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This Was a Picture Taken while in Prague in March 2011, At the Prague Zoo in Praha.

My First real try with Photography also, be nice :)

Edits Done in Photoshop Cs3/Cs4
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Katoman Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Just gorgeous.. perfect expression!
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StevenWard Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Thanks :)
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ChristophMaier Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awwww man, this is just too cute! But besides the obvious cuteness the overall photograph in itself is very nicely done as well. The brown/green color theme is really pleasing and works well with your choice of depth of field. The overall composition also works really great and feels nicely balanced.

Absolutely stunning work!
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StevenWard Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Thanks a bunch for the comment here, i feel that this is my strongest shot so far :) and the cuteness is an overload! :D
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ChristophMaier Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, this is one of those rare moments that pretty much every photographer would kill for ;) This one really stands out and is a truly great photograph!
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StevenWard Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Hehe yeah, when i first saw it i was so excited to capture it, especially how it looks like hes smiling at me :)
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AdamBettley Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
This is by far your best shot from the trip, love his smile, i remember how happy you were when you got it aswell :) he looks so peaceful haha good job man :)
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StevenWard Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Yeah lol i was soooo pleased with it and i knew it would be a good photo, Thanks :D
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Dinner-tabletrash Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
AWESOME!!! i love it, its such a surreal look to the photo. It reminds me of that slipping into a warm bath feeling.
For a first go at photography you've put me to shame!
I would like to know what kind of edits you did, just out of curiosity?
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StevenWard Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Thanks alot for the positive feedback :D and ive seen some of your photos look pretty stunning dont put yourself down!

My general rule of editing is

Levels first to bring out depth and colour to the photo, from there its a matter of subtle adjusting colour balance, some curves and dodge&burn if needed :D hope this helps :D
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Dinner-tabletrash Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
thnx!
:nod: and yes that helps heaps, I've never really been able to master even the simplest editing. But I had to ask bout your photo, it is truly an amazing capture of an awesome animal! cheers for the tips :}
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StevenWard Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
No worries :) Im glad i could help you out :D
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
* tiger cub
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
I think there were also English names of the animals :D in fact I am sure about it :giggle:
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StevenWard Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
The Excitement Must have got to us then :) I love cats like these and we spent like half of the time we were at the zoo in that one part :D
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
yeah, those cats are wonderful, I wish they had a bit more photographer-friendly inner exhibits :D
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StevenWard Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Exactly,Its what we were talking about when we were in there, especially the Large Adult tigers, they were pacing around but with little space to roam free in there :(
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
well, they have big outdoor exhibits :D
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StevenWard Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
True True, but the walkways seemed slightly narrow for a large cat such as a tiger :) and with the Outdoor enclosure You cant really get a lower angle as we looked over and it was Raised up above them slightly, Was still really amazing to see them up close though :D

What do you think of the Zoo in Prague by the way compared to others you have visited, i see you are quite the Pro when it comes to Photographing Animals :)
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MattEdson Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Student
Lovely shot, lovely editing. Nice one matey :D
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StevenWard Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Thanks :)
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March 29, 2011
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Camera Data

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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D5000
Shutter Speed
10/800 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
60 mm
ISO Speed
2500
Date Taken
Mar 16, 2010, 12:42:02 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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