This Bengal Tigers jigsaw puzzle is a photograph image with a lot of glare and very dark background. The shadows in photograph images can be challenging so it's a good thing this one is 300 pieces. That said, just looking at these beauty animals in their environment is well worth seeing on my puzzle table.
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Overall Experience: Good
Cut Quality: Good
Board Quality: Good
Shape Cut: Ribbon/grid
Image Quality: Good
Hardest Area: black areas
Puzzle Dust? no
Finish Quality: Smooth-shiny
Box Quality: Great
Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes
Was this purchased new? no
Price: $4.00 - 10 Pack
Recommend Level: High
Time: 3 hours
I did my usual sorting routine.
Obviously there was not much to sorting this image. Dark colors and light colors would do it. I started with the Bengal Tiger in the front as it was the most clear cut. I moved onto the second Bengal Tiger. I found the head and paws not very clear in the photo.
Of course the 5x7" card looks quite clear and even the finished image looks mostly clear. But when assembling the rest of the image, like the fallen brown tree for instance, the pieces seem somewhat blurred.
Luckily for the great overhead lighting I have I am able to distinguish color shades fairly well because all around the Bengal Tigers is pretty much darkness. I relied upon the shapes of the pieces for the better part of these areas.
Here is 2 very close up photos of this Photographed jigsaw puzzle. I think the cut lines contribute to some of the distortion of the Bengal Tiger's face and paws on the right. Look how clear the head and body is on the left image.
The Bengal Tigers photographic jigsaw puzzle is part of a 10 pack. Sure-lox calls these the Puzzlers Collection which are made up of Photographic images. Also they refer to them as Deluxe Puzzles.
I will try working these ones so I can contribute them to the Monthly Themes Jigsaw Puzzle Facebook Group's page. There is a Raffle at the end of the month. You will in turn be able to create a Ravensburger puzzle in a collectible tin with a photograph of YOUR choosing.
To qualify for the raffle....
The following image shows the variety of photographs in this collection. The box is damaged somewhat at the side which is surprising because it is actually made of very heavy quality. I purchased this one at the Thrift Store for $4.00.
Even the pieces are of good quality and when I completed the image I could actually pick up the entire puzzle and it stayed together. However, during assembly when I wanted to move sections, the pieces did not stay together.
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