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Balinese monkey

Balinese monkey
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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
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-28 18:36
Viewed: 6435
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a tribute to a forecomming in my life. In aproximatelly one month I will leave United States and move to Bali, Indonesia for two years. I expect a lot of adventures and some trips to awesome places like Borneo, Papua and New Caledonia.
But back at this picture, this is one of the wild residents of the Sangeh Forest, near the town of Ubud in central Bali, where a large troop of long tail macaques (Macaca fascicularis) are the dominant primates. This is one of the sharpest portraits I captured while there, a bit surprised by the flash trick I pulled on him. Together with the old temple ruins, surrounding forest and so many monkeys it felt just like Jungle Book.

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Hi Radu

Yes Fantastic potrait! Excellent sharpness and exposure and love the expressive eyes!


Hi Radu,

A good portrait and also sharp.
I dont no this species.
Thanks for the links.

Regards Gert

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-28 23:47]

Hi Radu,

A nice portrait of this macaca,good in colors and sharpness,I hope you will enjoy your stay in indonesia,I have made a trip through the indonesian archipel and liked it a lot,hope to see some nature shots in the future,tfs


Hallo Radu
I am quite dazzled of how you went about to get a photo of me when I wake up in the morning, because I think this is just how it is. Hair uncombed, eyes as stiff as a poker. Mouth dry, dentures still in the overnight detergent. No all jokes aside. This is a stunning and most enjoyable portrait of the Balinese monkey. Good close-up with clear details. Those huge eyes are really impressive. I am sure this is one of the animals they used as actors in the movie "Planet of the apes". Thanks for sharing. It was lovely to look at myself again. I must really do something with that hairs on my lip.
Kind regards

Hello Radu,
what a great portraite. You captured this lovely looking face nicely. Sharpness and details focused on yellow iris and black pupil great. Nicely composed and noted.
TFS, well done

hi Radu ..

very nice pic and detail

best rgds


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-02 21:34]

Hello Radu

Wow those eyes are superb! Amazing clarity.
Excellent focus and sharpness.
The fur texture is wonderful a beautiful portrait.
Well cropped and composed in the frame.
Great camera work.


very nice portrait;-))

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-05-20 23:54]

I like the "deer in the headlight" look,
and that spikey hairdo.
The details ARE very sharp, and the light is great.
You captured a wonderful expression, Radu.
TFS. : )

The expression on this primate is funny, it's like it was posing just for you, the flash actually worked out pretty nice. Very nice Radu and TFS.
Paul :)

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