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Photographer: Allan M Pudlitzke
Website: www.afilteredlife.com
Camera: Canon 50D
Lens: Canon L f/4 70-200
Shutter Speed: 1/800 second
Aperture: f/4
ISO/Film: 640
Location: Oregon Zoo


This shot was actually taken at the Oregon Zoo on a relatively foggy day. The enclosure was home to two adults; one male and one female, as well as a pair of cubs. I just so happened to catch the male settling in for a nap on a large boulder in the middle of the pen. The shot was taken with a Canon L f/4 70-200 lens and was actually shot through a Plexiglas wall as that was all that was available for a viewpoint. No flash was used and it was taken on a monopod from about 35-40 feet away. I tried to capture the emotion of the lion by centering the face in the middle of the shot and playing the thirds keeping the rest of the body in the far right. Additionally, I wanted to keep the left side of the shot as clean and free of distractions as possible and the stone background seemed to fit well keeping the attention on the lion.

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