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Ben's Tiger II

By tigertimb
2nd of the tiger shots from "Ben's Zoo"; wasn't sure whether I preferred this one or yesterdays.

The tigers were fascinated by a visiting troupe of Masai warriors which produced this expression. Not sure if it was the bright red costumes, or the bells? (I'll see if any of the candids I took are worth posting for tomorrow)

A 5% boost to brightness and contrast with this one over the original jpeg.

#2 was an attempt to darken the background; I wasn't entirely happy with the edges, but liked the result anyway.

All comments and criticisms much appreciated

Tim Smile

Tags: Tiger Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Portraits and people Dartmoor zoological park Bens zoo

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Bob_V 15 1 2 United States
6 Jan 2009 2:34PM
What a great portrait Tim, V2 for me, the darker background works well.
motorsportpictures 14 289 23 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2009 2:43PM
beautiful shot...
PeelNStick 18 4 United States
6 Jan 2009 2:47PM
Great shot. I like version 1.
woolybill1 Plus
16 38 79 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2009 3:14PM
No problems with either; I prefer V1 but haven't a clue why.
(Many people would have me leave the last word off that comment Wink)
A proud portrait.
sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 3 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2009 3:17PM
awesome creature superbly taken
Shroomer 15 14 167 England
6 Jan 2009 3:27PM
Nice bit of work Tim, V2 has brought the subject out more
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
6 Jan 2009 4:41PM
Alert to surroundings Tim. Ron.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.4k 2543 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2009 4:54PM
I prefer V2. I see what you mean about the edging - particularly on the right side. Not sure what the answer is.
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2009 5:00PM
Actually I prefer No1, somehow it is more natural, I loved yesterdays too.
GeorgeRusky 16 1 4
6 Jan 2009 5:25PM
Hi Tim
I liked the Tiger series a lot for its perfect technical performance and nice color spectrum,
In this particular duo I find V #2 more classical and traditional thus easier for seeing.
All the best
crookymonsta 14 842 10 England
6 Jan 2009 6:13PM
Just as good as yesterdays, I lean towards the darker background in #2. Sandra
Tigress 14 Scotland
6 Jan 2009 6:27PM
#1 for me. Lovely looking guy!
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
6 Jan 2009 6:42PM
Superb portrait
6 Jan 2009 6:51PM
smashing images Tim, good work on V2

John Smile
photophantom 14 108 3 Philippines
6 Jan 2009 8:03PM
iancam 14 23 England
6 Jan 2009 8:11PM
Superb images
FeatherFriend 14 38 217 England
6 Jan 2009 9:52PM
Again, detail is superb Tim, I like both versions,
norton 18 2 6 Jersey
6 Jan 2009 11:18PM
Great capture Tim,V2 for me,the darker B/G makes the whiskers and eyelashes stand-out.
Well captured.................

6 Jan 2009 11:37PM

MandsH 15 England
7 Jan 2009 12:04AM
Two beautiful close ups
Tonyto 14 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2009 10:39PM
Great capture!
BERTRAM 14 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2009 11:22PM
Brilliant capture,v1 for me.
rangerpaul 15 19 7 England
8 Jan 2009 8:26PM
Have to say I don't mind either version. There's a hint of the original colour around the tiger in V2 but not enough to distract.
Cracking detail in the animal and a wonderful pose.
lostintime 14 13 6 Germany
9 Jan 2009 3:05PM
You've captured a wonderful expression Tim, superb detail.
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
10 Jan 2009 9:25PM
A tremendous tiger portrait Tim, V2 is my favourite

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