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Amur tiger

Amur tiger
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): annick vanderschelden's big cats, Pankaj Bajpai's Favourite [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-07 6:13
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), also known as the Siberian, Manchurian or North China tiger, is confined completely to the Amur region in far eastern Siberia, where it is now protected. The last two censuses (1996 and 2005) found 450–500 Amur tigers within their single and more or less continuous range making it one of the largest undivided tiger populations in the world. Considered the largest subspecies, the largest Amur tiger on record weighed 384 kg (846 lb). The average weight of a male Amur tiger is around 227 kg (500 lb). The Amur tiger is also noted for its thick coat, distinguished by a paler golden hue and a smaller number of stripes. The Amur tiger is the largest and heaviest of all naturally-occurring felines. A six-month old Amur tiger can be as big as a fully grown leopard.

This is a two year old male Tiger.
Photo taken in Safaripark Beekse bergen.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
28/07/2007 19:14:00
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
AI Servo AF
Picture Style
Tone Curve : Standard
Sharpness level : -
Pattern Sharpness : -
Contrast : 0
Sharpness : 3
Color saturation : 0
Color tone : 0
Highlight tone priority : No
Color matrix
Color Space
File Size
14694 KB
Dust Delete Data
Drive Mode
High-speed continuous shooting
GPS Data
Latitude : -
Longitude : -
Altitude : -
Geographic coordinate system : -
Owner's Name
annick vanderschelden
Camera Body No.

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Ha Annick,

Weederom een Beauty van een Tijger
Goede scherpe details en mooi oogcontact
POV, DOF, kleur en compo zijn PERFECT

TFS Thijs

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-08-07 6:22]

One of my favourite animals... And wonderful picture, as usual.

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-08-07 6:37]

Hi Annick,
Simply stunning tiger! This guy looks so relaxed, no stress there!!
Excellent details and sharpness, neat clean background.
Very well done and TFS

wonderful details,wonderful exposure!!beautiful image again!thanks!
the grass looks so unusual for a tiger to me,that is a little bit disturbing or maybe just diffrent.looks like my pet in my meadow :-).i would like to roll over the grass with him ;-).

Hi Annick,
you have spot on focus on the eyes, as if the servo has locked on to it :) Great image, TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-07 7:52]

Hi Annick.
You managed to caught a great moment and create outstanding picture of this amazing tiger. Quality of the shot is superb too. Colour are great, DOF is excellent, details are fantastic. I also like framing/cropping of the image. Bravo and kind regards.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-07 8:20]

Hi Annick

A great pose with fantastic focus, eye contact and colour.


Nice portrait, I love the light on the eye.
I see you are using the new MKIII, how do you feel it?
I'd like to change my MKII with this new one...


Hello Annick,
Great captured with a happy moment of this beauty!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details
very pleasing and well seen

Hello Annick
Another great shot of this Amur tiger,
Great pose,lighting and details,

Good Luck

Hi Annick,
This is probably the best photograph of a relaxed Tiger I have seen. The colours and definition are stunning and coupled with the sharpness it just makes for an outstanding photo.
Pity it is not wild.

hi annick,
a fantastic portrait of this beautiful male.
tigers are so impressive - love them.
excellent colours and exposure.perfect perfect details.
lovely pose and almost soft expression on his face.
beautiful !
TFS - carole

Hello Annick,
Well, what can I say about this photo my Friend?

1. Very funny pose of tiger - I really like its relaxed pose :)

2. Great saturated colours and perfect DOF (I would even say - I am feeling like standing just next to this tiger)

3. Interesting note, even if it reminds that this species is critically endangered in the wild :(

4. Technical data - as always there is something interesting to find.
TFS and best greetings,

Hi Annick,
Another beautiful capture of this playful tiger. Very nice details and composition with excellent POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Annick,

This picture is a demonstration of how sharp a picture can get! Sharpness is the thing that stroke me first when I looked at your picture. The details look excellent throughout the whole body of the tiger. I think i would have included a little more space above the tiger's head but I'm not sure if this would have yielded better results. Another thing that captured my attention were the colors. They look so natural. The fur simply looks real to me. I felt an impulse to touch it. It's amazing how well your camera reproduces the colors. Very well done! Thanks!

With Friendly Regards,

Belle photo de ce tigre, la photo donne tellement impression de réalité que j' aurais envie d' aller jouer avec tellement il a l' air gentil, quoi que non, le regard m' a l' air très dure quand meme.grande netteté et belle attitude. Amitiés Thomas

Hi Annick,
Very good detail, and composition. I like the pose...

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-09 20:24]

Hello Annick

A beautiful shot of this tiger.The expression looks like he sees something that he might be interested in eating.The focus is excellent with well defined detail.The colours and lighting are natural.Another beautiful capture.TFS


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-10 11:36]

Hi Annick,
Great portrait shot and you have captured a nice moment and expression. The eye contact is terrific and it looks elegant among the green grasses. Very impressive sharpness and lovely colours. I like its pink nose. Excellent POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Annick
What a beautiful tiger, I like the POF, Good shot with nice colors and sharness

merhaba annick
Arazide görmeyi çok istediğim bir tür.

Great photo! Love the up close view!

nice colours

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