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jackie007
 
jackie007 January 15, 2016
So sweet , love it great shot
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton January 15, 2016
Thank you Jackie!
lindapersson
 
lindapersson January 17, 2016
Aw, I just want to cuddle that poor thing. Wonderful capture!
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton January 17, 2016
Thank you Linda! :D
PhotosbyJLR PRO+
 
PhotosbyJLR January 31, 2016
So precious! I am assuming you took all the snow monkeys in Japan?
tristanduplichain PRO+
 
tristanduplichain February 15, 2016
So in love with this photograph!!
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton February 23, 2016
Thanks a lot Tristan!
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone February 23, 2016
Awesome shot.
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton February 23, 2016
Thanks ed and thanks for all your other feedback!
debrobinson
 
debrobinson July 09, 2016
Omg love this !
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton July 09, 2016
Thanks a lot Deb! He's quite the character! :)
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 23, 2016
So lovely ,very Nice capture
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton September 23, 2016
Thanks a lot Medlabtech!
dmitrysamsonov
 
dmitrysamsonov September 26, 2016
amazing capture! congrats!
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton September 26, 2016
Thanks Dmitry!
Cavanrose
 
Cavanrose October 05, 2016
What a wonderful sweet picture !
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton October 18, 2016
Thank you Cavanrose!
libbsguajardo
 
libbsguajardo October 18, 2016
Awww such a cute monkey. This is a great shot.
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton October 18, 2016
Thank you libbsguajardo! :)
kimmyroden
 
kimmyroden October 19, 2016
Very cute and sweet!!! Love it!!
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton October 26, 2016
Thank you kimmy!
Vanismile
 
Vanismile October 25, 2016
Congrats on nature contest ;) Magnificent capture :)
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton October 26, 2016
Thanks A lot Vanigo! :)
JessicaDrid
 
JessicaDrid October 27, 2016
Marvelous!
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton October 27, 2016
Thank you Jessy!
YvonneJeaK PRO
 
YvonneJeaK December 01, 2016
Absolutely adorable. Voted in the The Animal Eye Photo Contest
YvonneJeaK PRO
 
YvonneJeaK December 01, 2016
Absolutely adorable. Voted in the The Animal Eye Photo Contest
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton December 01, 2016
Brilliant, thanks a lot Yvonne!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson December 01, 2016
Brilliant capture and such expression. Well done.
YvonneJeaK PRO
 
YvonneJeaK March 14, 2017
I adore this lttle fellow. Wonderful capture
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton March 15, 2017
Thank you Yvonne!
Witmar
 
Witmar March 15, 2017
wonderful picture
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton March 15, 2017
Thanks a lot Witmar!
susbranh
 
susbranh March 20, 2017
Beautiful shot
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton March 28, 2017
Thanks susbranh
Sattkirby
 
Sattkirby March 21, 2017
So cute
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton March 28, 2017
Thanks you :)
Abia
 
Abia March 28, 2017
Very sweet pose....nice shot .well done.
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TheoShilton March 28, 2017
Thanks a lot Abia!
monicadelcolladomiller
 
monicadelcolladomiller April 02, 2017
Oh that .little face.
allanloose
 
allanloose April 04, 2017
you know I visit this site quite often and am always going through new photos and hall of fame etc and every time I come across this picture it grabs me for a moment. definitely one of my favourites
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TheoShilton April 05, 2017
Thank you very much Allan! Really great feedback :D
Paulacook144 PRO+
 
Paulacook144 April 17, 2017
Sweet little thing. Well seen and handled.
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TheoShilton April 17, 2017
Thanks Paula! :0
HelenR
 
HelenR May 01, 2017
Just adorable....awesome shot!
Glicious_G PRO+
 
Glicious_G May 06, 2017
Super cute!
wlfinn PRO+
 
wlfinn May 06, 2017
I love this photo!
melkav PRO+
 
melkav May 07, 2017
Too cute. Love it!
AvurahPhotography
 
AvurahPhotography May 07, 2017
Omg I love this picture!!!!
rochelle_hadfield
 
rochelle_hadfield May 07, 2017
This is So adorable! Great shot, I love it!
Dhtraveler PRO
 
Dhtraveler May 11, 2017
Ah! I just want to pick him up and keep him warm
Roussou
 
Roussou June 18, 2017
Love this, excellent capture
sbrawleigh
 
sbrawleigh June 26, 2017
Wonderful shot
AdirahsEyes
 
AdirahsEyes July 09, 2017
What a special shot!!!
OSKPhotography
 
OSKPhotography July 13, 2017
I'm in love with this photo
ankaparzych
 
ankaparzych July 13, 2017
Love this!
HEJ_Pie_03
 
HEJ_Pie_03 July 15, 2017
THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PICTURES IN THE WHOLE WORLD
BarefootPhotog
 
BarefootPhotog July 27, 2017
What an absolutely amazing shot! Definitely my favorite photo!
TheoShilton PRO
 
TheoShilton July 28, 2017
Thank You for all your amazing comments guys!
irishrose1958
 
irishrose1958 July 31, 2017
Adorable
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe September 16, 2017
Really cute photo!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots October 25, 2017
Amazing capture. Congrats!
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone October 25, 2017
Congrats on the win! It's a wonderful shot.
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett October 25, 2017
So sweet - Congrats :)
mauriziogarbelli
 
mauriziogarbelli October 25, 2017
Congrats!
anavelarubio
 
anavelarubio October 25, 2017
Sooo cute!!-Wonderful capture:)
RMBphoto PRO+
 
RMBphoto October 26, 2017
Beautifully done! Congrats on the challenge win.
jaimgirl
 
jaimgirl October 26, 2017
Congratulations! This is the sweetest picture! You captured a very touching moment. Just love this photo
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock October 26, 2017
omg...I gasped. Just so so good!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole October 30, 2017
Aww .....so cute!! Wonderful capture!! Congrats on your challenge win!! : )
laurenkaymyers Premium
 
laurenkaymyers November 15, 2017
This is absolutely adorable. Excellent capture!
brittabia PRO+
 
brittabia February 24, 2018
What a cutie. Love those big ears!!!
capturedmomentsbydee
 
capturedmomentsbydee May 07, 2018
Awsome!
jvickery1213
 
jvickery1213 May 18, 2018
So cute!!!
Sakura
 
Sakura July 22, 2018
This is at Nagano right? I was there this past winter as well, though I didn't see any little ones. Great shot!
emilymcneill
 
emilymcneill October 06, 2018
For me, the best photos create emotion. This one does this wonderfully!
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock October 07, 2018
One of those omg shots! Those sweet little hands......
TheoShilton PRO
 
TheoShilton October 08, 2018
Thanks again for all your comments everyone!
dkoch28 PRO+
 
dkoch28 October 08, 2018
Precious
AJKellamPhotos PRO
 
AJKellamPhotos October 12, 2018
Absolutely adorable!
Eduardbetz
 
Eduardbetz October 12, 2018
We all want to take a picture like this ! Congratulations !
sonyabraham
 
sonyabraham October 22, 2018
Super shot
Unicorn-Images
 
Unicorn-Images October 27, 2018
Super cute
maizie
 
maizie January 17, 2019
Cute
sandramurphy_0751
 
sandramurphy_0751 March 10, 2019
Awe adorable!
ricej2 PRO+
 
ricej2 March 14, 2019
This is a spectacular shot! Well Done!
Miche_w
 
Miche_w March 14, 2019
how does this image not make your heart melt, so very sweet!!
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock March 14, 2019
Oh, those hands!
bevmilesroyal
 
bevmilesroyal March 15, 2019
Adorable. Congratulations on your award.
Hood PRO
 
Hood July 23, 2019
Wow! This is your pet?
AnnKing37
AnnKing37 September 18, 2019
I'm wondering the same thing?
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton September 20, 2019
haha no he's definitely a wild monkey. Google yudanaka snow monkey park :)
bastardcollector
 
bastardcollector July 26, 2019
Wow
Thank you for sharing
Peace Roger
AnnKing37
 
AnnKing37 September 18, 2019
Is this adorable little monkey your pet?
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton September 20, 2019
haha no he's definitely a wild monkey. Google yudanaka snow monkey park :)
daiglepa0908 PRO
 
daiglepa0908 November 12, 2019
Adorable!
Eduardbetz
 
Eduardbetz Mar 23
Awesome ! Congratulations !
WhenLeeIsFree
 
WhenLeeIsFree Apr 17
We all know that feeling when you get out of the bath tub and it’s cold out.
Dz_Photography99
 
cutest thing I've seen all day! Any baby animal is cute though
critterpics
 
critterpics May 22
This has to be the cutest photo I've ever seen...a truly amazing capture of innocence and irresistibility!
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton Nov 24
Thank you very much critterpics
Rc_1966
 
Rc_1966 Nov 20
This is beautiful :)
TheoShilton PRO
TheoShilton Nov 24
Thank you very much.

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken at the Snow Monoey National Park in Yudanaka a town of Nagano Province in Japan.
Time
It was early afternoon and as anyone who has been to asia will know the natural light inpart of the world is amazing for photography. The clarity of some of my images from this, my second visit were really great and required little editing.
Lighting
Its luck of the draw if you go in winter. I have been during a blizzard and on this trip it was much milder and which allowed for really tack sharp images. As ylecery photographer knows the weather is a lottery
Equipment
I shit this with a Nikom D7200 and an 18-300mm Nikon lens. I really live the flexibility of this lens and it's extremely versatile.
Inspiration
The baby snow monkeys are full of character and if you are patient they often display many human like emotions while the bare playing or relaxing. The innocence of his face makes this shot for me.
Editing
Very little, I ran the image in RAW format through photoshop and increased the cintreastband clarity a little. I then imported the image into Lightroom where u further tweaked the sharpness contrast and clarity as well as altering the vignette setting to bring focused to the centre if the image.
In my camera bag
I always carry an 18-300mm Nikon Lens attached to my D7200. I love ther versatility of the DC format and although they are not as spec heavy as the FX format the Barry of lenses available is a worthwhile tradeoff for me. If I am travelling I take all my gear, lenses included a Nikon 10-24mm for architecture and landscape shots as well as 2 fish eye lenses an 8mm option lens and a 6.5mm Samsung. These allow me to play with wide angles both indoor and out as well as create unique perspectives with a 4.5km circular sigma fish eye lens. For wildlife I also have a Sigma 150-500mm lens thay covers me when the 18-300mm isnt gettingme close enough. Finally I have a 35mm prime lens for portraits whichbhasna beautiful broken effect. Perfect for night portraits.
Feedback
Be patient, stick to one subject then move on. There are so many monkeys in the hot springs thay if you move your perspective around a lot you're bound to miss something. Find a subject sticm there for 30 seconds and if nothings grabbing you move on to the next. With animals you are trying to create a connection with them. Trying to capture heads and faces of animals close ups or head and shoulder equivalents really allow people that view your images to connect with the subject your shooting.

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