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Amur Tigers

Amur Tigers
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Copyright: Miles Herbert (CaptiveLight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 61 N: 232] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3, Digital RAW ISO 200
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 6, Family Matters 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-23 2:57
Viewed: 4200
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A mother Amur Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) and her cub out enjoying the afternoon sunshine. This was taken at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire on a freezing cold winters day, where we spent all day waiting by the side of the tiger enclosure, hoping for a glimpse of the cubs. Having arrived when the Zoo opened at 10am, the cubs finally came out for a few minutes at around 2pm for just a few minutes play around before going back inside the den. Having taken their photos and bearing in mind that the temperature was down at freezing, most people left to go home. I decided to wander a little further up the zoo instead, and later as I wandered back towards the car park just before closing time I say the cubs emerging into the low angled winter sunlight again. With hardly anyone else there, the cubs came out into probably the most perfectly lit area of the enclosure ...

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-05-23 3:29]

Hi Miles

As you say, wonderful light - but also wonderful POV and composition. Your focus is similarly, spot-on.


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-23 3:49]

What a tender and wonderful scene, Miles! I love it!
I like a lot the point of view. Excellent sharpness and colors and fantastic composition and presentation.
Congratulations and TFS

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-05-23 3:52]

Hi Miles,

everytime i've been to Marwell it's been raining! This a great shot though, a nice moment you've caught with great light and vivid colour. Great Job.


Hi Miles,

the light makes this shot.
Nice composition.


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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2007-05-23 4:35]

Hi Miles,
this is a lovely shot of the mother with her cub,
very emotive and excellently composed :)

Cheers :D

Hi Miles,
So tender moment here!
I like so much the colour saturation used here, and the vivid tones got.
Details on the mother and curb are so clear and sharp, the low light made wonders!
Very good and balanced the composition made also.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Miles hi,
Adorable and moody image. Adorable through this cute wildcat scenery. Moody trough this specific light involved...
Well done

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-24 3:01]

Awww... What a precious scene, Miles.
Great moment captured.
The colors are fantastic.
TFS. : )

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-07 4:12]

Hi Miles, lovely composition here showing great affection from the mother to her cub. You certainly worked hard to get this shot, and it was worth it. The light is indeed perfect complimenting the Tiger's colours, nice and sharp but most of all a superb composition.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-07-17 3:31]

another superbe shot from the same "serie" - tenderness! what a colors, what a light! tfs

very beautiful scene and wonderful light...

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