Sunset curiosity

Posted by Marc on Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:33 am

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A cub and sub adult lioness carefully approach my lens under a wonderful winter sunset in Zambia's South Luangwa Nat Park.
I love the upward glance on that young cub!

Captured using an L bracket, ballhead/flipped monopod and remote CamRanger.

Nikon D810
Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 G2
f/6.3 -.33EV
fill flash (rear curtain) -1.3EV
ISO500@ 55mm.


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by E.J. Peiker on Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:13 am
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Very cool shot. Great job controlling the light.

by david fletcher on Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:14 pm
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that look on the youngster is priceless Marc! Fabulous!
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by Ron Day on Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:45 pm
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
Very cool shot.  Great job controlling the light.

I agree, nice flash work. 

by Carol Clarke on Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:41 pm
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Another original off the wall style shot, Marc. Its not only the cub, mother is giving a funky stare too! Love the perspective in these images.

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by bobmcrae on Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:48 pm
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This is really special. You did a great job with camera placement, lighting and timing.

by owlseye on Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:09 pm
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This is pretty fantastic Marc. You did an amazing job of balancing the foreground w/ the sunset.
In addition, the mother's gaze at you is so compelling.


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