Member Monday Featuring Jeffrey Burrell
Have you ever stared down the eyes of a Lion? KelbyOne member, Jeffrey Burrell “King of the Jungle has.
About the Photo
The photo was taken at T&D’s Cats of the World, a refuge for abused, mistreated and unwanted animals, located in Penns Creek, PA. This was a surprise trip to the refuge for me on Father’s Day!
The subject’s name is Thor an African Lion who became very sick for unknown reasons at his previous home. T&D’s took Thor in and gave him top-notch medical treatment. It was determined that he was suffering from a vitamin deficiency and after treatment made a full recovery.
The planets really aligned for me to get this shot. I was in the right place at the right time, with the right lens. Thor laid down on a large log facing me and after a few minutes, and a couple of hundred frames—stared right down my lens. It’s a bit unnerving to be sized up by such a large predator! But its a shot that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
Gear and Software
Nikon D850, Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Exposure: ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec
Landscape, Nature and Travel Photography. I even do sports photography, primarily soccer, for my kids’ high school and club teams.
There are too many things to list here! I have to say I’ve been inspired by just about everything on KelbyOne. Scott and Moose, I would say have been my go-to instructors.
Favorite KelbyOne Class
Really any class with Scott!
I have watched, taken notes and rewatched multiple classes including 10 Essential Tips Every Landscape Photographer Should Know, Learn Lightroom CC in One Hour, Travel Photography: A Photographer’s Guide to New York City, Beginner Sports Photography, etc.
Some things I already know, some things I don’t, but Scott always keeps things entertaining!
Connect with Jeffrey
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