I have no idea how this worked, maybe somebody knows and can tell me. Lizzi and I stopped by the Issaquah zoo today on our way back from Seattle. Now around these tigers are two fences. The first fence is bars that are about 2 inches apart and then there is a inner fence that is like a traditional fence with squares that are about 2 inches square. It is about a foot or so inside of the outside fence. I had to put my camera up against the bars with the lens in between the bars and try and zoom all the way in between the squares and get the picture without the fence ruining the picture. Well no matter how I tried I just couldn’t zoom in enough to keep the inside fence out of the picture. Well when I looked at my pictures at home it is as if the inside fence almost melted into the picture. You can hardly even see the fence and even when you do see it. It is as if the fence just blended into the tiger. I have no idea how it worked but I think it came out amazing. The only thing I did to this picture is resize it, Please zoom in and you will see what I mean. These are such big amazing animals. I hope you like it.
Jul 22, 2011 10:35:47 pmby Isabelle711 Homepage »
Perfect capture. :))))) I love to go and look at the tigers when at the zoo. :))) My favorite are the giraffes. :))))) I see what you mean about the fence but I am very happy the image turned out like you wanted. :)))) I love his/her eyes. They look as to read your soul. :)))) Excellent gorgeous capture. :)))) Thank you for sharing this beauty. :))) Carry A Smile In Your Heart :))))
Jul 22, 2011 10:45:24 pmby eekdog Homepage »
superb capture randy! i have a few myself of a white and orange bengal tigers, brother and sister. might have to share someday. think i did on a post awhile back, hmmm.. looks alot like our cat but they were a loner to the zoo, will check it out later, stiking same look.
Jul 29, 2011 12:42:53 amby jdehaven Homepage »
Depending on your distance and the aperture (f-stop) you are set at, there will be varying levels of depth of field. So, in this case, you had the perfect situation where you were very close to the fence, the focus was on the tiger and the resulting bokeh blur of the fence in the foreground caused it to, as you put it, melt into the image.
Of course, this is a very cool and desired result- it looks as though he is right on top of you about to pounce! Very nice capture!