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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: 2007-07-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-07-24 2:35
Viewed: 3735
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Adult tigers are territorial and fiercely defensive. The size of a tigers home range mainly depends on prey abundance and in case of male tigers on access to females. A tigress may have a territory of 20 km² while the territories of males are much larger, covering 60–100 km². Female territories may overlap those of many females, but males are usually intolerant of other males within their territory. Because of their aggressive nature, territorial disputes can be violent and may end in the death of one of the males, though deaths are uncommon. Most encounters between tigers end without physical incident. To identify his territory the male marks trees by spraying urine and anal gland secretions on trees as well as by marking trails with scat. Males show a behaviour called flehmen, a grimacing face, when identifying a female's reproductive condition by sniffing their urine markings.

Tigers have been studied in the wild using a variety of techniques. The populations of tigers were estimated in the past using plaster casts of their pugmarks. In recent times, camera trapping has been used instead. Newer techniques based on DNA from their scat are also being evaluated. Radio collaring has also been a popular approach to tracking them for study in the wild.

Shooting Date/Time
21/07/2007 20:41:25
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Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Focal Length
560,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
AI Servo AF
Picture Style

Taken in "Safaripark Beekse Bergen"

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-24 2:50]

Hi Annick,
a lovely shot of this Tiger.
Beautiful golden lighting and colours.
Sharp with great detail.
Well done,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-24 2:51]

Hello Annick, Very nice shot and what a majestic look. WOW Ganesh

Hi Annick,
Beautiful colour and lighting. The natural lighting on the face of the tiger is perfect. It has a very noble look on it.

Beautiful shot of this tiger.
Great pov and compo.
Nice colors.

Hello Annick,
very nice shot with majestic look with beautiful lighting and colours.
perfect sharp with details,well done

This is so beautiful. Lovely composition, interesting to see. It's a wonderful shot.
Best wishes,

Hello Annick,
Wow beautiful photo, color and sharpness and I love the sun shining on his face..great shot. TFS

Hi Annick.
A beautiful image with that late light, superb. Lovely composition of him laying there with his head up and looking over with great detail and colour.

New Zealand

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  • Dyker Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 0 N: 57] (170)
  • [2007-07-24 5:23]

Hello Anick
Judging by the long shadows it obviously was a very low lying sun. Well what else can one expect at quarter to nine at evening even considering the fact that it is in the northern hemisphere? For us here in Southern Africa it is almost unthinkable that the sun can still shine so bright at this time of day. At five o’clock at winter time the sun has long gone to sleep and darkness prevails. This light gave you a perfect opportunity to catch some lovely warm tones on the tiger. I fancy how the colour of the flowers in the background echoes the colours of the tiger. The photo has very sharp focus and the lighting on the tiger is also very good. How they say, a great composition and good point of view.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-07-24 5:23]

Hi Anick

You have captured an excellent shot of this lovely young tiger enjoying the late afternoon / early evening sun. I just love the soft light and how it highlighted those whiskers. These are magnificent animals and I am always totally captivated when I watch them move. One cannot understand how such a big body can move with such grace and how the power just radiates from their perfectly toned bodies.

Your composition is quite fine, the colours are well saturated, the details are sharp as nails and well defined, the contrasting green, green BG compliments the animal very well, and the exposure was spot-on.

Well done and TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-07-24 5:48]

Hello Annick,
What a beautiful warm, golden colours. Very sharp and great compositon. The red flowers in the BG correspond perfectly with the colours on the tiger.

Hello Annick

Very nice picture of a very rare cat. You have captured a very calm situation and the tiger looks very relaxed - and enjoying the sun. The handling of the light is very good and the colours look very natural. Very good sharpness all over the tiger. I think I would crop it a little tighter to get more attention to the face of the tiger. I dared to make a workshop to show what I mean - hope it is OK.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-24 6:06]

Hi Annick.
Beautiful picture of your "darling" on your garden :-))
Amazing light which giving pretty golden nuances.Wonderful saturation of colors and beautiful composition.Well captured his expression.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Hi Annick,
A beautiful portrait shot of this RBT. Excellent details and colors. The wide angled frame makes the look more stunning. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Light and beauty of the tiger makes most of the work here and you captured really well.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-24 9:11]

Splendid light and colors. Very natural and peaceful pose. Excellent composition. Nice detail.

Stunning! Hat's off to you for delivering an extraordinary shot.
Absolutely Nit free! :) Cheers, Klaus

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-24 11:36]

Hi Annick,
Wonderful colours, light, pose, details, composition and background. It seems that this tiger has a good life!
TFS, José M.

Ha Annick,

Wat een beauty
scherpte, belichting, compo, kleur, POV en DOF zijn PERFECT

TFS Thijs

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2007-07-24 14:15]

Hello Annick.
Great Tiger photo with great lighting,warm colors,pose,expression,focus,sharpness,DOF and frame.TFS

Annick, Why AI Servo AF for a static subject?
Nice Kitty :)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-24 20:27]

Hello Annick

I recognize that look from my own house cat.A very content looking tiger.The warm lighting is wonderful.Excellent focus and sharpness of detail.The pose is beautiful.A super POV.TFS


Hi Annick,
Beautiful low light shot of the Tiger.
Patience is a virtue they say.
Well done,

Hi Annick, splendid tiger with wonderful pose, great colorsand excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-08-09 16:18]

Hello Annick, you did very well on everything here, great composition, great exposure and you managed the light very well. Great lens too ;-). Thanks,


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