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    Subject:Hunting Lionesses (Panthera leo)
    Camera: Canon EOS R5
    Lens: RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM HH
    Exposure: 1/320 at f/6.3 ISO1250
    Original format: Landscape, FF width
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    Hi Steve,

    I'm liking this very much. You have done very well balancing the ladies in the shade with the brighter sunlit background. It looks very beautiful to me.

    At first I wondered if it would not have been preferable to have the right-hand lioness also looking more towards the camera, but decided that the story told by having her looking out is more important.

    Colour, light, detail, composition, subject - all boxes ticked in my view!

    Best regards,

    Gerald

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    Hello stranger, trust all is good at your end?

    Glad you liked it, just a little different, but what it doesn't show is the other eleven lionesses behind the camera, a huge pride and incredible successful. Doubt I will see this amount in the coming weeks, but hopefully a product/different trip, but who knows... it's wildlife.

    Keep in touch b good to know what you are up to.

    Cheers
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    Mean and lean, those girls... What lovely sighting, Steve. You say there were thirteen altogether? Cubs too? Pretty amazing

    I suppose you had support for your gear, the girls look sharp at this SS. Taken early morning, yes?

    Good composition and I love the pose with subject on the LHS of the frame looking back, the little anthill just in the right place to 'elevate' things a little and help draw the eye of the viewer. Well seen and nice thinking behind the image... PP as usual, gentle and precise

    I have nothing to impress you with from my last trip but do have lots of folders with images taken here at home which I have not touched yet due to all sorts of reasons. Strangely, we have had electricity for the past month with no interruptions, some say it is because elections looming...

    So yes, anything is possible in Africa...But one thing is for sure, wildlife is still abundant and so amazing and beautiful, in this war ravaged continent of ours. What we need to do is allocate more wild areas to those animals whose space is being reduced by human impact (deforestation, poaching, etc).

    Back to your image, must say I like it too, very much. Happy to see Gerald back, hoping to see some of his images here in the Wildlife Forum.

    Thank you so much for sharing, Steve.

    Warmest regards,
    Gabriela Plesea

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    Hi Gabriela yes it was a huge pride and very successful. Appreciate all the kind words, but I can only be brief.

    Will be in touch and remind Carl to open the cages early in the morning please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    Hi Gabriela yes it was a huge pride and very successful. Appreciate all the kind words, but I can only be brief.

    Will be in touch and remind Carl to open the cages early in the morning please.
    Will do so Hope you have an awesome weekend
    Gabriela Plesea

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    Haha, say thanks to Carl for opening the cages, but it still took a lot of skill to track them all at this new location. Awesome doesn’t come close here as you know with some really cool and exceptional sightings. Great to meet some key people and it’s now putting pressure to return next year!!!!
    Thanks again and I think the kit survived the unexpected dousing, but most need to go back to Canon for a big deep clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    Haha, say thanks to Carl for opening the cages, but it still took a lot of skill to track them all at this new location. Awesome doesn’t come close here as you know with some really cool and exceptional sightings. Great to meet some key people and it’s now putting pressure to return next year!!!!
    Thanks again and I think the kit survived the unexpected dousing, but most need to go back to Canon for a big deep clean.
    Talk about awesomeness...really looking forward to see some images! And I am sure the cages will stay open just in case you decide to revisit...Speak soon
    Gabriela Plesea

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    I wasn’t expecting all of the cages to be open all at once, the last three days were biblical in footage.

    Now starts the mountain of Editing, but the location has ask for images, so we will see.
    See you next year, talk soon and thanks for all the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    I wasn’t expecting all of the cages to be open all at once, the last three days were biblical in footage.

    Now starts the mountain of Editing, but the location has ask for images, so we will see.
    See you next year, talk soon and thanks for all the help.
    Steve, I am sure we'll see each other next year, things are going well on this side (work-wise) and I plan to take more time off. Very exciting times ahead, so looking forward

    The 'mountain of editing' sounds great, do take your time... but I must be honest...just cannot wait

    Have a good rest tonight and we'll be in touch again soon,

    Warmest regards,

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