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Old Aug 28, 2011, 4:10 PM   #1
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I was able to snap a few pictures of a very cooperative tiger. Usually he (she?) hides in the shadows or even in a tree... but this day I was lucky to see him (her) in the bright sun.

I had like 5 minutes or so then the rising number of photographers caused this majestic animal to stroll back to a hidden place.

#1 - shows, that he/she is really "just" a cat - what a typical pose, isn't it?
#2 - look into my eyes
#3&4 - I wasn't able to see, what the tiger was looking for in the grass. To my mind he didn't try to eat it (like cats do at times)

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Old Aug 29, 2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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Great shots , nr's 1 and 2 are my fav.
Only thing I would do is get rid of the concrete. But thats just me.
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Old Aug 29, 2011, 4:30 PM   #3
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I agree with Ronny I also like the first 2 and I would also clone out the concrete.


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Old Aug 29, 2011, 5:59 PM   #4
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I had a message typed out yesterday but I guess I didn't hit "send" or something (wait, I remember, somehting went down). In any case, I really like the series, expecially the last one. I know it's a non-traditional view and most people wouldn't choose it for a favorite. However, I don't think I've ever seen this pose before and the color pattern on its neck is just beautiful. I've never noticed it/really seen it before.
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Old Aug 29, 2011, 8:31 PM   #5
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Fantastic photos, and I agree with the others who suggest getting rid of the concrete.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 7:19 PM   #6
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Great job taking advantage of this great opportunity! I especially like #2 - the eyes are so powerful in this one.
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Old Sep 1, 2011, 11:53 AM   #7
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Nice shots but one thing I always try to do when shooting at the zoo is keep the environment out of the picture. So portraits or choosing an angle to take advantage of the natural aspects of a pen / cage, rather than making them inclusive, makes the shots look so much more natural.
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Nice job, it's always good to get shots of the animals in an open accessible place. My best shot of a tiger was from the Toronto Zoo a year and a half ago, through glass. Most other times they are usually at the back of their exhibit or hidden.
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