Rightside Up or Upside Down? You decide which you like best.
the original shot, as framed. I was lucky enough to get the lion's
reflection well isolated and the late afternoon sun was throwing
enough light on him but not the water so that he popped. When
I saw that reflection so distinct, I knew I wanted to try for
some sort of shot. My plan was to take the shot when he went
down for a drink, but he didn't cooperate. He was pacing back
and forth along this waterline, and the one time he did take
a drink, he was facing away from me.
that some of the crudeness (pixelation) you see around the mouth
and nose is really just the result of the downsizing of
this image. The full-sized image is much more subtle and the ripple
effects much more visually interesting. Detail
for comparison, here's the flipped shot: