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Huge Tiger

Huge Tiger
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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: 2006-11-25
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 6, annick vanderschelden's big cats, Wild cats portraits, Jim Corbett, Tigers & the National Park [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-01 6:10
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Photographer's note:
One of the four cubs of the white tiger mom also posted in my gallery. Born Juli 06.

Tigers (Panthera tigris) are mammals of the Felidae family and one of four "big cats" in the Panthera genus. They are superpredators and the largest and most powerful living cat species in the world, comparable in size to the biggest fossil felids. The Royal Bengal Tiger is the most common subspecies of tiger, constituting approximately 80% of the entire tiger population, and is found in the Indian subcontinent. The tiger's beautiful blend of grace and ferocity led the legendary author and conservationist, Jim Corbett to remark, "The Tiger is a large hearted gentleman with boundless courage...".

Most tigers live in forests or grasslands, for which their camouflage is ideally suited, and where it is easy to hunt prey that are faster or more agile. Among the big cats, only the tiger and jaguar are strong swimmers; tigers are often found bathing in ponds, lakes, and rivers. Tigers hunt alone and eat primarily medium to large sized herbivores such as sambar deer, wild pigs, gaur, and water buffalo. However, they also take smaller prey on occasion. Old and injured tigers have been known to take to easier prey such as humans or domestic cattle and are then termed as man-eaters or cattle-lifters which often leads to them being captured, shot or poisoned.

Humans are the tiger's only true predator, as tigers are often poached illegally for their fur. Also, their bones and nearly all body parts are used in traditional Chinese medicine for a range of purported uses including pain killers and aphrodisiacs. Poaching for fur and destruction of habitat have greatly reduced tiger populations in the wild. A century ago, it is estimated there were over 100,000 tigers in the world; now numbers are down to below 2,500 mature breeding individuals, with no subpopulation containing more than 250 mature breeding individuals.

Shooting Date/Time
25/11/2006 11:39:10
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
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ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

Hand held,
1,4 teleconverter

More or less same as previous post.

Have a great day!

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hi annick,
nice shot,
fine pov,
the tiger cub looks sad,
well composed,
natral colours,
tfs & regards

Hi Annick,
Beautiful capture.
I like the blurry parts of the cub a lot.

very very cute, TFS Ori

Beautiful capture of this tiger cub in a relaxed posture, Annick.
The image is very sharp and the details and colours are faultless.
Thanks and bye.

ahhh the poor little guy looks very sad or bored..or maybe really tired? :o) Great photo, lovely close up, great shot. TFS
Donna :o)

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-12-01 12:06]

Hi Annick,
Beautiful shot, with the blurred parts of the tiger creating a rather moody scene. Colours and detail are great.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-01 14:15]

Hi Annick

That is just adorable. He looks quite sleepy here. Lovely colours, nice details on the fluffy fur and great POV



Hi Annick

Soooo cute!! The colours are so natural. Love the pose and the sad face. Too much of this big wide world for this little fella. A delightful shot! Thank you!


Nice composition and pov. Nice color. I love it.

hello hennik
This tiger cub looks superb.
Excellent colors and details with powerful POV and great BG.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-12-01 22:07]

HI Annick, what a sweetie. You show him so well. He looks exhausted, as if he's had a busy time playing all day! Good shot, I would love to take him home with me!

bonjour annick
magnifique,on pourrait presque le carresse tellement il semble gentil,les couleurs sont naturelles et le tout bien detaillé.felicitations.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-02 17:14]

Such a cute pose of this tiger cub.
Wonderful expression of relaxation and contentment.
Great POV with sharp details and perfect exposure.
It is so fuzzy, it makes me want to reach out and pet it.
TFS. : )

Well, I am a big fan of the Tiger and this little cub is well, simply fantastic! The close composition is perfect here. Into my favorites Annick. Very well done.

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