Lookin at lunch…

© Allan L. Whitehead

Lookin at lunch…

Paul Michko 9/17/2004 3:48:05 AM

Great capture, Allan. That intense stare translates to a tastey Whitehead Burger. LOL!!! #169697

Rob Friedman 9/17/2004 3:53:37 AM

I think the tiger liked your new lens too. Great capture! LOL Paul. #786543

Bonnie C. Lackey 9/17/2004 3:58:26 AM

Looks like you are having fun, Allan! Great shot - his coat looks so soft... #786553

Joy Brown 9/17/2004 4:09:42 AM

Great capture, Allan! #786572

Colleen Braun 9/17/2004 4:10:40 AM

I think his lunch was standing in front of him, LOL, glad you were not on the menu and got a great shot... #786575

Allan L. Whitehead 9/17/2004 4:14:51 AM

From another page: Beautiful animal and portrait Allan!!!!  Charlene Bayerle (How do they manage to that, eh…)

Thank you very much everyone (Charlene, Paul Rob, Bonnie, and Joy) for the great comments and very kind words. I truly appreciate them all. I love "big" cats and to me these are the most magnificent animals in the world. We are so lucky in Toro0nto at our Zoo as we have both Sumatran and Siberian tigers to observe and appreciate. Thanx again, y'all - your good friend, Allan #786588

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/17/2004 4:23:09 AM

Wow, he's a beauty! Great job! I bet you LOVE that lens! I'd sure like to have something like that, but they just don't have anything like that for my Sony. And probably never will, sadly. #786615

Claudia Kuhn 9/17/2004 4:30:35 AM

Nice protrait Allan, what a magnificent head he has! #786645

Gianna Stadelmyer 9/17/2004 4:32:20 AM

AWESOME, Allan! Seems like I can reach out and feel his soft fur. The detail and DoF are amazing. Beautiful exposure and crop as well:-) VERY well done, my friend!!! #786651

Ed Heaton 9/17/2004 4:35:26 AM

Good morning Allan,
A fine portrait here! Well done... #786664

Kathryn (Love) Scheet 9/17/2004 4:49:21 AM

wonderful capture Allan - love the details - lots of whiskers... stripes - that hypnotic look in the eyes - it amazes me that these wild cats can look so sweet and cuddly #786711

Diane Addonizio 9/17/2004 4:55:02 AM

Eexcellent portrait of a beautiful animal! Looking forward to seeing more
shots with this lens1 Enjoy! #786726

S J 9/17/2004 4:57:02 AM

Great shot, Allan! You've got real close to him....very well done! #786730

Allan L. Whitehead 9/17/2004 5:18:03 AM

Thank you very much everybody (Carolyn, Claudia, Jan, Ed, Kathryn, DIANE, and Sanjay) and to anyone else that I might inadvertantly missed, for the very appreciated comments, support and kind words. The wonderment of technology now allows the production of telephoto lenses and brings the world in closer than we might ever have imagined. I won't be able to comment any more until later today, as I'm off to the Zoo again to find some Lions and Bears. Thanx again y'all - your good friend, Allan #786767

Marcie A. Fowler 9/17/2004 5:30:23 AM

Seems like a good combination to me!! Nicely done Allan. This brings to mind the song "Eye of the Tiger." Great image of a truly amazing beast! #786773

Jill A. Johnson 9/17/2004 5:41:25 AM

wonderful portrait Allan... can't wait to see more with your new lens... nice work hun :) #786783

Wally Orlowsky 9/17/2004 6:00:33 AM

Great close-up, Allan. Without that lens, all that would be left of you after this shot would be a burp ;) #786812

Donna R. Moratelli 9/17/2004 6:03:53 AM

Absolutlely FANTASTIC! #786824

Darren K. Fisher 9/17/2004 6:09:27 AM

Wonderful capture Allan, the lighting is perfect. #786842

Susan T. Parady 9/17/2004 7:02:02 AM

Awesome shot, Allan! Enjoy that new lens!! #786957

Dan Holm 9/17/2004 8:23:35 AM

Whoa! Outstanding shot, Allan!! Love it! #787122

Kelly Abernathy 9/17/2004 8:45:55 AM

Just a beauty Allan! Have fun with that new lens - can't wait to see more shots with it! -K #787180

Robert Goodman 9/17/2004 8:56:08 AM

Yipes!!!Great shot Allan!!! #787199

Michael Wehrman 9/17/2004 9:03:44 AM

Great photo Allan #787218

Murry Grigsby 9/17/2004 9:03:51 AM

Super animal portrait Allan! Glad the VR can steady those old-boy nerves :0) I have more trouble seeing well than holding steady :0( It's always son=mething!! #787219

Robin L. Wehrman 9/17/2004 9:21:26 AM

WOW!!! This is a magnificent shot, the detail is awesome super close-up and the lighting is perfect Allan! Your new lens did a fantastic job Outstanding capture!!! #787264

Donna J. Taff 9/17/2004 10:24:33 AM

Fantastic image, Allan!!!!!!! #787372

Deborah C. Lewinson 9/17/2004 2:48:24 PM

Gorgeous shot,Allan, great textures, details, and composition! #787664

Karen Engelbreth 9/17/2004 3:27:28 PM

Gosh - what a wonderful shot, Allan! #787724

Allan L. Whitehead 9/17/2004 4:17:54 PM

Wow, as always you guys all just blow me away, eh… Thank you everyone (Marcie, Jill ['babe', eh…}, Wally, Donna R, Darren, Suan P, Dan, Kelly, Robert, Mike, Murry, Robin, Donna T, Deborh, and Karen) for the appreciated comments, support, and kind words. Murry, I have the same problems as you, but my new camera also beeps at me when its in focus, so pretty soon I'll just be able to send my camera to the zoo and wait until it comes back 4 hours later and see what it shot for me, eh… (he, he, he) Thank you all again, my very dear friends - your good friend, Allan #787859

Carol Brill 9/17/2004 7:36:48 PM

What incredible detail you captured here, Allan, from the patterned markings on his face to the bright tips of his whiskers and that hungry gleam in his eye! #788156

Allan L. Whitehead 9/17/2004 8:01:46 PM

Thank you very much, Carol, my dear friend, I truly appreciate that - your good friend, Allan #788192

Deborah A. Sharkey 9/17/2004 9:32:06 PM

GORGEOUS Allan. I wish you could just follow you for a day or to, I would learn more from you than anywhere else. #788303

Allan L. Whitehead 9/17/2004 9:36:40 PM

Deborah, my very dear friend, you're much too kind, but I do appreciate that - your good friend, Allan #788305

Diane Dupuis 9/29/2004 3:44:12 AM

Great capture Allan! Enjoy your new equipment! #811325

Allan L. Whitehead 9/29/2004 4:14:31 AM

I appreciate that a lot, Dianne, and I will and I do, my dear friend - your good friend, ALlan #811435

Karen Talasco 10/16/2004 4:34:53 PM

Beautiful shot, Allan. Don't know how I missed seeing this one. The Sumatran tiger has such an intense look to it, doesn't it? We don't have any Sumatrans near us, only Bengals and Amurs (Siberians). Great job! Have fun with your new lens. #849665

Allan L. Whitehead 10/17/2004 10:25:12 AM

Thank you so much, Karen, I really appreciate that. We have Amurs (Siberians - 4) and Sumatrans (5) here, and they are all very intense, and of course, magnificent. Also the new lens is phenominal and especially with VR fuction. I've had it out on the water taking sailing pictures and using it as a 'hand-held' with excellent results - Allan #850978

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F4.5-5.6 D Nikkor (80-400 mm) VR, 350 mm, 1/250, ISO 200, 11:15 AM - At Toronto Zoo, a Sumatran male Tiger basking in the sun

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