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125 Comments | Report
Mimi1958
 
Mimi1958 February 24, 2014
He is beautiful!!!! Great capture!
Cherylnestico PRO+
 
Cherylnestico April 05, 2014
Thank you so much! :)
B-D-S
 
B-D-S June 22, 2014
Awesome Photo !!!
Natures_Allure_ByKym
 
Natures_Allure_ByKym July 03, 2014
Superb !
Karine
 
Karine July 03, 2014
I think Steven Seagal would envy his posture!
carlosramos
 
carlosramos July 03, 2014
Outstanding capture, well composed and photographed !
DVallas Platinum
 
DVallas July 12, 2014
great capture
cherylmyerscotter
 
cherylmyerscotter September 07, 2014
Now THAT is attitude :) NICE shot.
anastasiapavlou
 
anastasiapavlou October 11, 2014
Great shot!!
joecas Platinum
 
joecas October 11, 2014
I love the posing.very great capture! Congrats!
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AlanJakarta October 11, 2014
Wonderful portrait. Congratulations on being Featured.
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan October 11, 2014
Amazing portrait pose, beautiful capture. Congrats on the feature.
ericvesier
 
ericvesier October 11, 2014
Majestic
prathibhabaskaran
 
prathibhabaskaran October 11, 2014
breath taking pic
DVallas Platinum
 
DVallas October 11, 2014
wonderful, great capture
hotpixel PRO+
 
hotpixel October 11, 2014
Terrific kitty portrait... very regal... congratulations !!
smilersam
 
smilersam October 11, 2014
What a fantastic shot
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GBloniarz October 11, 2014
Majestic doesn't get any better than this! My compliments and congrats!
iceman2
 
iceman2 October 11, 2014
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
CanonCarolyn
 
CanonCarolyn October 11, 2014
OMG! I love this picture!!! Great, fantastic job and congratulations on your very well deserved feature!!!
JamesJPhotography Premium
 
JamesJPhotography October 11, 2014
Oh My! This is a great shot. :)
Geesdigital
 
Geesdigital October 11, 2014
Excellent!
wheelerdealer Platinum
 
wheelerdealer October 11, 2014
Wow Wow Wow and Wow.........posing for you too. Beautiful
Cherylnestico PRO+
 
Cherylnestico October 11, 2014
WOW...thank you so much for featuring my photo! I am truly honored! 😊
MaryAnne306 Platinum
 
MaryAnne306 October 11, 2014
Gorgeous portrait of a magnificent animal! Congratulations on being featured.
SueHarris
 
SueHarris October 11, 2014
Congrats Cheryl on being featured!
vojce
 
vojce October 11, 2014
wow fantastic shot,bravo
barbarabrock Platinum
 
barbarabrock October 11, 2014
What an amazing pose! Remarkable....
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 October 11, 2014
incredible shot...Congrats! ")
tissa7
 
tissa7 October 11, 2014
his majesty indeed!
frankcfc1
 
frankcfc1 October 11, 2014
A very powerful and beautiful shot.
Autumnsthroughalens
 
Autumnsthroughalens October 11, 2014
Beautiful capture
kellyrockley
 
kellyrockley October 11, 2014
My favourite animal, he looks amazing. Congrats on a great shot x
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi October 11, 2014
awesome shot !
scottnmandy
 
scottnmandy October 11, 2014
Awesome shot! Congrats on being featured!
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SusiStroud October 11, 2014
OMG, that's perfect!!! Congratulations on your Feature.
toml721 Platinum
 
toml721 October 11, 2014
here kitty kitty kitty :P lol GRRRRRREAT shot :P
TJsWorld77
 
TJsWorld77 October 11, 2014
amazing shot!!!
karencollins
 
karencollins October 11, 2014
AWESOME capture!
JoseV
 
JoseV October 11, 2014
Great composition
Christographer PRO+
 
Christographer October 11, 2014
What a great shot!
chrisrgivens
 
chrisrgivens October 11, 2014
nice work! how did you get so close
RichardReames
 
RichardReames October 11, 2014
Great shot! Congrats!
Anneja
 
Anneja October 11, 2014
Just awesome....
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 October 11, 2014
an awesome capture of that haughty expression .. congrats on the award
Bannekh
 
Bannekh October 12, 2014
Great shot
gunners42
 
gunners42 October 12, 2014
Awesome Capture.....Congrats!
SnowbunnyPhotography Platinum
 
SnowbunnyPhotography October 12, 2014
Good Lord! What an amazing creature!! :-) I love this shot. True perfection. Congrats on the feature. So well deserved! :-)
babspictures
 
babspictures October 12, 2014
The thinker! The emotion is profound. love it!
TheoShilton PRO+
 
TheoShilton October 13, 2014
Great compositon and detail!
BRIN Platinum
 
BRIN October 13, 2014
Excellent work!
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 October 13, 2014
So fabulous! Congrats on being featured!
LaurieS PRO+
 
LaurieS October 13, 2014
Wow! stunning!
kar1187
 
kar1187 October 14, 2014
What a stunning photo. Well done!
SVPhotos PRO
 
SVPhotos October 16, 2014
Love this! Beautiful!
devbala
 
devbala October 18, 2014
Beautiful beast... Nice capture.
MarjorieRoseHurst
 
MarjorieRoseHurst October 22, 2014
So powerful.
JenesesImagez
 
JenesesImagez October 23, 2014
Great Shot
imtiyazsayyed
 
imtiyazsayyed October 25, 2014
Awesome...
Shulie1
 
Shulie1 October 30, 2014
Very regal!
geopapa
 
geopapa November 02, 2014
Great capture!!!
koolv PRO+
 
koolv November 05, 2014
That's awesome
eddiaz
 
eddiaz November 17, 2014
excellent...I wonder if he is looking at you and thinking..."Lunch!"
Granjan Platinum
 
Granjan December 04, 2014
Wow!!!
Irma53
 
Irma53 December 12, 2014
Gorgeous!
paologrigolato
 
paologrigolato December 14, 2014
Lo spettacolo!
andrewfoster Platinum
 
andrewfoster December 19, 2014
This is majestic Cheryl! Lovely capture!
BKLaz PRO+
 
BKLaz December 27, 2014
I must admit, i love big cats. This is a magnificent shot. You go girl.
Gener
 
Gener December 29, 2014
Great Capture!
TelbertImages
 
TelbertImages January 01, 2015
Beautiful!
papabearphotography
 
papabearphotography January 31, 2015
Beautiful photo !!! Was this at Out of Africa ?
Cherylnestico PRO+
Cherylnestico April 23, 2015
Thank you! "Out of Africa" is a wildlife park in Cottonwood Arizona. It's a wonderful place and they take such great care of all their animals. :)
pozofolio
 
pozofolio February 16, 2015
Mega nice and strong pic (y)
JeffreyA
 
JeffreyA February 16, 2015
Ok now that is awesome. Congratulations
RobinV
 
RobinV February 17, 2015
beautiful portrait, good luck in the finals
Manjucus
 
Manjucus February 17, 2015
This is a wonderful shot with the correct title. you must have been so excited seeing him in his pose. I just love the crossed paws and the gorgeous half bow of the head. Well done Cheryl.
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Cherylnestico April 23, 2015
Thank you so much! I was truly excited to get this shot! :)
joannpontes
 
joannpontes February 21, 2015
AWESOME!!
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IAMTDS February 24, 2015
Love this shot,
michaeltillman Platinum
 
michaeltillman March 01, 2015
What a character. This one looks as though it really posed for the shot. My question is. Where did you take the shot, and is he tame? Congrats. on the feature.
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Cherylnestico April 23, 2015
Thank you so much! This was taken at "Out of Africa Wildlife park" in Cottonwood Arizona. It is such a beautiful place and the animals are well taken care of. He was behind a fence up high on a perch, so this was taken with my telephoto lens. As for the pose I just got lucky being in the right place at the right time! :)
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer March 05, 2015
Wow! How regal looking!
Cherylnestico PRO+
Cherylnestico April 23, 2015
Thank you so much!
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer March 11, 2015
This really is beautiful
Cherylnestico PRO+
Cherylnestico April 23, 2015
Thank you so much!
leighlofgren PRO+
 
leighlofgren March 16, 2015
stunning
Cherylnestico PRO+
Cherylnestico April 23, 2015
Thank you so much!
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac March 16, 2015
Superb! Congratulations!
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Cherylnestico April 23, 2015
Thank you so much!
Bluejay45
 
Bluejay45 April 24, 2015
This is how I always visualise Sher Khan! Beautiful!!
Cherylnestico PRO+
Cherylnestico June 03, 2015
Thank you so much!
gunners42
 
gunners42 April 26, 2015
Wow...great Capture, lucky you! Congrats!
Cherylnestico PRO+
Cherylnestico June 03, 2015
Thank you so much!
susanhuckins
 
susanhuckins April 26, 2015
Superb capture of this amazing animal. Well done. Susan
Cherylnestico PRO+
Cherylnestico June 03, 2015
Thank you so much, Susan!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita May 03, 2015
gorgeous capture...congrats
Cherylnestico PRO+
Cherylnestico June 03, 2015
Thank you so much!
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal May 26, 2015
Congratulations on your Award!
Cherylnestico PRO+
Cherylnestico June 03, 2015
Thank you so much!
Delight
 
Delight June 05, 2015
Wow! Beautiful!
tigerruss
 
tigerruss June 05, 2015
Amazing shot
ABuchanan
 
ABuchanan June 11, 2015
Awesome shot!
marucis
 
marucis June 21, 2015
OMG! This is AWESOME!
PhotoDave
 
PhotoDave July 22, 2015
Beautifully regal!
Tkay
 
Tkay September 07, 2015
Beautiful capture of this awesome cat! He poses better than most of my portrait clients! Lol :-)
MRKll PRO
 
MRKll September 12, 2015
Such A Beautiful animal to match the photo
asomann
 
asomann September 12, 2015
how could you managed to do that! infact with king of the jungle
KyleErnst
 
KyleErnst November 05, 2015
WOW! Thought I stood a chance until I looked under the popular tab, this is insane! Wish I had talent like you!
cjaimaging
 
cjaimaging February 12, 2016
Perfect!
barbarabrock Platinum
 
barbarabrock February 26, 2016
A tiger shot like this is great, but you've captured a certain attitude there in that pose that is awesome!!
ToJoPicean
 
ToJoPicean March 26, 2016
This animal looked like he posed for your shot. It's a beautiful capture.
drflor
 
drflor June 28, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
drflor
 
drflor June 28, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get betteNr together!
Chono_Wolf
 
Chono_Wolf June 30, 2016
Where did you find him?
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 09, 2016
Amazing capture! Congrats.
overthehillfan2004 PRO+
 
overthehillfan2004 November 03, 2016
Incredible! The intensity....I think you were being sized up to be dinner...
overthehillfan2004 PRO+
 
overthehillfan2004 November 03, 2016
I left you a comment, and then read the story...Had to say, WOW..small world. We lived in our RV at the Distant Drums RV Park for 2 years..:)
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Cherylnestico November 03, 2016
Yes, It's a very small world. Hope you get a chance to visit "Out of Africa Wildlife park" it's an amazing place.
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole March 10, 2017
Wow!!!! Gorgeous subject and capture!!! He definitely has that superior attitude! Lol! Congrats on your finalist award!!! : )
simonparry
 
simonparry July 23, 2017
Stunning capture...what a beautiful cat..
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Cherylnestico July 25, 2017
Thank you so much!
Topdog1981
 
Topdog1981 October 29, 2017
So so beautiful!
photosue50 Premium
 
photosue50 December 06, 2017
Beautiful
KushBaby
 
KushBaby February 26, 2018
This is a BEAUTIFUL PHOTO!
Stacki4
 
Stacki4 March 18, 2018
Wow! Amazing
Mitch_P
 
Mitch_P February 12, 2019
Stunning
nancyawall
 
nancyawall February 28, 2019
Yummy
Hood PRO+
 
Hood July 10, 2019
Stunning!
russellnicholson
 
russellnicholson July 27, 2019
So majestic and Noble......Beautiful Capture and Superb Photo....what a Sublime Moment in Time, you have Shared with this Magnificent Cat...🐯🐯😎😎
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry January 09, 2020
Marvelous
shishirdesai
 
shishirdesai February 06, 2020
Bhalo
awhite_40 Ultimate
 
awhite_40 February 27, 2020
What a majestic animal!!!! Great Shot!!!
RachelNiquette PRO+
 
RachelNiquette April 17, 2020
Regal
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DaisyButtercup May 06, 2020
Beyond beautiful!
joeMedrek
 
joeMedrek June 13, 2020
Can I tell you a story about this hunter who almost got away?
ppuru
 
ppuru June 19, 2020
Masterpiece, looks like it is posing for you.
jaelaw
 
jaelaw March 23, 2021
Where's my lunch...
PhotoVice
 
PhotoVice March 24, 2021
Out of Africa! I remember that wooden platform they have in the habitats..
I have a few pictures of lions standing on them. this is an awesome tiger shot though.
Mimmi2767 Platinum
 
Mimmi2767 April 11, 2021
Wow!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at the "Out of Africa" Wildlife park in Camp Verde, Arizona.
Time
This was taken early morning right after sunrise.
Lighting
I used natural light for this shot which is my favorite way to photograph. Morning hours and just before sunset seem to be the best time for getting the best light.
Equipment
I used a Canon EOS 7D with a Canon EF 70-300mm zoom lens at 190mm at f/5.0. This photo was taken handheld and no flash. My exposure was at 1/640 sec and my iso was at 800
Inspiration
I love to take photographs of all kinds of wildlife. So I set up a day to spend around many larger wildlife animals at the free range Wildlife park. When I came across this beautiful tiger while he was resting on his perch I couldn't help but take several different angles. This angle I felt gave him such majesty. The funny part though was he kept opening and closing his eyes while he was resting. So I waited patiently until he opened his eyes again.
Editing
Very little post processing was done to this photo except for a little brightening, Sharpening and a little bit of cropping.
In my camera bag
I have only one camera base and it's a 7D Canon EOS. I have three lenses. A EF 70-200mm 1:2.8 L IS USM, EF 70-300mm and a EF 28-135mm. A tripod, a Canon Speedlite 430EX ll, for those times when natural light is unavailable. Two batteries and an extra SD cards. That's about it for now...
Feedback
With this particular shot the animal was stationary so I could move around more and take photos from different angle which allows you to pick the best angle for the shot. Also patience is a virtue in this situation as he kept closing his eyes to rest. But once they open you must be quick as to not miss the shot before he closes them again. I always shoot in manual mode and I try and use the fastest shutter speed available under the circumstances as to keep the photos as sharp as possible due to the camera being handheld.

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