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Tiger



I love tigers. Along with Snow Leopards, Polar Bears and Giraffes, they are my favourite mammals.

I love tigers. Along with Snow Leopards, Polar Bears and Giraffes, they are my favourite mammals.
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29 Comments | Report
Eowyn
 
Eowyn February 19, 2014
Wow
shoohindley
 
shoohindley February 24, 2014
Stunning
rong792 PRO+
 
rong792 March 14, 2014
Great capture with stunning clarity and detail.
randallnott
 
randallnott March 29, 2014
Now that's the tiger picture.
Timbo
 
Timbo June 01, 2014
Wow, nice and sharp..... Well done
katrinarobinson
 
katrinarobinson August 01, 2014
Stunning! Fantastic shot Robert, well done.
I love Tigers too :-)
TravelAmazingPlaces
 
TravelAmazingPlaces August 12, 2014
Wow!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 August 19, 2014
Very nice capture , voted Big Wild Cats
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita September 15, 2014
superb....congrats on being a Finalist. Awesome achievement.
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz September 15, 2014
Magnificent!!! Congratulations on being chosen a finalist.:) Good luck.
robertarmstrong_2615
 
robertarmstrong_2615 September 15, 2014
Thank you very much everyone for all the votes for my Tiger photo. I really appreciate it as well as all the comments of congratulations. Fingers crossed. Robert.
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD September 15, 2014
Stunning capture. Congratulations.
kathleenweetman
 
kathleenweetman September 16, 2014
Also voted in How to wow.....its my real fav shot
PJImages
 
PJImages September 18, 2014
Absolutely loving this !!!!
robertarmstrong_2615
 
robertarmstrong_2615 September 20, 2014
Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that voted for my tiger in the Animal Kingdom Photo Contest. I really appreciate it.
kathleenweetman
 
kathleenweetman November 30, 2014
Magnificent Robert...voted Image of the year comp...k
DanushiaDee PRO
 
DanushiaDee January 31, 2015
I can't believe how extraordinarily beautiful this capture is! Wowzo! How did the black background happen? I'm assuming this wasn't shot in a studio, lol.
morriskleyman
 
morriskleyman February 20, 2015
Great image,nice work!!!!!
SMDelongPhotography
 
SMDelongPhotography March 01, 2015
Stunningly beautiful photo of this magnificent creature. It has an almost "thoughtful" look on its face.
kathleenweetman
 
kathleenweetman March 30, 2015
Congratulations on the challenge win. I love this fabulous image for VBs best nature shot ..voted .k
kathleenweetman
 
kathleenweetman April 09, 2015
vOTED..K
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 30, 2015
Contest Finalist again....congrats to you!!!
MariMargutti
 
MariMargutti August 30, 2015
Amazing!!
mshahawy
 
mshahawy January 15, 2016
Magnificent!
shannonsmyth
 
shannonsmyth March 08, 2019
Wonderful.
pranaypictures PRO+
 
pranaypictures March 15, 2019
masterpiece !
sue-zon PRO
 
sue-zon Feb 03
Incredible capture . . . love the expression!
catherinethompson PRO
 
Stunning. Congratulations.
ralu_kha PRO+
 
ralu_kha Apr 24
me-owww

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken during a family holiday to Sydney. We went to Taronga Park Zoo on the first day and I took several hundred photos as we walked around the entire zoo.
Time
It was taken around 2:45pm.
Lighting
The weather was a very overcast day with frequent light showers, although the sun made brief appearances. I had to up the ISO to 5000 to get a quick enough photo through the glass.
Equipment
I was using a Canon EOS 60D, with 18-200mm Canon lens. I had the aperture at f/5.6 and an exposure time of 1/640 sec. No other equipment used.
Inspiration
I have always loved tigers and whenever I see one in a good position I will attempt to take a photo. This tiger was moving constantly but when he stopped right in front of me it was as though he was saying "Go on then take a photo". Having missed this type of opportunity many times before trying to compose the picture to be perfect, only to have the animal move away, I just started clicking and hoping for the best. As it turned out it would have been the one occasion I could have taken the time as he stood there for quite a while.
Editing
No post pressing has been involved in this photo, other than the in-camera processing that Canon cameras do when taking both RAW & JPEG photos. The JPEGs always look slightly different to the RAW image.
In my camera bag
I normally only have my Canon 60D, 18-200mm Canon lens with a polarising filter and little else. If I am going somewhere I know I will need different lenses I will pack my 90-300mm Canon & 10-20mm Sigma lenses as well. Recently, because I have been doing a lot of night shots I have start taking my shutter release and tripod on trips.
Feedback
Patience and a lot of luck are probably the your best allies in taking this sort of shot. It is not often you are presented with the opportunity to take photos like this so make sure you take advantage of them when they do present themselves.

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