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Copyright: Robi rdfoto (rdfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-01-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: canon, Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM, SanDisk CFExtreme4gb
Exposure: f/1.2, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-29 12:35
Viewed: 5038
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The gorilla, the largest of the living primates, is a ground-dwelling omnivore that inhabits the forests of Africa. Gorillas are divided into two species and (still under debate as of 2007) either four or five subspecies. Its DNA is 97%–98% identical to that of a human,[3][4] and is the next closest living relative to humans after the two chimpanzee species.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-02-29 14:51]

Ciao Robi,bellissimo (anche se un po' triste) ritratto e ottima scelta del bianco e nero,capolavoro,Luciano

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-02-29 15:12]

Bonjour Robi,
La conversion en noir et blanc est une excellent idée, elle renforce l'effet de réflexion chez ce gorille.Il semble en effet très concentré dans ses pensées.
J'aime bien comment la lumière frappe son visage, la partie ombragée encore une fois rend cette photo plus dramatique.
Et ces yeux, bien, ils disent tout de cette image.
Bien fait!


Joli portrait avec une belle exposition. Le noir et blanc met bien en relief la texture du pelage.
Bonne journée.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-03-01 4:43]

Hi Robi

A splendid and very moody portrait of this nice gorilla.
I really like the B&W conversion here - it definitely adds to the atmosphere of the shot - and also the use of an extremely shallow DOF.
Great sharp details and very good exposure as well!

Bravo and TFS

Wouw Robi, ca c'est du grand art
idée géniale de l'avoir fait en noir et blanc,
on a le regard attiré sur son attitude pensive
excellent qualité,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-01 17:55]

Hello Robi

A superb portrait of this gorilla.
The POV is excellent.
Wonderful lighting and contrast.
The look on the gorilla's face is very human-like.
well composed.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-03-05 9:20]

Hi Robi

I love the fact you have converted this to B&W as it allows us to concentrate on the gorilla's character. Wonderful light and composition. Wonderfully sharp. That expression seems so sad



Bonjour Robi,
Belle lumière,mais surtout une note très intéressante,je ne savais pas qu'il existait
tant d'espèces différentes.
C'est dans quelle pays la rivière Cross?
Salutations francesco

Hi Robi.
I am very touched by your decision to mark me as favorite. It is so high honor for me. Many thanks as ell as thanks for sharing this charming black/white picture of the lovely animal. Superb portrait work which reflects the state of mood of the photo model. Bravo.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-12 9:31]

Hi Robi,
Nice and a moody portrait of this gorilla. I liked the expression you've captured. TFS

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2008-04-01 15:28]

Hi Robi,
beautiful expresion of this gorilla. I think that the B&W gives the touch. i like how light reflects over the front head and nose.
I can´t stop looking at it, it´s so beautiful and so sad... makes me think a lot. Thank you for share this wonder.
Have a nice day

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