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Proud Lioness

Copyright © 2006 Mark Decker All rights reserved.

 

This was shot handheld at the Oakland Zoo. The lion enclosure is a broad hillside, with trees covering the back half of it, and she was nice enough to sit just under the edge of the trees--out of the direct sun, but not in dark shadow. There is an ugly cyclone fence behind her that I had considered removing in photoshop, but once I got the white balance, exposure and gamma where I liked it, the background became so dark it didn't matter anymore.

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Taken on October 13, 2006