2006: Tiger

 

From the tales of B R Hills safari, I learned that seeing a Tiger has very little probablity, with one of the frequent visitors not being able to see one even after 20+ years. It just happened that I was traveling (on this safari) with those people who were loooong due for a Tiger sighting. Though others on this safari (viz. Kalyan, Mandanna and Phillip) thought I was their lucky charm, I would beg to differ.

This picture, though nowhere near crisp and to my personal satisfaction (only a minute or two before the tiger showed up on the scene, I traded Kalyan’s 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens with Phillip for my 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 lens), is still my most prized snap of B R Hills visit and tiger’s cold stare still gives me goosebumps.

EXIF and other information

Archive ID dsc_100-5804
Date and Time 2006-08-28 22:31:44
GPS Date and Time Image does not include relevant information
GPS Location 11.76666 N, 77.03333 E, 2700 ft (Goolgle Map: Pin | Directions)
Camera Nikon D70s
Lens AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED
Focal Length 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 450.0 mm)
Mode Aperture-priority AE
Shutter Speed 1/100 second(s)
Aperture f/5.6
ISO 1250
Exposure Bias -1/3
Flash No
Filters None
Light Value 8.0
Hyperfocal Distance 802.33 m
Focus Distance 37.58 m
Depth of Field 3.50 m (35.91 - 39.42)
Field of View 4.5 deg (2.98 m)
Tripod
No
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