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I am hungry!

I am hungry!
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Copyright: SDF DF (puffy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 300D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 Super Macro II, KeyMen 512MB, UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-19 5:00
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Sumatran Tiger
(Panthera tigris sumatrae)

What type of animal? Mammal

Where does it live? Asia

What's it covered with? Fur

Natural habitat? Rain Forest

What does it eat? Meat

Sumatran tigers are one of 5 types, or subspecies, of tigers left in the world. There are around 600 left world-wide and urgent action needs to be taken if we are to stop the remaining tigers from becoming extinct..

.Tigers are carnivores and have awesome eating equipment, including the biggest canine teeth of any predator - they're up to 10 times bigger than your teeth! Their favourite foods are deer, pigs and fish..

.A tiger roar can travel up to 2km. Tail twitching also tells a tale, especially of the excitement of an impending hunt..

.Night-time vision is six times better than that of a human. Hunting is usually at night. Stripes provide camouflage against the shadows of leaves; prey is often unaware of the stalking tiger..

.Unlike most cats, tigers are keen swimmers. Water may be used as a way of cooling off..

.90% of the world tiger population has been lost this century with the:

.Development of better firearms.

.Colonisation, which brought the 'sport' of tiger hunting

.Habitat destruction, for farmland and timber.

.Skin and fur used in fashion.

.Continued use of body parts for folk medicine..

.Auckland Zoo is part of the captive breeding programme for Sumatran tigers. Currently we have a young female, called Nisha, and we're looking for a mate for her in the hopes that they will have cubs!

Above information is from here


Went to the Zoo with my young son, both of us have a camera each to take the photos. We waited for a long while before the Tiger decided that he is hungry and climbing up to grab his lunch. Lucky me was there to captured it. :)

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Hi Sweety!
What a cute kitty! I love this nice photo!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-19 5:05]

Hello Sweety!
Great capture.POV,clear details,framing,lighting and composition are perfect.Excellent work!TFS...:-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-19 5:09]

What a capture with the tiger up the post with his meat, Sweety! Nicely timed, your patience paid off. Good shot, he stands out well in the sun. What, sun in Auckland? Well done.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-19 5:11]

Great picture. You were the right place at the right time.
I have been to see this tiger many times and have never seen her climb the tree!
Well done.
Great focus and composition.

very nice shot from Zoo Sweety,
good moment from taking the shot, nice composintion, good sharpnes and fine colours. I think I had crop some of the to and from the bottom, for a better photo, good job anyway,
gr. Jaap

Excellent shot here. Lovely perspective and very nice scene you managed to capture. The colours are perfect and the image very neat. Very well done!

Excellent capture!
Very sharp image, great colour, good details nice framing.

Hello Sweety!
Wonderful shot.Moment you caught is great.Colors,sharpness,details and composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-19 14:23]

Big kitty ;-) Its fur looks great, pose with prey is also exceptional. Very good capture Sweety!

Very nice Sweety! Doesn't look like he wants to share ...

Nice moment. Really a nice pose from this kitty.

Composition/placement: ****
Exposure: ****
Focus/sharpness: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Impact: ****

Overall: ****

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