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Tiger Drinking

Tiger Drinking
Photo Information
Copyright: Jen Henrichsen (JennHen) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 111] (429)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-24
Categories: Mammals, Rain Forest
Camera: Canon powershot S45
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Great cats - Grandes felinos, Zoo animals, 40-49 Points (Chapter 2), Felidae of the world: First series, Natural stripes, 5 favs. and up - PART 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-26 13:02
Viewed: 24828
Favorites: 9 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken (through glass unfortunately) at Ocean Journey in Denver, Colorado. They have a very nice "rainforest" exhibit, with lots of fish, trees with moss, mist sprayers, and rainforest noises. A waterfall flows in the tiger enclosure.

Because of the horrible glass reflections, I used dodge and burn tools, saturated, levels, USM, cropped and resized. (See the workshop for the original I had to work with!)

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To LCannon: photoshop results and thanksJennHen 1 01-08 23:53
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Very good picture Jennifer.
Good colours, composition and details.
Well done.
Welcome to TN.

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  • papkin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 96] (1580)
  • [2004-12-26 13:58]

Fantastic colors.

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (853)
  • [2004-12-26 14:09]

Very nice composition.Good colors, details and light.Thanks for posting

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2004-12-26 14:42]

Welcome to TN Jennifer. This is excellent, I love it. And you have cleaned up "the horrible glass reflections" perfectly. Very well composed and great colours. TFS, Janice

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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2004-12-26 15:05]

well for a picture taken throw glass this pic is great, but it looks too much PS worked and because of that it looks like a painting!
But I understand the problem that you have!
Sorry it was taken throw glass!


Welcome on TN Jennifer.

Very nice capture of a beautiful creature and very clever work in Photoshop. The colours are very good as well as the sharpness. At first sight I was thinking about to crop out the top to focus more on the tiger but then I then after a closer look I realized that the waterfall really adds some perspective to the picture. - Well done.

Beautiful capture of this drinking "cat". Very good handling of the various light / shadow levels in the photo, it amazes me that you've managed not to blow out the tree section behind the waterfall. The facial expression captured is great ;-))
Also good PP work, I can't see any reflections ;-)
PS *Unfortunately* taken through glass.. Well, hadn't the glass been there, I for my part at least would have too busy getting my rear out of there to think of taking photos :o)))

Very good light on this one Jennifer. Colors, point of view and details are also excellent.
Love the texture of the rock.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-12-26 20:51]

Great POV for this tiger, Jennifer.
An artificial scene but a real tiger, very sharp. Nice big cat. Which glance!

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Note: ***

Great composition, very well done

Hi Jennifer
Glass or no glass, I would be proud to call this one mine!
Bente said is so well, except, why would you run away from such a nice kitty?
Welcome too here on TN, keep posting, and maybe just a wee bit more info on the subject too.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-12-27 6:07]

pros: mood, subject, moment, colours!
cons: note

Looks like paintings from India, great colours!

Welcome to TN, Jennifer. You start high with this one! Despite the difficult shooting condition, you come here with a beautiful photo on many ways. This big cat shows an expressive pose, the colors are very good, the fur texture is perfect. It's sharp (just what necessary) and very well exposed. Necessary post processing shows expertise, up to a professional work. A very attractive image, Jennifer. More please!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-27 15:50]

This shot is good for a poster. Th composition is superb and I lik the composition.

Very well done and thanks for posting.

Absolutely beautiful shot and your PS work is amazing.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-12-28 16:27]

I love this tiger Jennifer ! you did a very nice picture,
Congratulations !

This is a very successful 'through-glass' shot. the post-processing is quite acceptable and you have done a supurb job. POV and DoF are excellent. The composition is generally excellent, maybe a little to much waterfall at the top, but a trivial comment. The soft feel of the shot adds to its dimension and visual impact. This is a great tiger shot. 10/10.

I've been playing around with your original and I don't know how you got such a fantastic result! Wow!
Such a lovely shot!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-01-09 22:20]

Awesome capture. What an expression in the eyes.!!! A beautiful scenery to add to this image. Well done. I just showed my wife and she said it looks just like a painting.


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-14 6:13]

Superb picture!! Extremely well done. It looks surreal and I mean that as a compliment, as in out of this world. Wow! :)

Beautiful image of one of my most favourite animals Jenn, the colour and lighting are very striking indeed. Considering the conditions you took it under I would say well done for a great shot!

Seems like this is another annoyingly perfect shot from and the two of them could be "Noah's Ark" and "Garden of Eden" ... Where was Siegfried hidding in "zis pikture" ? jk ...

The composition, colours and perspective are very effective and the end result is a great photo. Congratulations on the PP work too.

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2005-08-05 2:35]

Great shot Jennifer. Very outstanding colors & the lighting is perfect.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-08-12 3:30]

Wow, Jennifer. This is stunning. You did a marvelous job with Photoshop. The tiger is just gorgeous. Congratulations and TFS. : )

Amazing photograph. Water movement, colors, shadows, definition and that look... Well done.

Very good shot, I like very much the colours and the subject!
Bye Tom

What a good work !
It seems to be a real rain forest and a true wild tiger.

Hello Jennifer!

I really like what you done here. You've managed to capture this beautiful "kitty" in a perfect composition! The tiger is my favourite animal. It is so perfect. So majestic. And you have surley caught its greace in your photo!

All the best

Hello Jennifer,
at first it looked to me as a great drawing, but it is indeed something amazing this picture of yours, absolutely perfect in every angle, great PoV and DoF, the colours are extremely vivid and sharpness is very good, well done and TFS,

Fantastic shot.

Great shot! You have captured the tiger in a very interesting angle. Good composition, and great work in photoshop to remove the effects of glass.

Love the cascading effect this picture has. A very nice shot. Trevor

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