~Photo taken at the Cameron Park Zoo - Waco TX~
"> ~Photo taken at the Cameron Park Zoo - Waco TX~

Beastly Bored

© Val Feldman

Beastly Bored

Uploaded: December 09, 2009 04:27:58


A slow day at the zoo for this guy...lots of yawns, a quick look around for anything "interesting" - a couple more yawns and then back to the important stuff...A nap in the sun...

~Photo taken at the Cameron Park Zoo - Waco TX~

Exif: F Number: 14, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 270.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Mary Beth Aiello level-classic December 09, 2009

Funny. Fantastic expression and title, Valarie. Love it. #1214261

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 09, 2009

Outstanding clarity and details, Valarie. Beautiful capture. #8203082

Linda D. Lester level-classic December 09, 2009

At least he was a wake for you. When they go to sleep you can stand there for hours! Beautiful! #8203086

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 09, 2009

Excellent capture of the moment Valarie! Jeff #8203096

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 09, 2009

Super capture, Valarie! Linda's so right, good timing! #8203108

Anita Hogue December 09, 2009

A terrific catch Valarie! Wonderful clarity as always! #8203135

December 09, 2009

Great Up Close Capture of this beauty.

Brian #8203197

Hal Bambrick December 09, 2009

Very Nice Catch Valarie!!!!!!. #8203220

Mary L. Graham December 09, 2009

Excellent Capture Valarie!! =) #8203272

Ellen Hodges December 09, 2009

So very awesome capture, Valarie! Perfect timing and wide open space! Wow! #8203350

Amy M. Wilson December 09, 2009

TOO funny... I LOVE this, Valarie!!! Great capture, timing and clarity... kitty wants a nap! LOL #8203377

Jack Ryan December 09, 2009

An excellent and well timed capture. Excellent detail...very nicely done as usual. #8203471

Marty Straub December 09, 2009

Looks like a day at the dentist for this fine looking fellow. Another outstanding photo, Valarie. Amazing detail and the perfect comp. I love the full-frame head shot that brings out such clarity. #8203508

Ron McEwan December 09, 2009

Good timing Valarie excellent detail. #8203594

Monnie Ryan December 09, 2009

Perfect action capture, Valarie! Quite a magnificent kitty! #8203707

Douglas Pignet December 09, 2009

Looks like a Monday morning yawn to me....lol Funny & nice capture...Great colors and comp...Yes I know what you mean by white is hard...All about the lighting...lol Doug #8203715

December 09, 2009

Excellent capture of the king,love his expression,and your title,Valarie,Beautiful work!!!!!! #8203854

Julianne Bradford December 09, 2009

Fabulous Valarie! The film industry should use this terrific capture for rating boring movies! #8203905

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 09, 2009

Sensational catch of this yawning majesty! WONDERFUL photo!

ccc #8203974

Kerry Hill December 09, 2009

Fantastic capture of this beautiful cat Valarie, great details and timing!! #8204074

Gord MacEachern December 09, 2009

What a great feline moment you captured Valarie, perfect!!!
Cats seem to do what they want when they want, big ones, and small ones!! #8204272

Ann Coates level-classic December 09, 2009

Ha, great timing to get this cat with it's mouth wide open. Fantastic capture Valarie. #8204516

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 09, 2009

LOVE it, Val!!!! AWESOME shot of the King!!! :-) k #8204598

Carol L. Fowler December 09, 2009

Wow- what timing! Wish I could have been there. Spectacular capture, Val! You can almost see his tonsils! #8204659

Sam Britt December 09, 2009

Terrific capture, Val. Great timing, beautiful big kitty! #8204915

Kelly S. Cavanaugh December 09, 2009

Perfect timing! Terrific capture, Valarie! #8204950

Tommy E. Burgess December 09, 2009

Fantastic timing to get this wonderful capture Valarie!! #8205097

Maria A. Gonzalez December 10, 2009

What a pose....Incredible timing and quick reflexes to capture this beautiful big kitty...Excellent colors and full frame composition..Awesome portrait with amazing detail and clarity..Very well done,Val...
Have a great day.. #8205437

Val Feldman level-classic December 10, 2009

Thanks so much, everyone, for stopping by and commenting...It's always so much appreciated! ~ Val #8205771

Carrie M. Groseclose December 10, 2009

I LOVE this, Valarie! What perfect timing and stunning capture! #8206274

Gina Cormier December 10, 2009

Ok..that's it...I'm calling 1-800 dentist right now!!!! Can anyone say ZOOM!!!!
WOWIE....this is just spectacular!!!
The clarity rocks ( as usual) the pose is comical and the overall image is superb. I got nothing else....lol #8206466

Julie Burnett December 11, 2009

FANTASTIC shot, Val! Terrific timing to catch this, and LOVE your title!! #8207832

Val Feldman level-classic December 11, 2009

Thanks so much Gina, Carrie and Julie for your comments! Have a great weekend! ~Val #8208211

Nancy J. Locke December 11, 2009


Happy Holidays, Nancy J L #8208874

Dianna Murphy December 11, 2009

Looks like he's laughing out load at something very funny. Great capture. #8209267

Patricia Seidler December 14, 2009

Say aah.......Great timing and capture Valarie with terrific detail and lighting! #8214539

Lana Arcemont December 14, 2009

Fabulous Image! Great detail and color! #8216215

Nina Shields December 22, 2009

Valerie, great timing in capturing this amazing "King of the Jungle"; love the expression, all caught with amazing detailing and clarity; excellent! #8239925

Kathy Salerni level-classic February 25, 2013

Woo Hoo, another great Finalist! Congrats, Val! #10582532

Cheryl Schneider February 25, 2013

What a great shot! Congratulations, Valarie. #10582873

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 25, 2013

LOL, Val, marvelous image!!!

Congrats on your finalist award, and best wishes for the next round!
Debby #10583089

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 25, 2013

Big Congrats on this incredible Finalist, Val. Good luck, my friend!

Julianne Bradford February 25, 2013

Oh this is marvelous Val!! Congrats! Hope to see this wonderfully timed capture again! #10583858

Don Christiana February 25, 2013

Wonderful capture of the King of the Jungle...kinda makes me a little sleepy as he yawns...Congrats on another great Finalist. #10584284

Tammy Espino February 25, 2013

Congrats on your wonderful finalist! :) #10584634

Dayna Cain level-classic February 25, 2013

Congrats Val! #10584687

Nadia Paul February 25, 2013

Congratulations on your well deserved finalist Val - wonderful title too! #10584703

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 25, 2013

Congratulations on this fantastic Val, hope we see this again in gold!

jo ann c. #10584849

Leslie McLain level-classic February 25, 2013

Congrats on an amazing finalist, Val. #10585177

Carol Eade level-addict February 25, 2013

Great timing, Val, congratulations on another finalist! #10585391

Ann Coates level-classic February 25, 2013

Brilliant Valarie. Must be a hard life. Congratulations on your finalist. #10585553

Debra R. Harder February 26, 2013

Now this fellow has something to say! Perfect timing, Val! Huge congratulations on another outstanding finalist! #10586335

Karen Bacon February 26, 2013

Excellent timing on this fantastic capture and finalist,Val! #10586398

Renee Doyle February 26, 2013

Great detail and wonderful capture Val! Congratulations! #10586796

Rony Sagy February 26, 2013

Congratulations Val on this fantastic finalist. Good luck in the next round. The capture of this guy is awesome. #10586797

Thomas E. Hinds February 26, 2013

He is beautiful, Val! Wonderful and cute capture of this King! I can never get over how big they are and how beautiful! Congratulations on this great Finalist! Hope you are doing well! #10587251

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 26, 2013

CONGRATZ on this terrific capture and good luck up next!!!

UB. #10587567

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic February 27, 2013

This guy's making me tired, Val. An outstanding capture.... and finalist. Huge congrats. #10588672

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic February 27, 2013

This guy's making me tired, Val. An outstanding capture.... and finalist. Huge congrats. #10588673

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic February 28, 2013

Wow what an expression. Congrats on your wonderful finalist award Val. #10589249

Tammy Espino February 28, 2013

Congrats on getting the old! Knew you would :) #10590534

Kathy Salerni level-classic February 28, 2013

Huge congrats on this beautiful Winner, Val! #10590567

February 28, 2013

Congrats on this outstanding 2nd place Gold win Val. Always a treat to view your gallery.. #10590610

Kathryn Wesserling February 28, 2013

How good is this Gold? It made me yawn in response! Now, that's how "real" your portrait feels; congratulations. #10590638

Ann Coates level-classic February 28, 2013

Congratulations on your fantastic Gold Valarie. #10590753

Patti Coblentz March 01, 2013

Magnificent image and timing, Val...big congratulations on your winner!

PS: my husband is just a few miles away from you digging for artifacts for a month! #10590808

Ujjwal Mukherjee March 01, 2013

Huge congratulations on your wonderful Winner,Val!! #10590919

Colette M. Metcalf March 01, 2013

A big congrats to you on your Gold, Val!!! #10590936

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe March 01, 2013

Big congratulations Val on this fantastic winner! #10590980

Leslie McLain level-classic March 01, 2013

Congrats on a fantastic winner, Val. #10591129

Monnie Ryan March 01, 2013

Fantastic detail on this beauty, Val - congratulations on your win! #10591360

Terry Cervi level-deluxe March 01, 2013

WTG, Ms.V!! Congrats on your fantastic 1st place win! Cute title and great timing to catch this bored lion in his big yawn. #10591428

Bojan Bencic level-classic March 01, 2013

Great shot, Val. Congratulations on your win! #10591465

Debra R. Harder March 01, 2013

No surprise here, Val! This is a marvelous capture. Huge congratulations on your outstanding GOLD WINNER!!! #10591588

Emile Abbott level-classic March 01, 2013

Huge Texas congratulations on this well deserved gold winner, Val. #10591665

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 01, 2013

So happy to see this was awarded the Gold! Big congratulations Val! I still can't loo at this without yawning! lol

jo ann c. #10591850

Val Feldman level-classic March 01, 2013

Thanks so much everyone and thank you BP Judges! Hope you all have a super day, as well as, a great weekend! ~Val #10592077

Karen Bacon March 01, 2013

Congratulations Val on winning the gold, you certainly deserve it!That is one BIG,sleepy pussycat! #10592103

SaMi Martin March 01, 2013

Awesome capture; Congrats Val on your Gold! #10592142

Don Christiana March 01, 2013

A HUGE CONGRATS Val on a wonderful GOLD Winner. Great title and perfect capture. #10592150

Lindley Johnson level-classic March 01, 2013

Terrific timing and a wonderful title! Congratulations on your super win, Val. #10592219

Renee Doyle March 01, 2013

Big congratulations to you Val on this wonderful winner! #10592280

Carla Capra Anderson March 01, 2013

Personality Plus perfectly captured. Congratulations. #10592295

Nadia Paul March 01, 2013

A wonderful winning image my friend - congratulations! #10592380

Claudia Kuhn level-classic March 01, 2013

Great timing Val, congratulations on your winner #10592425

Thomas E. Hinds March 01, 2013

WTG, Val, with Mr. Yawner King! This Winner is no yawner, though! Great work and a huge congratulations! #10592483

Phyllis H. Burchett March 01, 2013

BIG congrats Val on this fabulous winner!!! #10592523

Carol Eade level-addict March 01, 2013

A wonderful winner, Val, congratulations! #10592530

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 01, 2013

Hardy congrats, Val, on your fabulous winner!

Debby #10592625

Michele Peterson level-classic March 01, 2013

Oh my, I love this!!! What a fabulous capture Val! Congratulations on this great win!! #10592705

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe March 02, 2013

Congrats on your awesome winner!

ccc #10592984

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 02, 2013

Wonderful Val! Big congratulations on your gold! #10594134

Stephen Zacker March 03, 2013

Fantastic timing. Congratulations #10594667

Julie Burnett March 04, 2013

HUGE congratulations on this awesome winner, Val!! :) #10595797

Robert R. Goodman March 04, 2013

Valarie,,Big Congratulations on this beautiful win my friend!!! #10595898

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe March 05, 2013

Sounds like my kind of lion.....cool capture Val! Taking me a while to get caught up on all my comments....Congratulations on the Win for this handsome fellow! #10597225

Lydia Williams level-classic March 05, 2013

Val, this is fantastic...Love it..Congratulations! #10597972

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 11, 2013

Congratulations, Val! #10604800

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 14, 2013

HUGE CONGRATZ on the Gold, Val!!!

UB. #10609061

Merna L. Nobile March 22, 2013

What a great way to start a new year! Your award winning photographs go from Editor’s Pick to Finalist and hopefully to Gold.
CONGRATULATIONS for the month of January, 2013!

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