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Copyright: Harry Eggens (Proframe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 549 W: 183 N: 1069] (4096)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1999-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F5, Nikon 300mm F2.8 AF-I, Fuji Provia 100F, Nikon L37c UV filter
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-05 4:16
Viewed: 5279
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My first upload of an images wich I did'nt shoot in the wild, but in a safaripark called "Beekse Bergen" in the Netherlands.
Hope you like it anyway.
This is called a Siberian or Amoer tiger.
These big cats like to go in to the water very much.
At warm days they almost always are going for a swim if water is near.
Thanks for viewing and/or critiques.
Warm regards, Harry


From Wikipedia

Physical characteristics:

On average, male Siberian Tigers weigh about 300 kilograms (660 lb) [1] and female Amurs weigh about 160 kilograms (350 lb). However, males can weigh as much as 350 kilograms (800 lb), the largest documented wild Siberian Tiger weighing 384 kg (845 lbs). At these sizes, the Siberian Tiger is the largest natural creature of the cat family, a title it may share with the most northern living Bengal tigers. This, however, is not as large as the liger, a panthera hybrid only found in captivity. The largest captive Siberian Tiger was 3.9 metres (13 ft) long and weighed over 423 kilograms (932 lb). Apart from its size, the Siberian Tiger is differentiated from other tiger subspecies by its paler fur and dark brown (rather than black) stripes. As well as colour their fur is thicker and longer to keep them warm in the freezing temperatures of their habitat. Siberian Tigers also have larger feet than most other sub-species to facilitate movement through snow.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-05 4:18]

Hi Harry

Nice shot - I like the disrupted reflection. The focus is really nice and sharp and the green s help focus the viewer's attention on the tiger.


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-06-05 6:16]

bonjour Harry,
tout d'abords merci pour m'avoir mis dans vos favoris, quand je vois la qualité de vos images vous allez devenir une référence.
J'aime beaucoup celle-ci, elle respire la tranquilité. Très bonne lumière, netteté impeccable.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-05 6:21]

Hello Harry,
I like the way you're honest about where you captured this as it looks really as if it was shot out in the wild! It is a brilliant shot in beautiful light with reflections in the water. Very sharp and lovely colours. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Harry

Great picture of a beautiful big cat. Nice warm colours, very good sharpness and a clever use of dof to show the surroundings. Great pov and I like the tiger comming towards you. All put together in a nice composition.

Well done

Wonderful image Harry.
Composition to get the reflection in the rippling water is fantastic. Pin sharp, colour, detail, notes, all spot on.

New Zealand

Zoos and safari parks are such convenient places to go shooting wild life.
A fairly good scan from an old picture.
Maybe over-sharpening has distorted the details somewhat.

Hi Harry,
I met this fellow several times...
Quite a nervous walker...
Haven't seen him swimming a lot though...
Good compo.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-06-05 13:36]

Hi Harry,
Mooie compositie heb je hier gekozen met de reflectie in het water. Prachtig van scherpte en hele mooie details.
Mooie van kleur en frame.
gr. Paula

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-05 19:44]

Outstanding low POV with amazing clarity and colors. Perfect composition with nice reflection. The frame selection really compliments the photo.

Hello Harry,
This is a great picture, very sharp, good colors. Reflection on the water adds a lot to the composition.

PD I visited your web page and I was impressed by the quality of your work.

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-06-06 1:51]

wonderfull bravo GOOD!

Hello Harry. These are good locations for practice anyway. I like the colours and the nice ripple reflection.The fact it is half submerged is a nice touch for the photo.
Taken in Aug 1999?
It appears you were going for the full reflection on the crop.I always trouble myself over that in order not to have it too top heavy.
In this case the details in the tiger draw my attention perfectly to it.

Hi Harry,
excellent shot for tiger's characteristic pose. Focus and details very nice,also colors, reflection and POV.
Well done

Hi Harry,
this is an amazing shot, sharp and clean color. It looks like he's staring on his prey or something else. I really like the reflection which disrupted on water.


Super composition ! Lovely reflection in the water. Colors are well saturated, great contrast and detail. I love the intent expression on the tiger's face.

VERY nice indeed, TFS, Mish

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