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Crouched in the Snow by Flame-of-the-Phoenix Crouched in the Snow by Flame-of-the-Phoenix
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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 :)
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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!
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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:
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Gorgeous closeup shot. I love the details in the fur. The tiger looks at peace.
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Pastelfishe Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Beautiful.
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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!
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bloody-bubble Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010   Photographer
featured: [link] :santa:
santa passed by earlier
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LaEmperatrizMariana Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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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
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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010   Photographer
Thank you so much!! :aww:
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hellhowler Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UR incredible.
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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010   Photographer
:blush: Aww, thank you so much!! You're kind. :hug:
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Phoebe-96 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this si a beautiful closeup, so much emotion and power coem form it. the deep orange also contrasts well with the black stripes and white snow
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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010   Photographer
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it!! :aww:
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f4eto Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
My favorite animal!!!!!!
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bebefromtheblock Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009   Photographer
Hi featured here:love:[link]
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Tech-Attack Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
You've been featured here: [link]
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Leahh23 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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colorful-child Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured here!!! Congratulations! :clap:
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Ailedda Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations for the Honorable Mention in Big Cats Small Cats Contest. You are featured here: [link] ...:D
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DaytonaBlue64Impala Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
... Wow. This photograph is so perfect...
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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009   Photographer
Aww, thank you so much!! :aww:
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DaytonaBlue64Impala Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
You're welcome! This is probably my favorite tiger photograph on DA. ;)
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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009   Photographer
:blush: Aww, thank you so much (again!)

:glomp:
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DaytonaBlue64Impala Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
:D It's true!
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jayshree Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
How beautiful.
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:iconflame-of-the-phoenix:
Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009   Photographer
Thanks so much! :aww:
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forbiddenrace1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful shot! Very emotional and captivating. You've really done a great job showing how beautiful these creatures are :thumbsup:
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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009   Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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lettherebelove01 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Featured here:[link]
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LadyLaisidhiel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Really beautiful!
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:iconflame-of-the-phoenix:
Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009   Photographer
Thanks so much! ^^
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listoman Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Excelent shot!
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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009   Photographer
Thank you!!
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:iconlistoman:
listoman Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome!
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JessieMyers Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgous shot =]
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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009   Photographer
Thank you!! :aww:
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saka50ft Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
damn!! this image is a killer!! super duper like it!!
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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009   Photographer
:giggle: Thanks so much! :hug:
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mazz1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
This is a great photo. I love the tigers emotion in this one. =)
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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009   Photographer
Thanks so much! ^^
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psychostange Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It's great, but I'd have liked it even better if one could see his eyes properly.
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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009   Photographer
Thanks and yeah, I can see what you mean. :/
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BelaBoosMim Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Breathtaking!
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:iconflame-of-the-phoenix:
Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner May 16, 2009   Photographer
Thanks so much! :aww:
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Aridax Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I really love this shot! <3

Is it okay if I use this picture for my stipple-art drawing in my studio art class? I can submit it to my scraps and link you if you would like. o-o?
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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner May 4, 2009   Photographer
Oh, sure, no problem! ^^ I'd love to see it when its done! :aww:
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Aridax Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :glomp:

I'll submit it to my gallery first, but I'll move it to my scraps if you ask me too. (Because I haven't uploaded much lately. ^^;)
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Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner May 6, 2009   Photographer
No problem! Yay! I can't wait to see it. ^^
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biancax Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Absolutely amazing. The tiger looks gorgeous against the snow. I want one. =[
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