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Yes boss?

This week's theme: Animals

Photo #4 - We continue this week's theme on animals with another monkey shot - this time a close up portrait at full zoom. It was taken near to the location of yesterday's photo, again in the wild.  I'm not sure if he belonged to the same troop, but it's quite possible that he does.

This fella is one of the medium sized monkeys, and you can really see the lack of confidence in his expression. He's always anxious and worried about what the "boss" wants him to do. I wonder how many of you feel like that at work? Or are you past caring already?

This photoblog is updated daily. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

Yes boss?

This week's theme: Animals

Photo #4 - We continue this week's theme on animals with another monkey shot - this time a close up portrait at full zoom. It was taken near to the location of yesterday's photo, again in the wild.  I'm not sure if he belonged to the same troop, but it's quite possible that he does.

This fella is one of the medium sized monkeys, and you can really see the lack of confidence in his expression. He's always anxious and worried about what the "boss" wants him to do. I wonder how many of you feel like that at work? Or are you past caring already?

This photoblog is updated daily. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

comments (14)

  • suby
  • 2 Mar 2006, 00:27
Thank God the monkey is not looking at me. No sleep for me tonight if that was the case. It's the eyes you see lol. Did you cut this little guy from anothert picture and past into this background? Guess it wasn't a studio shoot smile
The Maven: LOL... did you ever read a short story called "The Monkey's Paw"? Freaky.

About your question - I didn't cut and paste into a different background. Nor was it taken in a studio, I wouldn't like to invite this guy into a studio even if I had one. The background was actually a grey concerete footpath, with the dark foliage of trees in the distance. Not sure why it turned out purple. Wasn't deliberate, but I liked the effect.
  • maral
  • 2 Mar 2006, 04:30
Wonderful focus on the eyes, and very blurred background. Perfect protrait. Mmmmm, there is a little bit of empty space above his head, if you crop closer to his head the image will look stronger, anyway it is a wonderful shot!.
This image is is great The portrait style image is just cool. I like the slight catchlights in the eyes adding that 'sparkle'. The background colour goes so well with the features of his / her face. I like the DOF with the sharp face and softening of the fur on its back. Hard to beleive this is wild your are a lucky lucky photgrapher, I wish we had something wild like this in the UK.
I agree with Marcal. A closer crop around his head might have given an even stronger picture.
Anyway it is a fantastic shot. Sharp, full of details, a nice (sad?) expression on his face. Excellent.
  • sk
  • 2 Mar 2006, 09:54
the little fella looks scared, great capture. I like how he stands out from the background, did u use fill in flash?
Tena koe ehoa
Whoa great image Duane! Really clean, tight and great colour. Those eyes...whoa I like the transplant onto this colour bg, makes monkey pop out of the page.
The Maven: You know what? I just realised that we are actually both doing a series on portraits now. Except different type of animals wink
That monkey's a "Yes Man!"
Very nice portrait of the monkey. Instead of scary, though, he seems sad to me.
The Maven: Now that you mention it, he could be sad rather than scared. Though actually, the monkey population seems to be under no threat in this refuge. They congregate in the car park at dusk, and are not shy to mate in front of everyone. Much to the puzzlement of kids (it's a family retreat type of place). There must be hundreds of them here.
  • digitalmike
  • 2 Mar 2006, 15:30
cool shot. Lookes like he was posing. Great light too.
Gotta love this shot.
Especially the catchlight (was that intentional?).
And... he does look scared sad

Good shot!
The Maven: The catch light was from my 580EX flashgun. It was actually my first outing with both the 100-400L and the flash (Santa came twice last year!). Sssh... don't tell my wife. She doesn't realise it's a different one from my old 420EX. And good thing she doesn't read photoblogs either!
  • Micki
  • 2 Mar 2006, 20:55
Great close up, perfectly framed. I like this just as is. The background color works well.
The Maven: The purple background colour was kind of fluke actually. I'm still not sure why it's that colour.
  • John
  • 2 Mar 2006, 21:34
Nice portrait of a monkey.
  • Rich
  • 3 Mar 2006, 03:42
That eye color is great! And the face color matches the bacground perfectly. Looks kind of guilty to me smile
Hi Duane, Nice portrait of the monkey. Try to crop away the empty space on top of the head. Might be better, I think.

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