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Copyright: clint newsham (clint) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D, Vivitar Series 1 100-400 1:4.5-6.5
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-01 18:18
Viewed: 5232
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
first of all let me say this is a captive shot of a macaque monkey, it was one of my favourite shots of 2006.
this was shot through glass at a zoo local to us. this little female macaque was sat on a post watching all of her relatives playing quite happily but the look in her eyes showed something quite different.
here,s hope and freedom to you all in this new year.

thankyou all for the support and comments on my shots so far, im glad you like them and i wish you all the very best for 2007

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  • kojak Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 19] (163)
  • [2007-01-01 18:20]

Wow Clit, wonderfull portrait, very sharp and astonishing details, good composition and good colours. Perfect if you ask me!
This deserves a big smily! Congrats, Geert.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-01-01 19:27]

I really like this portrait, Clint.
The color contrast between the white fur around the face and the dark BG is quite dramatic.
The details are beautifully sharp, and I like the light focusing on the face.
The intense (and seemingly worried) look is amazing.
Happy New Year and TFS. : )

Hi Clint,
Masterful capture here. Just love the light...very effective and brings good mood to the image. Composition and exposure all excellent. You wouldn't know that this was shot through glass. I hope you get a few more like this in '07.

Are you sure she didn't just come from the hair salon? It is just wonderful. I find it hard to believe that it was shot through glass. Zoo glass is often pretty thick and generally not very clean. It is an impressive shot. I can see why you are proud of it.

Thanks for sharing and I wish you lots of great photo opportunities in 2007.
Evelynn : )

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-01-02 1:04]

Hi Clint,

Your portrait is truly a masterpiece - a wonderful work of art.

Everything about it is picture perfect.

Wishing you the best for 2007. Jane

Hi clint an outstanding portart shot that even in thumbnail stands out head and shoulder above other images here on TN, The fact that you managed to take it through armoured glass they use in zoos and avoided all the greasy hand prints left by the children trying to get a closer view. makes this a brilliant capture, the detail in the skin and hair are perfect.
small tips for others look at the edges of the glass for clean spots or take a packet of glass wipes to clean a small patch, then get the camera lens in contact with the glass to reduce the reflections from it.
TFS yours Robert

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-02 4:22]

Hello Clint,
Just a truly outstanding portrait shot. Everything is just grand and expression in the face is awesome, it makes me want to read its' mind. Thanks for sharing

Hi CLint
F A N T A S T I C portrait. Congratulations
Regards, Jorge

Amazing details and light on the eye!
Wel done ,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-02 8:59]

A master work in portrait! Pose, details, light, sharpness and gesture are powerful.
TFS, José M.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-01-02 9:59]

Hi Clint

an fantastic capture, the expression on this macaque is powerful and well seen. Sharpness, exposure and details all combne to make this an excellent shot.

Well done and happy new year!


Wonderful capture...
Like the light here...and the sharpness!
A bit surprised it is macaque monckey?

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-01-02 14:50]

Hi Clint

Fabulous portrait shot, he looks like a distinguished Gent getting his portrait taken, really nice POV and a wonderful pose, the details are excellent with perfect colours and wonderful lighting.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-02 14:57]

Una composición practicamente perfecta Clint, por el punto de vista captado, la belleza de la iluminación y el fondo logrado, el montón de detalles que se perciben del animal con total agudeza y foco.
El encuadre ligeramente descentrado beneficia la estética de la compo.
Feliz 2007!!!.

A practically perfect composition Clint, for the captured point of view, the beauty of the illumination and the achieved bottom, the heap of details that they are perceived of the animal with total sharpness and focus.
The lightly uncentered framing benefits the aesthetics of the compo.
Happy 2007!!!.

Hello Clint! Absolutely stunning portrait! Amazing clarity in the detail. One of the best I've seen. Congratulations on a job very well done! Linda

Hi Clint

Impressive! Love the light in this shot. Stunning face. Awesome quality shot. Thank you!

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