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42 Comments |
shannon4462
 
shannon4462 July 05, 2014
excellent!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 July 05, 2014
Wonderful capture. The white spots on his (her?) ears are a bit disorienting--they give the appearance of a face if you glance at it quickly. Well done!
kirkmills PRO+
 
kirkmills August 05, 2014
Fantastic!
camcdonald Ultimate
 
camcdonald August 06, 2014
This is absolutely stunning!
fernandoamato
 
fernandoamato August 16, 2014
Love the reflection
Voted
Big wild cats
JeffreyA
 
JeffreyA August 25, 2014
awesome shot, well done
pbview
 
pbview September 07, 2014
JAW DROPPING SHOT
edsonsierra
 
edsonsierra September 09, 2014
Wow !
AJU3D
 
AJU3D October 07, 2014
awesome click
PayalKundu
 
PayalKundu October 16, 2014
what a catch!!!!
wheelerdealer Platinum
 
wheelerdealer October 17, 2014
Just gorgeous, wow!
isstoossay PRO+
 
isstoossay November 19, 2014
Stunning!
GARESPHOTOGRAPHY
 
GARESPHOTOGRAPHY December 11, 2014
Just amazing!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade December 19, 2014
Marvelous
SuKai
 
SuKai December 19, 2014
What a beautiful creature! Excellent shot.
farlow
 
farlow December 25, 2014
Great editing. Really stands out.
lvalencia
 
lvalencia December 30, 2014
Gorgeous shot! Very nicely done!!
MarkHamor
 
MarkHamor January 10, 2015
Intimidating !incredible capture!
Christopher-Michael
 
Christopher-Michael January 14, 2015
He's not happy with you!!
TravelBugDove
 
TravelBugDove January 22, 2015
WOW!! Incredible work!!
CareAss
 
CareAss February 07, 2015
Where did you capture this scene?
fabs
 
fabs February 19, 2015
jaw dropping pic!
Dunner
 
Dunner February 27, 2015
Stunning! Absolutely stunning. He's staring directly at me! Incredible capture.
Ramboette
 
Ramboette February 28, 2015
Wow total amazing capture!! 💘
KIRWAN
 
KIRWAN March 13, 2015
Stunning. A masterpiece. Wow!
bushy314
 
bushy314 March 16, 2015
Oh my god what an amazing photo
michellecarpenter
 
michellecarpenter March 21, 2015
Wow really amazing photo. Love tigers. Where'd you take it?
woodysmith
 
woodysmith March 25, 2015
Awesome shot. I couldn't imagine walking up on this guy. Lunch is served!
karengibson
 
karengibson April 02, 2015
Wow, beautiful!
clairecastelli
 
clairecastelli May 06, 2015
I absolutely love this picture - it really makes a lasting impact
helencurtis
 
helencurtis May 09, 2015
One of the best images I've ever seen, I mean that in all sincerity. How long did you need to wait for this shot? It was worth it! Outstanding effort and technique - yep, I'm raving about this one!
rahulkumarms
 
rahulkumarms June 10, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 31, 2015
Amazing capture! Congrats.
ingeseverinsen
 
ingeseverinsen March 04, 2016
This shot is outstanding
bernicecousins
 
bernicecousins March 24, 2016
NIIIIIIICE!! absolutely stunning
edvinnyitrai
 
edvinnyitrai April 27, 2016
wooow
Spinola Platinum
 
Spinola May 01, 2016
Perfect
edwardandrews1
 
edwardandrews1 August 27, 2016
great photo; he / she looks fierce...
Shooter70
 
Shooter70 September 08, 2016
This is a Beautiful Shot I love it it's like the tiger is about to attack from two angles. Just Beautiful....
karengeddes
 
karengeddes December 16, 2016
Amazing!!
bobby2112
 
bobby2112 February 09, 2017
Beautiful photo I don't know how you would shoot this without it being your last picture ever taken...lol
Wildwoltersphotography
 
Wildwoltersphotography October 15, 2017
First glance without my glasses, I thought this tiger was a cheese puff. Magnificent capture!
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Behind The Lens

Location

I took this photo at my local zoo where I often visit as I enjoy the challenge of photographing the animals and especially trying to get photos that don't look like they're in a zoo

Time

It was early afternoon during winter

Lighting

The lighting was ideal, the sun was coming through some overhanging trees that lit the area the tiger was in perfectly

Equipment

I was using a Canon 5D MkIII with a 70-200 f2.8 lens I dont usually carry any tripods or monopods at the zoo as I like to get a low as possible to get a natural looking perspective - this usually means resting the lens on something such as a fence or wall

Inspiration

It was completely spur of the moment, I was walking past the tiger enclosure, normally there would be a crowd if a big cat was out and about, however as it was a cold winter day in the middle of the week there was nobody else around. I glanced into the enclosure as I walked past their pool - the pool had been drained as it later turned out the tiger was expecting cubs - due to the low water level the tiger was positioned down the side slope of the pool rather along the top, this meant that along the tigers back was visible showing off her muscles, and also meant the far side of the enclosure was masked from view, giving the appearence of being in the wild I had never seen the tiger there before (and havent since either) When I first saw her she was drinking from the pool, so I set myself up quickly and snapped a shot or 2 then waited in the hope she would look at me. She briefly did look up at me before looking off to the side and then walking away, thankfully I was able to capture the split second she was looking at me

Editing

I enhanced the photo slightly in Lightroom, mainly increasing the contrast of the photo, removing some of the colour tone from the floor and increasing the orange of the tiger and reflection to help draw focus to it

In my camera bag

I have a 5D3 and 7D2 bodies. I have a selection of prime lenses however for zoo visits I will fit either my 70-200 f2.8 or a Sigma 120-300 f2.8

Feedback

Going the zoo is an easy way to practice photographing animals I have membership to my local zoo which grants me unlimited visits for an annual fee, doing this means you can visit whenever you feel like and you can spend a lot more time waiting at enclosures for something to happen. Regular visits also means over time you start to get to know the behaviours of the animals and what sorts of times are best to try and see them. For trying to create photos that don't look like they are in a zoo, watching the background is key - try to position yourself so that the background is folige rather than fence. Always get as close to the enclosure as you can, if you are shooting through fence then use as long a zoom and as wide an aperture as you can get away with, as long as your subject is a decent distance away then the fence will blur mostly out of sight. If its glass you are shooting through then place your lens as close to the glass as possible (ideally touching) this will help stop reflections appearing, also try to keep the lens flat to the glass to reduce distortion and colour fringing.

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