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Tiger Tumbles

Tiger Tumbles
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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
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): gondox's favorites - animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-20 8:49
Viewed: 5254
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Two Amur Tiger cubs playing together, taken at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire back in 2005.

Amur Tigers are the largest of the tigers, and as with all of the big cats, are getting more more scarce as they are hunted and their habitat is destroyed. These young cubs are born into a breeding program between zoos, where when they are older, they will be moved on to other zoos to minimise the risk of inbreeding.

Mikolaj, earthtraveler, Debz, shabsslg, Arjun, Pentaxfriend, kjpweb, gondox, jrobertop, LordPotty has marked this note useful
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Hello Miles! Wow! Wow! Wow! Amazing scene. Very nice, very funny composition. Original picture.

good timing
maybe a bit too sharpened
fine focus, nice shot

Too cute Miles!
Sweet shot of these two havin fun.
Fine focus, POV, and comp...

A great moment you have brought forward, thanks!


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-11-20 9:33]

Hi miles,
WOW WOW WOW...fantastic picture,beautiful details and picture captured at right moment...well timed shot...beautiful compo and great pov.Congrats.

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-11-20 9:39]

Hi Miles,
This is such a cute action shot! These little cubs have big paws! Lovely composition and great colours.

Hi Miles,

What a SUPRB shot
Excellent sharp details
Lovely compo, colors and POV
love to see them play

TFS Thijs

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-11-20 10:01]

What a wonderful scene!
I like this moment captured and I like your photo. Sharp, detai and composition are very good

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-20 10:11]
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Aaawww they are so cute!
Nice action shot of these playing Tiger cubs.
I love the poses... it reminds me of my dog when he play-fights with another dog :)
Sharp and detailed with good clarity.
I must organise a trip to Marwell Zoo... apparently it's excellent for photography.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-11-20 10:16]

Gorgeous capture - jo seems to be right with it being a tad too much done in the sharpening dept. - it is a joy to see this scene - absolutely perfect! Kudos! Cheers, Klaus

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2007-11-20 11:17]

Hey they are so cute i even won't talk detailed about how good the picture is technically but that they are so maximal lovely that i wish could play with them right now (although it wouldn't be the best idea i guess :) )! Congratulations!!

Hi Miles,

very good moment capture, I love these beautiful tigers poses

Very well done!


Hello Miles
Awe! Soooo Cute. It looks like these two young tigers have found some fun together. A nice action shot. They look healthy and happy.
TFS Janice

Hello Miles,
Splendid shot! Great moment!
Excellent exposure and sharpness.
Very good colors and excellent POV.
Best wishes,
Josť Roberto


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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-21 1:00]

Hello Miles, what a super shot, you will get top scores for this one. Absolutely delightful. I am looking forward to visitng Marwell Zoo in the new year. It must be at least 10 years since I was there last. As with all of your shots the clarity is crisp and sharp, terrific moment to capture, great colours and an excellent composition. Very unique on TN.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-21 3:13]

Hello Miles,
Fantastic shot, great moment capture, they are beutiful!

Awesome capture Miles.
You've timed this one just right and caught a very special moment of play.
Perfect exposure,light,colour and sharpness.
Nicely composed.
Great work!

Amur tigers are impressive Tigers, Miles.
Wonderful zoo capture...
Enjoyable and a lot of fun....
I think they are a bit wet actually.
Well done

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