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The Sumatran Tiger

The Sumatran Tiger
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Copyright: Serge BREARD (BREARD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D800, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Parc Animalier de Cerza [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-10-28 22:21
Viewed: 2928
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) lives in Indonesia. As the name suggests, it is endemic to the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Like other subspecies of tiger, the subspecies is protected by the Indonesian CITES. It remains the most endangered, mainly because of deforestation and poaching. In the 70s there were about a thousand, we do now has more than 400 to 500 individuals.

It differs from other subspecies of tigers by an orange-red color streaked black thick and close together, giving it an overall darker coat. This adaptation allows the Sumatran tiger better mimicry in dense tropical forests of the island.

This is the subspecies of the smallest tiger, another adaptation to the dense forest.

The Sumatran tiger is also differentiated from other subspecies of tigers by the large white whiskers that adorn her cheeks.

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Hello Serge
Excellent capture,sharp detail,nice colours and lighting.
Best regards

Hi Serge,
Excellent catch of this tiger in the wild, Excellent POV. and details, very well done.

Ciao Serge, great capture of superb creature, excellent sharpness, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Serge. Great contrast agaist the green environment. What handsome superb animal!


Hello Serge , spectacular time that you caught with this excellent picture, a great tiger and a good image. All the best, Paolo

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-10-29 6:21]

Bonjour Serge,
A nice capture of the Sumatran Tiger. The composition suits the POV and the colours contrast well the grassy BG.

Pity that the only chance to see these magnificent animals is in a zoo, but zoos are important in preventing their extinction.
Merci pour le partage,
Bon weekend,

wow , excellent subject SErge, wonderful capture , wonderful colors, congratulations !

un saluto, tino

hello Serge
great sharpness composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Serge
Impressive animal and beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-29 11:02]

Hi Serge,
Good composition,nice colours and details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-29 15:36]

Salut Serge,une prise de vue vraiment particuliere et tres tres belle,excellente nettete' et couleurs dans une lumiere pas facile...elle arrive..il faut echapper..ehehe...mes compliments et belle Dimanche,Luciano

Hello Serge,
Once again a wonderful capture with interesting and amazing colors.
I like the exceptional details and the perfect focus on this gorgeous animal.
It is a first class image.

Hi Serge,
very good photo of this tiger. Great point of view. Excellent colours and composition.
Have a nice Sunday,

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