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Andre Pretorius
06-27-2016, 10:52 AM
She had to wake the Sleeping King.
Rooiputs, Kalahari, Feb 2015

Jonathan Ashton
06-28-2016, 04:23 AM
Great sequence beautiful images the light and the scenes are really impressive.

Gabriela Plesea
06-28-2016, 03:59 PM
Dear Andre,

Thank you so much for sharing those images in the Story Sequences Forum!

This is a wonderful sequence, not because I was there and I know those characters intimately, but because the frames are presented in such a way that they so easily convey the story. To mention a few things : logical order, similar composition, identical light and colours - all very consistent.

Time structures your narrative well and the viewer gets to see how the lioness entices her male. From the beginning to the end the story line is clear. I notice with delight you also decided to allow the viewer to get a sense of the place, or environment.

I am certain you have selected the best frames, IMO they illustrate the most dramatic moments of this encounter. A very special sighting for us both and truly worth sharing, well processed and superb expression captured from both characters.

Also, great to see this behaviour aspect of the species included:5

Glennie Passier
06-30-2016, 03:47 AM
Andre, love the light, environment and the story told. And what a great story. The look in the lioness's eye is so beautiful and almost mischievous as she approaches the male.

Allen Sparks
07-01-2016, 10:25 PM
Hi Andre,
Terrific series of images showing the interaction between these two so wonderfully. An intimate moment so well caught.

Gabriela Plesea
08-07-2016, 11:08 PM
Thank you Jonathan, Glennie and Allen.

Andre is no longer among us, I was his life partner so I feel it might be appropriate to thank you on his behalf.

He never got to reply to your comments here but I know he would have enjoyed them tremendously. Just like myself, he had this thrill in his heart when he felt he shared something special and could not wait to see whether you liked it.

Thank you again for viewing, as well as for your contribution to this Forum.

Kind regards,