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Challenge: December Free Study (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Tiger Mountain, Bronx Zoo, NYC
Date: Dec 7, 2003
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2003

Norma and Alexis, two tigeresses at the Bronx Zoo, NYC, play tug-of-war with deer hide that has been tied onto a tire by the animal trainer. Norma tugged so hard on the hide that it came off the tire.

Place: 6 out of 193
Avg (all users): 6.9857
Avg (commenters): 8.2581
Avg (participants): 6.8571
Avg (non-participants): 7.1786
Views since voting: 2869
Votes: 210
Comments: 39
Favorites: 6 (view)

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02/18/2004 10:25:01 AM
badass.. great timing.
01/18/2004 06:17:06 PM
jmsetzler: Thanks. Haven't had time to enter, but hopefully I can at least do some once in a while.

magnetic9999: Yes, I traded in my D1x. Canon's chip is far superior -- noiseless. Definitely a great buy. I really want the 1D or 1Ds...

amsmyth: Thanks.
01/15/2004 04:36:09 PM
great playful shot - congratulations on the top 10 finish
01/15/2004 10:41:42 AM
welcome back joshua ! .. did u turn in your d1x for a 10D? :)
01/15/2004 07:03:26 AM
Joshua... very nice action capture here... It's also good to see you posting to DPC again.. I was wondering where you had been :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/14/2004 07:23:56 AM
Great action and color! DOF is also used very well. Too sad that the bush disturbs at the lower left.
You should have been way closer: the two kitties look very friendly, don't they? Good luck.
01/12/2004 02:21:21 PM
Absolutely stunning shot! The colors of the tigers against the white makes a dramatic contrast great job
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01/12/2004 01:40:29 PM
That poor tire...9!
01/12/2004 04:38:31 AM
Wow, wow... Really a fantastic action shot!
01/11/2004 08:15:18 AM
Great action shot with super clarity. A bit worried (for you)about how you managed to get this shot..with no obvious protection...........a moat and telescopic lens ?
01/10/2004 07:06:58 PM
looks oddly unreal.
01/10/2004 01:11:56 PM
Very nice shot! Nice and clear, especially the colours of the tigers. Well done! 9
01/09/2004 08:15:34 PM
holy shit! awesome picture! where was it taken?
01/09/2004 12:44:59 PM
AMAZING! I can't wait to hear the details of how this shot was taken.
01/09/2004 02:56:00 AM
Woah! Is this at a zoo... and was whatever is in the tigers mouths just fresh dead? if so AMAZING shot... I would have cropped this more into a panorama kind of... or a much skinnier vertical... and really tried to get rid of the distracting surroundings.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2004 02:12:24 AM
Wow, what were they ripping apart? Not your car I hope!:-)
01/08/2004 01:04:32 AM
What does the tiger on the right have in his mouth?

Nice capture, the branches in the front are a little distracting though.
01/06/2004 04:41:48 PM
Amazing picture.. The motion and action cought in this photo is incredible!
01/06/2004 11:36:44 AM
tyre spoils it a little but super capture. A top and bottom crop would be better. 9
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01/06/2004 10:34:46 AM
This would have done great in the Action challenge also. Beautiful shot with nice colors and clarity. I might have tried reducing the brightness on the right side, but it might have ruined the lighting on the left.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2004 12:47:53 PM
OK I did not nkow these animals lived where there are snow. But why are they eating tire? :) great capture
01/04/2004 03:55:33 PM
I just have to keep coming back to look at this shot. It is so incredible that it's hard to believe. This would have been amazing for the action challenge, wouldn't it?? Terrific shot, what more can I say?
01/03/2004 07:07:43 PM
Good action capture. Is the left one tearing up a real animal (not that I mind)? Pretty wild stuff. :)
Good job on the exposure given the snowy white conditions. Great colors, good use of shallow dof. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2004 02:07:28 AM
wow, that's awesome (the cats and your timing). Very clear and sharp. Hope very much that you put this story in your comments. Nice work.
01/02/2004 07:27:54 PM
Wo! This would have been the winner in the action shot. The sharpness is excellent and the stop action is great. Good luck. Jacko. 10
01/02/2004 06:17:38 PM
very awesome action shot of the little kitties..... 10 for great color, sharpness, composition, wish I could give it a 12
01/02/2004 04:10:31 PM
Wow. Great capture. The only thing that distracts is the branches in the front. I know there probably isn't much you could have done about that, so I won't let it affect my scoring. 8
01/02/2004 02:27:34 PM
Nice shot, great colors and the Tigers are just to cool. :.10:.
01/02/2004 12:10:42 PM
Great capture.
01/02/2004 07:47:13 AM
Great action capture but the brambles in the left FG are mildly distracting. Must have been exciting to see them playing in the snow. Good job stopping the action with the snow aloft and the paw batting at the ground.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2004 04:48:04 AM
Just lovely and very good.
01/01/2004 08:23:07 PM
Great action shot and the colors are amazing! I hope this was at a zoo or something! :-)
01/01/2004 07:25:28 PM
Wow, right place, right time. Good action capture. 8 -danny
01/01/2004 04:38:01 PM
Awesome action shot!
Bummer about the tire though, wonder if you could have cloned it out. It just looks so unnatural.
Good capture regardless.
01/01/2004 04:09:39 PM
Well that is just awesome.
01/01/2004 02:25:59 PM
Wonderful action shot.
01/01/2004 11:19:30 AM
Nice capture.
01/01/2004 07:53:45 AM
Nice photo. At first glance, I thought the tigers had bagged a deer for dinner.
01/01/2004 02:01:46 AM
What a beautifully clear and colorful picture! Wow.....was this taken in the wild? I'd have been running instead of taking pictures! :) 10 +

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