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A lover and a fighter

A lover and a fighter
Photo Information
Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-18 6:46
Viewed: 4485
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A male mandrill in a meditation stance in a park in Argentina, taken last year.
If you want it, you can have it
But you’ve got to learn to reach out there and grab it
’cause everybody wants some love
Shooting from the stars above
And though my heart will break
There’s more that I could take
I could never get enough
If you need it, you should show it
’cause you might play so monastic that you blow it
’cause everybody wants some hope
Something they can barely know
And though my heart will break
There’s more that I could take
I could never let it go
It’s in the photograph
It’s in the photograph of love...
Weezer – “Photograph”

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-02-18 7:15]

HI Radu, nice soft tone, still sharp tough. Nice potrait, I like the pose and your note. Good post!. A thoughtfull and enjoyable weekend.
Regards Reina

Great portrait Radu,
Good detail, colours and very sharp.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

Amzing animal! DOF could have been a little more. Love the expression .. good job capturing it!

two in one - fantastic :)

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-02-18 12:28]

Hi Radu,
Nice portrait, good detail and excellent textures. Interesting note too :)

Hello Radu,
very nice portrait shot, great sharpness and POV, well captured too. Thank you for posting.

Beautiful poem. Very useful. I love your monkey. Nice framing and centering of your info. I've said this before but I do like more squared photos like this and leaving an uncomplicated color pallette. Nice photo. -Nichole

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-18 14:35]

The downcast eyes are haunting, Radu, and the softness of the fur belies the reputed fierceness of the male mandrill. Beautiful composition. TFS. : )

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  • Norok Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 2 N: 7] (191)
  • [2006-02-18 16:47]

Salut Radu,
Parca ai mai pus o data poza asta. Foarte reusita ca de obicei. Ai incercat sa-i lasi capul intreg in partea de sus ?
Mie animalul nu prea imi place dar asta e ...
Tanzania, Zanzibar si Kilimanjaro ... sunt locuri care marcheaza spiritele pentru restul vietii.
Voiajul trebuie pregatit foarte bine caci altfel risti sa nu profiti din plin.
Bafta si succese.

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  • thenaz (11)
  • [2006-02-18 20:06]


A very nice portrait of this proud fellow. I do wish the photo was just a bit bigger, but it's well done and your notes add an extra dimension.


A lovely face Radu. Nicely cropped to show close detail. Nice work. TFS.

Outstanding shot of this Mandrill. Well done. Bill

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-03-01 7:49]

Hi Radu,
Wonderfull portrait and great composition,i like the soft tone,colours & detail. Very well done,TFS


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