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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.

Randy
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Jul 22, 2011 10:32:55 pm
Very wonderful capture
the only thing I can think of is the DOF exclueded the bars/fence and focused on the beautiful cats

by Faemike55 Online Now!   Homepage »

Jul 22, 2011 10:35:47 pm
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 :))))

by Isabelle711 Homepage »

Jul 22, 2011 10:38:41 pm
I think Mike got it right. Beautiful white tiger. Great capture.

by wysiwig Homepage »

Jul 22, 2011 10:41:56 pm
very good focus shot, he or she look at me

by galung Homepage »

Jul 22, 2011 10:45:24 pm
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.

by eekdog Homepage »

Jul 23, 2011 12:19:38 am
Great shot, it's amasing how you got so close to them in the wild. HaHa!

by rickp98908 Homepage »

Jul 23, 2011 1:18:14 am
No problem with this result Randy, lovely picture.

by jayfar Homepage »

Jul 23, 2011 1:31:42 am
I noticed
you and the tiger
have the same look
so a smile
said cool
warm hugs, Linda

by hipps13 Homepage »

Jul 23, 2011 1:34:36 am
I think it's wonderful! What eyes!!! Congratulations my friend!

by geico2000 Homepage »

Jul 23, 2011 1:58:48 am
I may seem right off the wall with this comment Randy but I was immediately taken by the expression on the cat's face. I thought of you the moment I first looked at it, and even now it seems you and the cat have the same expression.

by whaleman Homepage »

Jul 23, 2011 2:02:18 am
wow love this eyes !! great capture !!!

by Feliciti Homepage »

Jul 23, 2011 3:24:25 am
Wonderful capture, Randy. Hugs. Di. xx

by rainbows Homepage »

Jul 23, 2011 5:55:44 am
U done a fine job on this one and what a beautiful cat this is perfect job on this my friend.

by dakotabluemoon Homepage »

Jul 23, 2011 6:07:23 am
Superb shot.

by fallen21 Homepage »

Jul 23, 2011 6:15:36 am
It's a bit like putting a mesh or veil over your eyes - people can't see in but you can see out! Also, with a wide apperature the camera is looking past the bars and they dont appear prominent. Great capture of this magnificent big cat!

by rockstrider Homepage »

Jul 23, 2011 7:04:55 am
Oh wow incredible my favourite animal is the white tiger superbly captured thank you for sharing !!

by Bossie_Boots Homepage »

Jul 23, 2011 1:43:18 pm
It is amazing. WHat a regal cat!!!!

by drifterlee Homepage »

Jul 23, 2011 4:48:58 pm
very beautiful capture of an eligant tigar. the reason for the double fence is to keep people out and from tossing things to the tigars.

by redflame Homepage »

Jul 23, 2011 5:44:04 pm
Yes the DOF does that, low F-stop. :)

As far as zooming in, I find 300mm works well for getting a narrow enough field of view to shoot though chain-link fences.

Great capture of this great cat! :)

by kbrog Homepage »

Jul 24, 2011 1:10:09 am
beautiful cat this is perfect job on this my friend. Great capture of this magnificent cat!

by A2J2001 Homepage »

Jul 24, 2011 2:10:42 pm
Fabulous capture, very handsome fella!!!

by jendellas Homepage »

Jul 24, 2011 7:12:32 pm
Ohhh....Precious shot!

by mgtcs Homepage »

Jul 29, 2011 12:42:53 am
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!

by jdehaven Homepage »

Aug 13, 2011 11:33:48 am
BEAUTIFUL!

by Rainastorm Homepage »

Sep 4, 2011 5:51:00 pm
I love it when bars disappear like that. Beautiful cat and capture! Wonderful detail!

by myrrhluz Homepage »

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