animal portrait image, Val... wonderful light, details and treatment! Huge congratulations on well-deserved your winner and POTD! #11317749

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe June 16, 2015

Beautiful winner and POTD. Congrats!! #11319082

Nadia Paul June 27, 2015

Congrats on your gorgeous POTD my friend! #11324047

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 30, 2015

Awesome Gold Win, Miss Val and POTD!!! So sorry he passed but you have immortalized him here and have given him the honor we can clearly see in his face!!
-LOTW :))) #11339765

Emile Abbott level-classic March 12, 2016


Laura E. Swan level-classic March 12, 2016

Congratulations on all of your GOLD for the 20th year Anniversary of BP. Your work is so awesome and it's really great that this beautiful animals has been honored once more! :) -LOTW :))) #11446487

Mary K. Robison March 13, 2016

A magnificent animal, and a magnificent Triple Gold, Val!
Congratulations, and best of luck in the rounds to follow for your All-Time award! #11446552

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic March 13, 2016

Congratulations on your all time EP award! #11446655

Lydia Williams level-classic March 13, 2016

Great to see all these beautiful gold colors...Congratulations Big Time Val! #11446693

Nadia Paul April 16, 2016

Congrats on all your wonderful All Time gold - so well deserved my friend! #11462093

Ed Lauderdale level-classic April 19, 2016

Congratulations on ALL your All Time Staff Favorites!! I suspect we'll see more of these!!! #11463459

Ray level-classic July 11, 2016

A Huge congratulations on your superb All Time Winner, Val! #11494774

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 11, 2016

Beautiful AT winner. Congrats, Val. #11494884

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