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Two of the baby Amur Tiger Cubs bathing in sunshine at WHF in Kent
A place that should be on any wildlife photographers wish list!


Spent another wonderful day with other EPZers ohhing and ahhing all day
so many beautiful Big Cats and their babies..magical!

Thanks Bob for doing the driving and to Val, Ann and Elaine for meeting us there
hope that you enjoyed as much as Moira and I....we are off out again soon!
as another fine day and she goes back to Scotland tomorrow.

Thanks everyone for commenting yesterday and
Thanks to Phil for your GEA, Hugh, John and Fred for your User Awards..

I really will play a better game of catch up tomorrow
but to show each days sample photo to you



Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:31 Oct 2012 - 1:45 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Amur Tiger Cubs
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:1 Nov 2012 - 7:13 AM
Tags:Amur tiger, Cubs, General, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

Comments

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 7:16 AM

fantastic detail lillian wonderful dof brilliant colour and light a real stunner nice one Wink
andy

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 7:19 AM

Simply superb Lillian!

ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 9137 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 - 7:21 AM

They are little beauties Lillian. Thanks for your company yesterday. Another wonderful day out.

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 7:23 AM

Very cute and cuddly.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 7:26 AM

It's certainly on my wish list, Lillian, but rather a long journey for me Wink. What a delightful capture, too. Carol

Franko59
Franko59 e2 Member 3Franko59 vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 7:37 AM

The Amur tigers and leopards have become a passion of mine with regular visits to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. I haven't been to this particular park but it looks like a must go to place! Your image is stunning and I'm very envious as I haven't seen let alone photographed a cub! The more coverage these magnificent creatures get and their plight in the wild the more chance we have of saving them! Regards ,,Ian

capto
capto e2 Member 21139 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 7:48 AM

What a photogenic subject!
WHF is indeed a great place. It is one of my best photo days that I have had, and it's only a short drive for me.
This must be one of many great shots from the day, look forward to seeing more.

ivor

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 7:52 AM

Wonderful image Lillian, he / she does look very cute and cuddly, though I'm not sure it would be a good idea to get that close Smile

Hugh

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 7:53 AM

A fine capture Lillian - up close with fine detail and the awwww factor in spades!
Thanks for organising our day out. I loved it!
Ann

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 8:04 AM

Enchanting!

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
1 Nov 2012 - 8:11 AM

Excellent capture Lillian,
Fred.

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 8:31 AM

A delight to veiw this image, Lillian. Don't they look so cute and cuddly, but reckon you'd find out differently in yu tried!

Ann

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 8:48 AM

Like the pose and details too Lillian
regards Richard

canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 - 8:52 AM

This is a lovely image Lillian. Well posed and excellent detail
Jim

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 8:59 AM

Delightful composition Lillian.

Albert

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41050 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 9:04 AM

Expertly done, Lillian. The pose and expression is down to the cubs but you've captured them at a great angle. The lighting is excellent and the dof spot on. Beautiful image.

Dave

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 9:18 AM

adorable

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 9:33 AM

Cue and cuddly as Sue says, but best not to try that latter, I guess: lovely shot of them basking in the late sun, Lillian.
Ronnie.

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 9:34 AM

Oh Lillian, they are gorgeous. Nick and I had recently decided that next time anyone organises a meet at WHF we will travel up and make a couple of days away. We both adore big cats (little ones too).Grin
Carole

Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
1 Nov 2012 - 9:40 AM

Glad you had a good day, a beautiful image, makes one want a cuddle.... send some of your sunshine this way Lillian.

Ruth

AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
1 Nov 2012 - 10:16 AM

Wonderful, just so cute. Ann.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 10:30 AM

You certainly know how to get the best out of life Lillian.Smile Lovely image - keep 'em coming.
Joan.

unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
1 Nov 2012 - 10:40 AM

Fabulous image and wonderful to hear you have had a great time with Moira ! Hope she behaved herself !!Wink

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 10:41 AM

Love this Lillian - great with reflection also.
KateGrinGrinGrin

digital_boi
1 Nov 2012 - 11:21 AM

gets the ahhhh vote for sure Lillian what a wee cutie lovely capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 - 12:36 PM

They look so angelic and cuddly as babies!
This is a most appealing image...
IB

Misty56
Misty56  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 12:37 PM

Brilliant shot, love the image, thank you for your company yesterday, still sorting mine out, the DOF is stunning

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 1:25 PM

What a sweet and relaxed pose. Beautifully captured Lillian......Sandy

bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 1:46 PM

Hi Lillian, thank you for a wonderful day out yesterday am so looking forward to you topping this one? One of the key things I felt was the great tuition I especally recieved from Andy on this excellently organised and great day out. I will upload a picture later hopefully. Your photo of these 2 is stunning. I also look forward to seeing many many more. BobSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 2:05 PM

They look at peace with the world Lillian. They are obviously very content with life.
Ron

MacroMeister
1 Nov 2012 - 2:06 PM

What a purty pussy!Smile

achieverswales

Great big Ahhh factor here Lillian.

Regards

Trev.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 3:02 PM

Would love to join you all, these tigers are so very intereting!

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 3:30 PM

Beautifully appealing Lillian, saving their race.
Ron.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 3:55 PM

A couple of dozy looking characters here Lillian !!
Good shot.
Mick.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 4:42 PM

Ah, how very cuddly - I want one! Wink A super capture, Lillian, love it Smile
Trev Smile

graceland
graceland  92378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 5:03 PM

Tongue nice work Tongue

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 5:36 PM

10/10 Lillian ...Bill

JohnChambersPhotography

Nice shot Lillian great pose with the ahhh factor.

John

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 5:46 PM

Gorgeous! what else can I say Lillian? Smile

John Smile

JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
1 Nov 2012 - 6:04 PM

Simply delightful! John

Dave87
Dave87 e2 Member 742 forum postsDave87 vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 7:15 PM

The lighting is super.

Dave.

sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 9:58 PM

What a stunning composition so well captured with great use of light - Elizabeth xx

Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 10:03 PM

Excellent light on these two Lillian. Suoerb detail as usual and a cracking pose for you.
Ray

johnjones
johnjones  5 England
1 Nov 2012 - 11:02 PM

What a excellent shot lovely soft detail just love it.
jj

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 12:04 AM

Silly me - thought the other cub was a reflection!
If I'd taken time to read the narrative properly
I'd have realised there were two!
KateTongue

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 12:19 AM

how lovely they are in their typical 'stressed cat' pose - very good Smile

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
2 Nov 2012 - 12:39 AM


Quote: Fantastic detail lillian wonderful dof brilliant colour and light a real stunner nice one Wink
andy

I think that's just right, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 10:49 AM

Loveable indeed, it's a shame they'll never see their real home though. At least they'll be safe here.

Dougie

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 4:04 PM

An absolutely enchanting image Lillian, you've definitely made the most of this opportunity. There was plenty of ooo'ing and aaarr'ing when I was down in Bristol too...........but that was just the Big O talking in his broad Bristolian accent!Grin

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 3 Nov 2012 - 4:08 PM
Monnika
Monnika  1
3 Nov 2012 - 5:03 PM

Amazing. Wink

jujupops
jujupops  4 England
10 Nov 2012 - 3:27 PM

They are sooooooo cute Lillian
Julie

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 5:10 PM

so gorgeous

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