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Dozing Baboons

Dozing Baboons
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Copyright: Andy Cole (flagman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 351 W: 44 N: 607] (2408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 70-200 f/4L, Hoya Super HMC Pro1 67mm Sky1B
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Zoo animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-22 12:00
Viewed: 4619
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
More Hamadryas Baboons at Paignton zoo, Devon.

Conditions: Sunny, late afternoon. RAW mode, manual exposure, handheld.
PP: Just re-size and USM

For details of the species, see my previous post

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-22 12:49]

great shot Andy,
I like the fantastic colours the good composition, the faces of the apes, the fantastic pov and the sharpness, very nice shot I like it.
gr. Jaap

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-08-22 13:00]

Hi Andy,

I think this is a very nice shot. The light is amazingly warm and the exposure is (for 98%) very good. It almost seems like the light is coming from below. I also like the way the left Baboon is staring into nothingness (I wonder what she's thinking!) and the right Baboon is sleeping like a rock. Composition is great and the picture is very sharp, especially when taking into consideration that you had to use a reasonably slow shutterspeed and weren't using a tripod. I have only one nit and that is the overexposed spot on the rock (on the right) and the slightly oe part on the sleeping Baboon. Nothing serious though and thus well worth the big smiley.



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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-22 14:27]

Hello Andy!
VERy nice capture!Colours,light and composition are great....
Thanks for posting...

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-08-22 14:34]

Fine clear picture with a fine light and composition... TFS...Ina...

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-08-22 22:03]

Brilliant shot!
Excellent composition, great POV, very good colour.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-08-22 23:37]

Belle composition et bon éclairage.

Félicitations !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-23 3:45]

Hello Andy!
Wonderful capture.Clear details,sharpness and lighting are great.I liked POV,expression on left one and composition a lot.Very well done!TFS..:-)

It seems that this Zoo must be a very boring place for these fellows.
Photo has very good POV and composition. Light and details are perfect and the whole photo has nice, 'lazy' mood.
I like it very much.

Hi Andy, I love the light and detail in this shot of sleepy baboons. It's a lovely composition and that late afternoon sun has made the scene something extra special. Great pose and POV too, very nicely done :)

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