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  Mini#47 Best/Favorite Photo of 2020
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Eyes of the Tiger       ©2021 Maike13
Sony DSC-RX100M7       2nd place, 163 points
1/80s, f4, ISO 200, 61mm, Normal Program, Average, no flash
Post-Processing: Cropped; Straightened a little; Selective brightness and contrast adjustment.       Extra Info: At our local zoo. I was very glad of the thick sheet of glass between me and the tiger. He looked rather irate.
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Jan 12, 2021
    Congrats. Great expression - not something I would want to meet coming round the corner.

Jan 12, 2021
    Congratulations, a great capture of a beautiful animal!

Jan 12, 2021
    This is a terrific shot, and really does convey the impression that the viewer is the target. Congratulations.

Jan 12, 2021
    Thanks. In fact double thanks as I noticed you voted my Main entry #1 as well.

Jan 11, 2021
    Congrats on your high finish! This was my number 1.

Jan 11, 2021
    Thanks for all the kind comment. The tiger was pacing a fairly tight circle around and around the bushes so I got several attempts shooting him in the position I wanted. I was concentrating so much on timing the shot that I missed the focus a bit (Jade O.), but fortunately not too badly. I was trying to convey the sense of suddenly meeting this tiger on a trail as he appears around the bushes. The meeting is coincidental. He isn't hunting you, YET. But you're very close to him and standing right in his path.

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Jan 11, 2021
    Great photo. The closeness unnerves me a bit. you shot this at only 61 mm focal length? yikes!

Jan 10, 2021
    You've captured him beautifully, despite taking the photo through thick glass. Tremendous shot.

Jan 10, 2021
    beautiful shot that "removes" the glass and make us feel the danger

Jan 10, 2021
    I'd suggest a much tighter crop on the tiger to put him in a rule of thirds ratio. This would concentrate on his irritation more effectively.

Jan 10, 2021
    Lovely sharpness - they must clean the glass well!
Great pose, love the way it is 'emerging from the forest'

Jan 10, 2021
    Yikes! Maybe you had a thick sheet of glass, but I felt he might jump out of my screen. A very dramatic and compelling shot, well-taken.

Jade O.
Jan 10, 2021
    It is nice to see a tiger in motion and you have that here. The blurred paw adds to the sense of motion and the in focus an comparatively sharp face adds to the sense of a dynamic shot. The actual focus appears to be on the foreground vegetation so clearly a little more focus behind would have really made this one pop. Impossible to tell this is a zoo shot and could easily have been in the wild which makes it quite stunning. (I've had the experience of actually having an adolescent male lion pop out like this from the other side of the trail and it is extremely unnerving. He gave us a wide birth and continued on his way but this evoked that emotional trigger for me; at that moment you know he can react and be on top of you faster than you can react to do anything about it so you are completely helpless.)

Jan 10, 2021
    It looks very determined to challenge you. Remarkable sharpness for a photograph through glass.

Jan 9, 2021
    glass can be handy. you got the eyes perfectly

Jan 8, 2021
    Woa, talk about intimidating! Would hate to walk into that on a path! Great colors and detail.
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