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Feeding the lions.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 10 March 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

A lot of the pictures that I'm about to share are just quick grab shots with which ever camera was in the car with me as I tried to find the enthusiasm and level of interest that I need to get the most out of this hobby again.

This was taken at Gallowgate in Newcastle upon Tyne as the Chinese community celebrated their New Year with gifts of food for the lions :-)

This is always a good colourful day out away from South Shields and provided "Junior" and his girlfriend with some new experiences.

PENTAX K100D 1/90 second F/5.6 ISO 800 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Are lions really vegetables.

10 Mar 2015 5:56am

@Jypyä Pop: Yes I know the lion dancers are human, but it has always puzzled me why they are offered lettuce, cabbage, carrots, or onions :-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I like the abstract feeling of this composition with the red and that sudden splash of green but it also works wonderfully as documentary too. Great image Curly

10 Mar 2015 8:03am

@Doug: Just trying to find a different way of telling the story Doug, whilst leaving just a little to focus on.

franz from Baden, Austria

a very unique and original capture and a great title, too ...
i wonder what causes all this red on the pavement ?!?

10 Mar 2015 9:18am

@franz: It is all of the paper debris from the firecrackers Franz.

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

very interesting image ... keeps my attention and keeps me drawn to it

10 Mar 2015 10:11am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: I don't know why but its making me think of that messy tomato festival that they have in a small village in Spain :-)

Devi from Chennai, India

Striking image... wonder if the red is caused by the firework debris!! And the green and white of the spring onion promises hope!

10 Mar 2015 10:38am

@Devi: Yes you are perfectly correct, who could have known that rolled papers could make so much noise!

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Vegetarian lions :0 Nicely documented

10 Mar 2015 10:44am

@grouser: I'm just happy that they weren't "chew mine" lions :-)

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

This is food for Lions ? I'm not sure.:-) I'm glad You are back Curly.:-)

10 Mar 2015 11:17am

@Tomek: I think just the garnish eh?

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Silence after the feast...

10 Mar 2015 12:21pm

@Hiro: Definitely quiet after those deafening firecrackers :-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Very good image ephemeral ... I like these pictures ... said and done! Also good title ...
Strength and much love to you friend!

10 Mar 2015 12:43pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you Adela, it took over an hour crushed against a barrier to get this shot.

STEED from D, France

My first thought was....we were on Tuesday,but........It's serious....Yes...Why do Lions were'nt vegetarians ? Who knows ? The century goes so fast.....Perhaps it's"Fashion"to eat vegetables in Lion's Family,now....This picture enjoys myself when imagining wild animals approaching slowly,and walking as "Pink Panther"in the cartoons ....Tomorrow:"After the Wild's meat"....To be continued...Have a nice Tuesday,Curly.....

10 Mar 2015 12:57pm

@STEED: Thanks Steed, just wish I could find as many "wild" animals as you do :-)

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

The green of the vegetable stands out beautifully against the red papers ... Nice shot and funny title !!!

10 Mar 2015 1:21pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: That's just about what I was looking for thanks.

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

You grabbed the shot, did you grab the onions also, great pic.

10 Mar 2015 5:03pm

@Phil Morris: Ah forget the onions, I was happy just to grab the shot after an hour and a half wait :-)

Gildas from Montreuil-sous-Bois, France

Très bien vu ce légume qui vient donner la bonne touche de contraste de couleiurs à cette réalisation.

10 Mar 2015 5:34pm

@Gildas: Merci beaucoup d'être passé et de laisser un commentaire. Je vais vous rendre visite bientôt.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An odd choice for the lions!! Maybe it's so the Chinese know when the lions are near....they can smell the onions on their breath. An unique shot that definitely tells its own story.

10 Mar 2015 5:35pm

@Steven: The lions were well fed that day, every second door was a restaurant :-)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Well captured.

10 Mar 2015 5:57pm

@Willem: Thank you, and I like your little boats today.

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

The colors contrast splendidly. And the onions are off the center in an original and attention-grabbing composition.

10 Mar 2015 6:13pm

@Francisco Romero: Thank you

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Good colors together.

10 Mar 2015 6:31pm

@Mirjam: Thank you very much

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The red textured ground makes a lovely background for the green

10 Mar 2015 6:39pm

@Ruthiebear: Yes, that's what gave me the original idea.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing !

10 Mar 2015 7:35pm

@Mhelene: Thank you.

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Red and green go together. Although San Francisco has a large Chinese community, never been to that parade, in the past, we watched it on the television.

10 Mar 2015 8:36pm

@Irene: Wow, if it was worth televising it must have been a HUGE parade!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It gives you a sense of all the activity that was going on right before this picture was taken! I love contrast of colors. It makes a nice abstract. A great title!

11 Mar 2015 12:05am

@Elaine Hancock: Just my sense of humour I guess.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Happy Silly Tuesday!

11 Mar 2015 1:34am

@B. Thomas: Thank you Barbara, your flowers are looking lovely too.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel rendu sur le sol ce violet avec cette botte de poireaux génial.

11 Mar 2015 4:25am

@Nicou: Merci bien Nicou.

L'Angevine from Angers, France


11 Mar 2015 8:55am

@L'Angevine: Merci.

k@ from Paris, France

Very enigmatic with a hint of humor, I like that ;)

11 Mar 2015 12:55pm

@k@: Thank you, I'm glad you get it :-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Interesting 'food' for the lions!

11 Mar 2015 1:57pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: I think they start the day with a fresh onion soup :-)

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Like this one, Curly. Good to have you back.

17 Mar 2015 7:14am

@digitalCG: Good to hear from you too mate.

1/90 second
ISO 800
82 mm (35mm equiv.)