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Copyright: Miq Ms (miqra) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 140 W: 3 N: 23] (151)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-13
Categories: Bushveld
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Monkeys [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-10-15 9:11
Viewed: 4803
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Vervet Monkey common to South Africa, this picture was taken in the "Rain Forest" of Modjadji the Rain Queen of Africa near Tzaneen.
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To Callie: Screenjapie 2 10-20 08:32
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Hi Miq, and a very hearty welcom to TN
Now I am not normally first, usualy last, but i have a love-hate relationship with our friend you have posted.
This is a nice overall picture, the guy on the right on a strong node. My screen is not good enough to see the colours and dof too well, so I cannot comment on it. However, one of the things in nature photography is to try and get the whole animal or bird without anything obscurring the viewers line of sight. This is the case on the monkey on the right, but the one on the left suffers from lost of impact due to this problem.
Also, try cropping just a little at the bottom and more in the top, it wil enhance the composition a lot.
Lastly, use fill flash to get the magic sparkle in your subject's eye.
These are just a couople of pointers to help you on your way.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-10-15 10:30]

I like your Vervet Monkeys, Miq.
I agree with Callie with his pointers.
Good first post.

Hi Miq.
Your first post is nice with nice colours-
But it's very soft and I agree with Callie on his pointer.
Welcome to TN.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-15 17:04]

Hello Miq, welcome to TN. It's a good capture of these monkeys and I agree with Callie's tips. It would help people give you advice if you enter in what camera you have and what setting you use for each shot.

Look forward to more pictures.

Nice post, Miq, and welcome to TN.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-10-17 11:57]

I like this picture. Looks to me like the one is hiding. Good colours. Nice shot Miqra

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-20 5:43]

The composition is good, but the focus is on the soft side. The image portrays these characters as I lnow them. Sweet when you see them, but naughty as hell behind your back.

Thanks for posting

Nice photo, with good colors and focus.

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