This photo is clear and crisp; you can see every texture vividly, except for the background, which is just slightly blurred so as to draw your attention to this majestic creature.
The lighting is perfect, the colors are vivid but not too bright. You captured this magnificent beauty in the perfect composition. My eye is drawn right to him. His look is intense, yet peaceful, as if he is perfectly comfortable in his surroundings. He is not disturbed by your presence.
When I first looked at this photograph I was thought, "That is the perfect picture"! Your timing was perfect. The look on the tiger's face is priceless. When I look at this picture, my deep love and respect for all of the big cats (and all wildlife) is renewed.
Your technique is constantly improving. I am no photographer, but I can certainly appreciate an excellent composition such as this.
This is such a magnificent shot of one of the most charismatic animals on the planet. There are, of course, plenty of photos of tigers on the net, but this one stands out. The photo is very well composed, and the timing and technical aspects are flawless in my mind. I particularly like the serious facial expression of him/her. And the splashing water in front of him/her adds to the overall impact of this shot. Tigers are, as far as I know, among the few cats who love to swim (my own cats hate water), so, in the end, this photo is very unique, and it reminds me why I love cats, big or small. Congratulations on a work well done!