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24 Comments | Report
catherinethompson PRO+
 
catherinethompson June 29, 2016
Love the expression in eyes. Well Done.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 09, 2016
Congratulations on your win Member Selection Award
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography January 15, 2017
nice!
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 January 29, 2017
Fantastic image. Detail is amazing
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 12, 2017
Voted We Love Animals
Poodlemom2012 Platinum
 
Poodlemom2012 December 02, 2019
What a fabulous capture of a magnificent animal!
jeffreylin
 
jeffreylin April 14, 2020
Kitty Kitty.....
ronjudyluv2travel PRO+
 
ronjudyluv2travel November 26, 2020
Congratulations! Incredible capture!
lulu2
 
lulu2 June 21, 2021
Absolutely beautiful great capture,well done
Deborahc84
 
Deborahc84 October 01, 2021
Your photos are absolutely stunning
christinecilialacorte Platinum
 
Stunning
alinemiranda_8743
 
Stunning 😍 great shot!
paultownley_9706
 
Excellent photography,a stunning capture,congrats.
JHT-Images Platinum
 
JHT-Images Jul 10
Captivating portrait indeed! Well done!
mariawojtylak_2707 PRO+
 
Fantastic!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
Si-On
 
Si-On Sep 01
Congrats on winning my contest-fantastic piece.
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug Sep 02
So impressive, great capture. Congratulations on your award win!
sophiedv
 
sophiedv Sep 02
Congratulations! Great shot!
angelabravin PRO
 
angelabravin Sep 02
A stunning shot Petr, my heartiest congratulations on your win!😍
MyStyleNZ
 
MyStyleNZ Sep 02
Congrats, Simply Beautiful Photo πŸ˜πŸ’–
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Sandypartlow4 Sep 02
Congratulations
Dhruthi369
 
Dhruthi369 Sep 02
Really?
rooseveltbrooks_3561
 
Looks like he knows it’s picture day!
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal Sep 09
Congratulations on your win Petr. Impressive portrait!

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in the predators' house of Prague's ZOO.
Time
I captured this photo on September 28, 2015, at 14:55. I wanted to take some photos of predators and therefore I headed first for the run of tigers. However, the tigers were not out and I had to go inside the house. They were lying on the floor of their booth, paying no attention to visitors watching them. When I was passing the booth, one of the tigers suddenly raised his head and stared at me. I stopped, made my camera ready, and stared at the tiger. He started to rise slowly, still looking at me. There was something in the air, for the people standing around me had fallen silent, stepped aside a little, and seemed to be waiting to see what would happen. I smiled at the tiger and took a few shots. The lady standing beside me said admiringly: Wow! He posed for you!
Lighting
The lighting conditions inside the house of predators were not very good. Fortunately, the light inside the booth was quite good and the tiger was relatively well enlightened.
Equipment
At that time I used the Sony ILCA-77M2 with the lens Minolta 200mm/f2.8. No other equipment was involved.
Inspiration
Perhaps every photographer has already visited a zoo and the number of situations that can be observed there is a powerful source of inspiration for both random and planned and thoughtful photography. From the above description of how I photographed the tiger, it's probably obvious that this case was an instant and accidental inspiration that arose from the situation.
Editing
The post-processing in this case was quite simple. The main step consisted of developing the raw image and then a simple editing (like resizing, color adjustment, sharpening,...) was applied.
In my camera bag
Now I have been using the Sony A7 Mark 3 for more than 2 years. As far as lenses are concerned, I have Sony 24-70/2.8, Sony 12-24/4, Sony Zeiss 55/1.8, and, if necessary, a lens like Minolta 200/2.8 or Sony 100-400/4-5.6 in my bag.
Feedback
Taking a good picture of an animal is probably always a bit of a coincidence. Of course, it's good to have a plan in advance. However, the situation may suddenly change and then we need to react quickly.

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