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Tiger Leap in the Water

WIP (Work in progress animated GIF) >>>> [link]


:iconchunga-stock:Tiger: [link] /// :iconrinymph-stock:Sea Up: [link]
:iconwinkstock:Sea Under: [link] /// :iconrosalinestock:Water Parts: [link]
:iconvividlight:Sky: [link] /// :iconjinxmim:Fish: [link]
:iconnight-fate-stock:Ground: [link] /// :iconedelihu:Bubbles: [link]
Water Splash Brush: [link] /// Sun Brush: [link] /// Bird Flock Brush: [link]

This image was elected “picture of the week” in Photoshop Creative Magazine.
Check it out [link]

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Image details
Image size
2168x1484px 2.28 MB
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 10, 2010, 3:59:31 PM
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Yelah-Adnarim's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

This is indeed a lovely manipulation. Beautiful colour tones in the water, on the water and the tiger make this a very harmonious piece to look at.

It's quite unusual to see a big cat like this in the water and that is what makes this original. The fact that there is no land in sight makes it quite surreal.

I can feel the tigers tension and attention for the hunt, but I think that the fish are not quite in sync with this action, although I ask myself who or what killed one of them?!

The sky doesn't quite fit. The lighting in the sky is to the right and the tiger is lit from the left. The sky is also a bit out of perspective which makes the horizon a little odd.

But having said all this, I have to say that I love it. My eyes are immediately drawn to the tigers face and the subtleness of the water splashes makes it all well balanced.

Very well done!!!
ShadowIsStillAlive's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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I like how detailed this picture is. From the wet fur to the shadows and manipulation of the water; it is all perfect. The look of the tiger's face is remarkable, and I'd be quite suprised if you didn't need a reference or two for this kind of perfection. It looks surreal, and realistic at the same time; an indescribable kind of balance. It truly is beautiful. Having the "camera" half above and below the water gives it a kind of beauty that you can't get by just seeing either side by itself, and it gives the picture both warm and cool colors that keep everything interesting. I love it!
Zad-DmPs's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

This is a beautifully constructed manipulation and it’s clear much thought has gone into the use of source images and colours. The tiger being the central focus, has been masked well and some of the water splashes have been cleverly carried over from its source image to the manipulation; adding to the effect of air bubbles under water. The sea stretching out to the horizon and dramatic sky are captivating and draw me further into the scene.

The light from the sun, illuminating from the top right (highlighting the sky and sea) appears to be in disagreement with the lighting on the tiger, which is lit from the left. If desired an adjustment to this would produce a more realistic impression.

The well-constructed underwater environment, which has been convincingly lit and colour adjusted is enhanced by the addition of the sea bed, fish and air bubbles, which all add depth to the experience.

Overall an inspiring and wonderful creation, good job!
Beautifully done. 
MrKhiro's avatar
Beautiful work :D
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Reclaimer89's avatar
awesome atmosphere! very nice work!
PSHoudini's avatar
tks. glad you liked it
PSHoudini's avatar
awesome. glad you liked it
Son-Reborn's avatar
Splendid !! This a great job.
PSHoudini's avatar
tks. glad you liked it

I would love to share your work -- I will not be selling your work but would like your permission to display it--would be free advertisement for you.

I live in Oklahoma USA.--I am opening a small shopping village On major highway 69/75
“I’m helping others help themselves”  I would love to display your work on the wall. I’m trying to create a nice family environment. Like I said I won’t be selling your work . I will post photo of displays.

KBJ-77's avatar
Amazing work!
RavaNearo's avatar
This reminds me of The Life of Pi :)
PSHoudini's avatar
true :-) I hope you like it
bobtaki's avatar
mutednight , maybe it was posted there , not stolen 
 great work :) keep it on
PSHoudini's avatar
tks for letting me know
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