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Posted by david fletcher on Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:56 am

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Been re-visiting my folders and processed this yesterday.  Milliseconds from another image shown a while back, the difference being the eyes closed and head position altered on this shot.  For my own flawed reasons, when I first viewed I passed this over in preference to the eyes open image.  On reflection I feel the eyes closed actually accentuate that show of misery.  Cats just don't like the water....   Process evolved over time.  Have reset the WB to reflect the cold and wet conditions nearer as seen.  (original image was warmed up).  Would be interesting to hear your views too.  (cold/warm..eyes open/closed).  Thanks

techs.  D300 1/125 F4 ISO 800 witha 500 AF-S II.

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by Morkel Erasmus on Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:12 am
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Remains a classic, mate!
Perhaps reduce some of the magenta hues overall?
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by Arindam Bhattacharya on Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:39 am
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Love the water droplets & the cold nature of overall frame.
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by Ron Day on Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:08 pm
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I feel you nailed this one, Dave. I like everything about it, including the cool tones and closed eyes. The streaking rain drops are a wonderful element, and tell the story so well. A top-notch image!
 

by John Spreitzer on Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:15 pm
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Fantastic! Love the closed eyes and the raindrop streaks!
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by peter makuch on Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:20 pm
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a beauty of a shot and I like that you took it as a vertical image, excellently done DAVID. the eyes are slightly open, the rain well do that.
 

by Carol Clarke on Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:27 pm
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Ha! I remember your other one from this encounter. I loved that one, and I love this one. I agree that the closed eyes give even more emphasis to the lion's discomfort in the driving rain and the whole image really speaks volumes and tells the story perfectly without words. Brilliant capture, Dave!

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by jacques on Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:16 pm
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Love the colors on that one ! There is a nice ambiance around it! Great capture Dave !
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:20 am
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This tells the story so well, Dave! The closed eyes, the pathetic angle of his head, and the rain coming down. Couldn't be better. I don't think I've ever seen a picture of a lion in the rain either. Quite unique. Top notch!
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by Ron Day on Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:46 pm
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Dave, congratulations on the well deserved EP. :D
 

by Lerkes on Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:33 pm
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Perfect shutter speed on this - I also like the tree above him, too Well done! Steve
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by david fletcher on Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:37 pm
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all. just a quick thanks for your thoughts and time. appreciated
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by TerryWSmith on Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:19 pm
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Just amazing.

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by Debapratim Saha on Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:40 am
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killer image!
 

by Robert Sabin on Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:31 am
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Ron Day wrote:
I feel you nailed this one, Dave. I like everything about it, including the cool tones and closed eyes. The streaking rain drops are a wonderful element, and tell the story so well. A top-notch image!




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by clement on Wed May 22, 2019 2:09 am
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Dave the mood here is something to behold
 

by DannyLaredo on Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:34 am
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Stunning image wonderfully captured.
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