This is a shot of one of three white tigers living at my local zoo here in Singapore. They were in the news in November 2008 after they killed a deranged man who jumped into their enclosure. This is a picture of one of the two females. I've visited several times in the past few weeks and she is usually lounging around whenever I stop by-- letting the male pace around and keep watch for intruders. This time, however, she caught sight of me, started growling, and made me quite happy that there was a moat separating us.
Monopod. Canon EOS 450D, EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6L USM at f5.6, 1/500, ISO 800. Processed using Camera Raw.
This was taken in the blazing sun at the Singapore Zoo-- on a pond covered with giant lilly pads. I was chasing after the dragonflies and didn’t notice the frog until I got home and looked at the image in Photoshop. I’m sure the result would have been better with a proper macro lens, but I left mine at home (the 300mm and tripod is heavy enough).
Canon EOS 7D, EF300mm f2.8L IS USM, Gitzo GT 2541 tripod. f/6.3, 1/2500, ISO800. Processed in Adobe Photoshop and Noiseware.
Taken at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, at the rim of a pond in the middle of the gardens. I've been trying to get a macro shot of a dragonfly's face for the past couple of weeks at that pond, but it is tough because they tend to look out on the water, not back toward where I can perch myself. They also fly away if you're not careful. For some reason, perhaps because it had just rained, this particular dragonfly took very little notice of me and let me get a decent shot-- this is perhaps the best I can do with the current equipment I am using.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, Canon 1.4 Extender EF 1.4X, Canon Extension Tube EF25 II, f/7.1, 1/160, ISO 4000.