Hackles Up: Lion at a Kill

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A young lion, (Panthera leo) stares across at a couple of potential invaders, two hyena that have an interest in the remnant remains of a buffalo rib cage . This young male had feasted most way through the night and was still nibbling when encountered the following morning.
(Canon 50D; f/8; 1/100sec; ISO-100; 350mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Digital Wildlife Photographic Tips

Be brave in the use of your camera. The safe rule, “Always use AWB” (Auto White Balance), allows for pretty accurate colour temperature setting by the camera. Break the rule occasionally and set the preset white balance settings to something other than AWB. The “Cloudy” setting warms up an image and it is suggest by some that this will help extend the “golden hour”. The shade setting will produce cooler or bluer pictures. Use this for creative effect.