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That's me Boy



As I approached her arms came around the baby. I stopped!!

As I approached her arms came around the baby. I stopped!!
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58 Comments | Report
srimanta
 
srimanta July 28, 2013
excellent captured,,,, love the colour and detail.... Fantastic dear Friend... :)Sri
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 28, 2013
Thanks so much Sri.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 28, 2013
Great capture! Awarded.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 28, 2013
Thanks a lot.
Bannekh
 
Bannekh July 28, 2013
great shot
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 28, 2013
Thanks for the review.
Blackgrapes
 
Blackgrapes July 28, 2013
Heart stopping.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 29, 2013
Thanks for the review.
emileabbott Platinum
 
emileabbott July 29, 2013
Protective mom. Great detail and thanks for stopping.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 29, 2013
Thank you too Emile
Sandyfriedkin1942 PRO+
 
Sandyfriedkin1942 July 31, 2013
Wonderful capture. The expression you caught is awesome. Sandy
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 02, 2013
Thanks so much
amb1946 Platinum
 
amb1946 August 03, 2013
Awww, what a lovely shot! Perfect details! I love the eyes of both of them.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 03, 2013
Thank you much appreciated.
lizcusick
 
lizcusick August 07, 2013
wow!!!! this is amazing!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 07, 2013
thank you v much
JudyAnn Platinum
 
JudyAnn August 08, 2013
I think that was a very good idea, Ruwan, and probably made for a better picture with mom holding baby closer.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 09, 2013
Thanks and yes, I wanted her arms around her baby... not scratching my eyes out!
lekahuie PRO+
 
lekahuie August 09, 2013
Very lovely...nice!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 09, 2013
Thank you so much
thilakdissanayake
 
thilakdissanayake August 12, 2013
Great shot, story telling, love this Seen..
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 12, 2013
Much appreciated.
Bannekh
 
Bannekh August 13, 2013
Great shot
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 13, 2013
Thanks a lot.
jleiweke
 
jleiweke August 13, 2013
Congrats!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 13, 2013
Thank you v much
kevinadams
 
kevinadams August 13, 2013
Wow
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 13, 2013
Thanks Kevin
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta August 14, 2013
Wonderful capture. Congratulations.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 14, 2013
Thanks and for the review.
janoogee
 
janoogee August 21, 2013
awesome portrait of this parent and child
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 21, 2013
Thanks. Thats exactly how they should be referred as, not adult and young monkeys.
SVRphotography
 
SVRphotography August 24, 2013
beautiful and touching
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 24, 2013
Thanks a lot.
chand_sark
 
chand_sark September 01, 2013
Excellent. Congratulations.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 01, 2013
Thanks for the encouragement
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom September 01, 2013
This is a fabulous detailed shot. I love the respect for mom and baby you displayed. blessings..
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 02, 2013
Thanks. Its the worlds best protection and insurance.....mother to baby.
RachelFlint
 
RachelFlint September 01, 2013
Love it....superb capture! :-)
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 02, 2013
Thanks much appreciated.
coolcameragirl
 
coolcameragirl September 04, 2013
I love the face on the baby. Well done!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 04, 2013
Thanks a lot
NinaKling
 
NinaKling September 06, 2013
wow - great shot
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 06, 2013
Much appreciated thanks.
valzart
 
valzart September 07, 2013
Fabulous shot Ruwan :D
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 07, 2013
Thank you so much.
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana September 07, 2013
Nice capture!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 08, 2013
Thanks a lot.
joecas Platinum
 
joecas September 14, 2013
very lovely!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 14, 2013
Thanks you v much.
taffatoz
 
taffatoz September 15, 2013
Love the expressions .. great capture!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 15, 2013
Thank you.
Davidbeaver
 
Davidbeaver September 20, 2013
Great ..just great
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 20, 2013
Thank you v much
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 October 02, 2013
Wonderful capture! Clear and crisp and captured emotion!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 02, 2013
Thank you. I was lucky here...
rajasubramaniyan
 
rajasubramaniyan October 28, 2013
Excellent capture!!! Great details and love the pose mother and baby.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 28, 2013
Thank you v much.
LauraRetyi Platinum
 
LauraRetyi October 28, 2013
Heart Rendering, this is incredible!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 28, 2013
Thanks, much appreciated.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis November 15, 2013
Excellent-:)
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 15, 2013
Thank you so much.
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom December 01, 2013
Absolute best. Mother and Child.. and the babies ears are so big! like the saying..only a mother's love of the child... something like that.. Voted. excellent shot as all yours are. blessings..
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 01, 2013
Thanks for all the encouragement. Most appreciated.
DigitalDawn
 
DigitalDawn December 16, 2013
CONGRATS! Great shot, too cute! Fantastic Work!
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo February 19, 2014
Wonderful! Congrats on your award! Voted!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 04, 2014
Thanks so much.
Flosno
 
Flosno February 20, 2014
Great shot....voted
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 04, 2014
Thanks a lot
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 February 20, 2014
Oh, this is a wonderful shot. Beautiful color and detail and such a great feeling of life and love in the animal kingdom.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 04, 2014
Thanks for the review.
Tilak
 
Tilak March 04, 2014
HI, RUWAN GREAT SHOT- BETTE TIME ,LOVELY COLOR, DO BETTER JOB.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 05, 2014
Thanks Tilak.
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer October 11, 2014
voted Monkey
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 22, 2014
Thanks again.
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo October 20, 2014
Wonderful capture! Voted.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 22, 2014
Most appreciated.
tmlakshmi PRO
 
tmlakshmi November 01, 2014
love this. vtd
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 30, 2015
Beautiful capture! Voted New Life.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 30, 2015
Thanks for the encouragement.
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal October 14, 2015
Congratulations on your award!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 07, 2015
Thanks so much, and so sorry for the delay in replying.
laurieleigh_0232
 
laurieleigh_0232 November 06, 2015
very nice shot
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 07, 2015
Thanks so much.
martcar69
 
martcar69 November 12, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
martcar69
 
martcar69 November 12, 2015
Write a comment love it
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 12, 2015
Thanks so much.
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana January 15, 2016
Voted!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 15, 2016
Thanks so much.
lekahuie PRO+
 
lekahuie January 16, 2016
Really nice face expression :)))
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 16, 2016
Most appreciated.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 20, 2016
Awesome, voted Adorable Baby Animals
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 03, 2016
Thanks so much Ester.
allen Platinum
 
allen February 02, 2016
And there are those who feel animals, other than humans, have no soul!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 03, 2016
Thanks so much for the sensitivity. Most appreciated.
terryc Platinum
 
terryc February 06, 2016
What a wonderful capture, Ruwan!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 07, 2016
Thanks so much
Karine
 
Karine February 10, 2016
Animal mums are so very loving and caring that humans have to learn from them!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 10, 2016
Thanks and how true. Also animal love is without expecting any in return......
Fil-Art
 
Fil-Art February 13, 2016
Excellent image.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 13, 2016
Thanks so much for the review.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 July 05, 2017
Voted Wildlife Portraits
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 06, 2017
Thanks for the encouragement.
lancellotti
 
lancellotti August 27, 2017
Nice
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 02, 2017
Than you so much.
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom July 25, 2020
Congratulations on the deserved award on this photo!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 25, 2020
Thank you for the encouragement
leslie57
 
leslie57 October 11, 2020
Love this !!!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 11, 2020
Most appreciated
VLJ_PHOTOGRAPHY Platinum
 
VLJ_PHOTOGRAPHY June 23, 2021
Wonderful capture Doc.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka June 23, 2021
Thank you so much.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 24, 2021
Voted Animal Faces
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 24, 2021
Most appreciated.

Behind The Lens

Location
At the Yala National wildlife reserve. It is in southern dry zone of Sri Lanka.
Time
This was around noon with harsh sunlight.
Lighting
I was fortunate the harsh mid day sunlight was diffused by the tree canopy above, scattering the light nicely for me.
Equipment
This was while walking in the park. Taken hand held with my Canon 500D, and a kit lens.
Inspiration
I noticed this mother anxiously observing us as we walked by. She made a gesture and immediately the baby ran to her. As I walked a little closer her arms came protectively around the baby. I stopped took the photo and backed away. It inspires me that I have not seen animal mothers neglecting or abandoning their babies. Cannot say the same of us humans, unfortunately....
Editing
Yes even with the canopy above the background was too bright. I burned out the highlights a bit. A little sharpening and contrast was also added.
In my camera bag
At the time I had only a Canon 500D with a kit lens. Noe my bag explodes with equipment.
Feedback
Watch for nature at work. In mammals (specially monkeys and apes) you can capture great emotion.

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