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AFRICAN LION

Closer and closer on encounters spent
Days of sunshine and scorched earth
Regal menace with impression meant
Valued expectations for what it is worth
Valour and position of ladies six strong
Surround your world of tenacious being
Sinuous complexion of leather and thong
Happiness always the pleasure of seeing
Strength of character unrivalled standing
With eyes a perfection of fire lit thunder
Relentless creature undeniable branding
Steeped in illusion of incredible wonder
You have made a difference on my soul
So I return again to capture the delight
Always we appear two parts of a whole
Living only for the opportunity to reunite…..

Rick Bransby ~ May 2012
OLYMPUS E510
Olympus 70/300mm
Elements
Whipsnade UK

I am slave to the shutter of some 30 years and have found myself in complete awe of exotic creatures this last year ~ Always felt just ambling on the subject matter but now driven beyond my wildest dreams in terms of capture…..

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  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 2 years ago

    Nice one Rick, great to catch up earlier mate, regards, Mark.

  • Its out there mate and can only set the ball rolling for us for a bright future of animal appreciation
    Speak soon Bud
    Rick

    – Rickster1

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful pose Rick!

  • Many thanks JK Apologies for the delay of response
    Regards Rick

    – Rickster1

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 2 years ago

    A real eye-catcher! Terrific work!

  • Great to hear from you Dee
    Appreciate the thoughts
    Rick

    – Rickster1

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchabout 2 years ago

    I’m such a sucker for these stunning beasts of majesty! Fabulous work Mr B :)

  • Hi Sarah ~ Fantastic moments of connect I find
    Tqke care mate and good weekend at ya!
    Rick

    – Rickster1

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful viewed larger. Another wonderful crop, this fellow looks so sad, or is he dreaming, does he have lots of ladies where he is Rick? Beautiful image :o)xox

  • I have so many bits laying on the cutting room floor JJ from cropping, I am seriously contemplating following Hockneys’ example for the next image!
    Many thanks Jose
    Rick

    – Rickster1

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 2 years ago

    Love it !

  • Thanks Berns ~ Love the Stringfellow Hair Do on him!
    Take care
    Rick

    – Rickster1

  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéabout 2 years ago

    gorgeous :) xxx

  • Many thanks Denise
    Nice to hear from you again
    Rick

    – Rickster1

  • Carol Bleasdale
    Carol Bleasdaleabout 2 years ago

    Amazingly haunting image and words Rick – love them!

  • Hope this finds you well carol ~ Weekend mate ~ Photo Time!
    Regards Rick

    – Rickster1

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 2 years ago

    Excellent, Rick! His eyes tell a story that one would think only he knows, but you seem to have crossed that language bridge through silent communication. Love how you are able to do that…it is a gift to see what others cannot. Albert Einstein wrote:

    “Look deep into Nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein

    You have done just that…..

  • I wonder if it stems from having been a Party Animal in my youth K?
    Hope you are well Helgesen and thanks for the Clip of quotes x
    Regards Rick

    – Rickster1

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 2 years ago

  • Grateful Francis
    Thank You
    Rick

    – Rickster1

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