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Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger
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Copyright: David Phillips (riverfriends) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 931 W: 224 N: 1906] (7569)
Genre: Lieux
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2007-10-02
Catégories: Nature, Moment décisif
Appareil photographique: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposition: f/5.6, 1/400 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Thème(s): Wildlife & India [view contributor(s)]
Date de soumission: 2007-10-02 11:30
Vue: 1957
Points: 61
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
Dear TrekLens:
This is to let you know that I am still here.
Presently in Calcutta...
this is a Bengal Tiger, just getting frustrated with heat. The Bengal Tigers are known to be ferocious, but are getting extinct or much less in population.
Lens Handle:
There is a very think wire mesh right
before the lens that posed a problem.
The Tiger was far off (275/1mm), and the fence would come in the view if I used
AF. I switched the lens to MF (Manual Focus) and focused on the tongue.
To combated the nasty fence in the Background, I increased the ISO to 400, which in turn allowed a faster shutter speed to tackle the barrel shake problem.
It also allowed a lower F stop (F/5.6) giving me a defused Depth of Field.

Here I am simply trying my
Canon 5D and 70-300 IS Lens.
There are some objects in front of my lens, but looks like I overcame those.

Thank you for keeping in touch...

dareco, vandana2923, JohnTulip, ralph, Silke, boonie, Morgwathien, Marylou, Jens, Pepper13, shelbeesmom, boomcat, kingdome, Werewolf, Hendrika, kitka trouve(nt) cette note utile
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A captainsgirl: Re: Bengal Tigerriverfriends 1 12-20 11:11
A Hendrika: Re: Bengal Tigerriverfriends 1 11-26 02:38
A Janice: Re: Bengal Tigerriverfriends 1 11-13 11:35
A Janone: Re: Bengal Tigerriverfriends 1 11-12 01:41
A Werewolf: Re: Bengal Tigerriverfriends 1 11-12 01:35
A boomcat: Re: Bengal Tigerriverfriends 1 11-11 07:56
A Pepper13: Bengal Tiberriverfriends 1 11-07 04:39
A GreenBaron: Re: Bengal Tigerriverfriends 3 10-06 12:12
A sela: Re: Bengal Tigerriverfriends 1 10-06 11:46
A Morgwathien: Re; Bengal Tigerriverfriends 1 10-06 11:43
A harpya: Re: Bengal Tigerriverfriends 1 10-06 11:42
A Silke: Re: Bengal Tigerriverfriends 2 10-04 10:50
A rewshearer: Re: Bengal Tigerriverfriends 1 10-04 10:35
A boonie: Re: Bengal Tigerriverfriends 1 10-04 10:30
A Claudine: Re: Bengal Tigerriverfriends 2 10-03 03:52
A shelbeesmom: Re: Bengal Tigerriverfriends 1 10-02 17:51
A Helkoryo: Re: Bengal Tigerriverfriends 1 10-02 17:49
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Hi David,
What a great shot.Good timing.Excellent lighting, sharpness and details.TFS.
Best regards.


Hi David, loved the 'expression' you got here although I don't think you avoided the object issue entirely. High ISO? TFS This guy looks HUNGRY!

Certainly a decisive moment, well captured David.


timing is important
and well what a great timing
impressive tiger and a lot of power
good job

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-10-02 13:13]

Thats an incredible pose!! Excellent timing. Very well done. Such a beautiful animal! TFS

Great moment captured, that's an awe-inspiring yawn!

Certainly a shame about the wire-mesh fence obstructing the view, it has created a hazy vignette that is hard to ignore, but overall this is a nice shot, well done.


Waahhhooooo you dont mess with that lad by half lol

Fantastic capture, you handled the mesh fence well that is in the way, just a very light haze showing now.

Love this shot David an unusual angle and POV.

Glad your ok and still around my friend

TFS regards Helen

Hello David,
Poor cat, it must be so hot there... They are rare and precious animals indeed. I don't really like to see captive animals but this is a nice picture in action with excellent composition. I can feel those objects in foreground but zoo shots are not as easy as they might appear :) Well done with nice movement, details and colors.

Hi David, nice shot in the just momment, good colors and POV

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-10-02 18:03]

great image nice timing

hi david, wow! freaky, this guy would bite my head off! great timing, good composition, amazing, thanks scott

Hi David,

This is very impressive shot my friend! . . Right moment and very sharp image . . This tiger is considered endangered species . .
Excellent composition and angle of capturing it . .
Well done . .


:-)) this afternoon (Indonesia time)

Hi David,
Missed you a while my friend, I happy to see your posting of this impressive tiger (a tad more saturation would inmpove it a bit in my opinion) Well hope to see more of this kind of outstanding pictures coming days :-)
Take care my friend.

:) Later...

Unbelievable that you did not end up as his dinner! A SUPER shot here David! I think this is awesome! How neat to be able to see one up close....HAHA! Did you feed him by hand??
I'll be back.........

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-10-03 12:39]
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Very glad to hear from you, David!
Great capture of the moment despite the vignetted fence
Great comp too

Good to see you stuff again David. Did you capture a yawn or a roar. probably looks the same as an image. Sounds like you had lots of problems to over come. Well done.


Hello David,
An impressive yawn ;) A great shot which you managed very well - the mesh in front of this 'kitty' is hardly visible. Great details and colours. The whole composition is excellent. Well done, congratulations!

Hi David !
Arffff i forgot that wonderful one ! So nice shot, great expression and pov. Congratulations my dear friend !
:) later

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2007-10-05 8:22]
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Wonderful portrait and congratulation for your 5 D.
egards sela

Hey David

Beautiful capture and visual of this I magnify species feline.
They are wonderful and fortunate you to have given this beautiful close in him.
Congratulations, his face and expression is magnifies.


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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-10-06 2:27]

Hiiii David dear friend ;)))
excellent portrait...waaaaaw expression...TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-10-09 7:19]

Hi David
If that is how you are showing that you still are here, I dont have ´courage to say anything bad.
But ín this case I dont have to tell a lie, you have done a magnificent job, my biggest compliment.

Open wide, say ahhhhhh. :) Excellent capture, David, well timed. Get well. Linda.

hello David,

he sure look restless :) this is my 3rd wild animal fav. after the grey wolf and siberian tiger..

i saw this bengal tiger in my country national zoo in Kuala Lumpur but that time i don't have camera yet..

so now i can admire him again thru your shot..

tfs and greeting, terry
later :))

I recognise the little effect that those fence can bring. It's not all the lens who can pass through directly :)
You take him to an impressive moment!
I like the way it is made. Showing the strong character of that animal!

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-11 8:56]
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Doctor ask him, "Say AAAAA', ?
Oh, it was you who said that to him? haha
Perfect moment you took this splendid photo, David.
Best regards from Jan

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-11-12 13:28]
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Good shot seeing it is seen through the wire David.
Great action shot showing the mouth wide open!

Hi David,
Wonderfull moment captured here with this fed-up Tiger. Thanks for the explanatory note, because I always find it a problem to make a good capture in the Zoo.
Excellent outcome.

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  • kitka Gold Star Critiquer [C: 172 W: 71 N: 184] (2196)
  • [2007-12-01 4:01]

Hello David,
this is amazing portrait:-) Perfect details of his hair are seen. I appreciate your note.
Take care and have a wonderful weekend

Amazing timing David!!!! Very sharp and nice colors.
Well done

Hi David,
Sounds like it was quite a challange, actually the fence gave it a really neat effect. TFS

Masterful, phenomenal animal shot, David. T>Y>

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