Deep, Deep Trouble Again
- shyanni (840)
- [2006-04-06 14:02]
LOL! Well you have certainly captured his mood beautifully, Loot! I love it!
- wuta (2142)
- [2006-04-06 14:11]
Hallo Loot , Wat een lief aapje ,hij heeft het niet makkelijk
hij vind zijn eigen heel zielig ,hij heeft een standje gehad van zijn meerdere ,maar heel mooie foto , i like it ,fijn weekend ,Teunie .
- ALIRIZA (781)
- [2006-04-06 14:53]
Hello Loot ,
What a pretty shot, lovely. POV, nice colors, details and framing are excellent. Well done. Congratulations...
They are so human it's sometimes frightening. A great shot, doesn't it want to make you sit next to him and tell him everything is not so bad and tomorrow is another day? Poor little fella! A great moment to capture and an interesting and informative note, great post.
- Tommysugar (602)
- [2006-04-06 15:47]
Wow, very intense shot! This monkey seems to thinking, but what!
I think you captured a particular expressive moment. Nice shot!
You have managed to capture a very touching moment which, as Adrian has mentioned, inspires the viewer (me) to want to put my arm around his little shoulders and give some consolation...
And yes, as Adrian has also mentioned, it is a bit frightening how much they are like us.
An excellent and heart wrenching image.
Thank you for sharing it with us!
- anavazao (3829)
- [2006-04-06 17:47]
It's so cute! Great pose! Good details, light, compositon...
- AndyB (3982)
- [2006-04-06 17:52]
A great capture.
I love its expression and pose.
Well chosen dof and nice detail.
Excellent work and a great note.
- geoffash26 (283)
- [2006-04-06 17:52]
A moment well captured
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2006-04-06 17:54]
Très jolie la présentation les couleurs et les détails sont très beaux. Ce petit seinge a l'air vraiment songeur.
Bravo et merci....JP
I did not know if I should laugh, or feel sad for this little guy. This shot is priceless! The expression and body language tell the story. You just filled in some details. Perfect exposure. Great tight crop and framing! I ony wish I could give you 100 pts, for this. It is a classic in my book!
Exceptional photograph my friend!
this is a beautiful shot.
The POV and specally the pose are more than great.
Well composed and good details.
Excellent work, my friend.
- LCannon (3107)
- [2006-04-07 0:03]
He looks so sad and thoughtful, like he should be on one of those inspirational posters you see in the schools, with some cute saying. Very nice capture, I like the tight crop, putting the emphasis directly on his great expression. Well done.
- reina (2032)
- [2006-04-07 0:23]
Hi Loot, nice shot. They seem so innocent but now I now what a trouble these guys can be. Taken in mind that its us humans who make the trouble by feeding them.
Good details and information on the habitat etc. Thanks for sharing reina
Ah Loot, this dear little fellow's in trouble... You show his unhappy expression so well. Look at his eyes, so sad. And those little fingers holding his head up. Couldn't you take him home with you? Just kidding!! I hope they treated him better later and weren't just behaving like bullies to him.
It's a beautiful shot showing the young baboon so well.
Thanks Loot, and especially for teh interesting notes too. Well done,
Okay, Loot, you have done it this time. : )
I just adore this picture.
This is a look that I recognize all too well... the downcast eyes and bowed head reflecting the sadness at being momentarily deprived of the love and approval that he so craves; one hand in the mouth and the other scratching his head, denoting innocent bewilderment at the vociferous and incomprehensible reprimand, the crossing of the feet that is indicative of utter sheepishness...
You have managed to capture all these feelings in this one shot... with technical perfection... and soulful artistry.
In fact, you did it so well that you have erased the boundary between baboons and humans. The emotions you so skillfully portrayed have transcended the animal realm, and we at TN are all wrapped up with this little fella's psychological well-being.
That is the highest tribute to a photographer. : )
Congratulations, my friend. : )
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2006-04-07 6:44]
What a superb animal behaviour documentation! Never thought it could resemble human behaviour to that extent. The fellow looks quite chastized and anxious on that account! Thanks for sharing this superb picture.
Your account of the events is hilarious and informative.
- Jannie (1227)
- [2006-04-07 6:51]
Great capture Loot. I feel sorry for him allready. The expression on his face is priceless.
Very well captured and TFS
- thistle (9282)
- [2006-04-07 7:18]
This is an incredible capture, such a lovely moment. I can't take my eyes out of that face. Picture has great details, perfect POV and framing.
I like it a lot!
- Aramok (5166)
- [2006-04-07 10:52]
I'm not sure you really need telling how much we all like this shot. All I can see is DITTO to everyting above.
Very nicely done.
- osse (7805)
- [2006-04-07 13:49]
Very intense and funny shot.Looks like he lost momething.Well seen and captured.
Good coloue detail,sharpnes ,POVand NOTE.
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-04-07 18:42]
A penny for his thoughts!
A wonderful shot. It certainly has the look and feel of a youngster in 'deep doodoo'. You have portrayed the scene extremely well and the composition is excellent. Congrats! It's outstanding!
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2006-04-08 4:33]
very, very charming portrait.
Perfect pose, a real piece of fine art.
Rodin's thinker at his best.
Very good story on body language.
Outstanding contribution. Thank you!
- Merlin (1713)
- [2006-04-08 6:23]
It's pretty much all been said above, but it's striking how we can "read" the body language of other primates - I guess we are not so different after all! Excellent..
- jchemas (3396)
- [2006-04-08 10:50]
This is a great shot Loot.
Excellent focus and composition and the colors are great.
Good POV and BG.
You capture something that is very difficult to do, in this picture. The intelligence of these animals. The little monkey looks like it has a lot to think about,…”the wisdom of the young.”
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2006-04-08 15:52]
The story and photo are just excellent. What an amazing moment you've managed to capture this time. There is no need for a digital shoebox, if you can come up with these kind of masterpieces. It just shows us how close humans are related with monkeys and how much their behaviour is still in us. This one is added to my favorites as well.
P.S. I totally agree with Manyee. You have just done the most amazing capture!!
- goutham_ramesh (12237)
- [2006-04-09 8:59]
What an expression filled shot, with a very useful note, indeed it looks like he is serious trouble, this expression reminds me of My team couple of years back when we had screwed up the Software and were in the board room with top management!!
Superb shot , i like the compostion and the POV
- mrcrow (3008)
- [2006-04-10 4:08]
you got him there...fantastic animal contemplative shot...almost human..
wonder if they get bills as well...:D
- TPAKT (89)
- [2006-04-10 12:44]
So millions years ago the monkey has reflected... also became reasonable. Magnificent work. Bravo!
- rsiliato (52)
- [2006-04-10 23:18]
Excellent Loot!! I noticed a little movement with his hand but I figure he was scatching his head wondering how he was going to get out of the mess he was in.
- soccer (2557)
- [2006-04-11 10:29]
An stunning pic and well captured moment. This is a rare opportunity that you have captured well with a great Composition, POV and sharpness.
Sometimes photo's are so good you hear it from a friend while your driving down the road. My good friend and fellow Trek member - Scott Evers told me about this photo and I had to come see for myself. He's right, it's outstanding. The notes are very important to the story and the technical aspect are fine as well. Great Post...very tender...nice work.
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-04-12 7:28]
This is very good mf. Excellent sharpness, detail, exposure, DOF and POV. Terrific pose and expression captured. The slight motion blur of the left hand, as it scratch's it's head in contemplation, adds IMO.
Deep trouble..I know the feelin'
Time to get a 6 month extension on my tax debt :(
- Dando (3084)
- [2006-04-12 7:33]
Hi Loot, this photo is what nature photography is all about, capturing those magic moments. This is a truly excellent shot, one that we can all relate to. All technically spot on. TFS.
Hi Loot, I trust you are well. You have built up quite a portfolio here. Its always nice to see fellow SA's here on TN.
This pose and pov is very good. Lots of impact in the mood it creates. Cuteness facto in the red though. :) Very well done.
- sAner (4750)
- [2006-04-13 6:37]
The expression of this monkey is priceless. Very, very adorable! It really looks like he's thinking he's in deep, deep trouble. :) Wonderful shot, sharp focus and perfect DOF & POV. Well done & TFS!
- Gudule (1204)
- [2006-04-24 10:08]
What I may add to what is mentioned higher? Everything is said. A great moment for an excellente expression. Bravo.
- Adam73 (2253)
- [2006-06-16 19:39]
I can't get enough of this little guy. He seems so stressed. :) Nice detail and good lighting.
Now that is a look I have seen often on my son's face. Very nice capture. The one thing I find a little distracting, though it doesn't ruin the image for me, is the hand on his head seems to be a little blurry.
Loot, I think you found and shot the archtype for Rodin's THINKER...
So we have covered all the bases now, from The Simpsons to Rodin!
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-01-06 12:49]
I saw this photo in other's critics and I find it very good and interesting. It's clear that this young monkey feels and its pose and face are quite expresive. A portrait for a psychiatrist's surgery.
Best regards, José M.
- fragman (43778)
- [2007-03-29 5:57]
so human, so cute, TFS Ori
- bobcat08 (1431)
- [2007-06-26 13:49]
What a dear little fellow and what a superb animal behaviour documentation. It's look like Discovery Channel or Animal Planet. Wonderful shot, sharp focus and perfect DOF & POV. Well done. Regards and TFS Bob
- Arjun (7593)
- [2007-08-19 10:45]
- Rehanna (18)
- [2007-12-28 13:35]
Ag moeder hart, hoe hou jy dit. Hierdie is presies dit wat een van die ander komentators van geskryf het as "soulful artistry". Sy som dit egter goed en akuraat op wanneer sy sê dat jy die grense tussen die mens en dier oorbrug het. Kostelik, voortreflik, en uiterste vermaak.
My friend Loot
Since the space for a new posting remains empty I'll have to return to one of your older postings, but I also realise I am also going to be in big big trouble like this little fellow if I do not stop to pester you for new postings. This guy's facial expression is very heartfelt and I actually feel very sorry for him. I can imagine the sheer pleasure both you and Anna had watching this episode taking place as you have described in your notes. Lovely, lovely, lovely. As I said in my earlier comment, you are a clever guy, and here I think you are a talented guy capturing this little one's motions, but you still remain very slow when it comes to the postings. Ok I won't mention that again.....Well anyway not again today, maybe tomorrow.
- elizabeth (10)
- [2008-06-17 0:02]
Totally awesome capture! Such human-like qualities of these animals really does give credibility to the theory that humans are descended from apes! The expression and body language of this wee chap really steals your heart. Well done.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-06-24 6:51]
I really cannot say anything else except "Ag Shame- Hoe Fraai!" and "Die arme ou ding." Unbelievable beautiful and so innocently looking. That facial expression counts for a few smileys. Although one tend to feel sorry for this little fellow this image has a high cuteness factor for me. Images like these is what make the world of photoraphy so wonderful. Everything of this image is just great, and I cannot find any fault. Thank you very much for sharing. It was most enjoyable reliving this episode.
- betsie (0)
- [2008-07-14 4:05]
Hierdie was nog altyd my gunsteling foto. Kan nie glo 'n aap kan soveel emosie toon nie!
- ingridshaul (0)
- [2010-01-04 6:13]
Here are some more suggestions for the misery of this little chap: he might have lost out on the kill. Apparently, Chacma Baboon are less cooperative than other baboons when hunting small game.
He could also have suffered from tummy-ache. It has been observed, Chacma Baboons eating highly poisonous plants - which in humans cause mania, convulsions and death - and nobody knows, how they are able to neutralize the poison. (Macaws eat kaolin on riverbanks...)
Another possibility might have been, he getting a good fright. I have seen myself little baboons stealing ostrich eggs, being caught by a female and running virtually for their life, screaming hysterically. IT IS terrifying having an ostrich chasing you - with both wings spread out - and getting closer and closer.
It is a delightful documentary - technically perfect (as is your whole portfolio) - and I add it to my theme "Animal Behaviour".
I wish you a good evening