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Copyright: Odette Van Nieuwholtz (OdetteVN) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 0 N: 127] (386)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 75-300mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-12-06 11:53
Viewed: 5670
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 37
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Panthera Tigris

The tiger is the largest of all cats. This majestic creature grows to lengths of 4 1/2 to 9 1/2 feet and weights of 220 to 660 pounds. The tiger's coat is orange with black stripes and white markings on its face, chest, and underside.
Eight subspecies of tiger have been identified, though 3 of those subspecies have been extinct since the 1950s. The extinct subspecies include the Caspian, Javan, and Bali tigers. The five subspecies alive today are all endangered. These include the Siberian, Bengal, Indochinese, South China, and Sumatran tigers. At one time, the tigers could be found as far west as eastern Turkey. Now tigers are confined to isolated areas of eastern and southern Asia.

Habitat: At one time, the tigers could be found as far west as eastern Turkey. Now tigers are confined to isolated areas of eastern and southern Asia.

Diet: Tigers hunt primarily by night, feeding on deer, cattle, wild pigs and occasionally monkeys, birds, reptiles, fish and carrion. The have also been known to attack young rhinoceroses and elephants.

Status: Endangered with an estimated population size fewer than 2500 mature individuals and continuing to decline. No subpopulation estimated to contain more than 250 mature individuals.
The primary threats facing tigers include poaching, habitat loss, dwindling prey populations. Although protected areas have been established for tigers, illegal killings still take place mainly for their skins and use in traditional Chinese medical practices.

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  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-06 11:56]

Hi Odette, very nice tiger shot. I love the pose on his face and the paw sticking out. The composition is very good too. Perhaps a teeny weeny bit of sharpnening would work great. This was well timed as it's almost time for me to go home :-)

Well done

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-06 12:24]

Very beautiful photographic capture of this tiger Odette!
Excellent framing, composition, and focus!
Well done!
Thank you Odette!

Bonito gatinho!


Hello Odette.
Very good moment you captured! Very nice composition. Great sharpness, colours and POV. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.

It has a good wild vibe, its the surounding and the dynamic posture, even though he is crouched the stance is very active and "tiger-like".Maybe some teeth showing wouldve further increase what I described.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-06 14:58]

Hi Odette,
Excellent capture moment, great colours,
nice frame and well composed.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-06 16:46]

Hi Odette, very nice shot. Very good composition and timing. Well done. Greetings Reina

Hi Odette,
This is an excellent tiger shot. The composition and framing are great. I love the pose you have captured of my favorite big cat. Beautiful colors with good detail and depth.

  • Great 
  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-12-06 20:58]

Nice shot,liked the composition&good POV.

If is look at him long enough, he starts to move, so I'll get this over with.

Well done with a great shot. Paul says it needs some sharpening, but I love the natural feel to the photo. You need to know and understand Africa to apppreciate green and brown on the same piece of grass.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-07 4:09]

Beautiful tiger, Odette. The colors and pose are wonderful. Was this taken at a zoo?
Well done and TFS. : )

This is your best so far. Love the pose and a very fitting title. Paul's advice to sharpen it a bit is usefull.

What editing did you do except the adding of the frame?

Lovely shot, Odette. Keep 'em comming.

I did a WS to show the effect of sharpening, please let me know what you think.

Great shot and good POV. It's both technicaly and artistic a well done shot.
(One question though: where did you find one in South Africa? :-)) - I maybe know the answer...)

Regards, Petru

I promise to return with a biiig smiley when they'll become again available. Right now, I'm out of them for today.

(next day) as I promised ...

  • Good 
  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2005-12-07 11:08]

cool shot..was it in the wild..
tigers and all the big cats are so relaxed..even when fighting each other between bouts..

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-17 21:56]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Strong visual impact.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Odette.

Awesome shot of my favourite animal. Geart pose. The POV, composition and detail are excellent


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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2006-01-20 10:04]

Nicely done, good composition, a touch soft, but good.

Great shot of this Amur Tiger. Thank you. Was this shot taken in an enclosure or wild?

Outstanding!! Simply breathtaking. And a great note. Thanks for sharing

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