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The Stare

By Sree
April 6th, 2010

I took this photograph in Phoenix Zoo, Arizona, USA on 28th March 2010.

This is from my second wildlife photography album. I was testing out my new Canon EOS 7D! I was shooting in continuous mode and the tiger looked at me for just a fraction of a second, when it heard the shutter sound!

Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM. Adobe Lightroom 2.6, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Focal Point 2.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: buck2825
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Beautiful image, your subject on the other hand looks like Garfield just waking up from a nap.

Congratulations!!
Posted By: glaxotesm
about 4 years, 3 months ago
that cat is the cutiest tiger i've ever seen!
Posted By: isak
about 4 years, 3 months ago
my first thoughts were: "Wow! They've finally captured 'Sher Khan' from the Djungle Book!"
awesome picture! thanks for sharing it! :)
Posted By: K
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Very good picture, but I am feeling odd with the effect on the high light zones: perhaps too much sharpening/contrast?
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Looks like a lot of folks liked this one including myself. This came through pretty quick. I believe this is perfect. The subject is well lit and the background is wonderful. The light here really makes this shot. Keep it up!
Posted By: nordcz
about 4 years, 3 months ago
looks like a wise old cat. very stoic.

nice shot, thanks.
Posted By: ni3d4888
about 4 years, 3 months ago
had voted for this one. looks great. i didn't know a tiger could have such a big mane.
Posted By: lerch84
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Great shot! now that i can see it at a large resolution i love it! i saw it this morning on The Loupe, but i don't know why it looked a bit over saturated..anyway this is a very nice image!
Posted By: 7wonders
about 4 years, 3 months ago
He likes you! Super cool. Thank you.
Posted By: Lostnumber
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Lovely shot, the tiger looks like it's posing for a group of Disney artists.
Posted By: Clyde
about 4 years, 3 months ago
These animal shots really make for perfect backgrounds.
This is another stunning effort :)
Posted By: onis_uk
about 4 years, 3 months ago
thumbnail looked good but full size was a let down, the lion is out of focus!! if you look at the grass just infront of him its razor sharp ...nice try though ..........
Posted By: gyst4406
about 4 years, 3 months ago
I can't help but think your life is in danger here... Nice pic!
Posted By: Sree
about 4 years, 3 months ago
thanx everyone for voting and for all the comments!

i am very new to photographing wildlife...in fact this is just the second album...its not perfect...but I'm confident I can improve...

Love to share!!
Posted By: FotoFelix
about 4 years, 3 months ago
It's look is almost hypnotizing!
Very nice shot.

Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: Haak
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Im in pheonix right now! makes me want to go to the zoo :)
Posted By: Sree
about 4 years, 3 months ago
ha ha...you should...it's fun :D
Posted By: Sree
about 4 years, 3 months ago
my focus point(spot AF) was on the nose instead of the eye and I used only f4, should have used 5.6 ...the tiger is in perfect focus...the grass(which is sharp) is in the focus plane right below the tiger's nose...

this was the first time I used focal point 2...the editing part was not that good :(
Posted By: Farscape
about 4 years, 3 months ago
I can't stop looking at him and he cant stop looking at me yet some how I don't feel afraid , great shot
Posted By: Xinthose
about 4 years, 3 months ago
excellente
Posted By: Mercyflush64
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Something strange about this picture makes it look like the cat was superimposed. Around the top of the head just doesn't look right to me for some reason, like it was cut out. Maybe it is just the lighting and exposure that did this. Other than that it is a magnificent looking animal and it is so cool to get any creature to seem like they are posing for you. Years ago I took a roll of black and white film to the San Francisco zoo and they were the best looking pictures I ever shot. A zoo is a great place to capture a variety of locations and subjects in such a small area.
Posted By: Sree
about 4 years, 3 months ago
@ Mercyflush64

I am still a beginner to photography and this was the first time I used Focal Point 2...so this is post-processing gone bad :(

after this image I practiced on some other photographs and i am a bit better with focal point now...

the image is absolutely real nothing artificial about it...this is not a superimposed cat...ha ha
Posted By: Mercyflush64
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Nobody in history has ever picked up a camera and became an instant expert. It takes time and you learn a LOT from posting in places like this. When I was into photography almost 30 years ago I started on a Pentax k-1000 which is not the easiest camera to use but I enjoyed it because you learned a lot from doing everything manually. Then there was that extreme cost of film developing. Digital media has forever changed things so use it to your advantage and have fun.

Either way it is still a cool looking tiger to have stare you down with a look that says "I can eat you if I want but then I would have to get up"
Posted By: Cytosyn
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Am I the only one who thinks this picture should have "I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER" written on it ? :D

Awesome wallpaper by the way.
Posted By: StylinRed
about 4 years, 3 months ago
post processing makes this look like a fake picture
this is an amazing shot



id love to see you upload the original !!!
Posted By: FroBoZZ
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Hobbes! Mandibles of death
Posted By: felixandy101
about 3 years, 11 months ago
amazing photography! even though your still at your basics, this is moment worth capturing for any photographer....a job well done. it is indeed a photo which captivates the viewer and by a wordless gesture which silently hums, " i am not harmless - be warned" :-)

a job well done! cheers.

i guess the lighting and the background effect by better focus...

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