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Siberian Tiger

By FeatherFriend
Just haven't been able to get out to do new pics recently so here's 3 shots from my archives.
Taken at 'Dartmoor Zoological Park' here in Devon. It is not a very large park and there are not masses of animals but these big cats were in a great setting with no bars and wire netting with a moat of water between them and the public which makes for great photo opportunities.
If you are ever down our way it is well worth a visit. Hope you like them.
Many thanks to you all for your votes and comments on my last upload, your continued support is appreciated so much.

f/8 1/250 sec ISO 200 M/pod

Tags: Wildlife Dartmoor Siberian tiger Wildlife and nature Zoological park

Voters: KBan, Wibbles, georg and 127 more

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KBan 11 494 4 England
7 Sep 2008 11:38AM
super set of 3 Geoff no. 1 for me.

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Wibbles 9 1 England
7 Sep 2008 11:41AM
Stunning photo's... Tigers are so beautiful. Fantastic work.
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 11:49AM
you have brilliant archives Geoff, not to mention these are brilliant also, i love V1 it's absolutely STUNNING, well captured indeed

7 Sep 2008 11:52AM
Beautiful Shot, Crisp And Clear, Gorgeous, The Frame Works Very Well With The Background Colours......

harrattp 9 11 4 England
7 Sep 2008 11:54AM
All three images are superbly exposed, for my vote I choose ver 2. The colours and the fact the tiger appears looking straight at you are what win me over.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
7 Sep 2008 11:56AM
Three stunning images with the portrait being an absolute winner for me.
7 Sep 2008 11:59AM
fantasic set of images super colour and detail
NatalieKinnear 9 280 8
7 Sep 2008 12:15PM
What a stunning set of images. Agree with above, excellent colour and detail.
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
7 Sep 2008 12:21PM
What a fine image V1 is...

Cormy 9 3 England
7 Sep 2008 12:21PM
Absolutely excellent set Geoff.
7 Sep 2008 12:28PM
Superb. All 3 are great,
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 12:47PM
wow excellent capture, he looks so proud
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 12:54PM
Absolutely stunning
7 Sep 2008 12:59PM
Fantastic detail!
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3529 Canada
7 Sep 2008 1:10PM
All nice shots, if a little over saturated on my monitor.

excellent shots,well taken.ray
7 Sep 2008 1:16PM
A lovely set of shots
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 1:31PM
Fabulous sharp shots. What a gorgeous tiger.
Marilyn x
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
7 Sep 2008 1:50PM
Three stunning images, glad to make it 30.
hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
7 Sep 2008 1:51PM
Fabulous images....V1 for me with V3 a very close 2nd...Beautiful colours and light...
7 Sep 2008 2:21PM
Great set but #1 is a superb portrait
jdh2 10 1 1 United States
7 Sep 2008 2:25PM
all 3 are great, but I especially like # 1. Jerry
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
7 Sep 2008 2:25PM

Quote:All nice shots, if a little over saturated on my monitor.

Thanks Will, have sent you a PM re the saturation.
7 Sep 2008 2:38PM
Great series of images, what a gorgeous beast.
User_Removed 8 78 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 2:45PM
Great set.. I like the saturation Geoff

MNPHOTO 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 3:06PM
excellent work and a reply to your reply on whitie etc no offence taken to your help i do shoot in raw and manual exposure i think its maybe my photoshop work that i do afterwards make me loose the detail in the fur as i would put a lot of contrast and do levels to try and lift the image and make it brighter .i do find it takes away detail from my fur i also find it does the same with any wedding dresses etc i would shot they would come out good detailed and then if i try to bump up the contrast the detail in anything white goes lol i must try and use that minus exposure compensation though as it is something i would not use i am farly new to photography myself only started now two years in a learning curve
MNPHOTO 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 3:17PM
i think you are right thanks for that every little helps
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
7 Sep 2008 3:17PM
What a superb set of well detailed captures.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
7 Sep 2008 3:34PM
Would never be able to choose which I like best of all these superb images!
Wonderful archives!
7 Sep 2008 3:41PM
Superb love 1 and 3. The nose on the first one looks so velvety. Wonderful details and colours.
dwoody 8 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 3:45PM
Yet again Geoff, 3 superb images with no lost detail.
7 Sep 2008 5:19PM
I like these shots very much Geoff
V2 gets the vote!
MNPHOTO 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 5:52PM
thanks again think i have that going now lol
DerekL 11 166 24 England
7 Sep 2008 5:55PM
Fantastic shot of one of my favourite animals.
Good detail and exposure.
Only minor downside is the eyes, which are in shadow.
peter_oak 11 1 England
7 Sep 2008 6:40PM
A superb head shot Geoff spot on detail.

KevSB 12 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 7:03PM
cracker of a shot x3
Hebe 9 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 7:19PM
A truly supurb set of images.
A superb looking animal and you havecaptured it beautifully.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 8:01PM
lots of good detail
piccy 10 8 Wales
7 Sep 2008 8:17PM
Wow, this first is my fav, really stunning close up.
goso 10 2 1 Australia
7 Sep 2008 8:21PM
Fantastic set Geoff - beautiful animal.......Bill
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 8:38PM
What a magnificent animal - I think you caught it beautifully and looks like natural surroundings Ina
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
7 Sep 2008 9:00PM
Three awesome shots Geoff, V1 is very impressive and I really like the pose in V3. - gary
SueTurner 12 81 3 England
7 Sep 2008 9:07PM
all three = perfect - that blue sky setting them off perfectly
7 Sep 2008 9:21PM
3 stunning captures
7 Sep 2008 9:58PM
wow, what a cracker shot this is, excellent details
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 10:10PM
Excellent captures Geoff the detail and colours in V1 are stunning............

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
7 Sep 2008 10:43PM
A great superbly exposed head shot of this wonderful animal Geoff. Some carefully chosen shooting angles help the impression that these shots were taken in the wild. very difficult with zoo shots.
LisaRose 10 172 4 United States
7 Sep 2008 11:25PM
A beautiful image.

7 Sep 2008 11:31PM
wow beautiful love all three
dweezil 8 1 England
7 Sep 2008 11:32PM
V3 for me but all are special
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 11:49PM
superb shots, If the weather holds I might pay them a visit this week..
liparig 12 233 United States
8 Sep 2008 12:11AM
wow grogeous protrait
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
8 Sep 2008 12:27AM
Thank you all so much for your votes and comments, so much appreciated.
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 1:02AM
The colours, clarity and composition of each one is excellent, wouldn't know how to choose a favourite.
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
8 Sep 2008 7:03AM
3 absolutely stunning Tigger captures Geoff, fantastic lighting and detail and not a fence or bar in sight.
Love all 3 of these click for each
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
8 Sep 2008 11:32AM
V1 and V3, Wow....The colour, detail, these images are fantastic,

"WoW" Beautiful work.
greatdog 8 21 England
8 Sep 2008 1:00PM
Great shots Geoff,superb colours and texture,v1 for me but they are all great.wish we had made the trip there when we were on holiday!!,Dane.
8 Sep 2008 1:04PM
Great images Geoff, the quality is 1st class.
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 2:48PM
All three are absolutely stunning the vivid colours and the detail is superb.
8 Sep 2008 3:54PM
Superb Geoff... love v1, the colours are wonderful

janty66 9 3 England
8 Sep 2008 4:18PM
fantastic shots, superb detail, love v1..
Love the 3 amazing colse up in 1 with fine detail.
MikeRC Plus
11 3.6k United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 6:33PM
...three terrific shots Geoff...well done indeed :

Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
8 Sep 2008 9:23PM
You have captured the look of complete confidence of this beast.

Great work.

HUMIE 9 2 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 10:46PM
Excellent images 1 tops for me.
Thanks for the info, looks a great place to visit.

derekv 9 3 England
8 Sep 2008 11:04PM
Beautiful shots, Geoff, but No. 1 is absolutely wonderful.
MandsH 9 England
8 Sep 2008 11:43PM
Three superb shots, no 1 is just amazing
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
8 Sep 2008 11:43PM
Thank you all for your support and also a special thank you Derek for your User Award so much appreciated.
8 Sep 2008 11:57PM
3 cracking shots geoff love v 1.....peter
OMG 8 51 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 12:13AM
Just fantastic. I love all three shots and amazed by the detail and clarity you achieve. It makes me realise I have an awful lot to learn.
Rgds Derek
SteveNZ 8 4 5 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 2:27AM
Captured a real "don't dare mess with me" look on the tiger's face (V1).
Background colour works well with the orange of the animal.
Great work.
Cheers -- Steve.
9 Sep 2008 10:05AM
Superb detail in no.1. Terrific series Geoff.
Artois 10 405 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 11:03AM
3 great shots of a magnificent creature. V1 is my fave.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
9 Sep 2008 2:39PM
Thank you so much for your User Award Tom (Toffee), I really appreciate it.
HenB 8
9 Sep 2008 4:38PM
Three great shots Keith but I think No1 stands out a mile for the close detail and exposure.Thanks for the favourable comments on my first KF.
ChazB 11 64 3 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 5:55PM
Three wonderful captures, superb detail in V1. Pleased to make it 100!
JudeC 9 6 3 England
9 Sep 2008 6:25PM
What is there left to say!! - a cracking set of images - Jude.
franfoto 9 2 32 England
9 Sep 2008 6:41PM

Quote:What is there left to say!! - a cracking set of images - Jude.

I agree with Jude, Can't add anything but the word WOW.
Fran xx
9 Sep 2008 11:02PM
Vote #105 - there is nothing left to add, there is no need to say any more - but I want to! This is absolutely brilliant Geoff, well deserved awards.
fossilized 12 79 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2008 11:55AM
An excellent portrait - the fur detail is beautiful.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
11 Sep 2008 3:36PM
A special thank you to Terry (SecretSnapper) for the User Award, so pleased you liked It and appreciate it so much.
12 Sep 2008 10:55AM
a cracking series geoff,v1 for me.
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
12 Sep 2008 11:26AM

Quote:V1 and V3, Wow....The colour, detail, these images are fantastic,

"WoW" Beautiful work.

No 3 really strikes a cord with me Geoff,,amazing.
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
14 Sep 2008 2:47PM
Valerie1 8 68 Northern Ireland
15 Sep 2008 6:30PM
3 wonderful images.
Steve-T 9 56 66 England
21 Sep 2008 7:36PM
Dave87 9 42 5 England
4 Oct 2008 7:27PM
One of the best portraits of a big cat Iíve ever seen - so feel this shot is worthy of an award. Work of the finest order.

FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
4 Oct 2008 8:09PM
A special thank you to AidenR and Dave 87 for the User Awards, I appreciate it so much.
Dave87 9 42 5 England
4 Oct 2008 10:06PM
Your photography is worthy of it. Top draw - advanced group work.

KevSB 12 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2008 7:15PM
what a superb creature
proz 12 205 United States
7 Oct 2008 3:36PM
such a noble, wonderful animal!
Paul_cats 10 61 22 Scotland
22 Oct 2008 9:01PM
Simply stunning.
jonathanbp 8 99 Thailand
6 Nov 2008 1:22PM
you've caputred the majesty of this animal perfectly, love it - Jonathan
6 Nov 2008 9:54PM
Stunning image of a beautiful animal, love it!!!

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