Sumatran Tiger Licking his Lips by jgpittenger

Sumatran Tiger Licking his Lips

I spent Monday all day driving to and from and driving around an absolutely fabulous wildlife "safari" park before getting sick. I expect I will be posting a lot of pictures from there. One of the most stunning of the animals was the Sumatran tiger- a seriously endanged species. The background available where he was in the park was awful, so I selected and put him in a shot I took a couple years ago in HI> I've never been to Indonesia so this was the best I could come up with.
I still feel like a novice in background substitution and fear the tonalities of background and tiger don't match. I would love suggestions from those more experienced than I in such.
Thanks for your visits, comments, suggestions, favs
@ltodd hoping you have some advice for me here
October 13th, 2016  
Wow... great shot!
October 13th, 2016  
gorgeous tiger beautifully captured ... fav
October 13th, 2016  
I think it is beautiful! The tiger stands out from the background which helps me focus on the tiger. But if you feel he is too bright compared to the back ground, you could bring down the saturation on him. personally I like it the way it is!

What park did you go to?
October 13th, 2016  
superb shot
October 13th, 2016  
@catwhiskers Thanks so much. I went to the Wildlife Safari Park in Winston
October 13th, 2016  
A wonderful capture, with great detail
October 13th, 2016  
Well he looks very much at home in his new surroundings, and he shows up very well against the grey trees.
October 13th, 2016  
I love tigers and this is stunning. It all works very well.
October 13th, 2016  
Wonderful markings!
October 13th, 2016  
stunning shot! excellent, Jane!
October 13th, 2016  
WOW this is stunning Jane! The tones in the background can quickly be nudged in PS --
- select the tiger layer;
go to Image/Adjustments/Match Colour....
in the box select Source...select the file name..
in the box select Layer..select the tiger layer (to match the background to the tiger layer tones)
if preview is ticked, you should see a little change. Adjust the Luminance & colour intensity to suit ...
October 13th, 2016  
A beautiful sleek creature :)
October 13th, 2016  
Magnificent capture!
October 13th, 2016  
looks great to me ... what a beautiful tiger
October 13th, 2016  
Terrific Edit Jane, you have done a wonderful job. I've just looked at the edits that Lyn has suggested on her private album and with those small changes, this will definitely take this shot right up there.
October 13th, 2016  
Wow, fav
October 13th, 2016  
Wonderful!
October 14th, 2016  
Wow - what a fantastic composition - wonderful focus and very nice light. You were extremely clever in that substitution of background - looks quite natural.
October 14th, 2016  
Oh, wow - a wonderful result. I, too, am very inexperienced with replacing backgrounds. I find the selection process to be technically advanced, too. I read with interest @ltodd 's suggestions on how better to match up the background tonalities, too. I have heard that the pen tool is the most precise method of selection, but I have yet to study the tutorials which teach me how to use it! Hope you feel better soon - super photo.
October 14th, 2016  
Oh my goodness me, Jane. Looks like a 'what's for lunch?' look to me. Hope you were behind a sound fence.
October 14th, 2016  
Looks stunning to me!
October 14th, 2016  
I couldn't have done this myself because I don't know how! This is fabulous and I love the fact that you got him licking his lips - Fav
October 14th, 2016  
Wow!
October 14th, 2016  
A lush green background would be great. Gosh, he's so lovely.
October 17th, 2016  
A great shot.
October 17th, 2016  
Yay - it's on TT! Definitely a comment on the processing success!
October 22nd, 2016  
Probably fancies the guy behind the camera. Congratulations on Top Twenty.
October 23rd, 2016  
this is an amazing image Jane - I love tigers and always pop money into the donation box at our zoos to support their survival
October 23rd, 2016  
Congratulations Jane on your amazing capture making it to the Top Twenty! Very much deserving! FAV!
October 26th, 2016  
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