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Siberian Tiger 3

By franfoto
The last of this magnificent creature for now taken at 'Dartmoor Zoological Park' here in Devon. It is not a very large park and there are not masses of animals but some are in great settings with a moat of water between them and the public which makes for great photo opportunities. The stars of the park are European Brown Bears, African Lions and Jaguars so if you are ever down our way it is well worth a visit. I have included a close crop "dentist's eye view" of it's mouth- just watch you don't fall in!
Large view reveals so much more, time permitting.
Thanks for all your comments and clicks on my last one. Glad you enjoyed it.
Have a good weekend.

f/8 1/320sec ISO100 Focal length 200mm - Mono pod support.
Levels & curves adjusted and 'high pass sharpener' applied in the Shop.

Tags: Franfoto Wildlife Captive Zoos Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Siberian tigers

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Apr 2008 12:56PM
Yes! Large is pretty scary, but what a great image-- Wonderful how you made the bg oof-- -- never know this was made at a zoo! ( in an enclosure)


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User_Removed 10 78 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2008 12:58PM
Lovely detail and exposure spot on
plugin 13 1 Canada
26 Apr 2008 12:58PM
Great images.. and it looks like they were done in the wild.
26 Apr 2008 1:04PM
Nice detail. Mark
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
26 Apr 2008 1:14PM
superb capture here...
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
26 Apr 2008 1:15PM
#2 is great. With #1, I would tend to trim something off the top
proz 13 205 United States
26 Apr 2008 1:20PM
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2008 1:21PM
Wow you really nailed him there Fran,that mouth also reminds me of a girl I used to know....great shots
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2008 1:32PM
O my goodness at no.2 what a great shot and the image coped with a heavy crop! Both are superb
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2008 1:39PM
Wow, what a roar!!
Super capture
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2008 1:50PM
WOW!! I was quite shocked when I saw the second made me move back from the screen ! Fantastic images Fran.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Apr 2008 1:51PM
Superb images, Fran, very well captured. Carol
26 Apr 2008 1:52PM
Wonderful image as norm Fran, well captured.

26 Apr 2008 2:13PM
Superb again, Fran.
Artois 12 405 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2008 3:05PM
love v2, great capture
glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
26 Apr 2008 3:10PM
Great capture Fran.

lammie 13
26 Apr 2008 4:42PM
Good shots agin. This has been a very nice series of the tiger.
AlanBW 12 20 England
26 Apr 2008 5:01PM
Brilliant timing; V2 is magnificent!
microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2008 6:52PM
Great shot Fran,Can almost feel his/her breath in V.2,
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2008 6:58PM
I just love those teeth and whiskers, very nicely caught.
whiteswan01 10 13 England
26 Apr 2008 8:03PM
well caught pleased to be vote 30 well done
26 Apr 2008 8:40PM
Bright and sharp and close enough, is it a roar or a yawn? Scary either way.
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
26 Apr 2008 11:46PM
wow Fran this shot is wonderful...
User_Removed 11 16 England
26 Apr 2008 11:53PM
Wonderful image and good composition
franfoto 10 2 32 England
27 Apr 2008 12:20AM

Quote:Bright and sharp and close enough, is it a roar or a yawn? Scary either way.

In this instance, it was a yawn Brian.
Thank you Dawn for the 30th vote
Thanks everybody for your lovely comments and the RC.
Silverzone 10 2 England
27 Apr 2008 9:09AM
Great shot. Sylvia
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
27 Apr 2008 11:33AM
Superb close up Frances. Very good set of images. Ron.
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
27 Apr 2008 4:21PM
Lovely pin sharp photo, good job it was a zoom and you didn't get too close,thanks for your votes, I am playing catch up as well !

pennyspike 15 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2008 7:37PM
"Life is just so boring it almost sends me to sleep."
A great viewpoint.
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
27 Apr 2008 8:58PM
Properly taking care teeth! Excellent details Fran.
digiray63 11 4 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2008 10:53PM
Super images Fran, no2 is my favourite, I wouldn't want to be that close !
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2008 10:53PM
Excellent shots, love the close up.

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
28 Apr 2008 3:21PM
Superb shots, both of them, tack sharp and lovely detail.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 7:57AM
that's one big yawn, well captured Fran,
29 Apr 2008 6:27PM
WOW 2 great shots nice sharp detail well done.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
29 Apr 2008 7:09PM
I dont think I will be the one to call him ' bigmouth ' !!
A great shot Fran with amazing detail.
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 7:48PM
Lovely detail again Fran. He doesn't look like he is due for the dentist just yet Smile

Cormy 10 3 England
29 Apr 2008 8:42PM
Lovely pair of Gnashers,and thats just the Tiger.
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 9:24PM
Great capture and lovely colour
29 Apr 2008 10:24PM
Great yawn eh? I've come over all sleepy... This is a lovely image. The colours are spot on (well they would be if he were a Cheetah...) Sorry I'm trying to be clever when I really should be in bed! Smile
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
29 Apr 2008 10:44PM
Wow what a wonderful pair of captures, love No2

Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
29 Apr 2008 11:19PM
Wonderful capture. Excellent work.
Footsore 10 9 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 12:39AM
Excellent result. Can almost see what it had for breakfast in No2.

JYBluesman 11 97
1 May 2008 3:35PM
Stunning capture, great colour Fran, a nice series of cat shots. The close up is brilliant. Jeff
abtuie 14 7
1 May 2008 10:32PM
Excellent picture - good detail, colour and pose.

lostintime 10 13 5 Germany
2 May 2008 9:11AM
Great timing, super shot.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
26 May 2008 11:18PM
Two cracking shots Fran, the colours and detail are spot on, as is your timing
FredF 11 1 France
24 Jul 2008 3:34PM
Great shot.


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