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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more (Chapter 1), Jim Corbett, Tigers & the National Park [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-13 3:29
Viewed: 8602
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 131
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken nearly one week ago at Darıca Zoo.
Have a nice week and hope you’ll like it.

Siberian Tiger
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
• The Siberian Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), also known as the Amur, Manchurian or North China tiger, is confined almost completely to a very restricted part of eastern Russia where it is now protected. There are less than 400 of these tigers in the wild, and many populations are likely to no longer be genetically viable, subject to potentially catastrophic inbreeding. Considered the largest subspecies, the largest wild Siberian tiger on record weighed 384 kilograms (845 pounds), while a captive one weighed 423 kilograms (930 pounds). Some Bengal tigers grow to the same length as Siberian tigers, but they are less stocky, and the maximum weight recorded for a wild Bengal tiger is 270 kilograms (594 pounds). Weights can vary substantially depending on whether the tiger has been fully fed or has an empty belly. The average weight of male Siberian tiger is around 225 kg (495 lb). The Siberian tiger is also noted for its thick coat, distinguished by a paler golden hue and a smaller number of stripes. The Siberian tiger is the most powerful of all living cats.
Techique: Nikon D200
2006/03/05 14:37:43
Lens: VR 70-200mm F/2.8 G
Focal Length: 200mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Spot
1/320 sec - F/6.3
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-C
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto

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Hello Sebnem,
Marvelous and great portrait. I like good clear details, nice colours and framing a lot. Congratulations...
Well done.
Ali Rıza

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-03-13 3:36]

Hey! Beautiful smile Sebnum! The lighting here is great, showing off this fellow so well. Colours, POV, details, are all very well done, TFS

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-03-13 3:46]

Hello Sebnem, splendid post of Siberian Tiger with a great DOF and amazing dentition and apparently without dental caries!!! Congratulations Didier.

Hello Sebnem,
pose is excellent, great work. Very good sharpness, details, colours and composition. Thanks you for sharing with us.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-13 4:44]

Hi Sebnem, great composition. Excellent colour and detail, especially those teeth, they are huge. Well captured and TFS.

Hi Sebnem, welcome..

How did you persuade this older tiger to got that denture? Oh, I understand your graceful words were enough for it.

It looks very funny, if there is railing between you and the tiger surely...

See you soon...

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-03-13 5:06]

Fantastic work, Sebnem! This Tiger is alive, dynamic and powerfull! I almost hear its roar here :-) Very nice, warm light and colours. I'm glad that you'd got time for photography and animals. Don't work too hard my friend :-)

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-13 5:16]

Hi Sebnem,

Very unusual photo of tiger. His teeth are really impressive.
I like the warm, satured colors.



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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-13 5:20]

Hi Sebnem
Great portrait, good moment to capture. Nice colour depth/contrast and great details. He looks more like he's sneering to me!

Hi Sebnem,
Did you make it mad? I like the moment you've captured it. Great pose. The colors light and POV are excellent. I feel it is a little dark, but that could be my monitor at work. Anyway, great photo/


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-03-13 6:50]
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merhaba sebnem hanim.renkleri ve netligi cok basarili.guzel bir kadrajlama ve kontrast ile cok etkileyici bir kaplan fotosu olmus.elinize saglik diyorum.iyi calismalar

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-03-13 7:23]

Hello Sebnem,
This is a great capture.
Excellent detail and POV.
Great colours and very good DOF.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-03-13 7:26]
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it's a good shot Sebnem,
very good capture of his laughing face, good details and a nice pov, good details and a fine composition, well doen,
gr. jaap

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-03-13 8:25]

Excellent capture Şebnem,
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.TFS

Hi Sebnem,

This cat is mad at you. Excellent Portrait, sharp, coulor DOF excellent. Well done Congratulation.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-13 9:39]

I don't if it is a smile but I wouldn't do bad jokes to him or her :-))

Great picture shot at the right moment with a very good technique. Good warm lighting, sharp and well exposed. Thanks Sebnem.


Tam bir güç gösterisi. Etkileyici bir portre...
(Eserlerinizi ilgiyle tekip ediyorum)

Hi Sebnem, Great action shot of this Siberian tiger, the colors are really cool. :)

Hi Sebnem,
An excellent shot on this tiger. Great pose you have captured as he sshows the big teeth. Nice saturated colors with sharp detail. Well done.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-13 17:47]

Hi Sebnem.
Great portrait pose is excellent.Nice colour depth/contrast.Excellent detail,POV and very good DOF.

merhaba Sebnem,
Fiery portrait, good teeth first plane. good composition, and saturated colours.
Have a nice day

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-03-13 19:26]

A very impressive and strong capture, Sebnem. Congratulations.
Details and POV = excellent. TFS.


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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-03-13 19:56]

Hi Sebnem,
Fantastic shot!
Excellent details and sharpness,
very nice colours and well composition.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Sebnem

Great smile. Make a good advertisement for tooth paste! Well timed with excellent exposure, depth of colour, clarity and sharpness. Nice one. TFS.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-03-14 4:17]

Hi Sebnem,
fantastic portrait. I like the composition and colours. Good captured this pose and well done. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

Hello Şebnem!
What did you tell him,changing your 20D with D200?;).Very nice
moment,i liked it very much except his dirty teeth.
Thanks for sharing.

Merhaba Sebnem, a wonderful shot, it makes me also laughing.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-03-14 12:18]

Sebnem, I enjoy lighting and composition. Great pov.

I wouldn't say he's laughing - to me he seems to be rather angry. :)

Hello Sebnem,
It's a nice shot. The pose of the tiger is superb, very good framing too. The colours are nice though I have feeling there's a slight green tinge there. Overexposed areas are quite distracting to me, but that's not a huge nit.
Overall, great shot.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-03-14 14:41]
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Hello Sebnem, I'm glad you think he is laughing...I think he is a little bit angry! Lovely shot, details and composition are great. The only very minor nit that I have is that that straight line in the BG is a little distracting, it is a minor point though. Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-03-15 7:23]

Was he laughing or was he jalous of your D200 ? :-)))
It is superb portrait of this impressive animal.
Congratulations Sebnem and thanks for sharing.

Hi Sebnem,
a very nice portrait of this smiling cat.
Well composed and good POV.
Lovely colours and very good details.
Excellent work, my friend.

A great subject and nice composition.
However, I think it has been badly sharpened and there is some loss of colour on the right, I assume because of glass between you and the subject.
You need to work on your post-processing!

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım,
Fotograf her şeyi ile mükemmel.Bu kadar sağlıklı ve bakımlı kaplanı ülkemizde görmek ne güzel.Ellerinize sağlık.Selamlar.Hilmi Yıldırım

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-03-15 19:47]

Merhaba Sebnem,
Excellent Tiger portrait shot.
Excellent pov,colors,sharpness,focus,dof,lighting,note and frame.TFS

Wow! Que presas!! Espero nunca me deparar com uma fera dessas sem uma grade de proteção (rsrsrs)!!! Muito boa a foto, ótimas cores e composição!!

Francisco Sales

Hello Sebnem,
A fierce expression captured with Very good impact. Well composed with great sharpness and nice color. I remember when I had opportunity to shoot this tiger...I think I got a yawn or two ;-) Well done!

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-03-16 13:01]

Hi Sebnem
Smiley tiger? Great close up, very nice colors details and moment pose.

Saludos desde MEXICO...RICARDO.

Hi Sebnem,
o my god, these are teeth, what a mighty face.
A beautiful tiger and you captured him just at the right moment, very well done, thanks

Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-03-16 15:38]

Excelent shot and butiful coloures.muc muc, but dengerus. ;-) TFS

Looks very majestic,lovely colour and detail...nice expression of the tiger so well photograph...
That camera works really well too...

Very nice! Good details & colors.

lovely cat with great colours!
Nice moment, note, composition and details!
Have a nice weekend!
Thanks ana:)

Wonderful portrait, Sebnem.
A proverb says: "Smile can be a weapon" -
I will use this perfect picture of yours for showing that.
Perfect, beautiful, great shot.
Thanks! Best regards,

Bonjour Sebnem
Félicitations pour les détails et la qualité de cette photo. L'éclairage est vraiment parfait et les couleurs sont justes et réelles.

Bravo et Merci...JP

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2006-03-20 6:54]

Hi Şebnem!
Excellent portrait.Lighting,details and pose of tiger are wonderful.Thanks for posting.

Very good capture Sebnem,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and lighting are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2006-03-21 7:27]

Hello Şebnem!
Wonderful portrait.Sharpness,details,colors,saturation and
timing are perfect.Thanks for posting.

Hello Şebnem!
Lovely portrait.I liked sharpness and timing.Thanks
for sharing.

wow, he´s got nice teeth!

hi sebnem,
great tiger-portrait! :-)
wonderful clear details, nice colours,
and a tiger with a photo-face.
well seen & captured,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-25 10:09]

Hi Sebnem,
a beautiful pose, great capture. Excellent sharpness and details. Colors and POV are very nice.
Lovely composition.

Those teeth are incrediable! Wow!!!!! I am impressed!

My favorite animal of all, the beautiful Siberian Tiger! I love the coloring in this shot, the way the hair on his left side glows with light. The expresion is priceless, the teeth very powerful looking, excellent job!

My, what long teeth you have, dear! Amazing capture. Those canine teeth are incredible! What was he growing at?

Well seen, Sebnem, TFS!


Great portrait! Great colour, detail and framing.

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2006-04-10 14:41]

Merhaba Sebnem!
Extraordinary portrait.TFS.

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-04-13 19:28]

Hi Sebnem,

pose is excellent, great work.
Very good sharpness, details,
colours and composition.

TFS :-)

Hi Sebnem,

Very nice picture. No nits. Well done.


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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 78 N: 91] (402)
  • [2006-04-25 14:26]
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Selam dew77,yorumlar icin tesekkur,amator ruh icin kamcilayici oluyor yorumlar,resimlerinize yorum yazmak yerine klavye tuslarini sokmeyi yeglerim,o kadar kalite ki resimleriniz bana yorum dusmeyecegi kanisindayim.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-09 0:49]

Hello Sebnem! This is a great picture! Nice timing to capture this big smile! The exposition is very nice, and also the colours!
Very well done work!

Hi Sebnem,
Wow! A great portrait of tiger boy!
This is sooo well framed, and captured with the finest of details and colours!
If you look closely at his nose, you'll see he is not smiling... the wrinkles show he is irritated or maybe even angry for some reason! Maybe sick and tired by photographers all the time?
Pablo -

What a truly beautiful photo.
I love tigers as much as I love life itself.
They are a massive part of my life.
Obviously this one lives in a zoo.
Unfortunately, this is the only way we will be able to see these wonderful creatures in the, not too distant, future.
Really nice photo.
Well done.



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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2006-10-14 13:13]

Hi Sebnem,

A really good capture of this moment. The tiger looks mad and wow, what big teeth :-)
I like the colours, details on teh POV very much.
It looks great, thanks for sharing.

Greetings, Nel

Love your notes.
This is probably a male tiger. This is an expression
when a female is around.
Magnificient capture.
Well composed. Well focused.
Beautiful job.
Best reagrds, Mario.

Merhaba Şebnem :)
O kadar çeşitli ve güzel fotoğraf çalışmaların var ki hangisine oy vereceğimi hep şaşırıyorum. Yine netlik harika...yazdığın bilgi notları da çok faydalı. Yaptıklarını gördükçe gururlanıyorum açıkcası. Harikasın...ellerine sağlık.

Hi Sebnem, splendid portrait of a tiger with great tooth, lovely details and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

pose is excellent, great work. Very good sharpness, details, colours and composition.

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