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Portrait of Regal
SandyP


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Challenge: Duotones II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Animals in Captivity
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: San Antonio Zoo
Date: Feb 18, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2006

It was a wonderful winter day (in Texas winter days are a real treat), and I had been taking photos for a work assignment. When I finished, I wasn't ready to go back in, so I headed off to my favorite place: the zoo. This is the first time ever I've been able to get a good shot of the tiger.
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WOW!!! THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR THE COMMENTS AND THE GREAT RESPONSE TO MY TIGER!!! IT REALLY MAKES JUUUUUUUUST MISSING A RIBBON SO MUCH LESS PAINFUL :) TEE HEE




Statistics
Place: 4 out of 631
Avg (all users): 6.9906
Avg (commenters): 8.9375
Avg (participants): 6.8426
Avg (non-participants): 7.2295
Views since voting: 12329
Views during voting: 477
Votes: 319
Comments: 95
Favorites: 60 (view)


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02/16/2013 06:29:10 PM
The processing really draws the eyes in.
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06/09/2009 04:15:23 PM
This image is PERFECT, Sandy. I was intriqued by the thumbnail, then pleased to see that the full-size was even better and pleased to see that it is yours! Well done, my friend.
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12/11/2008 10:34:09 PM
Awesome photos here Sandy and it is still one of my all time favorites..... love from shez
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11/17/2008 02:04:30 AM
This is SUCH an awesome image Sandy - I just spent the day at the zoo today but wasn't able to capture anything nearly as beautiful.
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08/01/2008 09:59:38 AM
Is it possible for an image to be too powerful!? <picking up my socks> I'm going to the San Diego Wild Animal Park this Sunday. Now I know what makes a great Tiger portrait.
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03/29/2008 03:48:21 PM
this is a very beautiful picture! it would be very agrivating that you didn't get at least 3rd. once again i would have given you a 10. better luck next time.

~Sofia
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03/18/2008 08:13:07 AM
Gorgeous shot! The tones are very striking!
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11/08/2007 11:04:13 PM
Those intense eyes staring at me magic ;0
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04/04/2007 08:06:00 PM
Beautiful pic! I luv it! I am putting it in my favorites!
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04/03/2007 10:00:51 AM
Sandy, don't know how I missed this one before. This is absolutely gorgeous! Your tonal range is superb here.
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01/16/2007 10:18:17 PM
Totally agree with you 100%, and thats why it is a favorite of mine.....

Originally posted by snowflakejen:

Beautiful!! This is an amazing shot!!
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01/16/2007 10:07:16 PM
Beautiful!! This is an amazing shot!!
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01/13/2007 03:52:44 PM
Just looking at this again, it is amazing, thought I had already made this a favorite but was wrong so I am fixing that now, just love it!
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01/06/2007 07:34:17 PM
Sandy, this is such an incredible shot. I keep coming back to it, now one of my favs.

Jack
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01/06/2007 07:37:15 AM
That is the best shot of a tiger i've ever seen, excellent. Really love it, good work.
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12/03/2006 12:34:20 AM
This has got to be the greatest Tiger portrait I've ever seen - I love it!
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09/11/2006 07:12:36 PM
WOW! I LOVE it!!!! It is a greatshot!!!!
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09/07/2006 02:58:27 PM
What an extreemly powerful shot!
great work!
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09/07/2006 12:39:46 AM
Glorious. The duotone treatment is terrific, and I like how the edge blur drives my eyes toward his eyes.
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08/24/2006 09:51:25 PM
I love this one!! great lines and the coloring makes this one!!
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08/19/2006 05:46:47 PM
Omg, Sandy this is absolutely excellent, he sure looks a mean one. Definately a fav
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07/11/2006 02:30:10 PM
remarkably intense; congrats on the strong finish for such a fine shot
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06/24/2006 05:51:07 PM
Oh Sandy this is gorgeous - a wonderful picture made even better by the way you have drawn attention to the markings! I came over after seeing your comments and you have some fabulous photos. This one is definitely one of my favorites.
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06/13/2006 06:57:00 AM
*Drool* this is fantastic.
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06/12/2006 10:45:54 PM
Don't know how I've missed commenting on this one... Such a fantastic capture! The tones really add to the image too - excellent choice. Well done & congratulations!
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05/23/2006 10:27:47 AM
OMG this is one of the most outstanding pictures I have seen.....
The colors in the animals face, the colors of the picture overall... Simply great... Well done Sandy :o)Added this one to my faves ;o)
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04/22/2006 01:49:03 PM
love it :) The tones, the eyes, everything. Congrats on a wonderful picture.
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04/07/2006 04:59:19 PM
One good vote deserves another - though I doubt my tiger will finish as high as yours did. Doesn't have the pull that yours does, but I appreciate the vote and the comment all the same.

Steph
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03/27/2006 03:03:33 PM
I absolutely love this shot and the Tasha 4 paws one. You make them so clear yet dreamy.. its soft in the best possible way.. such talent.

:)
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03/13/2006 03:30:18 PM
Wow Sandy. Stunning shot! I love it. And looking at your average given score you are about ready to reach 6.0. Fantasic job, your photo's are getting better and better.
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03/02/2006 09:38:08 AM
Amaizing shot! Congrats on 4th place Sandy!
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03/01/2006 04:14:17 PM
Sandy! WOW!! This is an amazing shot! Avg vote by commenters 9+ and a 4th place in a Huge entry Is a fantastic finish and well deserved with this captivating image! Congratulations!
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03/01/2006 04:11:09 PM
This one is sooooo well done and beautiful. I love your photos, they are great. :)
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03/01/2006 01:19:27 PM
Strong image and great toning. Congratulations on your 4th finish!
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03/01/2006 10:34:35 AM
awesome :) I love tigers
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03/01/2006 09:20:37 AM
Way to go. Great near miss. Interesting, but I had all of the top five picks in my scoring methodology, and yours would have been number 2 behind the ultimate winner.

Let me know if you need some help with the Gallery.
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03/01/2006 08:49:44 AM
Sandy, this is so beautiful. Congratulations!
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03/01/2006 08:14:34 AM
This is really a great shot. Nice work.
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03/01/2006 08:09:05 AM
Sandy, congratulations on 4th place. I have a ways to go yet to keep up with you.
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03/01/2006 07:17:27 AM
This is my absolute favourite!! So suggestive portrait, what a beautiful animal, and, a beautiful, clear and sharp portrait! Congrats!
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03/01/2006 07:16:09 AM
Congrats on the 4th place! Very well done! Beautiful image, well composed, the processing really adds to the image.
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03/01/2006 06:05:33 AM
Congratulations sister!!! I am so PROUD of you.
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03/01/2006 05:35:08 AM
WOW I could look at wildlife photos all day. A great capture Sandy. What striking beautiful animals they are ! A wonderful finish for you !
-Lisa
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03/01/2006 05:32:42 AM
Congrats on the high finish awesome shot Sandy!!
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03/01/2006 02:09:59 AM
THIS SO SHOULD HAVE RIBBONED..... Well done, sweet Sandy.
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03/01/2006 01:49:55 AM
Yo ho ho!! Your well on your way. What a good entry. You rule girl.
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03/01/2006 01:36:11 AM
Congratulations Sandy,should have ribboned, 49 10's WOW
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03/01/2006 01:08:05 AM
sandy! beautiful.
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03/01/2006 01:04:24 AM
Soooo close, Sandy! Congratulations on this entry - your shot is amazing! This is a real winner in every way.
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03/01/2006 01:01:55 AM
Congrats on 4th place - but this should have been a ribbon winner.
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03/01/2006 12:46:31 AM
Wow!! His eyes are so expressive in this photo. Beautiful capture.
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03/01/2006 12:39:59 AM
My dear Sandy.....CONGRATULATIONS, FOURTH....."WOW"..."WOW"..."WOW"...

I am just SO PROUND of You, dear friend.....This image will ALWAYS be "NUMBER ONE" in my BOOK. Just "purrrrrfect" and it send shiver down my spine.....It is already in my Favorites and you should be so PROUD & HAPPY..... You got into the magic 7's....."WOW"..."WOW"..."WOW"...

49/10's my dear friend.....

Message edited by author 2006-03-01 00:41:13.
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03/01/2006 12:32:06 AM
Great job, Sandy. Love this guy! He really does look awesome in duotones!!
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03/01/2006 12:15:14 AM
You are a master of animal shots!! Congratulations Sandy one this fabulous top 5 finish. I love your photography! I believe this is one of your best!
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03/01/2006 12:13:54 AM
I figured this was yours. Good job!
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03/01/2006 12:12:56 AM
I didn't vote on this challenge but this would have been my pick for the blue. Amazingly beautiful shot. Definately adding to my favorites.
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03/01/2006 12:11:23 AM
So damn close! Still nothing to shake a fist at. COngrats Sandy, you really deserve it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2006 10:59:12 PM
WOw - this guy surely jumps out at you. The high contrast really works with the sepia. Great detail with the whiskers.
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02/28/2006 08:27:15 PM
Amazing shot.
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02/28/2006 12:07:53 PM
Boy, what a look! Very nice detail and DOF.
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02/27/2006 07:19:37 PM
Soft focus detracts from strong look.
02/27/2006 06:58:48 PM
way too much neat image
02/27/2006 10:04:04 AM
Incredibly good shot! Wonderful toning & detail! 10
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02/27/2006 12:54:07 AM
beautiful tones nicely done
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02/26/2006 07:57:00 PM
Beautiful tiger. Almost looks like a painting.
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02/25/2006 04:29:16 PM
That is stunning. Wonderful tones and contrasts. 10
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02/25/2006 03:03:21 AM
Very cool shot. Great subject, great technically. You did a nice job on processing. The duotone works really well here, IMO. Great photo!
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02/24/2006 09:05:13 PM
This is stunning!
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02/24/2006 08:37:11 PM
I like the way you captured the intensity and ferociousness in the tigers eyes. Very very nice.
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02/24/2006 07:07:22 PM
I really and truly think you just one the competition. This is a stunning photo of a tiger. 10 from me no doubt!!!!
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02/24/2006 11:42:19 AM
Wonderful, sharp photo that deserves a ribbon. 10
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02/24/2006 05:52:00 AM
WOW!!!!
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02/23/2006 10:19:19 PM
A great shot.. Nice contrasting on the stipe.. Really looks fierce! 9
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02/23/2006 09:36:26 PM
Very intense! Wonderful contrasts.
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02/23/2006 08:51:11 PM
here kitty kitty 9 (don't like border)
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02/23/2006 03:44:42 PM
gorgeous image and wonderful tones
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02/23/2006 10:52:22 AM
He does not look happy at all.
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02/23/2006 09:16:19 AM
Beautiful photo. Beautiful detail. Well done.
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02/23/2006 08:55:55 AM
Very nice textures and patterns. Picked a very nice subject. I find the top of the head to be a bit soft. But over all very nicely done. I gave it a 8.
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02/23/2006 06:45:36 AM
awesome shot...great tone...great work...hope this does really well for you this is true to the challenge
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02/23/2006 03:10:57 AM
Fabulous portrait and a good duotone too. Top marks! The rather cross expression on the tiger's face really adds to the essence of this image.
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02/23/2006 01:49:42 AM
Stunning animal, stunning capture. 10
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02/23/2006 12:45:09 AM
This so ROCKS....."WOW"..... This just "POPS" out at you..... So impressive, so beautiful, and yes, also so "Regal" as well.....A magical image, and one of "my favorites" in this challenge....."Purrfect".....This so deserves a RIBBON for sure.....I never add images to "my favorites" until after the results, so that I also know who actually photographed the image as well. In this case I am adding it to "my favorites" NOW, as I really "LOVE" it that much.....

Message edited by author 2006-03-01 02:11:51.
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02/23/2006 12:39:13 AM
Superb. My favourite so far (but then, I'm a sucker for tiger pics).
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02/22/2006 07:31:12 PM
Your title says it all! This tiger certainly is regal. Extremly nice tones. The contrast between them is just incredible- especially around the eyes.
I wish I had taken this photo- It's GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT (sorry I could not resist say that) 10+++
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02/22/2006 02:38:10 PM
very well done.. so crisp and the eyes are remarkable - great choice of tones
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02/22/2006 01:01:28 PM
Beautiful picture! I would love to see this in color.
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02/22/2006 10:40:24 AM
Striking contrast. Great tones.
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02/22/2006 08:41:29 AM
WOW!! I think this should be subtitled "Portrait of a Blue Ribbon"! Absolutely superb. Excellent detailed focus as this tiger looks right through you. You can actually see details in the eyes. PERFECT doutones to meet the challenge. 10
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02/22/2006 07:00:04 AM
beautifulllllllllll grrrrrrrr well done! 10
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02/22/2006 04:48:33 AM
Wow...perfection!! Fav and 10!!
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02/22/2006 02:29:13 AM
Realism personified, this guy came out of the monitor,duotones excellent,great capture.....10
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02/22/2006 01:16:06 AM
Amazing detail! 10
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02/22/2006 01:15:01 AM
A piece of art, well done, the eyes seem to look right through the viewer, excellent!
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02/22/2006 12:23:23 AM
Mean looking Kitty. Very good highlights in the face.
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