- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-12-18 1:16]
Excellent capture.POV,clear details,eye contact and expression on face is wonderful.Cery well done!
Thanks for posting..
- PaulH (13882)
- [2009-12-18 2:02]
none of the white stuff here im afraid, you never know you might get a white christmas ;o) I saw the 'Life' programme too. Seems they have an even harsher class system than we do in the UK!
Love the eye contact here and of course the snowy setting is great. Good job on the exposure.
Have a great christmas and new year.
- Argus (50626)
- [2009-12-18 2:05]
A fine shot of this snowy Macaque. The technical features are excellent and the light management just right.
We have snow here too now, but I guess that yours in Cambs. will disappear before ours!
Thanks and best regards,
Sorry I had to change my last image but thanks for your critique!
- zetu (16941)
- [2009-12-18 2:29]
Nice portrait...excellent work
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-12-18 5:10]
Several inches of snow in Cambs. must mean chaos - I have fond memories!! However, this lovely Japanese Macaque is well prepared with his thick coat and seems to love it! Snow here too that brigthens up the darkness. This close portrait is superb as are the others you've posted of these beautiful animals!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla
- Mello (2419)
- [2009-12-18 5:30]
Very nice job dear James.
At a first moment I thought you used flash to fill, then I realised it was through the snow.
I can explain...we don have snow in our country and I don't know how does it work. We can see a soft and good light in it face and I`d like to say that you got an amazing picture MF.
You POV and composition are great too.
TFS and see you in TN.
- horias (11033)
- [2009-12-18 7:32]
What a pretty face!
Great details and colors.
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-12-18 11:31]
Hi James nice to see you around. I hope all is well with you. I think the eye say it al for this fine close up of the Japanese Macaque. Its looking stight at you. Taken with fur detail and natural colours. not easy in the snow. Well taken TFS.
Have a good weekend.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-12-18 12:20]
Another fantastic photo from your 'Nagano' series. Very beautiful photo in superb natural colours. Excellent sharpness and details in a lovely composition. The direct eye contact is impressive.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-12-18 12:32]
very nice pose with good eyes contakt
great sharpness and beautiful colours
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-12-18 12:41]
Wonderful face. Fantastic eyes. Detail are great. Composition and DOF are excellent.
Thank you for sharing.
Best regards Siggi
- lousat (65489)
- [2009-12-18 13:52]
Hi James,impressive portrait not easy to find and take,you work at the best and the result is fantastic,colors and sharpness at the best in these terrible white background.My best compliments,have a nice weekend,Luciano
- SelenE (13972)
- [2009-12-18 14:30]
Lovely portrait of this beautiful Japanese Macaque. I like the expression a lot. TFS
Have a nice weekend,
- jaycee (25460)
- [2009-12-18 16:14]
This reminds me of a little boy out playing in the snow perhaps making snowballs. The face is magnificent with a wonderful expression. The eyes are beautiful. I love the snow on his fur! I had the pleasure of seeig Macaques when I was in Japan but it was summer - no snow.
- nasokoun (62)
- [2009-12-18 21:13]
splendid portrait, with very good photo output!
keep photographing! TFS
- anel (40574)
- [2009-12-19 4:44]
We remember well the other beautiful shots of this Japanese Macaques in the snow. I love the expression of this monkey, it really looked straight into the eyes of the photographer! I see that you live in Cambridgeshire. I studied one year in Cambridge (Wolfson College).
I wish you Merry Christmas
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-12-20 11:59]
what a beautiful photo of the Japanese Macaques
with his lovely eye-contact with you, WOW !
i am with-out words, TFS
- cicindela (9226)
- [2009-12-20 12:18]
Nice to see you new (even if from archieve) picture. Lst two days were very snowny here in Lodz so it i a perfect timeng to show this photo (at least for me :>).
I like narrow composition and good details.
TFS and have a nice evening!
- loot (11276)
- [2009-12-23 4:53]
It is a great shot of this Japanese Macaque. Better eye contact than that you won't
easily find with any other animal than with a curious monkey. What did you do, pull
faces or was it your normal face that aroused his interest (chuckle)? I just love that
expression on the Macaque's red face. They say the eyes are the windows to the
soul which means we can see right into the soul of this guy. I don't know what we
are seeing in this case though, but we're surely can look deep into those gorgeous
It may be freezing cold there by you, but here in sunny Zululand we were sweating
away at 33°C today.
Take care MF and TFS.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-12-24 7:12]
How long time you was absent here. Now I am also not frequent visitor here. My best wishes in 2010 and Merry Christmas. And thanks for so impressive portrait of a cute creature. Great framing, exposure and details of the image and perfect reflection of the monkey mood. Bravo and TFS.
- skogsbaronen (74)
- [2010-01-22 10:04]
Really nice shot of this monkey. Good motion blur in the hand, which shoes the motion.
The background is just right. Not too dark, and not burnt out.