- carper (8439)
- [2006-12-24 6:10]
Jij komt nog eens ergens Pieter.
Pieter jij en je vriending een zeer fijne kerstdagen toegewenst. mooi foto werk.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2006-12-24 7:01]
Very elegant and really regal posture, Pieter.
Very good image that shows the tiger at ease with himself and with the surroundings.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too!
- loot (11276)
- [2006-12-24 7:22]
Sure sounds like you had a wonderful time with Andy and that Whipsnade is every bit as beautiful as it seems given all the magnificent photos we have had the privilege to view from that location. This photo of yours is being no exception to the rule.
This young tiger sure is a brilliant specimen. It seems to be very relaxed yet ever alert or aware of its surrounding. That fixed focal stare makes me think that it saw some bird or assuming pray somewhere in the distance and your composition/crop gave it sufficient space to stare into. The colours are fresh and joyful while the details are crisp and the exposure was well controlled.
Great work and TFS.
PS. Have a great Christmas and a wonderful 2007.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2006-12-24 7:45]
He's definitely looking at something...
- jmp (8415)
- [2006-12-24 7:57]
Lovely portrait of this magestic animal in a natural environment.
Have an excellent Xmas too!
- pvb (1981)
- [2006-12-24 8:24]
Prachtige krachtige foto van deze tijger.
Het zijn prachtige dieren en de strepen zijn bij elke dier weer anders.
Dit is een mooie compositie.
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-12-24 8:44]
Where have I seen this majestic looking creature before Pieter? Perhaps it was in a dream.. Well composed with plenty of "breathing" room :) Lovely color, details, pose, POV, and exposed perfectly.
- claudine (0)
- [2006-12-24 9:15]
This pose from this big cat makes him looks majestic! I love those details you caught in a very good POV with nice colors saturation. This is also very well composed. Have a Merry Christmas too and a very good new year! My best wishes to you and your family. Thanks,
- horia (16656)
- [2006-12-24 9:25]
Indeed, it appears to have been a great trip to the Whipsnade animal park. Another terrific capture!
This tiger here in majestic and simply commands respect. The pose is great and the POV from where this was taken is excellent.
Sharpness - impeccable, exposure - spot-on and the natural colors - charming :)
A very beautiful composition and presentation.
Bravo, TFS and Happy Holidays, my friend!
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-12-24 9:46]
Very nice shot of this big cat.I liked proud expression on face,colors,sharpness and lighting a lot.Well caught,framed and composed.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your girlfriend too!
- fototab (2177)
- [2006-12-24 11:12]
Lovely image of the tiger. these are such beautiful animals. Exposure and crispness are right on.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.
- Silke (5458)
- [2006-12-24 15:02]
a truly lovely regal capture with superb colours and dof and perfect POV
Merry Christmas to you and yours
- RAP (7405)
- [2006-12-24 15:10]
Hermosa presentación Pieter, realmente.
Una bella composición de un animal imponente y majestuoso retratado desde un punto de vista ideal.
Mis mejores deseos para estas fiestas que se avecinan... Ricardo
Beautiful presentation Pieter, indeed.
Nice composition of an imposing and majestic animal depicted from an ideal point of view.
My best wishes for these holidays that approach... Ricardo
- manyee (23770)
- [2006-12-24 18:42]
Hello Pieter and Sandra,
A beauty, that tiger. A beast with a very royal bearing indeed.
Gorgeous details and colors and excellent POV.
Merry Christmas to you, and a very Happy New Year. : )
Your friend from California,
- PDP (11769)
- [2006-12-24 18:58]
Hello Pieter, good portrait. He looks very stately in this pose. Good exposure and composition. Well done.
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-12-25 1:40]
Wow... stunning shot of this magnificent beast. Love the alert pose. Our Christmas Day is nearing the end. Hope your is progressing well. Merry Christmas from New Zealand.
- nainnain (6259)
- [2006-12-25 3:31]
BONJOUR A VOUS DEUX
je crois que je découvre votre galerie pour la première fois, mais pas déçue, car je vois de magnifiques captures, notamment celle-ci ou cet animal a vraiment l' air du ROI de la jungle.
bravo c' est une super image nettte et claire
salutations et joyeux noel
- red45 (31094)
- [2006-12-25 5:25]
Merry Christmas Pieter!
You mean La Royale with cheese ;-) ?
Very nice portrait. I like pose of course, but also composition with lots of green grass.
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2006-12-25 6:56]
Wat een prachtige foto. Je hebt het karakter van de tijger perfect weten vast te leggen....trots en oplettend.
De scherpte, de kleuren en de belichting zijn perfect.
Heel erg mooi werk.
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2006-12-25 18:11]
You took a very pretty picture here, chocolatebox stuff. Beautiful but deadly. Focus, DOF, BG, composition, everything perfect. Very well done.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2006-12-26 3:26]
Thanks for your wishes. I send you "Bonne et Heureuse Année 2007 !"
You shot is royale as the tiger. Great and smart expression of the felin. Clear and sharp...
Bravo my friend
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-12-26 10:16]
sounds like an excellent time you had at the park. And getting wonderful captures, what an majestic pose he is giving you. Details are nice and sharp a good POV.
- clint (1371)
- [2006-12-27 16:06]
a superb capture of this majestic creature, i love the pose you have caught and how regal he looks.
the colour of his coat stand out realy well against the grass he is sitting in and he looks perfectly placed in the frame.
- Janice (18832)
- [2006-12-28 5:08]
The tiger is very regal looking Pieter. You caught his expression showing his interest in something in the distance. We have Sumattran tigers in the Akld Zoo and I can see the differences on this tiger.
Well displayed, thank you
- arfer (0)
- [2006-12-28 22:19]
A very good shot of this tiger.I like the way he holds his head high.Good POV and DOF.The details are clear and crisp.The colours are natural and well saturated.TFS
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-12-31 9:55]
Great quality soft light here. A spot on exposure has the colors and detail in this looking superb. Great pose, he is really locked in on something. My favorite of the big cats! Very well done.
Happy New Year,
- livios (16942)
- [2006-12-31 9:59]
Pieter, a royal pose in the image.
Great saturation, pov and composition.
I like contrast and sharpness too.
A wonderful cat, a strong image.
- luislourobd (2176)
- [2007-01-04 4:16]
Hi Pieter, great shot, great pose!!!
- flagman (2408)
- [2007-01-04 5:13]
Hey, Pieter, what a good lens you have :)
This is a very nice photo, the composition excludes the fence that was in the distant background, if only it was high dead grass we might think it was in a natural habitat!
Exposure is just perfect and the composition works well. I always wonder about the composition of this kind of shot, where the subject is to one side, you can't avoid having the head in the centre of the frame, which is usually a no-no, but if you want the head at 1/3rd, you have to centre the whole body. I think this looks best.
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-01-04 13:03]
Nice shot good POV and great colours nice framing and compo best rgds Necip. P.T.
- annagrace (2996)
- [2007-01-24 7:54]
Fantastic image of this tiger. I like the slightly off center composition, and colors and sharpness are excellent.
I wish you'd called Alan Turvey while you were at Whipsnade, I'm sure he would have met you. I bet meeting Andy was fun though.
Have a great Wednesday.
- Biswarup (8282)
- [2007-03-16 12:38]
Lovely shot of this magestic animal in a natural environment.
This is (The Royale Bengal Tiger) where (West Bengal) I am from.