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Young Tigress


Posted by Steve Kaluski on Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:13 am

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This is a 2.5 year old female cub, still to be allocated her unique 'T' reference number and so she is nameless at present. 

As the reserve emptied for the morning, we quietly drove round the areas where she had been seen as we had 'All day access'. We found her in a dried up river bed, partly hidden from view waiting for a Sambar deer to pass by, an excellent spot for an ambush as the stone gravel and dead would would have proved an obstacle for the fleeing deer. As time went by, both of us waiting, she slowly began to move and came back onto our side, walking along the track. We shadowed her for some time, whilst she stopped, scent marked and eventually lay down in a shady spot allowing us prime viewing. After filling our boots with images she caught sight of some domestic buffalo and went into stalk mode. Tigress on the hunt with only two vehicles, I couldn't believe it. Parking again in'prime' spot (nice one Boss - our driver) we waited, sadly her inexperience let her down and the herd chased her back into the thick bush.

Thanks to those who posted or viewed on the last posting.

Steve

Subject: Tiger (Panthera tigris)
Location: India
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Lens: 500f/4 MKII plus 1.4 ext MKIII
Exposure: 1/1250s at f/5.6 ISO1600
Original format: Portrait, width FF, slight crop at foot
Processed via: LRCC Classic & PSCC2019

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by John Spreitzer on Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:19 am
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Nice, intimate look at this beauty!
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:01 pm
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A very nice close up of this young beauty, Steve. As it is such a frame filling view I wish we could see the eye more clearly, but a nice image and she looks to have lovely markings. It sounds like she gave you some quality photography time!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:48 am
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Lovely mood to this- a beautiful feeling of quiet dignity.
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by Steve Kaluski on Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:30 am
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Thanks folks for the replies.

'I wish we could see the eye more clearly' - Carol, all in good time, just scene setting  :D
 

by Carol Clarke on Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:05 am
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Steve Kaluski wrote:
Thanks folks for the replies.

'I wish we could see the eye more clearly' - Carol, all in good time, just scene setting  :D



I thought that might be the case, Steve.  :) 

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