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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: sony A100, Sony 100 mm F2.8 Macro, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-19 2:42
Viewed: 5393
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Number 100:

I purposedly upload this handsome brother of mine for celebrating my 100th post....well, at least according to the Teory of Evolution, we are brothers. It takes me more than one year to upload 100 photos. Not very productive huh!

This handsome guy was captured at its natural habitat of 'Lembah Anai', West Sumatra.

jcoowanitwong, PaulH, Matt-Bird, GLEM, HaBeMa, SelenE, mlines, angybone, Luis52, mario-roberto, Ken52, peter_stoeckl, oscarromulus, mesquens has marked this note useful
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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-06-19 2:55]

Hi Benyamin,
You have been productive enough in this so busy world! Congratulation for your 100th post and even more for this good selt-portrait. I admire its wise glance!
TFS, José M.

Hi Benyamin,
Very nice portrait. Especially the eye contac perfect. TFS. Mustafa

Hi Benyamin,
Congratulations to your 100th post. Also nice to know your handsome brother :)

Hi Benyamin,
Congratulations on you 100th posting. If it is a self-portrait you are a good looking guy. Excellent image the quality if fabulous. Beautiful eyes you have, so big. Sweet.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-06-19 3:43]
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Hi Ben

I read your title on the thumb-nail, but when I opened the file...for a moment I thought I was looking in a mirror (chuckle).

Congrats on #100 MF. The issue is not how fast you reached it, but rather that you had the persistency to reach it. Obviously you did have the staying power and it is only a matter of time before we will see #200. Keep it up MF.

Great in-your-face close-up of this guy with lovely eye contact and catch-light reflections. The details are sharp, colours are good, and exposure was well handled.

Well done and TFS.

Hola Benyamin
Una bonita expresión de cara la que nos muestra este mono, buena foto.
Un saludo

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-06-19 5:43]

Hi Benyamin,
i think when the quality is as good as yours, the quantity doesn't really matter!
Amazing eye contact, there is so much meaning and expression in those eyes, it's almost unstettling. Lovely details and colours. Congrats on your 100th post.

Hi Ben,
Its not the quantity but the quality. Congratulations with your 100th upload.
A wonderful close capture, with good details and a wonderful surprised expression.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-19 6:34]

Benyamin, Amazing and lovely shot. The colors are great. Ganesh

Oh, I like this title so much Ben; thanks for this good laugh and this nice portrait! Congrats for this impressive number too! This is a sharp, well exposed and very close self-portrait; you have wonderful eyes :))) Well done and thanks,

Hi Benyamin, Felicidades por tus 100 th post. Es un placer compartir este número contigo. Un cordial saludo y TFS.

José Luis

Hi Benyamin,
Wow those eyes are focused on you. Nice sharp and clear photo. Congrats on the 100th post.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-06-19 7:29]

hi Benyamin,
very nice face with big eyes and great details. I like b&W colors, perfect neatness.
good job.


Selamat Benyamin,
good composition with sharpness, clarity, colour and details
well done and congratulation on your 100th post
Terima Kasih

bonjour benyamin
je sent comme de la complicité dans cette photo entre le singe et vous,comme si il pensait :je pose mais je veux a manger!
portrait un peu serré mais magnifique.

Hi Benyamin;very good detail Self-Potrait,and this eyes very nice,good border....

Hi Ben,
What a superb portrait.nice details, colours and POV.Well done.TFS.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-20 3:59]

Hi Benyamin,
This is a very nice close-up portrait of our brother :o) I like the eye contact and the expression you caught.
Congrats on your 100th posting

Hi Ben. Very good close up of this handsome primate. He is looking straight at the lens and it seems he is a well natured animal. Beautiful clarity and colours of every whisker. Great title. Murray.

Beautiful detail and what an expression!!!
Brother Monkey, St. Francis would call him, and I think he's right.

Happy Number 100!!!

Hola Benyamin.
Has cambiado bastante tu imagen si la comparamos con la que tienes en tu introducción... hi.
Saludos y mi enhorabuena por tu imagen número 100. JL.

Hi Benyamin.
Ezxcellent portrait and detail. Very pure and sharp shot. Very well done. tfs. Stev

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-06-20 21:21]

Hola Benjamin. !Congratulations¡ What a nice photo. very clear and sharp. I like your funny note to. Regards from Mexico. Luis52.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-20 21:27]

Hello Benyamin

Congratulations on number 100.A lovely portrait of this monkey.The composition is well done,with excellent eye contact and catch light.The focus and details are very good.I like the way you cropped this one.Nicely done.TFS


it's you that?

like monkey you could use your camera very well!

I'm joking!

ciao, mario

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-21 23:16]

Hi Ben. I think your brother is more handsome (ha, ha). The details are perfect in this portrait. You can see that the focus is razor sharp, but just the right amount. Great eyes. Outstanding exposure. Colors look great!
Congratulations on #100!

Hi Benyamin,
my congratulations to your posting #100!
The image and its title immediately have drawn my attention. The composition of that portrait is outstanding in its deliberately uncentered position and well concentrating thight framing - making the encounter with our brother a very direct one.
"not very productive" to take more than one year to contribute 100 excellent images? You kidding? Uploading an excellent image every three days per average, that does sound to be an impressively good number to me.
Thank you!
With best regards,

Concrats on your 100, the very sharp and well composed image, and also your sense on humor!

Hi Benyamin,
Nice self-portrait:-)
Good composition.
Well done

This is indeed an OUTSTANDING image; very appropriate for your 100th. posting.
Mario from Canada with friendly greetings.

Belle photo de ce singe, comme ils nous ressemble, aussi attentif que nous, épieur, je me demande ce qu' il ferait si on lui donnait un appareil photo digital, peut etre des photos accidentelle puis de mieux en mieux??? Superbe netteté et belle prise de son regard avec ses petites lueurs dedans. Amitiés Thomas
je reviens

Hi Benyamin,
Superb shot, sharp and well composed.
Great comemoration post.

Excellent shot! The eye contact looks awsum. There is also reflections in the eyes which gives depth. Good composition too.

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