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Amur tiger cub
At 11 months old, the two cubs were almost as big as their mum. Also known as the Siberian tiger, it is is the biggest member of the cat family. This one was having a nap in the rare afternoon sunshine and I think it took exception to be disturbed. Let sleeping tigers lie, I say!
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Album name:alanuk / A miscellany
Rating (2 votes): (Details)
Keywords:Big Cats Sanctuary Kent Smarden Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Author's Comments:Shock! Horror! Black and white! A cloud had obscured the sun briefly and the colours of tiger looked ratehr muted against the bright blue sky. I will post a colour version with a different pose.
Editing Performed:Coverted to b&w with the Channel Mixer. Some slider adjustments and a litlle dodging especially in the mouth to bring out some of the detail. Sharpened with Topaz InFocus.
File Size:202 KB
Date added:Apr 05, 2013
Dimensions:900 x 745 pixels
Displayed:46 times
Color Space:Uncalibrated
Customer Render:0
Date Time:2013:04:04 22:12:15
DateTime Original:2013:04:02 14:50:43
DateTime digitized:2013:04:02 14:50:43
Exif Image Height:745 pixels
Exif Image Width:900 pixels
Exif Offset:360
Exif Version:version 2.3
Exposure Bias:-0.33333333333333 EV
Exposure Mode:0
Exposure Program:Aperature Priority
Exposure Time:1/500 sec
FNumber:f 8
Flash:No Flash
Focal length:135 mm
Max Aperture:f 2.8
Metering Mode:Multi-Segment
Model:Canon EOS 7D
Orientation:Normal (O deg)
Resolution Unit:Inch
Scene Capture Mode:0
Software:Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Macintosh
White Balance:1
X Resolution:240
Y Resolution:240
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IPTC Copyright:Copyright Alan Rolfe 2012
IPTC Keywords:Big Cats Sanctuary Kent Smarden Wildlife Heritage Foundation
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Silversnapper  [Apr 06, 2013 at 09:15 AM]
This is an awesome image Alan that needs no appraisal from me. Because it is so good I'm gonna be real picky! The splinter between his paws and the back twiggy thing below his left ear has got to go, they are too distracting. I also think that a touch of mid-range contrast would liven up the image and make him look even more menacing, try USM Amount=20-25, Radius=40 'ish. As usual, just my opinion and if I knew what "the Cahhle Mixer. Sue slider adjustments" were, I might just give it a ten. A beautiful piece of work Alan.
alanuk  [Apr 06, 2013 at 11:07 AM]
Thank you very much, Keith.; much appreciated as you know I don't find B&W very easy to do (nor writing, either, looking at the rubbish I did write ) I've cloned out the splinter and the bit of twig and have have fiddled around with the USM as suggested.
JOHN  [Apr 06, 2013 at 12:39 PM]
My wife just walked in and I had this picture expanded on the screen of my laptop, she said "Is that one of yours?" I said "No but I wish it was."
Another cracking picture Alan, and those tweeks sugested by Keith have finished it off to perfection, very well done.
Silversnapper  [Apr 06, 2013 at 01:02 PM]
It's my turn to eat 'umble pie Alan cos my cut 'n pasted comment lost a line that suggested ''a RH side crop just where fur meets log just to balance the image better''. However, that's purely for my taste and I'm gonna give it full marks anyway now! It really is gorgeous. Hmm, you seem to be making a habit of these '10' shots, perhaps I have to raise the bar a bit.
Helen  [Apr 06, 2013 at 03:48 PM]
A brilliant shot Alan, love how you have captured his expressions & again is pin sharp, just look at the size of those paws & that Is at just 11 months. love tigers we go to South Lakes Wildlife Park Dalton Park where they have a walkway up a height where you can see them & also see them getting fed.
George  [Apr 06, 2013 at 03:52 PM]
Superb Alan and no mistake, can't better the accolades above and just gotta give it a ten from me.
Seems like you had a very productive workshop.