Brenda Fishbaugh  

Siberian Tiger by Brenda Fishbaugh

August 2019 - Siberian Tiger

August 2019 - Brenda Fishbaugh


About the Image(s)

This Siberian tiger was photographed at Triple D ranch in Montana. He was going wild playing in the water. I'm not sure it can be a good photo...great action, but he's just covered in water drops. I'd love some help on whether its a photo to drop or it can be interesting. I made standard Lightroom changes and chose an HDR option in Topaz 2. I then adjusted color balance to take out some gold, and added a vignette. Noise reduction in DxO.

Canon 7D Mark II Canon 105-400 ISO 3200 100 mm f/8 1/1250 sec handheld

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7 comments posted

Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
How did you get a shot like that Brenda? The action is magnificent, love the water droplets. Also where did you get the shot? You must me well pleased with your effort.   Posted: 08/07/2019 04:37:28

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther

Regardless of the technical issues, I think this is a very dramatic and interesting photo of this tiger playing.   Posted: 08/07/2019 10:17:25

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
I think the droplets add to the drama and excitement of this picture. It might not be perfectly sharp but that helps to accentuate the action and movement. I just wish that the back legs and paws were included.   Posted: 08/11/2019 13:41:42

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Brenda, you were fortunate to be able to watch the joy that the tiger was experiencing. It is unfortunate that the lower part of the tiger's body is missing. Usually it is better to crop the image up higher, maybe right below the right paw. This prevents the crop from looking like a mistake with only a small part of the body missing. Personally, I would back off on the clarity to soften the water drops.   Posted: 08/12/2019 13:14:12
Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Thanks, Candy. Yes, I think the drops are too harsh. The tiger was too close--I had on my 100-400mm lens and photographed at 100 mm. So I lost this legs. ;-(.

  Posted: 08/15/2019 08:40:20

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Playful big cat! Such a powerful creature that enjoy playing in the water. Really nice and dynamic. Certainly tells a story. Although the drops are making it difficult to have a perfectly sharp tiger, they add so much to the story that it does not bother me.   Posted: 08/16/2019 07:19:45
Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Very kind of you, Pierre! Thanks!   Posted: 08/16/2019 14:05:21