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Bye boys by Svenimal Bye boys by Svenimal
The boys moved last week to Munich. I will miss them, but there is a nice new home for Batou and Bandele.

Only downside, they will be renamed there.

February 2012/ Nikon D300s/ Nikkor 300mm 4,0

ISO 200/ F 4/ 1/125 sec
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I know this is very impotant photo for Sven: he loves Barbary lions and especially those from local ZOO. So this is his special way how to say "goodbye" to two youngers he saw growing. I think this photo is really a lovely tribute to wonderful young creatures, who will be obviously missed by him. I somehow do not feel like commenting the quality, which is great as always anyway - I would just advice to leave less space above their heads. But that is just a little tip.

I hope you will get to see those guys during some of your ZOO trips, Sven - and I hope they will have a nice life in a new animal park :nod:
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The image is very nice. Whoever took the photograph did an amazing job! The effects you did were really good. I especially like the blur effect and the focus on the first lion and the hair. The quality of the image is quite brilliant. The concept (a Lion) isn't so original. There's too many lions, I think maybe next time you should do something more original or create something of your own. I see your ability and it's extraordinary. If you can do something like this, you should strive to do more of this type of art, or create your own types of art. If you plan on using any text in your photos, if your using Photoshop, I can make you a style. I really enjoy helping people and it'd be great to help an emerging artist, which you seem to be. If you want to collaborate, let me know. (I create text effects, etc. for Photoshop.)
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Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
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5t4RwY Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Solch eines süsses mähnchen !! :D
Draconicat Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Wonderful shot! It's a bit like seeing the first one in a mirror, or seeing double. I am sorry that you'll have to miss them, though; I just hope their new home is good for them.
Chikrata Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work Sven! Nice use of depth of field - Got to love that lens! ;)
kingbob24 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
purely breath taking photo. :)
Putna Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Pale-Recluse Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
SpottedFeline Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aw sad to see them go. why on earth would they change their names? Thats kind of stupid if you ask me XD but other then that, amazing pictures. wish I could do stuff like this =P but alas, no local zoos here.
ummok123 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Abyssinians Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Sehr schönes Portrait der beiden. München wär sogar in reichweite, wenn ich mal wieder bei meinen Eltern bin :)
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