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SONY
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DSLR-A100
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
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F/4.5
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75 mm
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640
Date Taken
Sep 14, 2008, 3:02:48 AM
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Windows
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Fearless by Katzilla13 Fearless by Katzilla13
This little boy was astonishing! The tiger was *really* interested in him and jumped up and down behind the glass to get him, even with his claws out. He stayed like this for at least 30 seconds, trying to get through the glass, but the little one thought it fascinating, not frightening, although he was dwarfed by the big cat. Thinking again about it - it could have been me, back then. I loved everything with fangs and claws from very early on! ;-)

- Edited 09/2010 -
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Fearless by ~Katzilla13 Sometimes photography really needs no explanation, and this is one of those times. The photographer's description says it all. A great capture! ( Suggested by tori-no-uta and Featured by kkart )
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LateNightMasquerade Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Photographer
This picture is so adorable! The size difference between the little boy and the tiger really helps you realize how gigantic tigers really are. I also love how it looks like the tiger is about to give the boy a high five . :) 
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geiersphotos Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Almost looks like he just wants a hug. 
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Saskatch Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
very nice! :)
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:iconppender:
ppender Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Incredible. Good for you....
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GreyPepperArt Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A stunning capture, and you even kept it in focus with all that drama going on.
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kanumbra Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   Writer
Just an absolutely astonishing picture, really puts into perspective the size and power of these animals and how tiny and weak we are in comparison. Physically weak anyway, as this little tyke's got nerves of steel! What a brave little man :love:
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thank you very much. :-) Yes, I felt decidedly strange when that scene unfolded before my eyes. It is awe-inspiring to see tigers from up close and really understand their massive size and power. Very regal animals. It's a crying shame we puny humans are wiping them out. :-(
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bertc Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Hello kitty!^^
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sendichic Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, that lil kid was so brave! XD
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Sami27 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
his paw is a big as the kids head
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Yup, it's a massive cat!
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Sami27 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Kai45 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Incredible!!!
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Thank you. :-)
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nosoart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have deleted my painting from my gallery , I really have no idea it's in Deviant art , or I will ask you first . If I am the photo owner and saw that painting , I would get upset too, so I deleted it based on that . I am sorry for using your photo as references with asking , your photo was featured in 2009 , and I joined DA last year, and I saw that photo from I think Abduzeedo site yesterday. The painting will not be posted anywhere on the web , and I apologize again.
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Like I said: if you give credit and/ or post the original link to my photo, it will be okay to post this. No need to delete it, after all, you painted it beautifully. :-)

Thanks for being so understanding though. It is by far my most popular photo, that is why I am really sensitive about it.
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pergamjee Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Hi there! I have requested for this pic on behalf of :iconcat-lovers-group:, to be displayed next to :iconnosoart:'s painting of it, so that our members can see the original reference.
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Hi Pergamjee,

thank you very much for your initative. I'm really glad it all worked out in the end, it was just a stupid coincidence, and Nosuchart was incredibly nice and cooperative. :-)
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pergamjee Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I have to be grateful to :iconnosoart: ... for introducing me to your gallery! I just browsed through your gallery, and my jaw is still on the floor! I am hereby warning you --- that I will be spamming your inbox with requests!
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
LOL!! Yeah, I know, there are A LOT of cat-photos in there... especially of the BIG kind! They are such incredible animals! :-) I'm looking forward to being spammed by you. ;-)
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qq98360 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
cool!
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SnowNightFall Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Photographer
Wow, that's really capturing a moment!
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:iconkatzilla13:
Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thanks. I've taken this a while ago, but it still remains one of my favourite shots of all time. :-)
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somekindofsavage Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Photographer
FANTASTIC shot!!!! What a really magical moment that was!
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Thank you. :-) Yes, it was indeed magical. I'm still grinning when I think about it.
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Ourane Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Beautiful photo. :wow: I understand the boy's fascination.
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CRGPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work :D
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Thank you. :-)
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95blckfirebird Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
still amazing picture
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Thank you. It's still one of my personal favourites, as well.
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Poetsiren Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
So very beautiful!
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MarilynSinclair Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Artist
I hope you don't mind... [link]
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
If you give credit (write my name underneath my photo), I won't mind. Thanks for asking.
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MarilynSinclair Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you so very much for the opportunity.
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
You still didn't write the credit below my photo. If it stays like this, my permission is denied and I will have to write to the owner of the blog site. I don't want to be a bitch, but this is art theft.
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MarilynSinclair Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Artist
If you click on the photo, it goes right to your page. That is how I put credit with all of the images that I post. Even my own.
I never once assumed you were a bitch. You assuming I would steal your image is understandable, but very far from the case.
I have no issue with posting credit. I would much rather delete your image than be threatened with you contacting the onwers of Tumblr, which would only be a waste of time on your part in my opinion. The image is beautiful, and breath-taking. I like having it in my blog to share with my friends as well as others. I think that typing text below the image takes away from the image itself, but if you want your name there, then just explain how you would like it presented, please.
If a link to your page isn't enough, just let me know. I'm sorry for any distrust or discomfort I have caused. I don't frequent this site as much as I would like to, due to daily priorities.
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
I'm sorry I came down so hard on you, but I had, in fact, just found a few of my pics stolen at another blog, so I am a bit sensitive right now. As most people will probably not click on the picture and thus not see my name, I'd really greatly appreicate if you just wrote something like "copyright by Katzilla13" or so.

Thank you for your post, it's much appreciated. :-)
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MarilynSinclair Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Artist
Consider it done!
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Thank you very much. :-)
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I still don't see my credit below the photo though...
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Krona Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
He even decapitated it. :la:
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Decapitated? No one got decapitated for this picture. Eeek!
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Scopimera Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tiger: What is this thing in front of me? Could it be a chew toy?
Little Boy: Hello!
Tiger: It's one of those talking toy things!
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Haha, and if you really get to it, it even squeaks! ;-)
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