Lion In Relief

© Vladan D. Djordjevic

Lion In Relief

Kristy A. Keene September 25, 2008

How Neat! Great Capture! #1004696

Tiia Vissak September 25, 2008

great colors, textures & framing! #6508987

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 25, 2008

great capture! #6509023

Barbara Waldoch level-classic September 25, 2008

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

Brett Dolsen September 25, 2008

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

Tommy E. Burgess September 25, 2008

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

Margaret R. Barry September 25, 2008

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

Avril Young September 25, 2008

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

Renee Doyle level-classic September 25, 2008

Wonderful textures, comp and detail Vladan!! #6509327

William C. Raco level-classic September 25, 2008

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

Deb Koskovich September 25, 2008

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

Carol Sawyer September 25, 2008

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

Paul E. Earl September 25, 2008

Fantastic image!!! #6509581

Eugenio Diaz September 25, 2008

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

Tammy Espino September 25, 2008

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

Sirsendu Gayen September 25, 2008

Beautiful image.Wonderfrul art work. #6510160

Melissa G. Meiselman September 25, 2008

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

ROLAN NARMAN September 25, 2008

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

Max Aureli September 25, 2008

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

Renata Gusciora September 25, 2008

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

Janet Daniel level-classic September 25, 2008

Outstanding image, Vladan! Love this one! #6511027

Amber J. Skene September 25, 2008

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 September 25, 2008

FANTASTIC capture Vladan, VERY COOL!!! #6512006

Nancy (Peaches) Harker September 25, 2008

FANTASTIC capture Vladan, VERY COOL!!! #6512018

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 25, 2008

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 25, 2008

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

Yulianto Soeroso September 25, 2008

lovely lion hihihi #6513468

Robert R. Goodman level-addict September 25, 2008

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

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe September 26, 2008

Stunning! Truly sensational photo!

ccc #6516258

Daniella Puente September 29, 2008

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

Michael Lynch October 01, 2008

Awesome texture&detail ! #6536240

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 10, 2008

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

Vladan D. Djordjevic October 13, 2008

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! #6592816

Tammy Espino October 22, 2008

Congrats on your finalists! #6639662

Tammy Espino October 22, 2008

Congrats on your finalists! #6639663

Sirsendu Gayen October 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist. #6639683

Bill Knaps October 22, 2008

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

Robert R. Goodman level-addict October 22, 2008

A big congratulations,Vladan! #6639904

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 22, 2008

Huge congratulations, Vladan! A fantastic finalist! #6640103

Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 22, 2008

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

Nadya Johnson October 22, 2008

Congratulations Vladan, on your outstanding finalist! #6640325

Renata Gusciora October 22, 2008

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

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe October 22, 2008

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

ROLAN NARMAN October 22, 2008

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

Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 22, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Vladan! #6640816

frank w. degenhardt level-classic October 22, 2008

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 level-addict October 22, 2008

CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST!!! #6641511

Bojan Bencic level-classic October 22, 2008

Svaka cast, Vladane. Congratulations! #6641563

Brett Dolsen October 22, 2008

Congratulations Vladan!!Great result!!Brett #6641581

Margaret R. Barry October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Vladan! #6642330

Max Aureli October 23, 2008

Congratulations my dear friend for this Finalist, Vladan!!!
Max
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Janet Daniel level-classic October 23, 2008

Congratulations, Vladan! :-) #6643043

Dorann Weber October 23, 2008

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

Mukesh Srivastava October 23, 2008

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

M.Christine Duncan October 23, 2008

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

Debra R. Harder October 23, 2008

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

Eugenio Diaz October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your Beautiful Finalist!
WTG my Friend!
Good luck in the next round!
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Mike D. Perez level-deluxe October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your great Finalist, Vladan! #6645400

Stan Kwasniowski October 23, 2008

Vlad, congratulations #6645545

Erin Appelbaum October 23, 2008

Awesome finalist Vladan. Peter #6645954

Colleen Farrell October 23, 2008

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

Amber J. Skene October 23, 2008

Congrats on your finalist! #6646440

Stephanie Frey October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist! #6647208

Carol Sawyer October 23, 2008

Congratulations, Vladan!! #6647618

Marijana Fajgl level-classic October 23, 2008

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 23, 2008

Congrats Vladan!! Jeff #6648268

Susan Fox October 23, 2008

Congratulations Vladan!!! #6648379

Sam Britt October 23, 2008

Congratulations, Vladan! #6649255

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic October 24, 2008

Congratulations on your excellent Finalist,Vladan!! #6650409

Mike Clime October 24, 2008

Congratulations you your finalist! #6651339

Anita Hogue October 24, 2008

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

Melissa G. Meiselman October 24, 2008

Fantastic finalist, Vladan!!! #6653548

John Connolly October 24, 2008

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

Joan Powell October 24, 2008

Srdecne cestitke !!! #6654841

Patricia Ronan October 24, 2008

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

Sandy Powers October 24, 2008

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 October 25, 2008

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

Vladan D. Djordjevic October 25, 2008

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

Marcel J. Fernandez October 25, 2008

Congratulations Vladan on your splendid finalist. #6660229

Renee Doyle level-classic October 25, 2008

Congratulations Vladan on this wonderful finalist!! #6660637

Mitch Spence level-classic October 26, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Vladan! #6663024

Heidi Knight October 27, 2008

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

Hendrik Storme October 27, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Vladan!!! #6667811

Mary K. Robison November 06, 2008

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

Vladan D. Djordjevic November 07, 2008

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

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Angela Azzinnaro December 01, 2008

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

Vladan D. Djordjevic December 01, 2008

Thanks Angela! #6837208

Kerry Hill December 01, 2008

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

Vladan D. Djordjevic December 02, 2008

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 September 25, 2008

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