Battle-scarred Veteran(f)

© Eric Highfield

Battle-scarred Veteran(f)

Robin L. Wehrman March 05, 2004

Outstanding! excellent detail good job Eric! #103861

Lori Ditlefsen March 05, 2004

Outstanding shot Eric! Very nice close up with nice detail and clalrity. #409160

Rob Friedman March 05, 2004

Excellent shot! Great capture of the character in his face! #409246

Marie Fields level-classic March 05, 2004

This is a fantastic shot! Love the lighting! #409247

Kristen McKain March 05, 2004

WOW!---LOVE this one!! #409308

Patricia Marroquin March 05, 2004

Awesome, Eric! Love that lighting! :-) #409311

Donna W. Neal March 05, 2004

Excellent close up and personal shot Eric. Love those eyes! #409324

Cathy Barrows March 05, 2004

great shot...lighting is fab...he may be the king of the jungle, but there is always a queen to straighten him out #409328

Murry Grigsby March 05, 2004

The lighting and exposure of this image is outstanding Eric! Great modeling and clairty let us see those scars, every hair and those wonderful eyes!! Great 3D feel. #409363

Susie Peek-Swint March 05, 2004

This is fantastic Eric -- such beautiful expression and details!! #409491

Colette M. Metcalf March 05, 2004

Wonderful, Eric!!! #409539

Karen Engelbreth March 05, 2004

WOW - super shot, Eric! #409786

Carl D. Miller March 05, 2004

Very cool, Eric! I thought you had used a reflector (ie. dead assistant) until I read your description. Great tight crop! I'd have to hang this as a 20x30. #410049

Carol Brill March 05, 2004

Marvelous portrait, Eric, the close-up detail is incredible and you have captured his noble spirit wonderfully here. #410124

Carol Brill March 05, 2004

Marvelous portrait, Eric, the close-up detail is incredible and you have captured his noble spirit wonderfully here. #410125

Darren K. Fisher level-classic March 05, 2004

Eric wow this is awesome, the detail and lighting are simply wonderful. I feel as if he is going to jump out of my monitor. Great job. #410177

Leigh A. Norrie March 06, 2004

This is just too good. Awesome leaps to mind however that's over used these days. This however IS awesome.Great work, nicely cropped and crystal clear. #410274

Eric Highfield level-deluxe March 06, 2004

Robin, Lori, Rob, Marie, Kristen, Patricia, Donna, Cathy, Murry, Susan, Colette, Karen, Carl, Carol, Darren, & Leigh,THANK YOU! I'm really flattered by each of your gracious comments on this photo! This is largely a result of a wonderful combination of factors beyond my control. I was very fortunate to be there to push the button (and I'm really glad I didn't mess that part up!). Thanks again! #411014

Jean Papo April 12, 2004

Congratulations, Eric!!! Stunning image!!! Well done!!! #474408

Marie Fields level-classic April 12, 2004

Congratulations, Eric!! Knew this one would be here!! Awesome! #475254

Kelly Abernathy April 12, 2004

Love this one Eric! Beautiful lighting and detail. Congratulations on the finals - well deserved! -K #475972

Leigh A. Norrie April 12, 2004

Congrats man, I reckon we'll be seeing this one again. All the best with this one #476046

Cathy Barrows April 12, 2004

Congrats!...great shot #476163

Lori Ditlefsen April 12, 2004

Congrats Eric! #476300

Carol Brill April 12, 2004

Congratulations again, Eric, and best of luck! #477130

Maryam S. April 13, 2004

Congratulations again on your finalist, Eric! #480575

Patricia Marroquin April 13, 2004

This is such a dramatic photo. Glad to see it among the finalists. Congrats, Eric! :-) #480686

Karen Engelbreth April 14, 2004

Congratulations Eric! #483110

Eric Highfield level-deluxe April 14, 2004

Thanks everyone! It was a great day, topped only by your kind comments and support! Thank You! #483661

Kathleen R. Struckle April 15, 2004

Congrats. again Eric. This is a great image!! #485955

Eric Highfield level-deluxe April 16, 2004

Thanks Kathleen! This is one of my favourite zoo shots. I'm so glad it's being enjoyed by others too! #487969

Igor Laptev December 02, 2004

Excellent!!!!!!! #951131

Eric Highfield level-deluxe January 22, 2005

Thank you, Igor! #1057250

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic August 03, 2008

Spectacular capture!
Great light and expression!
`Lisa #6264120

Eric Highfield level-deluxe July 10, 2009

Thanks Lisa! Somehow I stopped getting notified of comments, even though I have the box checked!! #7725718

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Description

African Lion (Panthera leo) - Toronto Zoo – Feb. 1st, 2004 2:32PM EST - 320mm, F8, 1/320th sec., Natural Light. The lion was in a cave, and the illumination from the bottom is actually sunlight reflected into the cave off of snow! It was a unique opportunity to see African Lions in the Snow! The wounds and scars on this fellows face seem to be the work of a moody silver-eyed lioness.

Uploaded on March 05, 2004

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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