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Amur tiger - a rare beauty

Probably my favourite, and most unexpected shot of the day.  (:o)

Some may feel that the photoshop effects are not appropriate, but it did removed the `haze` created by the glass., and it is one of the few photographs I have taken that I would actually like to have printed in a large format on canvas. (:o)

comments (20)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 2 Apr 2008, 00:37
I think the processing is FABULOUS, Roz. I can totally see it in a big format!
Rosalyn Sears: So pleased you like it, Ginnie. (:o)
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Apr 2008, 01:11
Not put off by your PP at all is very well executed.
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, ray. I know that it won`t be to everyone`s taste. (:o)
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 2 Apr 2008, 06:37
Roz, everytime I open your SC I am impressed, this processing you did on this works for me, you know I don't like it that much if it is 'overdone' once you had to smile when I made a remark on that, but today...a deep bow for this picture, love it.
Rosalyn Sears: It`s all a question of personal tastes, Astrid. It would be so boring if we all liked the same thing, and took similar photographs. I am very happy that this one pleases you. (:o)
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 2 Apr 2008, 08:07
Indeed a beautiful animal - its a sad thing that these are no more found in the wild. I certainly hope that the remaining species - Siberian and Royal Bengal Tigers are not pushed to extinction by us humans. Great Shot Roz.
Rosalyn Sears: There has been a small revival of the Amur tigers, but even so it is still critically endangers. I agree that it would be unbearably sad to lose these incredible animals for ever.
bella! un bellissimo soggetto!
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you my friend. (:o)
Works for us grin
Rosalyn Sears: Good! I know it will not suit everyone. (:o)
Wonderful capture. Great PP job Roz!
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Richard. This is one of my favourites from the day. (:o)
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Apr 2008, 11:20
this could well be a print for a new t-shirt design
Rosalyn Sears: That would work! (:o)
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Apr 2008, 11:57
Amazing processing Roz. smile
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, Tracy. (:o)
  • Martin
  • Houston, TX
  • 2 Apr 2008, 16:34
I like these close-ups. It is like sitting right next to the tiger. Can't say that I am a big fan of the Warhol processing though. You can get rid of a lot of haze via noise reduction and sharpening.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Martin. It was fantastic getting so close. I did work on the original, and improved it quite a bit. I know this kind of processing is not everyone`s cup of tea, but I like it. (:o)
Very suitable for a large format print. Nicely done.
Rosalyn Sears: Well I`m going to give it a go - I hope it works well. (:o)
  • blackdog
  • on dial up ;o(
  • 2 Apr 2008, 18:40
Powerfull photograph, but PP not to my taste (understand the difficulties through glass). A screw in polarising filter will stop the glare and reflection if you are going to do a lot of shots thro glass.
Rosalyn Sears: I never thought of using my filter for that! I use it for seascapes and the likes! I will be going back to the zoo, so I will experiment with filters. As for the pp-ing - I know it is not for everyone. (:o)
Another nice close-up to go with yesterday's Rosalyn. The "effect" works o.k.with this one.
Rosalyn Sears: Glad you like it, brian. (:o)
  • Alan
  • Southampton
  • 2 Apr 2008, 20:08
I don't think you've spoilt the picture of the cat, at all. There's plenty of detail left in the magnificent coat.
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, Alan. We all have different tastes, and I know that some really are not keen on this kind of pp-ing. But that`s okay - it would be so boring if we all liked the same thing. (:o)
This would make a great poster in a save the Amur campaign. I love it Roz
Rosalyn Sears: I might see if anyone wants it, Bill. I would gladly have it used to raise funds, or even just the profile of this gorgeous creature. (:o)
I can see why you would want this printed too Rosalyn smile
Rosalyn Sears: I think I am going to give it a go, and see how it looks. (:o)
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM USA
  • 2 Apr 2008, 22:11
WOW!! Beautiful animal!
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, Helen. They are gorgeous. (:o)
  • Robert
  • Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 3 Apr 2008, 03:42
I really like your treatment. Such a beautiful animal.
Rosalyn Sears: Cheers, Robert! Glad you like it. (:o)
  • Porcsin
  • Hungary
  • 4 Apr 2008, 21:07
I like the afterwork with the shot!
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you - I`m so pleased you like it. (:o)
Magnificent creatures...large and majestic. It must be difficult to take a bad picture of one.

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