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African Lion in wildflowers known as wild buttercups..

Canon EOS 30D DSLR, 70-200 mm f/2.8 wth 2X ext., Focal Length 400 mm; 5.6, 1/100 of a handheld

Born Free
Andy Williams
Words by Don Black and Music by John Barry

Born free, as free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows
Born free to follow your heart

Live free and beauty surrounds you
The world still astounds you
Each time you look at a star

Stay free, where no walls divide you
You’re free as the roaring tide
So there’s no need to hide

Born free, and life is worth living
But only worth living
‘cause you’re born free

(Stay free, where no walls divide you)
You’re free as the roaring tide
So there’s no need to hide

Born free, and life is worth living
But only worth living
‘cause you’re born free

Comments

  • Craig Hender
    Craig Henderover 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture, what an awesome beast!

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    Stunning capture! Love layout, perfect and instant fave!

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago


    Your Hosts: Jo and Barb

  • Phillip M. Burrow
    Phillip M. Burrowover 4 years ago

    Great shot, but something is just not right about a mean rough-and-tough lion laying in a field of dainty wild flowers! LOL

  • Yes, Phillip, I know…I think that is why I like it…the juxtoposition of it. It reminds me of rhe music and movie “Born Free”. It also makes me think of a time of peace the Bible speaks of in Isaiah 11 and 65 when all creatures will have knowledge of the Lord, and lions will eat straw like the ox, and there will be no enemity between the animals. This is prophecy of the millennial reign of Christ when there will be no death, and animals will no longer be predators.

    – Lisa G. Putman

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 4 years ago

    He looks old and tired…….deserving those little buttercups to lounge about in!!!! Great capture!!!!

  • Now I have that song stuck in my head….

    Why do you build me up (build me up)
    Buttercup, baby,
    Just to let me down (let me down)…

    Buttercup, don’t break my heart!

    – Lisa G. Putman

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 4 years ago
  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 4 years ago

    Beautiful..!!…Lovely contrast between the power of the lion and the delicacy of the flowers.

  • Phillip M. Burrow
    Phillip M. Burrowover 4 years ago

    That is certainly a good point Lisa. The picture goes well with the verses in Isaiah, and is a huge contrast between what we normally think about with such animals.

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 4 years ago

    LOL!!!!! WELL dito back to you too!!!! lol!!!From the moment I read your Title …the theme from Born Free has been running thru my brain…….lol!!! I just happen to LOVE that song!!!!!!! WE’RE EVEN!!!!

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...over 4 years ago

    Stunning images Lisa, and I do love the scriptures about the time the animals will be changed, and the little child will lead them :)))

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