Saturday, 20 October 2012

Picture Perfect: CALL OF THE WILD


Time once again for PICTURE PERFECT. This week our host is Gary The Gator, who has chosen the theme of 'CALL OF THE WILD'. 

I have so many shots I could have used, but this is one of my faves. Many folks say that the lion is the king, but to me this creature is even more magnificent. 

"Tiger, tiger, burning bright,
  in the forests of the night,
  what immortal hand or eye,
  could frame thy fearful symmetry?"

~William Blake~


Bengal Tiger 1

46 comments:

  1. That's an amazing shot!
    I agree ... tigers have more character than lions :)

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    1. Thanks Riete :-)) Yes, they are the most beautiful of animals.

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  2. well this is wild indeed. ty for coming

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  3. Nice one Mate a beautiful capture;)

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    1. Not really, just used a very good zoom lens :-))

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  5. Great pic... Thanks for stopping in... :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/magictoymissing/7984048979/in/photostream

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  6. I love him!!! Is he smiling or yawning...?


    http://rivergirl1211.blogspot.com/2012/10/picture-perfectcall-of-wild.html

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    1. He was actually panting...it was a rather hot day!!

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  7. Wonderful shot Mitch Thankfully,there are no tigers in the forests of Dorset.Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks Sue:-)) Maybe just the odd ginger cat, then?? LOL.

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  8. Nice close up, hope that was with a big lens and then enlarged! lol

    Rockin' Heart Ranch Picture Perfect: Call of the Wild

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    1. Thanks Lynda. It was taken using a good zoom, but no enlarging/cropping. This is as it was out of the camera.

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  9. great shot, you captured the expression perfectly. I love his markings, very distinctive.

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  10. Tigers are a fav of mine to see..the circus that comes around every year here has white tigers...beautiful! Great shot!! :)

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    1. Thanks :-)) There was a white tiger where this guy was, but he was curled up asleep behind some rocks, so couldn't get a very good shot of him.

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  11. WOOOOWWWW I love all the cat family , he is soooo handsome.
    Thanks for your visit , have a nice week ahead Mitch .

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    1. Thanks Fatos. He's the handsomest cat around :-))

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  12. great choice Mitch, you captured his character well

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  13. Mitch this is captured perfectly.
    You have a great zoom. You got so close. It shows his personallity.
    http://cruizin57.multiply.com/journal/item/386/Picture-Perfect-Call-of-the-wild

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    1. Thanks Sue. This is exactly the type of shot I had in mind when I was purchasing my camera.

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  14. Now THIS is what I would call a Perfect Shot Mitch. No editing or anything. Really Awesome.

    My heart breaks knowing there are not many left in the wild and yet man keeps hunting them though that is illegal.
    You never see Panthers or Chitas anymore, soon you won't see the most beautiful of them all. The Tiger. It is very very sad.

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    1. Thanks Shayna. Yes,more needs to be done to protect the big cats. Just ask Marianne, she posted an important blog about the trade in lion bones on her page a few days ago. This outrageous trade must be stopped!!!

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  15. Fantastic Tiger shot , Mitch. Strangely enough not very far from us, there is a Lion Whisperer, who has now taken some Tigers in, to try breed them, to help the species , as they are nearly extinct in their natural habitat. Out of 9 subspecies only 6 are still around. My guess is this is a Bengal Tiger?

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    1. Thanks Marianne. Yes, he's a Bengal. As I was saying to Shayna (above), more needs to be done to protect all the large cat species before it's too late. I hope that 'Lion Whisperer's' project to help the tigers is successful.

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  16. Great shot, perfect poem /:-)
    http://pestep55.blogspot.com/2012/10/picture-perfect-call-of-wild.html

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  17. What a gorgeous shot!!! Magnificent creature ......

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    1. Thanks Lynne. He certainly is a magnificent animal.

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  18. Stunning! My favorite big cat.

    http://karen21445.multiply.com/journal/item/665/Picture-Perfect-CALL-OF-THE-WILD

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  19. you know mitch i expect a lot from you each week,,and as usual you deliver and I agree the tiger is one of my favs and dud you know they taste like chicken :P sorry bout the widget im just not to savvy on the blogger thingy yet..excellent shot mate

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    1. Thanks Gatordude!! You need to get practicing with the Blogger stuff, mate!! Only 5 weeks now til Multiply switches off the lights.

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