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Mandrill on a Tree



Mandrill on a tree at Bronx Zoo, New York, December 2018.

Mandrill on a tree at Bronx Zoo, New York, December 2018.
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People's Choice in ANIMALS Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 7
Top Shot Award
Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 40
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At The Zoo Photo ContestTop 20 class
artFix Exhibition ProjectTop 10 class
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Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 7Top 10 class
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An Unforgettable Adventure Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Swag ProjectTop 10 class
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The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 47Top 30 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 40Top 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 40Top 10 class week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 40Top 10 class week 1
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 2
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 1

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SteBil30 PRO
 
SteBil30 December 14, 2018
He looks regal!
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toshihiro_shoji December 15, 2018
Thank you so very much for your wonderful words, Stephanie!
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AnnaMae49 December 15, 2018
Beautiful
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toshihiro_shoji December 15, 2018
Thank you so much for your wonderful word/compliment, Anna! Have a beautiful weekend!
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markmorones December 19, 2018
Beautiful capture!
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toshihiro_shoji December 19, 2018
Thank you very much for your wonderful words/compliment, Mark!
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tmlakshmi January 12, 2019
great
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toshihiro_shoji January 12, 2019
Thank you very much for your wonderful words/compliment, Lakshmi!
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carolyns January 13, 2019
Great shot! Beautiful clarity and the lighting is perfect.
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toshihiro_shoji January 14, 2019
Thank you so very much for your fabulous words/compliment, Carolyn! You have a wonderful galler of nature. Congratulations on your all awards!! Have a beautiful week!
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Jdmccranie February 09, 2019
Wonderful composition. Powerful photo.
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toshihiro_shoji February 09, 2019
Thank you very much for your great words/compliment, Dan! Have a great weekend!
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photolifejournal February 25, 2019
Awesome capture - perfect lighting and expression!
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toshihiro_shoji February 26, 2019
Thank you so very much for your fabulous words/compliment/comment in detail, Melissa! Have a beautiful day!
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jaimgirl April 09, 2019
Great photo! Just beautiful
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toshihiro_shoji April 10, 2019
Thank you so very much for your wonderful words/complient, Jaimie!
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PeteSavagePhotos December 21, 2019
Awesome capture and a deserving winner of the People's Choice in the challenge. Well done!
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toshihiro_shoji December 21, 2019
Thank you very much for your fabulous words/compliment, Pete!
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RickL Feb 07
Exceptional composition and lighting
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Thank you very much for your great comment, Rick!

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Behind The Lens

Location
At the Bronx Zoo, Bronx, New York, USA.
Time
Late morning (around 11:00) of December 3, 2018.
Lighting
Natural light with hand held
Equipment
Sony Alpha a99 (full frame) camera with Minolta 80-200mm f2.8 AF APO TELE Zoom with no tripod (hand held), with no filter through large glass window.
Inspiration
There were 2 mandrills on the trees. One was closer to me, but I selected another mandrill because of it's expressions and lighting. Closer one was too bright and too close. This mandrill was in perfect position facing toward me. I'd like to catch it's nice/melancholic expressions.
Editing
I used Adobe Lightroom to make darker the surroundings and soften the background.
In my camera bag
When I go to zoo, I take Sony Alpha a99 with Minolta 80-200 zoom lens and Sony Alpha a77II with 70-300 G zoom lens attached. I sometimes use a monopod.
Feedback
Be always patient for animal picture. Also, light is very important. Avoid harsh light and concentrate to catch the well focused eye (eyes).

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