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Ensuring Future Generation
14-FEB-2008 Dr. Joshua Ong

Ensuring Future Generation

Serengeti National Park

We spotted a group of lions, a male lion and a few lionesses at a fairly close distance. I was shooting with a 100-400mm lens on my full-frame 1Ds Mark III and it was all good. All the sudden, a lioness stood up and walked some distance away and the lion followed her. Apparently, they needed more privacy LOL. Although I was very tempted to grab my 1D Mark III with the 500mm lens for more reach but I decided to keep on using my camera with that zoom lens and I am glad that I did. I could have missed the action otherwise as they mated right there and it happened in just seconds..... Croping did the trick afterwards and thanks to the cropability of the 1Ds Mark III, the result wasn't bad. Both roared loudly and concurrently at the end and look at the intensity! Too bad, the lioness has a tracking collar although it took place in the wild alright.

Canon EOS 1DS Mark III ,Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
1/1250s f/8.0 at 400.0mm iso400 hide exif
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time14-Feb-2008 00:54:56
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length400 mm
Exposure Time1/1250 sec
Aperturef/8
ISO Equivalent400
Exposure Bias+1
White Balance
Metering Modematrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Programaperture priority (3)
Focus Distance

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Anna Yu03-Mar-2008 20:42
Magnificent shot!
GeneWard02-Mar-2008 05:03
great shot! voted.