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Blue Eyed Beauty

Blue Eyed Beauty
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Copyright: Murray Lines (mlines) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-04-19 5:26
Viewed: 4549
Points: 20
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The white Tigers are the Singapore zoo are almost hypnotising to all the people visiting them. Part of the reason why i suspect is their bright blue eyes as seen here. They walk very softly but no doubt have a good turn of speed when needed.
In the wild, Bengal White Tigers are found exclusively within South Asia, notably in India. Although Bengal tigers make up 60% of the world’s wild tiger population, individuals with white coats are indeed very rare. Only one White Tiger exists out of every 10,000 normal orange-coloured tigers.

White Tigers are often mistaken for albinos, which are completely white with pink eyes. The unusual white coloration is a result of gene mutation – a permanent change in the gene controlling the coat coloration and the change can be passed on from one generation to another. The mutated gene is a recessive gene, meaning two such genes are needed to produce the white coloration. Both white and normal orange-coloured cubs can be found in a litter.

The majestic tigers are a symbol of strength and power to many. Yet today, their survival hangs in the balance. Of the eight tiger subspecies, three are now extinct and the remaining five are critically endangered.

Despite greater awareness and concerted efforts to protect the tiger, their numbers are fast decreasing. Rapid deforestation has resulted in the destruction of the tigers’ habitat as well as the depletion of their prey. Killing of tigers for their body parts is another reason for the decline in their population.

A report published by the World Wildlife Fund highlighted the possible extinction of tigers within a decade if inadequate conservation measures are taken to protect the tigers. This means that the majestic big cat might disappear from the face of the Earth within our lifetime!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-19 5:29]
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Hi Murray,
this is an amazing creature you've captured.
I would love to see a White Tiger!
Great pose and POV.
Well done,

Hi Murray,
the white tiger is abeautiful animal. The picture is a slighly OE in some part. But the POV and compostion are very good.
And so are the details.
Well done.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-04-19 6:40]

Hi Murray,

excellent pose and POV on your beautiful Tiger. I guess it is a bit OE in some parts but that hardly matters when you look into his eyes like that! Excellent composition too. I see you're starting to get to grips with your new toys...good work.


Hello Murray,
He gives you a good posture but looks like sad...
Seems well fed so I guesss there is no problem for you, hehehehe...
Pleasant composition, maybe a bit tight on the right side?
Pablo -

Hi Murray,
Very impressive capture!
The light blue eyes are so amazing and very contrasting ones with the fur.
You had a great dark background to stand out the animal.
Well done and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Hi Murray,
Nice shot, sharp.
May need to reduce brightness a bit more.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-20 8:26]

Hi Murray,
a beautiful animal this white tiger. Very well captured, with great suroundings and very nice colors.
POV, details and sharpness are great.

Hi Murray,

A good POV of the white tiger, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Very impressive capture!

Excellent image of this tiger! Nice composition and colors with such a great POV of face and eyes.

You could crop another close-up of the face alone for yet another striking image from your alfready fine image.

Great Job!


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