|Copyright: Jeff Kerby (jtkerb)
|Date Taken: 2008-03-13|
|Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS|
|Exposure: f/2.7, 1/1600 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-11-07 19:22|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Juvenile gelada monkey (Theropithecus gelada) at the Guassa Plateau, an Afro-alpine grassland in the central highlands of Ethiopia. This species is endemic to the Ethiopian highlands. The vegetation in the background is a Giant Lobelia (Lobelia keniensis).|
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Interesting shot of this monkey in mid air. There are some nice colors and you have a good composition with the tree on one side and the rest of he monkeys on the other. Interesting shot and TFS
- [2009-11-08 15:24]
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These are terrific monkeys and not too many people get the opportunity to capture them in their natural environment. A program I once saw on National Geographic illustrated the harsh conditions, limited habitat and isolated life these animals live. Therefore I have much appreciation for your research and the material you presented in your portfolio. Well done.
If there was maybe one aspect of the shot I might have tried different it would be with the cropping. From the dimensions of the posting I gather that this was not the full image as it was captured in camera. I would have loved to see a little more space below the jumping gelada, just to emphasise the terrific heights at which these animals live and move about without any sign of fear or handicap. Anyway, it is just a matter of personal opinion.
Good effort and TFS.
PS. Thanks for the kind words on my Wild, Wild Africa (spider) posting.
This is a delightful action photo - full with question marks i.e. where-to did the monkey jump?
I like the layout: the rocks in the foreground describing the landscape of their habitat, and the animal jumping off (like a spring-board)in the middle of the image.
Focus and depth of field are perfect, and the monkey in the background looking in the distance adds interest.
The natural colours are a big bonus and make it a pleasure to view the photo.
Have a good week,
amazing capture, TFS Ori