Direct eye contact with the royal white tiger. I am going to start a series of eye contact. Here is my first shot "EYE CONTACT"
A capture from Delhi Zoo.
The white tiger (also known as the Bengal tiger) is about 3 meters long, and weighs approximately 180-285 kg (400-569 LB). It’s coat lies flatter than that of the Siberian tiger, the tawny color is richer and the stripes are darker.
White tigers are white colored bengals, they are not albinos and they are not a seperate subspecies of tigers. They have blue eyes, a pink nose, and creamy white furr covered with chocolate colored stripes. White tigers are born to tigers that carry the unusual gene needed for white coloring. Wild white tigers are very rare.
They are usually located on the Mainland of Southeastern Asia and in central and southern India. The white Bengal tiger lives in grassy or swampy areas and forests, where they can be well camouflaged. Those living on islands have almost disappeared; most now live in zoo’s or special wildlife parks.
Even though it is illegal, white tigers are hunted by poachers in many Asian countries. Tiger’s body parts are sought for use in traditional Chinese medicine and exotic recipes. As well as their body parts, their coats can be sold for a small fortune, so to many people this is the ideal animal to hunt if they want some fast money.
WHITE TIGER FACTS
White tigers are born to Bengal tigers that carry an unusual gene needed for white coloring.
The White Tiger is a good swimmer, but a very poor climber.
They may be slow runners, but they are stealthy enough to catch any prey in their sights.
Because they are solitary animals, they mostly hunt at night
The other four sub-species of tiger are Siberian, South China, Indochinese, and Sumataran.
There are only approximately 5,000 to 7,400 tigers left in the wild.
It is belief that if you are born in the Chinese year of the tiger you are unusually lucky. Let’s hope that some of this luck rubs off on the white tiger before it’s too late.
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Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2006-09-30 13:39
Great sharpness and good eye contact indeed. Thanks for the note, they are special creatures. Aren't those just albino's ? They probably lack a gene giving the orange colour normally. For white tigers I guess in the normal habitat where also orange tigers live..they are weaker, cause they are easier to spot for the prey. In snowy landscapes they have a better camouflage. Great focus, good DOF, although I might wanted the strong body slightly more in focus I guess.
I don't know about the white balance, the white tiger seems a bit blueish now.
Nevertheless good capture, nice pose, lucky one. His/her eyes are intriging.
pat0500 (21561) 2006-09-30 13:56
Beautifull picture.good capture and good note.
Congratulations Vivek...Good shot.
gigi (2668) 2006-09-30 14:26
quelle beau regard triste
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2006-09-30 14:49
Very unique and beautiful animal and you captured it very well. Great shot,Yes- eye contact in this shot is fantastic. You`re next amazing picture !!!! Congratulations! Best regards! Andrzej
efigesta (12188) 2006-09-30 22:06
Hi my friend
lovely shot here, the dof and pov you give us and the colors of that tiger amazing
prezntime (3946) 2006-10-01 0:07
An incredible portrait of this noble beast. You have gotten so close, he seems to acknowledge you. You have acheived a fantastic DOF here to pop the tiger from the green water. Very nice framing as well.
teutza (10590) 2006-10-01 6:30
ooohhh!!i sometimes feel that you are posting exectly what i love most!!!
the image captured is fantastic my dear friend!!!thank you so much for sharing it!!!!!!
a biig hug
ben4321 (9875) 2006-10-01 7:38
The strong eye contact with this slightly bored looking tiger is what makes this one work for me.
I like the tight framing, although a bit of space between his left ear and the edge of the frame wouldn't have gone amiss.
Other than that, good work.
leo61 (0) 2006-10-01 7:44
Yes I have eye contact with this beautiful animal.Good portait of this rare tiger.Good ahrpness and a nice background.
Vato_Law (12720) 2006-10-01 17:47
Great aprroach to this beautiful tiger, I don't know if he was liking the fact of being part of the photo by the way he's looking towards you, but his expression is fantastic, as are all the details we can appreciate on him. I also like the light coming from the left side creating a nice and warm atmosphere and tge smooth ripples on water on background.
Budapestman (82620) 2006-10-01 18:45
This is a very suggestive and spectacular photo! Its a effective moment and timing. Excellent POV and superb cut. Interesting and informative note. Successful shot!
Thank you, nice days
Wanda1 (14982) 2006-10-02 2:22
This is a great animal portrait. Nice close crop for your composition. These animals are magnificent.
axiotea (21649) 2006-10-02 3:56
Tigers are always attractive to me and you made a good close up of that one. Your title said everything...I like as well the blurred effect in BG.
Have a nice day,
Muse (34942) 2006-10-02 4:16
That it is at the human ones or the animals.
I find the glance very important because it learns to us much from things.
This photograph is very well tallied and the glance of this cool cat-like is quite thoughtful!
Cretense (68689) 2006-10-02 6:41
Very impressive wildlife photography! Very close contact with one of the most beautiful animals of the world. Great focus and timing. Congratulations!
vincz (19113) 2006-10-02 6:46
Great eye-contact. Colours nad sharpness are vey good. You did an excellent job with the water in the background. There is a mix of various colours and textures which is very beautiful. Thanks.
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-10-03 2:51
Very nice picture, great capture, Vivek !
Very good note and DOF.
TFS and have a nice day,
Cricri (106327) 2006-10-03 7:22
Tu as su capturer un trés beau contact avec ce trés beau tigre, aux regard tendre, bon DOF, belles couleurs, compliment
Burberry1 (6041) 2006-10-03 10:09
This is a masterpiece(another one!) Vivek.
He seems to be the king in his area and seems to feel some kind of resoect against U, how come??
Ps. Perfect light and perfect possition of the tiger!!!
Greetings and all the best.
PJE (20758) 2006-10-10 0:24
Vivek I really like the eyes in this tiger. A wonderful capture and expression. Looks like he is looking right into your soul! Excellent work!
partha (14020) 2006-10-12 11:42
Really excellent shot.Good sharpness and wonderful colour tonality.
MIG13 (0) 2006-10-15 15:50
Hi, Vivek! Nice eyes and good idea (an "eye contact" gallery). Well done! Regards! Miguel.
saigon (6443) 2006-10-17 11:11
good capture my friend!
- Copyright: Vivek Pratap Singh Sisodia (Dragonheart) (8414)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 200, Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 DG MACRO
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): White Tigers, My favorite photos (1) (Gatti Matti), Great animal photos 2. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-30 13:31
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