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February 9, 2009
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Crouched in the Snow by Flame-of-the-Phoenix Crouched in the Snow by Flame-of-the-Phoenix
Subject: Siberian Tiger
Taken: Potter Park Zoo in Michigan
ISO: 320
F-stop: 6.3
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Focal Length: 500 mm

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This is an incredible shot. It's so full of emotion! The tiger looks so apprehensive and deep in thought. I love how you've captured the sun on his forehead, it brings my attention towards his eyes.
The perspective that you've captured this shot at is an incredible one as well. I've seldom seen a close up of the face where it looks really emotional and where it's been done this well.
The colors between the blue snow and the tiger contrast each other nicely as well. You seem to have put some thought behind that so that the snow had the blue hint to it. Had the snow been purely white it wouldn't have made such an impact.
Overall this is an absolutely incredible shot!
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What stands out about this image to me from the rest of your gallery is the emotional poignancy contained within, and I think the wonderful composition and excellent framing is largely responsible. It has an excellent sense of balance, and benefited from the fortunate complementary nature of the icy blue and orange tiger, while the play of white throughout somehow serves to tie the image together. It also benefited greatly from a nice amount of focus on the tiger, making the extreme foreground and the background blend softly out to support the rest of the image.

But really, the true strength of the image is the emotional aspect. It's the kind of animal photo that is truly a portrait - something that seems to capture their spirit and soul and emotion as well as just their physical appearance, something that makes the image so very appealing to us humans. You've made it extraordinarily easy to implant our thoughts and feelings into this tiger, and thus charged it with an immense amount of potential, making it immediately attractive.

Extremely well done.
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Pantheraa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello. can i use it like reference please ? :) i will put ur name under picture in description and link of this picture when i will be done :)
Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014   Photographer
Of course! Thank you for asking :aww: I'd love to see your piece when it's finished!
Pantheraa Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay. i will tagg u and give u link under this picture :D thank u :hug:
JericaWinters Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Gorgeous closeup shot. I love the details in the fur. The tiger looks at peace.
Pastelfish Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Interface Designer
wajasrule10 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hellow Fellow michigander. [Or atleast a person who takes picture in MI] I <3 your pic! It is so cool!
bloody-bubble Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010   Photographer
featured: [link] :santa:
santa passed by earlier
LaEmperatrizMariana Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Starlight-Airwaves Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
this is such an amazing capture! I love how its not like a typical head on shot, its different, and i love tigers :D
Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010   Photographer
Thank you so much!! :aww:
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