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houghtheronsnr March 28, 2017
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andrewstephenson March 28, 2017
Thanks for all the awards and likes :)
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Hood May 17, 2017
Stunning!!!!
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bkelly7k May 17, 2017
Awesome capture!! Isn't it great when everything falls together with good light on a great subject!
 
Aeri May 17, 2017
Brilliant shot.
 
Ske55 May 19, 2017
Beautiful Photo of a beautiful animal.
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andrewstephenson May 19, 2017
Thank you for your kind words. I'm actually here in India again to photograph these majestic animals again
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Taydaypay May 28, 2017
Superb, what a beautiful animal !
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andrewstephenson May 30, 2017
thank you for all your kind comments
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marcdewitt July 09, 2017
The golden hour lighting, and image of such a magnificent creature, make this capture fantastic!
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John256 March 05, 2018
Very nice image.
 
JoyCampbellAlberta July 30, 2018
Fantastic colours

Ranthambore Tiger 1



Taken on the penultimate drive of our stay in Ranthambore national park almost at the end of the drive, we came across Lightening. The soft yellow light of the ...
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Taken on the penultimate drive of our stay in Ranthambore national park almost at the end of the drive, we came across Lightening. The soft yellow light of the golden hour filtering through the trees and her position allowed for a semi backlit photo. It was breathtaking, and the magic of Ranthambore truly lived up to its reputation.
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in India's Ranthambore Nation Park. After years of saving for my kit this was the first major wildlife photography trip i had undertaken, and as I'm mad about tigers this was naturally the first place I'd visit
Time
This was almost the end of the drive at about 17:40 local time. Lightening just sat there for a good 10 to 15 minutes this allowed for a number of photographic opportunities.
Lighting
It was in december of 2015 so we were getting the winter lighting which added to the overall "golden hour" effect.
Equipment
This photo was taken with a Canon 7d mk 2 and an ef 600mm f4 steadied on a beanbag. Nothing else was used
Inspiration
I have always had a love for wildlife, and in particular Tigers. Through a contact here in the UK i managed to get in touch with one of India's top wildlife (particularly tigers) photographers, who owns a lodge on the park edge. So we talked and arranged for my wife and myself to go visit for a fortnight. He advised that the light in Ranthambore was at its best in december so that finalised our timings. After seeing some of his images, I wanted to try a backlit photo but was glad i couldn't get the correct angle as i think i would have lost the detail in the face and body.
Editing
A little noise reduction, slight contrast boost and that was pretty much it to be honest
In my camera bag
I was really lucky this trip, Canon UK lent me a 200-400 (thanks canon) but my kit usually consists of 7d mk2, 1dx mk2, ef600mm, ef28-300 and a sayang 14mm. My tripod is a gitzo 1440 with a large uniquball head
Feedback
Go in december! the light is amazing! hire a gypsie (jeep) Don't take a tripod (you won't have room!) i used a basic beanbag. Be quiet in the jeep :) and trust your naturalist (guide) they are amazing

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