While I sit here and do battle with what we’ll simply refer to as the Plague of Peoria, it seemed like a good time to whip out another post. This could be a sad time or joyful moment depending on your feelings towards the Indy Zoo mammals that have been bombarding you as of late. If you can’t get enough of them and sit there continually refreshing your browser until the next post arrives.. you are going to be on the disappointment side because this is the last of the mammal shots – well technically not the last because there is one more but that will be a little bit different than these. Now if you are sick and tired of these and are looking for the Hank William’s Jr. concert post well, you can start dancing now (how about an endurance test – you stop dancing when the HW Jr. post is actually made hehehe).
There are a lot of similarities in this post to the last one. First off it is again about the big cat family. Secondly, it contains a head to head competition with a certain someone else. That certain someone else is in a bit of a pickle at the moment due to having difficulty navigating around the house with that giant ego inflation she received in the last set of comments. Unlike the last post, I am going to make it more objective – not going to tell you who shot the pictures – you pick your favorite one or two and we’ll let the chips fall where they may. In the meantime I’m interviewing for new brothers just in case.
If you didn’t get the topic from the title, how about now..
Yes folks, we are talking about the cute but oh so deadly Tiger. This is one of the sets of shots that need some background to get the feel for the difficulty involved. This specific enclosure has a visitor viewing area that consists of thick glass – possibly plexiglass – hard to tell at the time, but clearly difficult conditions when you are trying to get enough light through and not produce the shadow images as it passes through the glass. Linda did impress me with being able to pull this off having only recently been taught by yours truly how to shoot on Manual mode (she doesn’t bring that up much does she?!). She’s like my little Padawan.
As mentioned before, it was good and hot out and this particular specimen was doing its best to remain cool. This must be serious business when it comes to cats because this one seemed to be only thinking ONE thing – what would it take to make it through that glass and snack on these idiots with their cameras. It is possible that the Tiger coloring just makes it appear pissed but Tony the Tiger doesn’t look that threatening.
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