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The Stare Down
The Stare Down
Jutilda


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: At the Zoo (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S3000
Location: Austin, Tx
Date: Jul 17, 2005
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2005

This beautiful bengal tiger just kept his eye on me the entire time I was snapping his picture. He was sitting in a huge layer of water in a man-made waterfall at the Austin Zoo. Since so many of the animals are rescue and it's non-profit, it is smaller and the animal are much more familiar with humans. His partner dove into the water and came right up to the edge, rubbing the fence (I'd cheated and crawled over the railing) as if she wanted me to pet her, but I refrained. I zoomed into his face because it was so powerful and it was such a bright day that alot of the rest of the shot had hot spots and overexposure. I brought up a little color saturation and brightness, but no other changes.

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 198
Avg (all users): 6.2658
Avg (commenters): 7.4615
Avg (participants): 6.2566
Avg (non-participants): 6.2752
Views since voting: 2623
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 222
Comments: 43
Favorites: 9 (view)


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09/21/2006 05:43:27 PM
Magnificence.
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08/26/2006 12:02:07 AM
Uhhh, meow! I love this shot! His eyes are so intense.
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08/23/2006 08:38:46 PM
so beautiful
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05/16/2006 03:09:57 AM
For an Icelander, this is scary stuff, glad you two met at the zoo.

Truly wonderful colours and I love that the animal is so close and we get to see the look in his eyes, "what are you doing on my turf".
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05/13/2006 10:03:31 AM
I love the fact that you are not quite sure what is going on behind those gorgeous eyes! Beautiful crispness to your shot, great reward, for your effort!
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04/19/2006 11:09:26 AM
AMAZING! Wonderful, "pettable" photo. !!!
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02/06/2006 11:13:23 PM
This is a powerful shot you took a risk and got a gem!
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12/08/2005 09:18:03 AM
Wow, now this is quite the image!!! I love the expression you captured on his face, and the color/detail of his fur and whiskers... great job here!
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10/29/2005 10:05:02 PM
this is just amazing he looks like he would love to get at you! really nice post processing.
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10/21/2005 10:17:24 PM
wow, what a beautiful animal...your high detail and good use of sun makes this a winner !
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10/09/2005 06:34:31 PM
Wow!! those eyes just pierce you! and to read about how you got this shot...yikes! behind the rail for me! ; )
congrats on such a powerful shot.
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09/06/2005 02:54:41 AM
Great image excellent capture,you have caught this magnificant animal in perfect lighting with a fantastic stare.
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09/06/2005 02:52:54 AM
this is one of my favorite pictures on this site. it's as if the tiger is ready to bite my head off.very cool
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09/06/2005 02:17:08 AM
Such striking eyes. I wouldn't want to be on the business end of that stare :) Surprisingly enough, there is a lot of sharpness and focus on his whiskers. Great capture.
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08/29/2005 10:46:23 PM
A grand shot and certainly a fav in my book.
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08/19/2005 11:58:26 PM
Wow...stare down is right! Great shot...I hope it was with a long zoom! I would maybe increase the saturation of the colors a bit to see if it could ad a little pop to the shot.
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08/18/2005 11:50:20 AM
First i'd like to thank you for the nice comment you left for me.(pertaining to the waterfall entry in live music) I guess most people don't appreciate nature at it's finest,your comment suggests that you do and it also says a lot about you.I can tell from your photos that you like the finer things in life,and have love and respect for mother nature.
I can't believe how mnay rude people i have met here,don't they realise that if they leave me a nasty comment that i will only return their favour? not very smart people if you ask me!
You have some very nice photos in your album,thank you for sharing them.
i want to be removed from dp challenge,it will ruin my reputation as a professional photographer,anyone that reads this can you ask them to remove me please,i have already spoken to them and they won't remove me,so i guess i have to cause a scene to be removed.so be it,if that's what it will take.thanx for your time and have a nice day
08/18/2005 09:45:52 AM
Great shot!! I love his stare and the capture is excellent in terms of lighting and sharpness! His whiskers and nose really do seem to pop out of the photo :) I do think however that the background takes away from the beauty of the animal itself... I wonder how it looks even more cropped so you only see the center of his face and none of the greenery (you'd loose his ears though)... a tad more of USM also, especially around the eyes?
Very well done!
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08/18/2005 08:11:25 AM
Fantastic shot of such a beautiful animal.
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08/17/2005 08:06:11 PM
This is a gorgeous photograph! I have a needlepoint done by my grandmother that this reminds me of. Excellent framing and focus. The color in the eyes is amazing. Nice job! Well done!
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08/06/2005 05:28:16 PM
Looks like he fancied eating you for dinner
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08/06/2005 04:45:11 AM
Stunning portrait of the tiger!!
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08/06/2005 04:39:55 AM
What an amazing cat, they look so cuddly and beautiful, great shot so close..
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08/04/2005 09:17:17 AM
A very beautiful portrait (I'm a sucker for tiger photos) to which I gave a score of 10. :-)
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07/28/2005 08:53:00 PM
WAY TO GO GIRL!!! YOU DID WELL IN THIS CHALLENGE!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!
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07/26/2005 01:02:17 PM
Way to go Judy! Awesome finish in a tough competition!

:-) Cheryl
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07/26/2005 02:13:34 AM
Beautiful image Nice work great detail
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07/25/2005 12:07:25 AM
Thanks for so many nice comments. IT's my highest rated one so far. I appreciate it so much!!
07/25/2005 12:02:55 AM
Great Finish Jultilda! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2005 10:45:48 PM
excellent head shot..very powerful image of this tiger.
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07/24/2005 06:14:57 PM
This shot really pops out. Good job.
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07/22/2005 05:52:53 PM
Very nice detail & close in shot. Would be even better with a shallower dof & more blurred background. [10]
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07/19/2005 04:12:28 PM
I hope you took this from a good distance! Great clarity and stare. I would have liked the background obliterated, but what can you do.
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07/18/2005 11:45:50 PM
Wow! Very intimidating. He looks like he means business. Great Capture.
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07/18/2005 08:40:29 PM
I really like the comp on this photo, The big cat's expression is priceless, It's kind of what I expect a tiger to look like.
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07/18/2005 01:29:54 PM
Very good, i'm glad to see you seem to have lived to tell the tale!! The light across the fur is very nice gives a good texture
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07/18/2005 01:26:51 PM
WOW! Great catch on the expression!
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07/18/2005 01:00:56 PM
VERY COOL!!!!
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07/18/2005 12:59:48 PM
This is AWESOME! Perfect exposure. Perfect composition. Aamazing detail! And that look in his eyes just pierces you!!! I love this one. LOVE IT! 10
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07/18/2005 11:09:36 AM
Wow...he's BIG!
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07/18/2005 08:52:55 AM
nice composition, and nice, crisp image. looks great!
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07/18/2005 12:39:13 AM
great character study portrait. 7
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07/18/2005 12:05:47 AM
Nice close up, but it looks like the focus is slightly off and/or this image has some artifacting from compression
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