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White Tiger - Pouakai Zoo, New Plymouth, NZ

By SteveNZ  
Tried something completely different (for me) with this image.
A trip to a local zoo (Pouakai Zoo in New Plymouth) with my daughter last week left me rather stunned at the beauty and majesty of these white tigers!
I've manipulated the original in an attempt to emphasise the textures of her fur and colour of her eyes.
Several layers combined/overlaid (using PSP X2) - original, b&w, negative plus tweaking.
This isn't a technique I've tried before, so I'm interested in any comments or critique.
BTW: White tigers are the result of a mutant gene - that also causes them to have blue eyes which are 'mis-wired' making most of them cross-eyed. (According to my research on Google.)

Tags: White Zoo Cats New zealand Textures New plymouth Digitally manipulated Tiger Nz Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Pouakai

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DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
15 Jul 2010 10:33AM
The work that you have done on this is very effective. Like it. Andy

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
15 Jul 2010 10:45AM
certain different look to the more usual tiger shoots good playing.
regards Richard
SteveNZ 9 4 5 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2010 10:52AM
Thank you for those comments!
I'm now wondering if I made it different enough... should have pushed a bit more??
Jalapeno 8 127 2 Iceland
20 Jul 2010 4:34PM
Lovely effect Smile sir!
Phil1958 9 272 4 Wales
19 Aug 2010 11:37AM
This is certainly an unusual image and I like it very much - good luck with the "Guinness" project - let us see some results,


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