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This Malayan tigress decided to start stalking me. She is a really beautiful tiger though and I’m glad there was glass between us :D

Pic taken at Zoo Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic. Print available here --> www.redbubble.com/people/tvd-p…

Thank you in advance for all :+fav:'s I'm sorry I can't reply to all of them but appreciate every one :)

**EDIT** 22/07/13
Due to critiques the image has been fixed. Thanks to :iconnameda: for the help :) **/EDIT**

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:iconlndiecat:
This picture is stunning. Not only have you captured a great animal a great pose but the way that you've formatted and cropped it allows for the viewer to feel as it they are themselves right in front of the tiger.

First off, I commend you for taking such a beautiful photo from behind glass. There is no glare viewable and you've achieved great focus on the animal's face.

The eyes of the tiger are at such a view that it can be felt as if the tiger is looking right at you.

I'm not sure, but the fur on the face does look a bit over-sharpened. This could be, though, that the fur on the actual tiger is wet and or dirty. Either way, if it looked a bit more soft it would make the whole picture a bit more soft and realistic.

Though, it does add quite a glaring effect. With this, I would have darkened the image a bit or added a slight vignette.

Anyways, overall great photo, keep it up! ;v;
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:iconlinneaphoto:
This is a really beautiful photograph and you've caught the tiger in a very powerful pose!

Normally I would say that one should get down to their eye-level for a more powerful impact but I think that in this case your chosen vantage point works in your favour. I get the feeling that the tiger is hunting the viewer, or in the actual case, the photographer. Felines in general have a very interesting and fun-to-watch way of hunting, how they make themselves "invisible" by almost crawling on the ground. Although this tiger clearly is standing up this is the feeling I get with the help of the vantage point as well as the look in the tiger's eyes. Very well done!

The composition is really good and so is your focus point and choice of aperture to blur out the back of the tiger. But I think I do agree with previous critique that the focus is a bit over-the-top with its sharpness. I had to view it in full-size though to see it so I believe that those who normally don't, much like myself, won't notice it.

One thing I feel though is that the face of the tiger has a hint of green in it. It might just be me, but I notice this in general in photos of tigers in grass. I would perhaps do a selective reduction of green tones, or bump up the yellows/oranges/reds to make the tiger's colours pop out more from the background. This is more of a side-note though so don't be disheartened.

Also, I'm not a fan of repeated watermarks across the subject, as a viewer I feel distrusted. Another side-note but worth mentioning.

To sum it up I think this is a really great and striking photograph! Your choice of vantage point and composition together with capturing the right moment is what makes this photograph. Well done.
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:icontigerlover4:
Tigerlover4 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
She is very playfull. I has lot of fun with her.
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
She was with me too I loved her :lol:
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:icontigerlover4:
Tigerlover4 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This same here :D
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:iconmanitouwolf:
ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Such an intense photo.  Just adore it.  Makes your heart stop for a moment.  Very well done!
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo!
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :aww:
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work! :)
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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:iconskyloxgaming:
Skyloxgaming Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
:D Majestic tiger
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconskyloxgaming:
Skyloxgaming Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Your welcome
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:icontreekami:
Treekami Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow what a shot =O
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconaddieflower:
AddieFlower Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013   General Artist
That is absolutely stunning! WOW
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconsooper-deviant:
Sooper-Deviant Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Nicely done! :clap:
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh thank you :D
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:iconamrodel:
amrodel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I am so scared :D Great photo!
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hehe thank you :giggle:
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:iconmecengineer:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
<font><font>so nice</font></font>
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:icondondena:
dondena Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She's pretty, but we humans would have to beward of her watching us if she were in the wild. And in captivity too.
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
In captivity too? I had the glass so I didn't have to worry, no glass I wouldn't have even been there :lol:
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dondena Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I mean that when the keeper feed or have to clean up the enclosures for the tigers, they just have to be careful. Even when tigers are being playful, they can at times not know their own strength.
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha the tigers wouldn't be in the enclosures when they clean though :lol:
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:iconhyena27:
Hyena27 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow what a gorgeous shot! Such a beautiful cat
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconhyena27:
Hyena27 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome:)
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
she always looks so angry... Nice catch!
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yeah but I think she liked me :lol:

Thank you :aww:
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Binnus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
The orange of the tiger looks so great against the green background! :heart:
I can picture you standing/kneeling in front of a huge glass wall, taking pictures with your huge camera. :)
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :aww:
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FaelysWorld Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow ! Such a detailed shot, impressive ! Her focused look is well captured, too.
Are the colors natural?  I'm a bit surprised by how green her face is compared to her body, but it could be light reflection from the grass. Creates a nice color contrast, but I wondered if it was natural or added in post.
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D

Yes I didn't actually change much of anything I think the green is from the grass because I didn't do it. I only fix colour, contrast and noise if there is any I don't actually heavily edit my photos so what you see is what I saw, or I try to make it like that :D
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:iconfaelysworld:
FaelysWorld Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome ^^

Okay, well, it's for the better then. I completely understand what you're talking about, keeping the photos as natural as possible, and quite I like it ^^
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:iconldfranklin:
LDFranklin Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Photographer
Wow!  Fantastic shot!!!
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:icontvd-photography:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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