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Zambar the Amur Tiger

Zambar the Amur Tiger
Photo Information
Copyright: Michael Halliday (pompey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-31
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 75-300/4.0-5.6 III, Skylight
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Great cats - Grandes felinos, Animal portraits, Felidae of the world: First series [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-05 13:54
Viewed: 5469
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Amur Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica )

Head, body, tail and limbs have a series of narrow, black, grey or brown stripes. On the sides the stripes are vertical. Prominent white spots on the ears are used for communication.

The Amur tiger is the largest of all the cats. A male Amur tiger can weigh up to 300kgs. Other tiger races are smaller.

Status: Endangered

Distribution: N. Korea, N.E. China and eastern U.S.S.R

Sexually mature: 3 - 4
Approx. gestation: 108
Approx. nbr. of young: 3
Life span: 20

This one is Zambar who is about ten months old, he was rejected by his mother but is now doing fine with his father, Gamin.
Photographed at Marwell Zoological Park

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To Lesley: Fill in Flash?pompey 1 01-05 17:17
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I just love the expression on this tiger's face...it is very wistful and certainly not one of an animal that is one of great strenght. I want to scratch it's head like a big fluffy dog! Definitely a special moment. I also like the way the light is on one side, but you have managed to still get detail on the shaded side of the face. Did you use fill flash?

Love the POV of this image and the light on the side of the tiger. He is a real beauty. Great shot. TFS

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

Nice shot, but the pic quality isn't really good.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-01-06 14:03]

Very good shot michael,
I like the composing shot, the good sharpnes and the good pof and dof,very good portrait with note exelent job.

Nice shot Michael.
Very good POV, good details and light.
Well done.

Wow! What an incredible shot.. it seems like a quite and peaceful puppy that anyone would love to play with.. I also like the sun on the side of the tiger...
Just excellent!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-08 23:17]

Well, he doesnt seem to have a worry in the world and looks lazy (like I would be while basking in the sun).

The image is clear. Even though the sun was your enemy here, you got good detail in the shade, whil retaining good exposure in the sun.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-18 11:55]

Michael, these big cats are really fascinating.

Very nice capture with a great POV and composition.

Pose and light are perfect too.


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