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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): annick vanderschelden's monkeys, jmp *2, Great Portraits Part Two, Intimate Portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-12 4:45
Viewed: 7491
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think it is a Northern Pig-tailed Macaque.
The Zoo info was in German and doesn't correspond completely to my wiki search info...
I might be quite close though...

Anyway the animal was photographed in Osnabrück zoo.
Used a monopod. IS on.
In the post-processing workflow I used shadow/highlight.
Sharpened the eyes a little extra:filter>edges sharpening.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
11/08/2007 17:47:11
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style
Tone Curve : Standard
Sharpness level : -
Pattern Sharpness : -
Contrast : 0
Sharpness : 3
Color saturation : 0
Color tone : 0
Highlight tone priority : No
Color matrix
Color Space
File Size
12424 KB
Dust Delete Data
Drive Mode
Low-speed continuous shooting
GPS Data
Latitude : -
Longitude : -
Altitude : -
Geographic coordinate system : -
Owner's Name
annick vanderschelden
Camera Body No.

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To Evelynn: Evelynnvanderschelden 5 08-13 23:26
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Wow, wow wow what more can one say :)
Great shot enhanced further by creative processing. Just like Dev and printing in the good ole days of BW films.

TFS Regards

hi annick,
very fine portrait, the focus on the face is just perfect, the eyes looks nice, sharp image with excellent details, nice natural colours tones,
excellent work,
well done,
tfs & regards

Beautiful portrait. The eyes are so sharp and his expression is well captured. TFS

Hi Annick,
Outstanding portrait that I'm sure it will want an enlargement of to go above the fireplace...Really excellent exposure and detail, especially the eyes...Professionally done...


A wonderful photograph, everything about it is spot on.

Hi Annick,
wow, that's a perfect portrait of the monkey, so sharp, so crisp, it seems there has to be a reflection of you and your camera inside his eyes, excellent, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

WOW!!! so it is possible to take shots this beautiful too.:)Fantastic shot, with superb sharpness and clarity. The eyes look wonderful.Great shot Annick and salutes to the photographer.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-12 6:23]

Hello Annick,
No, I think this is a portrait of Charles Darwin as a young man :).
Joking apart, this is a superb portrait, which is why I chose to comment on it. Technically excellent with great lighting: professional!

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-08-12 6:24]

It looks like human face... Wonderful work, thank you for sharing

hi annick,
what can i say...stunning !
a really outstanding work, yes !
everythings's perfect: never seen that sharpness, such details and such clear brown eyes-looking straigth at you.
and i like your DOF.
a very very impressive portrait..(of her or him ;)
thanks ! carole

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-12 7:30]

Hi Annick,
an excellent shot of this monkey.
Super sharp and detailed.
Well done,

Hi Annick
this one is absolutely perfect, the sharpness on the eyes is amazing!

Wow Annick! C'est un portrait vraiment impressionnant et criant de vérité. Ses yeux... Wow! Félicitations, c'est très réussi!

wonderful, portrait won of this fellow. Those eyes are amazing, the details and the exposure is spot on.

Hello Annick,
Great shot in this excellent photo!
perfect sharpness, ture colour and details in it
very well done and well seen

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-08-12 10:13]

Hi Annick,
Amazing shot of this macaque! The eye contact is so intense. Excellent details and sharpness.
Great work and TFS

Well I guess you must be pleased with that lens... absolute perfection! I appreciated your ability to choose shots that really capture the essence of the animal. Your shots always have strong emotional impact. Do you print your images. I'm curious as to why you shoot in sRGB color space. I always shoot in Adobe RGB then convert to sRGB if I am going to post to the web.

Evelynn : )

Ha Annick,

Superb sharp portrait of this Macaque
Compo, scherpte, details, kleur, POV, DOF en pose zijn fantastisch
oogcontact is schitterend net als de glinstering in de ogen

TFS Thijs

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-12 11:35]

selam annick,wow excellent shot and very good composition of this face nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

Super fine, Annick.
I love those brown eyes and detailed focus with the wonderful light,incredible pose and expression.

Hi Annick,
I'm speechless looking at this fantastic portrait.
This is so extremely superb as it comes to technical details.
Awsome sharpness, details in the fur and clarity in the eyes.
Perfect, nothing but perfect and a great joy to look at.
Thanks for sharing and the great note.
Best wishes,

unbelivable human face, TFS Ori

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-08-12 14:32]

Come on, Annick! Tell us how you bribe them, to pose for you that perfectly!
And perfect it is! Big round of applause! Cheers, Klaus


couldn t be better!!!you see the animals with your heart and that s why your pictures are so lively ,i m convinced of it by now!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-12 19:39]

Hello Annick

What a beautiful portrait.The eyes are superb!! Excellent focus and sharpness.The lighting is very good.TFS


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-08-12 20:13]

Hello Annick, what a great portrait you did there. These eys are just indredible. Pro stuff for sure. Thanks,


Hi Annick,
Just SUPERB portrait!!!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-13 14:16]

Hi Annick,
A stunning expression, almost like you asked for it. Very sharp details and a fabulous eye contact. Outstanding portrait shot. Everything about it is so perfect - light, focus, exposure, BG and DOF. Excellent POV and a superb composition. Kudos.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-08-13 14:36]

Hi Annick,
Impeccable portrait as all yours.
TFS, José M.

Beautiful portrait. Good sharpness on face and I like the DOF you use. good expression from the macaca.

hi annick,
Great eye contact and sharpness on the face. It has a thoughtful expression almost. Very well presented.
Best regards

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-08-15 0:41]

The clarity on this macaque is outstanding, Annick.
Wow! Definitely superb focus and exposure.
The expression is fantastic.
Another magnificent portrait.
TFS. : )

Hello Annick,

Another beautiful animal portrait from you! The same high quality image with ultra sharp details. The eye contact is great and the expression on the face of the macaque is very sober. Well captured against a perfectly blurred background to isolate the subject. Outstanding job! Thank you!

With Friendly Regards,

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-08-24 12:57]

Excellent «portrait»! Great picture, colors and sharpness. Wow.


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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-08-27 12:46]

Hoi Annick, hoewel ik niet meer vaak op fotos uit de dierentuin reply kon ik de ogen van deze macaque niet weerstaan, ze springen er echt uit, prachtige toon en tint, echt super.
Goede apparatuur is in de handen van degene die het kunnen toch indrukwekkend.
Fijne week, hartelijke groet Reina

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2007-09-03 2:15]

Quelle finesse, merveilleux !

Hello Annick,
Stunning photo! Captivating eyes, unparallel sharpness...
Professional and perfect! TFS

Very natural pose... I love this picture, very much...

Hello Annick.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis

very fine portrait, the focus on the face is just perfect,

  • dazibao (2)
  • [2011-07-14 21:05]

so pêrfect, it's look like it was made in photoshop.
You have great talent and excellent hardware...

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