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Stealth Tiger

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Mikhail, a 500-something pound Amur (Siberian) tiger, stalks toward me from the back of his enclosure at the Oregon Zoo. Even with my camera in front of my face, I know he's staring right at me, and through the viewfinder, I can see the intensity in his eyes.

To this day, I believe this is one of the best big cat photographs I've taken. I blackened the background for a more dramatic affect.

On a side note, if you're wondering why this Siberian tiger is not white, you may want to check this out: [link]

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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
260 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Nov 11, 2008, 3:26:26 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 (20060914.r.77) Windows
Sensor Size
17mm
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ToritheElfStudent General Artist
Could I use that as a reference? I won't sell the art, but I will be entering a contest for a character with it.
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NaturePunkProfessional Artisan Crafter
So long as I see the finished product and am properly credited, that it okay with me.
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ToritheElfStudent General Artist
Thank you! :D
anniecanjump's avatar
This is very dramatic. I'd love to paint it if I may.
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NaturePunkProfessional Artisan Crafter
I only allow use of my work for reference if you do NOT intend to use the finished product for monetary gain in any fashion. You cannot sell prints, or anything made from the work. I would also like to see the finished product when it's complete.
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That is agreeable. If I should do it then it will be for my use only but I will it to you. Thanks so much for your time.
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NaturePunkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Sure thing. :)
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Very Pretty! The black dramatic background makes his fur really stand out.
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CrecenzeHobbyist Photographer
Very cool and very dramatic, like a hunter coming out of the night!
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SilverVulpineHobbyist Photographer
Marvelous! :)
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NaturePunkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :love:
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SilverVulpineHobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Marcello-PaoliHobbyist Photographer
Featured by :iconnature-shot: in the news article --> [link] <-- Please Fave the article, if You like :bow:
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Very nice shoot, astonish
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Lippin-Teh-PixiekinsHobbyist Digital Artist
perhaps he thought you might be a tasty morsel :P lovely shot :D
Masanohashi's avatar
very nice
tigers are cool
Chunga-Stock's avatar
This is beautiful :)
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NaturePunkProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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LionofJudo Writer
wonderful, love the lighting
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ManitouWolfHobbyist Photographer
Nice shot. I love the fact that you blacked out the background....really makes his coat pop. :)
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