What's So Funny - TBN 5
"Hello little fellow, good to see you looking better and happier. No, we're not laughing at you. We've laughing with you!"
I love that intense look in his stare Loot, he does look like a young child. It's a beautiful portrait, the lighting on him is good, bringing out his dark eyes. And I love those pixie ears.
Great shot, and very interesting notes - not so sure about the lifestyle they live.
Hhmm... I recognize this face, especially those ears. : )
What a fantastic close-up. I like your full frame composition.
The details are excellent, and the exposure is perfect, showing very natural colors.
This little fella still has a very worried look. I just want to pick him up and hold him tight, especially after reading your notes.
Thanks for sharing another sensitive portrait of this young baboon. : )
- Luc (14767)
- [2006-04-16 5:41]
I did not think that my portrait circulated on Internet until I see this photograph, Loot. You knew to collect the intelligence in my glance and my mischievous side also, and I thank you. Few of my portraits have this quality ;-)
The struggle that you carried out for to post this photograph is all to your honor.
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2006-04-16 7:08]
Superb capture Loot,
Very nice close up portrait of this little chap.
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and excellent notes to accompany this image.
Thanks for posting, Have a great week.
- wkshelton (5492)
- [2006-04-16 8:59]
Hi Loot, Excellent work, Great details and colors perfect dof, everything is excellent. TFS Kyle
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-04-16 10:45]
If the eyes are the window to the sole, we can clearly see into this little guy. Superb portrait! The frame filling crop is perfect here. No distractions, you are clearly drawn to the amazing facial expression here. Perfect exposure on this!
- wuta (2142)
- [2006-04-16 13:24]
Hello Loot , This one is very beautifulll ,a great portret
from this monkey ,the colours sharpnes his eyes details the background and framing ar very good ,i like it , Greetings Teunie .
- Dando (3084)
- [2006-04-16 15:36]
Hi Loot, great portrait. Excellent expression with good detail and exposure. Well captured and TFS.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2006-04-16 15:57]
this guy is soooo cute, I love the black eyes with the wonderful reflection inside, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2006-04-16 16:29]
Very nice portrait shot Loot, great sharpness, details and POV, well captured too. Thanks for sharing.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-04-16 19:31]
A great portrait, beautiful eye contact. Sharp details and natural colors. Very nice POV.
- Athila (1982)
- [2006-04-16 23:04]
You did more than one good shot with this little guy. I liked the other one, but this portrait is as excellent. Sharpness is great, exposure is excellent with plenty of details even in the dark area, nice use of soft lighting. Framing and shallow DOF result in a nice portrait composition.
Great portrait and TFS.
- pauljk (226)
- [2006-04-17 1:34]
Razor sharp capture. Great eye contact in this wonderful frame filling portrait.
- chiliu (6526)
- [2006-04-17 3:40]
Excellent shot! Great expression and very good details.
- mrcrow (3008)
- [2006-04-17 4:56]
oh man...i did see this and got sidetracked yesterday..what a little stinker and so cute
i have some babboon shots from lake manyara etc but no where as powerful as this..
its in your face and full of detail and personality..
cheers and thanks
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2006-04-17 5:38]
very touching and moving top quality contribution, again.
Your series "Touched by Nature" is more than just a pleasure to look at and to read.
It is a treasure, both entertaining and of high scientific value. And excellent photography, too.
Great to read "To be continued ...".
Thank you! Best regards,
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2006-04-17 8:31]
Very good portrait of this Baboon Loot, very sharp, good lighting and great exposure. Very well done again, thanks.
- goutham_ramesh (12237)
- [2006-04-17 8:36]
What an expression filled shot again and what an educative note, keep it coming my friend!. No nits here.
Good POV :-)
- aido (4046)
- [2006-04-17 9:44]
A lovely shot, excellent detail and focus right on the eye. He doesn't look so distraught in this shot, you've captured a great expression. Nice and sharp, perfect colours, a great portrait.
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-04-17 17:15]
This is excellent work!
Luv the title..reminds me of when I'm on the beach and people are admiring my suntan :)
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2006-04-17 20:25]
C'est une excellente prise de vue que tu nous envoies.Très joli ce portrait il a un regard vraiment expressifet plein de curiosité.les couleurs et les détails sont parfaits.
J,ai apprécié ta notesur leurs moeurs.
Bravo et merci....JP
- jchemas (3396)
- [2006-04-18 9:13]
Are you paying this little monkey to pose for you????
You have a great model here and great pictures out of it.
Great shot of this face that shows that we are not to far way form them in expresions.
Great composition and the details sre superb.
Love the expresion in his ayes.
- smirnese (218)
- [2006-04-18 9:57]
a good timing to capture an interesting subject.i really liked the look in its eyes.it must be difficult to avoid smiling after seeing this facial expression:)colours are natural and the note is great.i admire your talents on photography.
thank you for sharing.
- osse (7805)
- [2006-04-18 10:38]
Great portrait of this fellow.Looks like he is studying you.Good colours, composition, details, note and POV.
Well done my friend
- TPAKT (89)
- [2006-04-18 12:36]
In eyes of the small curious monkey the photographer is seen. Very qualitative, with mood a portrait.
- PDP (11769)
- [2006-04-18 17:27]
Hello Loot, lovley portrait. The focus on the eyes is excellent. and it's a good compositon. Very well done.
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2006-04-19 6:51]
Very nice portrait shot of this juvenile baboon. Very good focus and composition. Well done! I really like your notes a lot.
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-04-21 6:38]
Is that you I can see reflected in those big clear eyes? What a wonderful close shot. You have excellent detail captured here. I can count the wrinkles on the nose! Top shot Loot! :-)
- dkaved (2114)
- [2006-04-24 16:57]
What a lovely portrait of this cute youngster.The expression you have captured is just wonderful, so intense and its eyes so deep that you can easily drown in them.Great depth of focus and sharp enough to see each individual hair.True colours and the light is balanced throughout.You have some very nice work..TFS.
- flagman (2408)
- [2006-05-03 11:56]
Just catching up with my critiques after a few days away, sorry for the delay :)
A great photo...Lovely tight composition, super clear and focused on the eyes - brilliant.
- Roadrunner (64)
- [2006-05-12 3:44]
Wonderfull capture of the expression on his face, very good detail.
He looks so cute, you just want to pick him up and cuddle!
Priceless, this little KEES! Eye contact, no wasted space, slight angle to the head, and a leading shoulder.
I have done another WS for you.
I rotated the image around. Place the two images to gether, and see HOW the visual impact changes in the way you look at the image. Mine now lead with the shoulder from the left, taking you into the frame. I payed again with levels, and Velvia Vision too, and the eyes are so much brighter, and a bit more "sun" on the fur. Subjective,again, have a look, throw it out.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2006-09-26 7:50]
Very nice portrait indeed.
You got his attention.
Like it very much... especially the eyes are talking here.
- Rehanna (18)
- [2008-06-14 15:17]
Inderdaad 'n komieklike ou gesiggie wat sekerlik enige moeder hart behoort te laat "custard" pomp. Dit is nou seker indien dit 'n bobejaan ma se hart is. Tog lees ek in jou reeks hoe die klomp hul kleintjies kan vermoor. Wanneer ons, ons menslike standaarde op die natuur wil toepas dan is ons geneig om te dink dit is wreed. Tog is dit 'n normale gang van sake en die spesies oorleef sonder enige menslike inmenging wat tog seker beteken dat die natuur dinge op sy eie manier doen en daar is sekerlik 'n balans in al hierdie dinge.
Nogeens staan ek verstom oor jou vermoë om 'n storie te vertel. Uiteraard nie net in hierdie spesifike aflewering nie, maar die hele reeks vanaf die eerste foto van hierdie klein karnallie. Waarlik 'n puik stukkie skryf werk en vir die rekord, ek het dit terdeë geniet. Die foto self is iets besonders. Tegnies is dit van hoogstaande gehalte, maar weereens gaan dit hier oor die totale paket, m.a.w. die notas staan sterk om dit 'n volkome sukses te maak en al wat ek weereens kan sê is "geluk".
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-06-18 4:01]
Another one of your striking close-ups. The details on this little baboons face are excellent, and the exposure is perfect, showing very natural colours. The intense and almost "innocent until proven guilty look" is really special. He does look like a human youngster and the characteristics on its face show just that. Priceless expression captured. It's indeed a beautiful portrait. I love that elf-like "Mr. Spock" ears.
- betsie (0)
- [2008-08-12 2:03]
You captured the inteligence of these animals perfectly in this photo.