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Amoer Tiger

Amoer Tiger
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Copyright: Harry Eggens (Proframe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 549 W: 183 N: 1069] (4096)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1999-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F5, Nikon 300mm F2.8 AF-I, Fuji Velvia 50 Slide, Nikon L37c UV filter
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-13 8:38
Viewed: 5671
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My second upload of an images wich I did'nt shoot in the wild, but in a safaripark called "Beekse Bergen" in the Netherlands.
Hope you like it anyway.
This is called a Siberian or Amoer tiger.
These big cats like to go in to the water very much.
At warm days they almost always are going for a swim if water is near.


From Wikipedia

Distribution and population

The Siberian Tiger is critically endangered. In the early 1900s, it lived throughout the northeastern China, Korean Peninsula, northeastern Mongolia and southeastern Russia. 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 Primorsky and Khabarovsky Krai)[citation needed]. There are very few tigers in northeastern China and fewer still in North Korea. Captive breeding and conservation programs are currently active[citation needed].

The tiger population in the wild was probably lower than 50 in the 1930s, increasing to more than 200 in 1982. Poaching has been brought under better control thanks to frequent road inspections.

A count, taken in 1996 reported 430 Siberian Tigers in the wild. However, Russian conservation efforts have led to a slight increase, or at least to a stable population of the subspecies, as the number of individuals in the Siberian Forests was estimated between 431 and 529 in the last count in 2005

Part one about Physical characteristics you can read in my first upload of a tiger image Refreshment

Thanks for viewing and/or critiques.
Warm regards, Harry

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Hello Harry,
Very nice capture presenting a tiger. I like a lot its pose - ready for "swiming" :>
DOF, colours and details are very good.
TFS and have a ncie day,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-13 8:46]

Hi Harry

Extremely good shot with excellent lighting and colour. I like the way the tiger arcs through the shot - the reflected paw is also really good. Excellent focus - as usual.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-13 8:47]

Hi Harry,
Superb shot of this tiger confidently walking into the waters. Rich colours and immaculate sharpness. I like your POV and fantasticaly freezed action. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.

hi harry,
very nice shot, lovely colours, sharp image, looks like the tiger is ready to swim, nice pose, nice composition,
tfs & regards

Hi Harry,
Outstanding shot!
I like the pose - "walking on water". Maybe the tiger is too heavy. The second leg is underwater ;)
Brilliant photo.

Lovely light and colour, and a good pose from the tiger. Well done.

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  • [2007-06-13 9:17]

The interesting moment! Water as though has fallen asleep. And a tiger Velvet! Very qualitative shot!

Hallo Harry,
Je hebt echt een super pose weten vast te leggen. Het geeft de elegantie van dit prachtige dier erg mooi weer. Het lijkt bijna alsof je deze in het wild hebt weten te fotograferen.

Hi Harry,
this is a great shot, not zoo-like, looks taking in the wild.
Fine sharpnes and details with good POV and composition.
I like the pose too when he carefully touch the water and
the reflection is a fine bonus.
Great work.

nice colors, i'd lighten just a bit, great focus and great action pose

amazing pic, amazing creature, TFS Ori

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-13 10:05]

Ha Harry,

Schitterende opname,temeer dat deze ook nog eens is ingescand,hele mooie kleuren en pose van deze tijger,fraai werk,


Giood moment captured.
Excellent compo and details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-13 13:54]

Hello Harry,
Most of all I like the composition of this photo. The colours and light are beautiful. Good POV and sharpness.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-06-13 14:32]

Hi Harry

Excellent shot of the Tiger, superbly composed with a lovely pose, you have really captured the graceful movement of the Tiger, the detail is perfectly sharp, nicely saturated colours and great lighting too.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-13 15:33]

Wow Harry

Stunning shot. The pose is magnificent and that reflection of the giant paw is wonderful. Perfectly composed, wonderful saturation and pin sharp



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-13 15:51]

Hi Harry. This is a excellent shot of the Tiger. you have captured all his detail with your sharp focusing. the colures are so rich. i like the timing with his paw just about to touch the water. very well done and TFS. great notes as well


Wow. This is a beautiful image Harry. You are a master of exposure. It is so cool that you caught the paw just a millisecond before it disturbed the water. I like the dynamic, sweeping composition.

Evelynn : )

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2007-06-14 0:26]

Hi Harry,
Excellent Tiger capture.
I like your pov,dof,colors,frame,note,reflections,timing,lighting and composition.TFS
Have a Great Day,

Hola Harry,
Extraordinaria imagen de gran belleza y composición, Gracias por compartir estas joyas, Saludos
José Ramón

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-14 4:44]

Harry, I like the pose of the tiger and the reflections. The BG is actually making a feel of tiger entering to drink the water. Very nice shot. Ganesh

I just can't imagine that people hunt those great animals; it is heartbreaking every time I read that a specie is endangered and God knows how many are...

What a great capture of this magnificent beast! I like this movement you capture with superb POV, excellent details, exposure and composition. This is fun to see that they like water that much, nothing to see with their far cousins, the domestic cats :) Thanks,

Beautifully captured ! Great POV and composition is excellent with the curve of the tiger's body leading the eye. What lovely colors, too. Perfect exposure with great detail.

TFS, Mish

Wow, truly rich colors and lovely light on this magnificent animal. I love the reflection of the paw in the water!


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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-07-23 18:54]

Awesome!!! The contrast and saturation is breat. I love the reflection in the smooth water. Great sharpness and details are amazing.


Hello Harry,
So it is a Amoer Tiger:-)...going for a swim.
Very sharp and well composed image.

Hello Harry I really am inspired by your wonderfull work this is an excellent timed shot so the reflection is perfect before it touches the water technically very good tfs best rgds Necip.

Hello Harry,it is a superb photograph, the light and the colors are splendid,i like it.TFS

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-08-22 5:11]

Interesting pose and reflection, wonderful tiger. Good shot!

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