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
|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)|
|Lens||AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED|
|Focal Length||300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 450.0 mm)|
|Shutter Speed||1/100 second(s)|
|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)|