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to go for a swim by werram to go for a swim by werram
Amur Tiger likes to swim :-)
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Critique by PMJay Jan 14, 2013, 2:01:05 AM
Hi Werram,
I think it was the uniqueness of this image that caught my attention. I don't think I've ever seen anything similar. I particularly like the eye-level position which grabs the viewers attention and focuses the eye straight onto the face.
I do find the space below the water wave a little distracting, there's nothing there apart from a partial reflection which I don't think is strong enough to contribute to the image. That said I do not know what you could have done to improve it either. The water line does lie on a third but somehow doesn't quite work.
The image to me tells a tale. I cannot help but think about why he is swimming away (or to) and where he is aiming to get. They say a good picture should tell a story so well done.
While the nose grabs the eye I do wonder if the old adage of focusing on the eyes would have served you better. After considering it further I think you have probably made the right choice in choosing the nose as your focal point. The colour and the fact that it 'leads the way' certainly provides impact.

On the whole an excellent image with great aperture control, colour rendition and impact. But more than anything else it tells a story and prompts questions from the viewer.
Well done.
PJ
PS Can you supply some camera details?
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This picture is without doubt an eye-catcher. Tigers are beautiful, powerful and noble but it is not usual to see a tiger swim, and this is probably the first reason why the picture catches the attention of the watcher.

I think the way this picture is framed is very interesting. It is basically split in three horizontal parts of almost equal importance. The top is out of focus but shows some orange on the left. It isn't probably the tiger itself and maybe some rocks but the fact that it goes up to the top of the picture makes a really good background that provides very few distractions. The middle (tiger) part is in perfect focus and the depth of field is quite good, which let us appreciate every detail of its head. Lastly, the bottom part offers a place to rest the eye but has a little bonus in it: the reflection of the nose, which adds again some sense of perspective and "completeness".

Being there at the right time and at the right place is certainly very important, but being able to capture the instant so precisely definitely requires some skills !
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sinyoviantsyah Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
very natural...
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cutemussy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amur Tigers :D :heart:
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GwenneAreble Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He's gorgeous, beautiful capture!
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DarkDelusion Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
An incredible shot, I would be very interested to know what camera you use.
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KandiCantDraw Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely breathtaking!!!
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BlueShyGirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Awesome picture! :)
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such an amazing shot!!!

May I please use this as a reference for a drawing?
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werram Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
I would love to see you using my picture as a reference! :-)
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have started drawing this. This is a WIP www.facebook.com/ArtByShoneCha…
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! You have an amazing gallery.
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VincyJess Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Wonderful, it seems so innocent here!
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:iconcomback:
comback Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   Photographer
perfect
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Cr2O3 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
such a beauty
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EllyCrazy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
beautiful capture
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CaptainEndless Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I wants this kitty O____O.
Awesome shot!
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blackeyedalpha Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
daww its so cute!
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rockiecuff Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
cute
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PostyLON Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It's so cute! I like it.
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Feelaa Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist
I Love that picture *-*
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TheZoMbieMoshPiT Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Photographer
You have been featured here!: [link]
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werram Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Thanks a lot for your support :)
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TheZoMbieMoshPiT Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Photographer
You're welcome. :D
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IrishBecky Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love tigers! They are my favorite wildcat! ;)
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Earenya24 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
very very nice!yeah
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FantasyFinale12 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!! The tiger is so cute!!!!
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IllJustWaitHereThen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Love this picture
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Fantasiia18 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
:iconla-plz: i :iconluvluvplz: ANIMALS!!!!!
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Epic!!!
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Miturtow Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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johnfboslet2001 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
priceless!
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theblackcatwarrior Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... That's a beautiful picture! :la:
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
:wave:Just so ya know I've featured your deviation in a water feature here [link]
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werram Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thanks a lot! :)
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NJPatriot24 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Breath taking!
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely - a fave of course :iconflowerthnxplz:
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lithxe Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning! The focus is impeccable.
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TheCharleyJay Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Argh, I'll let him swim. I'd rather he not come out and take a swipe out of my left side.

Being directly in the middle of the shot is often seen as bad, but since he is so close up and so clearly the focus it works. I like how he is specifically noticed while the background is blurred. And great job at getting him to look at the camera. Unless it's a girl. Then she.
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VampiresVestige Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great cameras take great photos.
It's all about the equipment. Your hard earned cash was well spent, apparently. >>;
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:faint:.........damn fine image....
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leensor Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Aww, this is adorable! :)
Great shot!
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NekoLu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Hermoso
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Phoenixin55 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing..
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Floflocon3 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I love tiger and feline in general, it's beautiful photo ;)
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Dracofemi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WoW ... was für ein Foto O.O
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Angelinka375 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this:love:
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shinyrainbowthing Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhh SOOOOOOOOO CUUUUUUUUUTE!!!!!
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SuzyQ2pie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Beautiful!
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Declan012 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
the guy below....stop trying too hard man....

However, This is a great image, probably my favorite of yours :) where do you get these shots?
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M4ryane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
So cute! :la:
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