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Amur Tiger

Amur Tiger
Photo Information
Copyright: Paula van Balen (pvb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro, 58 mm UV Hama
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/180 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-12-03 6:49
Viewed: 4907
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
The Amur Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is a rare subspecies of tiger (P. tigris). Also known as the Siberian, Korean, Manchurian, or North China Tiger, it is the largest natural animal in the feline family Felidae. The male tiger is also the most powerful cat in fights against other predators.
The Amur Tiger is critically endangered. In the early 1900s, it lived throughout the Korean Peninsula, northeastern Mongolia, southeastern Russia, and northeastern China. Today, it has virtually disappeared from South Korea and is largely confined to a very small part of Russia's southern Far East (the Amur-Ussuri region of Primorye and Khabarovsk, a location where it and the Amur Leopard are now being actively protected). There are very few tigers in Manchuria (northeastern China) and fewer still in North Korea. Captive breeding and conservation programs are currently active.
The Amur Tiger male can weigh as much as 700 pounds (318 kg) or more, although in years past, scientists believed that these cats could weigh up to 800 pounds (350 kg), a supposition based largely on the estimates of hunters. On average, a tigress weighs about 160kg, and a male weighs about 225 kg. At these sizes, the Amur Tiger is the largest natural creature of the cat family, though not as large as the liger, a panthera hybrid generally only found in captivity. The largest captive Siberian tiger was 12ft long and weighed over 423kg, compared to the largest captive African lion that weighed 366kg.
Apart from its size, the Amur Tiger is differentiated from other tiger subspecies by its paler fur, dark brown (rather than black) stripes and diverse diet.
taken at Dierenpark Amersfoort

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hi paula,
lovely shot,
well composed with fine pov,
well saturated colours,
nice sharpness, good dof,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hallo Paula,
Als je dichtbij kunt komen, kun je ze ruiken.
Heel dichtbij hoor je ze specifieke geluiden maken, ook de jongen hebben dat. Net alsof er een een kleine haperende motortje in hun neus verstopt zit.
Bedankt voor deze scherpe foto.

Paula, what a beautiful Photo, great DOF and really nice capture of this tiger. TFS
Donna :o)

Hoi Paula,

Wat mooi dat je zo dichtbij hebt kunnen fotograferen.
Goeie scherpe foto, mooie kleuren en prachtige details.
Ik vind tijgers erg imposante dieren en jij hebt deze mooi vastgelegd.
Mooi gedaan!

Groetjes, Nel

détails excellents, bonne composition aux couleurs tres jolies et nettes
bravo merci du partage

Désolé, problèmes. Thomas

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-12-03 21:56]

Hello Paula,
A nice profile portrait, good POV and nicely framed/composed, colours look very natural. Some whites on the face are overexposed (always difficult with these cats) and I think a sharpen would improve the image (maybe unsharp mask 250% at pixel radius 0.3). A lovely portrait and a great note.

Ha Paula,

mooi shot
goed scherp
mooi van kleur
perfecte compo
hele goede details

TFS Thijs

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-05 2:28]

Excellent shot,Paula
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours. TFS

Hello Paula,
This is a beautiful capture with excellent POV and composition. The exposure is just superb. I tried a WS to see the difference with USM. I'll send it. Well done anyway, the WS is more for fun because this is a great post :-)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-05 14:38]

Wonderful composition and lovely light in the eye. Wonderful colours and POV



Hi Paula
Excellente photo,les détails sont bon et l'éclairage parfait.IL semble fixer quelque chose,il ne s'occupe pas de toi.Merci pour cette belle présentation
au revoir et a bientôt ......JP

Hola Paula,
Otro buen retrato, con buena composición, bellos colores y gran nitidez. Saludos

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-20 22:53]

Hello Paula

A lovely portrait of this beautiful tiger.The composition is very well done.The POV and DOF are very good too.The details and colours are excellent.Great job.TFS


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  • Perro Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 59] (553)
  • [2007-03-28 9:32]

Hi Paula,
First of all, I want to thank you for the comments and for my seducer's name.
Now your tiger...What a nice and great picture!
You knew how to capture his emotion whitout disturbing his attention.
Colors, details, point of view are perfect.
Very well done!

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