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Amur Tiger Cub after playing in the snow and mud!!
with mum and a sister in the background...water was frozen as well as me
I was even muddier at end of my dayWink

V2 a cub portrait
taken yesterday at the WHF in Kent

Amazed and so happy you liked the Cheetah shots..a day to always remember
in so many different ways and Thank You to Steve and to Carole for your User Awards

Had not even given my spotted boots a thoughtSmileGrinWink

So many images to show you and share my day

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Jan 2013 - 9:52 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Playing in mud and snow
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:15 Jan 2013 - 1:02 PM
Tags:Amur tiger cubs, General, Kent, Pets / captive animals, Whf, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

Comments

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:15 PM

v1 shows the mud well, Lillian, but I do like the eye contact and lick of the lips in v2. Maybe just a slight crop off the top to put his eyes on a third would make it perfick.

Dave

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
15 Jan 2013 - 1:15 PM

These are two excellent photos Lillian. V2 bites me in the heart - stunning Smile

bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:18 PM

Two fab ones Lillian V2 is so special beautiful shot .
Rob

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:18 PM

2 absolute gems deserves to be in a wildlife magazine in my veiw stunning and guess what you've got my UA once more

Last Modified By sparrowhawk at 15 Jan 2013 - 1:22 PM
pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:26 PM

Love to go, one day you never know - a most delightful picture

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:31 PM

Love V1, can't get V2 to open again. Will try again in a few minutes. Glad I got to see Miss Braveheart in V2 yesterday........Sandy

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:32 PM

Two more wonderful image, Lillian, you must have been in seventh heaven there Smile Carol

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:32 PM

Just got V2 to open. Isn't he precious! Something must have tasted good, wonder what! Really excellent shots Lillian.........Sandy

ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 9138 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 - 1:37 PM

Thgese are wonderful Lillian - looks like you had a fabulous day

nikshot
nikshot  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:40 PM

Superb shots and a day never to be forgotten, really jealous now!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileWink

All the best Nick

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:42 PM

Both great shots but V2 is rather special. Bit worrying surely, looking right at you and licking his lips? Tongue

Ann

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
15 Jan 2013 - 1:45 PM

Super images Lillian, great detail captured in both,
V2 a slight favourite for me,
Fred.

Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 2Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 2:03 PM

The eye contact in V2 is brilliant.
Cliff

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 626 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 2:10 PM

Very well done Lillian considering the speed and aperture used for these,
Geoff.

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 2:14 PM

Two stunning images, I especially like V2

Hugh

JohnChambersPhotography

Both good but v2 gets my fav today.

John

jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 1045 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 - 2:23 PM

Great shots. Looks soo cold
Jennix

digital_boi
15 Jan 2013 - 2:26 PM

they certainly have a great cuddle factor about them muddy or not both excellent Lillian V2 with the great eye contact and the licking of the lips would be winner+++ two very publishable captures i would say excellent work

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

achieverswales
15 Jan 2013 - 2:36 PM

V2 awesome Lillian, worth the wet and cold to get these stunning shots.

Regards

Trev.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 2:37 PM

gorgeous... I knew this would get my award today before it had opened up v2 completely Smile
some things are common for all cubs Smile

Last Modified By annettep38 at 15 Jan 2013 - 2:38 PM
Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 2:39 PM

Thanks everyone and to you Steve and Nick for your User Awards
put V2 there as thought the grass was too distractingSmile
but seems you do not mind
Lillian

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 2:40 PM

Ohhh...two superb shots, Lillian, but I am utterly taken with the one in V2 SmileSmile

Andrew

rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 3:18 PM

Great shots Lillian but V2 's a winner.

Ray

digital_boi
15 Jan 2013 - 3:30 PM

had to come back for another look Lillian you should not be surprised that V2 is so well liked the image is so powerful and good that you dont notice the grass...i know you gave me a UA yesterday this is not in return this is givern by me as the best photograph of the day

Graham

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 3:34 PM

what short legs .........

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 3:41 PM

A very muddy moggy! Wink Two beauties here, Lillian, but V2 has to be my fave Smile
Trev Smile

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 3:42 PM

Both shots are top rate Lillian.
Joan.

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 3:53 PM

V2 is great

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 3:54 PM

IMO you should have led with No. 2 but both are superb captures.

Albert

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
15 Jan 2013 - 3:55 PM

They have certainly grown Lillian. Glad that you had a good day. V2 has to be my favourite here. Great eye contact with her. Moira

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 4:02 PM

brilliant detail lillian wonderful colours and tones v2 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
andy

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 4:14 PM

Another stunning image Lillian, you made the most of this moment !!!!
Ron.

graceland
graceland  92378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 4:47 PM

very nice

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 4:50 PM

Sweet innocent eyes.

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 4:52 PM

Two fantastics shots, Lillian!
You are certainly getting you money's worth out of that lens!

****

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 4:54 PM

Wonderful shots Lillian, both having some lovely wet and muddy detail.
The eye contact in V2 is superb.
Carole

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 5:21 PM

Tigers playing in the Mick, a bit like Brodie who comes home after a winter walk with half the park adhering to his undercarriage,
Love both shots but the portrait in V 2 is the one I like the better, Lillian.
Congrats on all the UA's.
Ronnie.

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 5:38 PM

Superb shots and I esp. love V2 with the eye contact; wonder what you gave him to make him stick his tongue out!
Ju

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 5:41 PM

Wonderful shots Lillian, makes a change to see them like this.

John Smile

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 5:42 PM

How utterly gorgeous Lillian. Love them both but v2 definitely gets my vote!
Ann
PS they've grown! Smile hope you had a wonderful day.

WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 6:12 PM

V2 Lillian Wink Superb

kazza12
kazza12 e2 Member 2kazza12 vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 - 6:21 PM

two fantastic shots v2 made me giggle very well taken SmileSmile karen

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:08 PM

Its got to be V2............................. Bloomin fantasticGrinGrin
Diane

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2185 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:21 PM

Waaaaaw!!!These are Brilliant,looking foreward to see some moreSmile
NettaSmile

bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:34 PM

2 Stunning shots, great detail, love the mud and how you have caught this in the fur. They have grown big quick since October! Fantastic looking animals very well taken and presented. Bob (Hope you have lots more of these?)

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 - 7:45 PM

2 top notch shots Lillian, love V2.
Brian

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:49 PM

Magnificent Lillian, v1 for me.... and look at all those awards... very special.

carper123
carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 8:15 PM

Two wonderful images, Lillian, v2 for me, a magical capture, luv the colours and detail.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmile x

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 8:19 PM

Congratulations on ALL the awards~~~~~THESE ARE SPLENDID IMAGES!

pks
pks  10 England
15 Jan 2013 - 8:33 PM

two lovely images well taken

peter

AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
15 Jan 2013 - 9:29 PM

How do you keep on getting better, and better, and better?! Ann.

Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 9:53 PM

gorgeous shot

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 10:14 PM

Excellent shot of this Tiger Lillian. He seems to be moving with a very purposeful tread!!!!
Ron

canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 - 10:42 PM

Two excellent images Lillian. I am drawn to V2 for the eye contact. Seems he has spotted a tasty meal Grin Grin Grin Congratulations on the awards
Jim

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 11:18 PM

Two excellent shots
mike

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
16 Jan 2013 - 11:07 AM

Well done Lillian, strikes again! V2. excellent eye contact dose he think you might just go in this one too lol. like them both, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 12:42 PM

Absolutely stunning Lillian. These are 2 beautiful shots, especially love number 2. Just want to cuddle it Grin

Kathryn

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 1:42 AM

Cuddly! Lovable look on that face! Impressive camera work here.... IB

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 5:29 PM

Two brilliant images Lillian love v2 in particular. I don't know if you saw the bbc clip of the tigers playing in the snow at Longleat and demolishing a snowman, it was posted on the bbc website yesterday and also in the epz forums but I can't remember which one!

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