Supremely beautiful...... by polly470

Supremely beautiful...... by 

This is, to me, the look of the Tiger…..supremely beautiful, hunter, power…even static the strength of this magnificent cat pours out towards you..

This picture had something…even though the original was softened and blurred from the mesh and the distance..the face was clear enough to capture the essence..I worked it mainly in Aperture 3, then blended with a few textures to enhance in Photoshop 4…the textures were courtesy of ShadowHouse Creations
Camera Nikon D300
Lens Nikon 300mm handheld
Taken in Chester Zoo Cheshire UK
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Explore 01.07.2011

Addicted to animals, photography and textures, and loving every minute of it!!

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  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarralmost 4 years ago

    Such a strong aristrocratic face. Superb.

  • Thanks Rhena…always takes my breath away when you have a bit of eye contact with such an animal…

    – polly470

  • John Dewar
    John Dewaralmost 4 years ago

    A very fitting title, Polly, and lovely blending

  • Thank you John…the sense of power is astonishing…

    – polly470

  • Astrid Ewing Photography
    Astrid Ewing P...almost 4 years ago

    Outstanding Polly! Such strength in his pose and his direct gaze!

  • Thank you Astrid….sends shivers down your spine when you get eye contact….I wouldn’t want to meet one in the wild, but I would love them to be wild….

    – polly470

  • Babcia
    Babciaalmost 4 years ago

    So very BEAUTIFUL Polly!

  • Thank you Barbara…..incredibly powerful look…

    – polly470

  • linaji
    linajialmost 4 years ago

    superb work Polly!

  • Hi!!!!!
    Isn’t he gorgeous…I have a feeling he had just become a dad, but I will have to check that…

    – polly470

  • Laurel  Coleman
    Laurel Colemanalmost 4 years ago

    My God! This magnificent creature shows the wisdom of his years. Intense magnetism. I’ll do anything he says!

  • If he were a bloke so would I….!! :))))))

    – polly470

  • virginian
    virginianalmost 4 years ago

    For sure you got it. What a majestic animal which I love. A fave.

  • Your avatar indicates you love your cats..I can see you would emote powerfully with them……

    – polly470

  • ☼Laughing Bones☾
    ☼Laughing Bones☾almost 4 years ago

    What a regal presentation, and to salvage it through the mesh of chain link, that was a feat unto itself, just superb work yet again Polly, beautifully done

  • Aw…thank you…I must admit I love these little problems to solve…not sure sometimes what I would do with a clean picture!!! ( not quite true, but it sounded good! )

    – polly470

  • laurav
    lauravalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture! Love it!

  • Thanks Laura!!! Cracking beast isn’t he!

    – polly470

  • riata66
    riata66almost 4 years ago

    What a fabulous image and texture work, Polly. Cats are so pretty to me and have wonderful personalities. I really must get to a zoo…

  • Thanks Karen! I have just commented on your brilliant rodeo shot..gorgeous work!!
    Zoo’s are a treasure trove!!!

    – polly470

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