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Monkey See Monkey Do

Monkey See Monkey Do
Photo Information
Copyright: Ben Fordyce (mulimoo) (26)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-05
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/2.2, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-23 22:07
Viewed: 5015
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my first post so please be gentle...
I cought these fellas at a zoo in South Korea, first one came down to get a closer look then the others.

Had to snap the photo off fairly quick as there were people crowding around to take their own photo, so I didnt have a chance to wipe the handprint smear off the glass infront of the centre monkey (hence the bluriness in the centre of the image).

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-23 22:15]
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Hello Ben

What a lovely first post.I really like the composition.You caught this bunch at the right time.Well posed.Good eye contact from most.Good DOF and POV.Too bad about the smear,but still a good shot.Welcome to TN,look forward to more posts.TFS


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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-10-24 0:26]

Hi Ben,
Welcome to TN,
what a lovely moment soo nice to view,
they all have such a sober look, soo cute,
an excellent family portrait :)
Vishal Sabharwal

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-24 1:59]

A warm welcome to TN, Ben.
What a wonderful composition!
I love these squirrel monkeys. I saw a lot of them in the wild in Costa Rica, but I was never able to take a decent picture of them, as they moved very fast jumping from tree to tree. This is just an adorable tableau.
Thank you for sharing. : )

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-10-24 2:01]

Hi there Ben, what a cute bunch of monkeys you have for us here. And not a bad shot either, especially for a first posting.
They look so cute, and I can the a sixth one under the middle one's chin. The colours are great, and it is interesting to see their tails used as a 3rd arm.
Welcome and well done,

There is no reason to be gentle with you at all, Ben! Welcome to TN, this is an awesome image! Superbe composition and subjects!

Composition & POV : 10
Sharpness & DOF : 8
Light & color: 10
Creativity & Originality: 10

Best regards,
Radu Xplorator

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-10-24 9:49]

What a family pics!! this is cute shot.Love the POV.Good shot!TFS!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-10-24 10:42]

Hola Ben
Has elegido una imagen encantadora para comenzar tu andadura por TN. La imagen podría haber quedado un poquito mejor enfocada y habría estado bien un poco más de luminosidad, pero el encuadre, la composición y el motivo son deliciosos. Me encanta. Estoy deseando ver más fotos tuyas.
Bienvenido a TN.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-10-24 12:43]

Hi there Ben,

This is an excellent first post! (Welcome to TN btw) I love the pose of the subjects and the way the look into my room, POV is excellent. You mentioned the blur on the monkey in the middle and it really is a shame ... At first I thought it was motion blur, but then I read your note. You shouldn't care about other people ... LEt them wait! :) Anyway, it's not that bad and it doesn't make the picture any less appealing. Exposure is good and the composition is just about right. In a perfect world the monkey on the right would have also looked into the camera.

welcome to TN

ciao mario

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-10-24 13:58]

Hello Ben , This shot is very nice and lovely ,good in pov details colours bg and compositie ,tfs ,Greetings Teunie ,and welcom to tn .

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-24 16:19]

Bienvenido a TN Ben... una excelente presentación para tu primera entrega aquí.
adorable POV con las expresiones de todos los monos bien captadas, con ajustado DOF, el foco parece algo soft o escaso en algunas áreas, pero la composición es realmente muy buena, con apropiado encuadre también.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Welcome to TN Ben... an excellent presentation for your first post here.
Adorable POV with the expressions of all the monkeys well captured, with adjusted DOF, the focus seems something soft or scarce in some areas, but the composition is really very good, with appropriate framing also.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

Hey Ben.
Great to see you posted something. What cool photo to start with. Don't worry about the smear it wasn't your doing, you just worked with what you had and it worked nicely. O hope you keep posting.
from Matt.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-11-14 20:08]

They really hammed for the camera pretty nice.

So cute!

Welcome to TN and thanks for sharing,


This a great picture. You took it at the right time, right when they were posing!

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