The BIG yawn
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-10-27 15:31]
Hi Anna,this is great!!!!No better moment to take the pic! Fantastic idea and great realisation,you eas lucky to found a situation like that and a great photographer to take that so perfectly!!! Very very nice work,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-10-27 15:51]
Unfortunately October this year isn't the same as October 2007 for me...
So, I'm looking forward to see your photos.
(I believe you were also in KNP in October 2007)
It's really difficult to photograph these little Vervet monkeys 'cause the mother is very protective. At least that's what I experienced last year.
Thanks for sharing a Blou apie.
- zafertekin (115)
- [2008-10-27 17:11]
tebrikler harika bir kare
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-10-27 19:36]
Glad to see you made it back from safari safely.
This is a wonderfully cute image.You have managed to grab a terrific yawn from this little one as it enjoys the comfort and security of it's mother's grasp.
The POV is incredible.
Lovely detail and colour.
A job well done on this one.
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2008-10-27 20:04]
This is so expressive and a very presious momment and very nice close up with a nice exposure. Well done.
This is great, the cute baby in mothers arms. The action is well captured here. TFS
- nagraj (15166)
- [2008-10-27 22:20]
very much human, good mood and closeup to show the baby, so cute. tfs.
Such a human expression on this little monkey.
Congratulations on this moment well caught, Anna.
I am so glad you and Loot had such a wonderful time.
The exposure and the sharpness on this baby are just fantastic.
A wonderful shot. You have every right to be super proud.
TFS. : )
- alliturnam (116)
- [2008-10-27 23:41]
Merhaba Anna,nasıl sevimli,şirin bir yaratık.Hemde çok uykusu gelmiş,çok sevdim bu kareyi,ellerine sağlık :)
Hello Anna, welcome back! a lovely shot of this cute young monkey. TFS and regards,
Wonderful photo of this baby Vervet Monkey. It's almost human. Perfect sharpness and POV. Beautiful natural colours in an excellent composition.
You present us a delightful wildlife picture with a great effect. The baby is marvellous and you have captured an expressive moment. It's not just a picture of an animal, it's the expression of a face and of a moment in its life. I also like your notes where you tell about the innocence of babyhood. Your picture expresses this very well. Moreover, I also can't help using the expression "it's so cute" because it simply is...
- foozi (25839)
- [2008-10-28 1:28]
a lovely and very cute shot of the monkey.
Superbs sharpness and great clarity.
Well composed of this subject that is touching to me.
Moment well grabbed and thanks for sharing such a humane photo.
- sranjan (5784)
- [2008-10-28 2:09]
Excellent shot of this moment. I appreciate the sharpness, POV & the expressions of the baby monkey in the lap of its mother. TFS.
- elizabeth (10)
- [2008-10-28 2:26]
Stunning! A touching and expressive moment well caught. Great composition and POV.
- FunkyMunky (3154)
- [2008-10-28 4:19]
Hi Anna, this is your best photo yet, by FAR! I just can't stop looking at it, everything is just perfect. Please enter it in competitions, it will walk away with all the prizes!
Very well done, I can't wait to see your other photos!
- fragman (43778)
- [2008-10-28 5:57]
amazingly human pic, TFS Ori
Ooooohhhh, Anna, that's soooo cute, I love that moment. It seems you were standing right next to them to catch the details so close.
I love it, thanks and many greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda
meraviglioso e spettacolare momento di cattura, eccellente la composizione stretta sul viso di questo cucciolo che trasmette un'infinita tenerezza e una grande emozione, l'immagine è tecnicamente di prima qualità.
What excellent timing to catch this close-up of this cute little baby Monkey yawning! Brilliant work and the details and colours are wonderful. I like your workshops too and fully understand your pride in this capture!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
There are four keys to visual impact: simplicity, color, light, and depth.
Straight into my favs!
Bravo and TFS
Hello Anna, what a cute young monkey:) I liked it so much!
TFS and regards,
You have told a very nice story. I have read it with great interesting. I also am amazed with touching picture of so cute baby. You have pictured a very nice moment. As usual quality of the image is great too. I like all your workshops too. Every shot is wonderful and deserves the sharing as original picture. Bravo for amazing set of shots. My kind regards.
- Maite (5199)
- [2008-10-28 10:08]
What a marvellous capture, Anna!!! You can see perfectly he is still a teethless baby. Excellent crop and framing with very good details.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
Ho-hum, welll, would like to write something for this fine capture Anna, but forgive me, I'm already too sleepy...
Excellent, nice moment to shot !
Well done !
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-10-28 16:23]
Wow. what a great moment You have here. Lovely face of this little monkey. Beautiful.
Lyk my jy en loot het die diere uit die slaap gehou in die wildtuin, met die gapende apie en leeu. Dis die mooiste foto!! Jy was baie gelukkig om dit kan kan afneem.
Nice to see you back on TN with this fantastic photo
Great moment well captured,
You are really competing with Loot now!!!
Well done and kind regards
This shot is very unique. The little fellow seems very sleepy, excellent focus, fine details and nice POV. What a moment to get a shot of. Well done. TFS.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-10-29 6:09]
Hello Anna, You both seem to have captured the yawning on different occassion. Well shot and lovely expression. Ganesh smiley tmrw
Excellence picture...Nice pose, cute sleepy monkey, colors and details are perfect. Well done my friend...I like a lot...TFS.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2008-10-29 7:17]
it's nice to have you back, I hope you and Loot had a great time KNP.
A very nice picture of this little tired baby, it looks very human. You caught a nice moment, the pose is great.
Fine sharpness with good detail and well composed.
Beautiful work, my friend.
Hi My dear friend Anna,
What a lovely and perfect capture:) Funny indeed. By the way, nice to see you and Loot come back from Kruger NP. However, I felt sad that I heart Loot have a trouble with hernia. Hope he get his health soon. Please forward to him my best regards.
All the best my friend,
- iti (7939)
- [2008-10-29 13:32]
- xTauruSx (788)
- [2008-10-29 14:05]
Hello Anna, a cute young monkey:) lovely capture.
TFS and regards, Deniz
- joey (24909)
- [2008-10-30 13:07]
a lovely shot of this yawning Monkey :-)
It is soooo cute! :-D
Very sharp with great detail.
A priceless pose.
Very good composition.
- Tamrock (1928)
- [2008-10-31 9:49]
snacka om om kul min:))
A very nice pic!
- dkaved (2114)
- [2008-10-31 11:06]
A wonderful decisive moment! It must have felt so safe and warm cuddled up with its mother. Who wouldn't want to have a bit of a nap?
I really enjoyed the accompanying note :-)
- spalaxtr (5868)
- [2008-10-31 14:25]
This is so lovely that like a baby. Great. TFS. Regards,
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-11-01 0:30]
What a great capture!
Very beautiful shot with brilliant colours and nice composition.
I like it!
Best regards Siggi
- wuta (2142)
- [2008-11-01 11:56]
Hello Anna , AH Sweet one ,marvelous to see this capture , a great shot ,lovely one ,I like it ,tfs, good weekend ,greetings teunie .
- anel (40574)
- [2008-11-01 12:12]
I tell you ,I have to yawn too looking at this cute picture, not because it is dull, but because I feel great sympathy for this little crature. I like the narrow framing you have chosen focussing on the little monkey's head and expression. I also appreciate your workshop pictures and your note. Thanks also for your kind comment on my butterfly-picture.
- jackart (1965)
- [2008-11-01 12:12]
O Yes - it's sweet! Great shot of small monkey in great pose! great colors sharpness and framing. Excellent!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-11-02 13:05]
Hi Anna, that's wonderful, lovely monkey in fantastic pose, splendid portrait with fine details and superb sharpness, very well done, brava, ciao Silvio
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-11-03 9:19]
What a fantastic shot Anna! Great timing, perfect technique and a tight crop that I like a lot! Very well done, congrats!
- zahoor_salmi (5538)
- [2008-11-12 9:17]
This is great, the cute baby in mothers arms. The action is well captured here. TFS
- carper (8439)
- [2008-11-15 5:10]
ah sweet Anna,
a fantastic yawn, you took it on the right moment, good orginal close up here, very nice one, have a nice weekend.
Superb timing here Anna. A pin sharp image indeed.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-11-17 6:33]
The first thing that comes to mind is "priceless".
From the wonderful expression and excellent timing, to the babies small hand clutching tightly to mom, a sure winner :)
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2008-11-17 10:25]
Very appropriate square format.
Its mood is very contagious. I feel like yawning too.
- Annalise (125)
- [2008-11-19 4:58]
Ag my moeder, hy is te pragtig! Hierdie is werklik 'n besonderse foto!
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-11-24 2:38]
This is priceless Anna!
A great capture taken with fine timing and technical excellence and set in a great composition, this is a baby monkey yawn that creates interest. Both this image and that of it with its mother are superb and I thank you for sharing them: I am only sorry to have missed them earlier!
- Hormon_Manyer (10251)
- [2008-11-25 13:40]
This moment's so unbelievably human! Perfect, emotional capture. This is the case where technique doesn't count as much as atmosphere. Wonderful shot. Tfs and congrats.
- waylim (1765)
- [2008-12-01 18:10]
This is such a beautiful image of a mother's love. It is such a heaven to be cuddling up in mother's arm. Feeling save and warm, what a place to be. This is agreat close up portrait of the velvet monkey, you caught him at a very great moment. great details and clarity. I love it.
Thanks for your e-mail and concern. All is fine with me, great actually, just a little busy with remodeling my house and work. I just couldn't really dedicated enough time to be involve. I don't really like to just write a two-sentence comments. to full express my thought and constructive critique take some time. If I post photos, I will get some comment and it only fair I do the same in return, not to give points but honest critique.
I will try to visit once in a while. Thanks again, Anna,
- rcrick (68)
- [2008-12-08 16:50]
Its nice to be back home and many thanks for the feedback, I have missed so many postings the last three to four weeks, and have a lot of catching up to do but I have to say this has to be one of the best shots I've seen on T.N.
What a simply superb shot, everything about this just falls into the perfect category, from the expression on the little fellows face, to the detail and composition, a beautiful moment captured at the right moment, you just can't get any better. I love it.
Cheers Rick :)
- claudine (0)
- [2008-12-09 15:18]
I understand that this picture is one of your favorites! It is definitively a "ooh, aah" picture :) I never had the chance to see monkeys in the wild (there are any here is this cold and white country) but I would be much impressed I guess. This is an excellent capture with perfect timing, details, exposure and composition. As usual, your notes are most interesting. Thanks,
- micica (408)
- [2008-12-30 0:38]
hi anna, what a nice gallery you have !amazig !! you are lucky to live in south africa. this is one of my favorite picture. such a natural scene. this little monkey really looks like a baby. is amazig how you can capture such nice moments. thank you so much for that.
- vmukherjee (1472)
- [2009-01-03 0:54]
Nice shot. You have captured a great moment. The composition and pov are spot on. Thanks for sharing.
- zumoduvas (2535)
- [2009-02-10 5:07]
Excellent image portrait. nice composition and colors.
- Macroleo (886)
- [2009-03-04 4:13]
this is the very charming portrait of little photomodel! And this is the present touching concern of mother about her child. Beautiful picture, I like it!
Best regards, Leonid
- eserrano (296)
- [2009-07-09 12:16]
Perfect timing and focus to create a picture that's both, beautiful and candid. I appreciate your work with nature. Best regards.
- Mello (2419)
- [2009-11-17 5:04]
Simply fantastic Anna. TFS.
- Sascha-Steinau (1620)
- [2009-11-23 5:12]
That is one of these photos where I feel the soul of the Animal. Fantastic easily WOW !!!
Thanks to sow this nice photo!
- rosana (475)
- [2012-11-18 11:45]
I'm amazed and keep looking at this little fellow... pretty soon I too will start yanning!!!
- Ingrid1 (0)
- [2013-06-23 9:27]
My dear friend,
Your photo is infectionous! The longer I looked at this scrunched up face, the bigger became my urge to yawn:-)!! amazing! It is also amazing how much baby monkeys look like old men ... :-)
I don't know how many electronic deaths this remark will earn me, but hopefully when I see you next time, Loot will have forgotten this statement...
I do understand your own attraction to this little fellow and follow your lead in adding your work to my favorites.
Thanks for the comprehensive notes, and I am very pleased you added your work to my theme "Juveniles"
Take care, hugs