number 3

Tuesday August 11th, yesterday was my birthday and my best friends Trudi and Rosemaree went with me to the Melbourne Zoo in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

My favourite part of the day besides spending it with my friends, was seeing the lions..
My hubby gave me a new lens ..
for my Sony A200
Rokinon f-500,1:8:0 mirrored lens. manuel mode
- Neutral density filter 2, 4, skylight 1a
This is my third photo taken on this lens..
I am not happy with this shot, so am happy for people to give me advise as to how i could of got it clearer..
It was taken on a tripod
Manual mode, manual looked better in the view
I cannot give you any details, because its all manual.. other than i adjusted the lighting on camera..


animals, lion


  • louisegreen
    louisegreenabout 5 years ago

    Looks okay to me, nice shot Kristina……& by the way did I say “Happy Birthday” :-0

  • Husky
    Huskyabout 5 years ago

    I like the way you have darkness all around except for the lions face!

  • MickDavson
    MickDavsonabout 5 years ago

    Happy birthday!!!! 40 already, huh? ;) Mate, mirrored lenses are famously soft, but they’re a very inexpensive alternative compared to the glass lens jobs of similar focal length. F8 isn’t all that fast either so you will always need great light. So it will be a matter of horses for courses as to when you will use it. Tripod is the way to go as the steadier you are the better.

  • thanks mick, how did you know about the 40th…lol..your so sweet..
    it a learning thing, a new lens, getting to know what it can do and what you can do with it, i did however know that its a tripod lens, i have found a way for the tripod to attach to the bag so i can make good use of it..thanks so much, :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • MickDavson
    MickDavsonabout 5 years ago

    Oh, and by the way, soft works well here – well done

  • i am glad it i really appreciate your help and friendship..
    thanks :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 5 years ago

    Wow Kristina, I like it the way it is – a very powerful profile! Hope you had a lovely birthday.

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseabout 5 years ago

    I love this one Kristina – and he does look very proud. Great light and colour with this – and Happy Birthday to you :o))

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 5 years ago

    Personally I do not think it can be done any better. The lighting on the lions face coming out of the darkness is both dramatic and awesome. Bill

  • bill i really appreciate your lovely compliment hugs to you :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 5 years ago

    Extremely good. There are few as good as this.

  • i thank you so so much for your wondeful compliment, i am blushing now…hugs :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunabout 5 years ago

    Love the intense focus here, great lighting too wonderful capture K :-))

  • thanks hun, he was watching that cart that drove past, maybe thought it was dinner k

    – Kristina K

  • Fiona Kersey
    Fiona Kerseyabout 5 years ago

    I think you have managed to capture this really well :-) love the lighting and the way it focuses on his face…really intense and powerful image well done :-)
    oh and Happy Birthday to you!!! :-)

  • hi fiona, thanks so much, thanks for the birthday wishes as well :)) k

    – Kristina K

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