The Long Journey

by stevesphotos

From Monkey World, Dorset. Primate rescue centre. http://www.monkeyworld.org
K5 + 50-135mm
Yeah, I went with the 'portrait' zoom (rather than the longer Tamron 70-200mm), because this was exactly the sort of shot I wanted.
Uploaded23/02/2015 - 20:16
CategoryBlack & White
Shutter Speed1/160
Aperturef/2.8
LensN/A
ISO3200
Focal Length135mm
Views/Likes67/0

bwlchmawr
Posted 23/02/2015 - 21:08 Link
You must be so pleased with this. I don't usually comment on images of captive animals but this place is different.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Daronl
Posted 23/02/2015 - 21:23 Link
This a very interesting photo, apart from the superb capture the subject seems to connect with the camera, Photographer and consequently the viewer.

I think it portrays a very unusual "moment of connection" with a very intelligent animal
Daronl
AndrewA
Posted 23/02/2015 - 22:07 Link
That is brilliant!
Andrew

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stevesphotos
Posted 23/02/2015 - 22:57 Link
bwlchmawr wrote:
You must be so pleased with this. I don't usually comment on images of captive animals but this place is different.

Of course this is a rescued animal, as you know. I wanted to capture a picture that made the connection between us as visible as possible, an emotion maybe, something we, as humans, could empathise with. A ridiculously lofty aim for a single visit (with a 2 year old as well)...
I knew when I pressed the trigger, that this was going to be that shot. I'm not usually one for self congratulation but I am so pleased with this!
All my photos are with 8 year old cameras ...
645D, 35mm, SDM 55mm, FA75mm, FA150mm f/2.8 and K-5, Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8, DA* 50-135mm, Samyang 8mm, other miscellaneous stuff...
SMarsden
Posted 23/02/2015 - 23:08 Link
Beautiful
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davidwozhere
Posted 24/02/2015 - 00:01 Link
You should be pleased with it.
For what you aspired to, it isn't far off perfection.
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Wildwood512
Posted 24/02/2015 - 05:20 Link
davidwozhere wrote:
You should be pleased with it.
For what you aspired to, it isn't far off perfection.

I could get as caught up in this picture as the primate is in his thoughts. Excellent and I love it in B & W.
Cheers...Donna 😊
stevesphotos
Posted 24/02/2015 - 06:53 Link
Wildwood512 wrote:
davidwozhere wrote:
You should be pleased with it.
For what you aspired to, it isn't far off perfection.

I could get as caught up in this picture as the primate is in his thoughts. Excellent and I love it in B & W.

Thanks very much for your kind comments. It's black and white because, as far as I'm concerned, this isn't a photo of an animal, I consider this to be a portrait. Portraits don't have to be black and white, but ...
All my photos are with 8 year old cameras ...
645D, 35mm, SDM 55mm, FA75mm, FA150mm f/2.8 and K-5, Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8, DA* 50-135mm, Samyang 8mm, other miscellaneous stuff...
GIULIO57
Posted 24/02/2015 - 07:09 Link
You got it
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Teaka53
Posted 24/02/2015 - 11:45 Link
You certainly achieved what you set out to accomplish. This is something special
Malc
nonur
Posted 24/02/2015 - 11:50 Link
Wonderfully taken.
Regards,
Nezih
MalGar
Posted 24/02/2015 - 15:59 Link
A great accomplishment of something often seen but your vision and treatment of it lifts it and sets it aside. Well done.
Bobbinalorry
Posted 25/02/2015 - 14:46 Link
excellent shot, great capture.
Best Regards, Larry.

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autumnlight
Posted 25/02/2015 - 15:22 Link
Superb capture, i love the almost human expression and the b/w
stevesphotos
Posted 28/02/2015 - 21:59 Link
Thanks very much.
Posted 04/03/2015 - 15:47 Link
beautiful work and superb B/W

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