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September 10, 2013
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Mirroring by brijome Mirroring by brijome
Zoo Vienna 9.9.2013
Nikon D300
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A very strong image. Captures ones attention immediately.

Now for improvements:

I find that the top of the image feels a bit cramped, a bit more space above the back of the tiger would help.

The head and shoulders of the tiger could be a stronger focal point by upping the saturation in that part of the image. Conversely you could blur background and the rear of the tiger.

The eyes could be brighter with more sharpness, which would increase their glossy appearance.

Overall a great image that can be used in a number of settings depending on how it is cropped and or edited.
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This is a beautiful photograph. Especially if this is the natural photo, before any editing. The colors are all so crisp, and vibrant. It looks like you spent a bit of time waiting on the right pose. I see that you chose to focus on the face of the tiger but mainly on the ripples and reflection in the water. This was an interesting choice, as many people would focus on just the tiger. This adds quite a bit of flair, depth, and a sense of mystique. There is just the right amount of space on either side of the tiger to force the focus on the tiger and not the surroundings. The way you adjusted the camera so that the tiger's back is right near the top of the photo and slightly out of focus helps bring the main focus on the ripples and reflection in the water and the face of the beast. It also brings to the photo a balance between tiger and water, a symmetrical appeal. There seems to be, to the naked eye, an equal amount of tiger as there is water. This is because there is just as much space at the bottom of the photo near the tiger's reflection. Also, the bright pink of the tiger's tongue perfectly offsets all of the bright green around the tiger and all the orange of the beast itself.
This photo seems to induce a sort of stillness within, like a calm peace emitting from the tiger. The clarity and sharpness of this photo makes it feel like I'm standing right there, right across from the tiger...
As far as improvements go, I really don't see anything that needs fixed or improved. This photo seems perfect already.
If this is an edit, you did a wonderful job. You've managed to correct anything that was already wrong with the photo. :D
Great Composition!
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AussieDidge Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

The quality found in this photo is undeniable… Watching the tiger hunched over to drink some water, seeing those mesmerising ripples in the water, and the crisp look of the grass and bushes all adds to a truly atmospheric shot.


If there’s any suggestion I could make, it would be to centre the tiger a bit more. Course, that being said, I could completely understand if you wanted to make his/her face the point of focus, as their eyes bind you to the spot, staring directly into your own like it is studying your every move. :shifty:

It’s a suggestion perhaps without merit, especially now with that other viewpoint in mind. :shrug:


In all honesty, I find it real hard to fault this stunning picture, so consider this the newest inductee to my “Honorary Class” deviations list, whatever that means to you. Who would not be impressed by a photo of such sublime quality. Please keep this up! :D


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Nox-Sacera Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
This photo is perfect.. ._.
WilliamJCovello Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work! :)
YemaYema Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful and Big with Uppercase B. Love it.
RedqueenAllison Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014   General Artist
quaddie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Stunning stunning stunning shot..
brijome Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much!Hug 
alisonbuttigieg Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice, I just love how you composed it with the reflection.
brijome Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot! Sometimes you need some luck, but also a lot of time.
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Heeey hun! I just wanted to say I featured this here: link


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