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Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran Tiger
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Sigma DC 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-13 8:25
Viewed: 2629
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
You will find the Sumatran Tiger in the area of Sumatra. They are smaller than other species of tigers with a full grown male only about 300 pounds. However, they can be up to 8 feet in length which gives them a very slender appearance. Experts believe that they are smaller in size due to the limited natural habitat for them to reside in. They are also smaller in size due to the prey that they consume there being smaller than what other species of tigers have access to.

The stripes on the Sumatran Tiger are closer together than those found on any other species. This is due to the fact that their natural habitat is full of high grass and these close stripes allow them to easily blend in. This species of tiger also has more hair on the face and around the neck area than other species.

One of their best tactics is to chase their prey into the water. They are extremely fast swimmers so they can easily over take larger prey there that they may not be able to on land. They feature webbing between their toes which is why they are naturals in the water. They also confuse their prey due to the white spots on the back of their ears. Many animals think that these are eyes. This is believed to help them stay safe from predators though as they will be less likely to come up to them from behind.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-13 8:29]

Hello Bill,
Nice portrait of this tiger. Excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours.

Hi Bill,
beautiful portrait of this magnificent animal with all it's beauty. great sharpness and perfect colour.
best wishes,

Hi Bill,
An excellent capture of this endangered cat.It is a rare photo with excellent pose,colours,POV and sharpness.I do not know from where you took this snap.Hope it not in a zoo.

Hi Bill,
another interesting animal. Amazing colours and composition. Nice point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Bravo, bravo, Bill
Absolutely a pleasure to look at, enjoy and appreciate your photography once again. The colours are vivid and beautiful, the detail captured excellently and the presentation is tops. A striking portrait. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-07-13 11:22]

Hello Bill.
Perfect portrait of this tiger.I like POV and her pose against background.Vivid colors and sharp details are amazing.Superb done and well composed this presentation.
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-13 12:15]

Hi Bill,not very friendly whit you as i can see..ehehe..but a great opportunity to take a fantastic portrait like this,what a moment and what a great details and colors despite the difficult light,a perfect pic for the National Geographic Magazine,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Bill
Great portrait of this wonderful animal.Wonderful natural colours and excellent details.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

Impressive portrait of an impressive animal Bill! Excellent composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness!

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-07-13 21:45]

Hello Bill!
Wonderful portrait taken in a very nice moment! Bravo!Amazing sharpness and beautiful natural colors.I only would like to know where this pic was taken...In Sumatra?
Have a nice w-end!

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