Friday, February 27, 2009

Houston Zoo #4

Here's my shot of Jonathan, the Houston Zoo's male African Lion.

Title: "King Jonathan"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 100/400mm L zoom


Larry said...

Nice shot. My post today is a full profile of [I quess] the same lion, but the profile just doesn't have the impact.

Definetly one of the better Lion shots I've seen.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Larry!

This was my favorite shot of Jonathan by far. I had issues with the other dozen shots I took! :-)


Anonymous said...

Very nice light and the colors are beautiful. He looks much more raggedy in MY shots!


Brian Bastinelli said...

Really nice image here Barry...

It has a painterly feel to it, almost like its an illustration.

While I love it just like it is, it is screaming to me....please add some texture to me!!!!

I'm thinking some kind of flowing gauze like texture or burlap or something like that with a warmness to it would be really cool.

But I love it just as is as well. A very nice portrait of a very col animal. Too bad he has to spend his life in a zoo....

Larry J. Patrick said...

I like the colors. Interesting pose. Good job.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Brian and Patrick!

Brian - I like your idea and I'll give it a go as soon as I can shoot or download some textures to try out.


Kelsey said...

Hi! This is Greg and Simone's daughter. I really like your photographs! This is my favorite of the zoo. But I like all of them!

Barry Armer said...

Hi Kelsey!

I'm glad you like the zoo shots! This one is probably my favorite as well!