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Sumatran tiger portrait

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A Sumatran tiger at Melbourne Zoo.

Canon 40D, Sigma 80-400 IS, monopod
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whitetippedwavesHobbyist Traditional Artist
I used this lovely shot as reference for my drawing. I hope you don't mind! :thumb313464729:

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Lia2's avatar
what a great shot
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SouzayStudent General Artist
I love this! Very majestic! Great composition! You were lucky there was no fence in the way.
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vw1956Hobbyist Photographer
Great detail and color/contrast!
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Thankyou!
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My pleasure!
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SpiffyPhotographyStudent Photographer
Beautiful!
I featured it here [link] :D
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KarlDawsonHobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much; that's a great feature =D
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chemicalkiddProfessional General Artist
Gorgeous
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KarlDawsonHobbyist Photographer
Thanks :-)
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outstanding photograph!
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KarlDawsonHobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much =D
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AerovistaStudent Photographer
Nice shot~
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KarlDawsonHobbyist Photographer
Thanks :-)
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SilverVulpineHobbyist Photographer
Magnificent! :)
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KarlDawsonHobbyist Photographer
Thanks :-) Hopefully if more people feel the same, then perhaps we'll stop trying to wipe them out :pissedoff:
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SilverVulpineHobbyist Photographer
Maybe. Who can say...
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LaurenelHobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous Shot! I have featured this image in my group #PhotographsOfNature. We would love to have you join and share more of your artwork with us. Hope to see you there!
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KarlDawsonHobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much =D There's some amazing shots in the group!
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Gorgeous shot! (And awesome camera! ;) )

How do you like that Sigma lens? I'm trying to decide on a telephoto to get.
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KarlDawsonHobbyist Photographer
Thanks =D

I'd say I'm happy with the Sigma. It's got shortcomings, but it's also got a pricetag that was at least half that of the Canon 70-200mm F2.8 or 100-300mm lenses I also looked at. I've managed to get magazine cover shots published and win photo comps with it, so from a technical perspective it can't be *that* bad.

Usually one of the downsides of a 'slower' telephoto lens is that you can't use a teleconverter in auto focus mode below F5.6 and you have to resort to manual focus, and this lens is no exception. Except of course if you have some sticky tape handy. It turns out that if you cover up three of the pins on the teleconverter with a small piece of sticky tape, the lens happily auto focuses at apertures slower than F5.6. An explanation of how to do this, including a photo of it, is included on the excellent FredMiranda website: [link]

I'm not saying it'll operate just as fast when you do this hack, but it still works fine for me and certainly isn't a problem for slower moving animals and the like.
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KarlDawsonHobbyist Photographer
Thanks =D

I'd say I'm happy with the Sigma. It's got shortcomings, but it's also got a pricetag that was at least half that of the Canon 70-200mm F2.8 or 100-300mm lenses I also looked at. I've managed to get magazine cover shots published and win photo comps with it, so from a technical perspective it can't be *that* bad.

Usually one of the downsides of a 'slower' telephoto lens is that you can't use a teleconverter in auto focus mode below F5.6 and you have to resort to manual focus, and this lens is no exception. Except of course if you have some sticky tape handy. It turns out that if you cover up three of the pins on the teleconverter with a small piece of sticky tape, the lens happily auto focuses at apertures slower than F5.6. An explanation of how to do this, including a photo of it, is included on the excellent FredMiranda website: [link]

I'm not saying it'll operate just as fast when you do this hack, but it still works fine for me and certainly isn't a problem for slower moving animals and the like.
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DarkGaia-BadAngelHobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful :aww:
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Thanks very much :-)
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