Hood
Hood

Pensive Primate



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Bruz Ultimate
 
Bruz February 01, 2019
Awesome shot Ms H. I like his expression.
keepclicking
 
keepclicking February 01, 2019
Absolutely beautiful Great
biglenswildlife
 
biglenswildlife February 01, 2019
Great capture "H" i wonder what his thoughts are.
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman February 02, 2019
Magnificent
deannefortnam
 
deannefortnam February 02, 2019
Wow! this is superb! great shot, beautiful bokeh and light
MicktheGreek PRO+
 
MicktheGreek February 02, 2019
I have never figured out for sure why monkeys exert such tractor-beam-like attraction on humans. Maybe because they are our closest relatives? Who knows... It has been a while since I last watched simian activity in the zoo, but I have always likened it to a 12A classified film: with a bit of luck, mild peril with the occasional sex scene might be in the script. In any case, such facial expressions are unavoidable. I think he is both pensive and cheeky and he is reading your mind, H.
Great photo!
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac February 02, 2019
I know who he's looking at...
sue-zon PRO+
 
sue-zon February 02, 2019
Must be one of THE best chimpanzee images I've ever seen! Fantastic, H!
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka February 02, 2019
Excellent capture, I perticularly like the timing when he glances at the lens.
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo February 03, 2019
Fabulous!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 04, 2019
Amazing capture!
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose February 04, 2019
Excellent capture!
Davies2308 Ultimate
 
Davies2308 February 06, 2019
Fantastic capture looks so deep in thought. :- ))
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman February 09, 2019
Spectacular capture. WOW
tmtburke PRO+
 
tmtburke February 10, 2019
This Image is adorable. You caught a perfect pose here. i love it.
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt February 10, 2019
Fabulous shot !! love those eyes !
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz February 12, 2019
Oh my goodness ... Love this image! Fantastic capture! Great detail.
Macpwm Platinum
 
Macpwm February 16, 2019
Capturing this expression, well done
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography February 17, 2019
Beautiful portrait
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden February 17, 2019
Great emotion and a wonderful composition.
sallyG11
 
sallyG11 February 18, 2019
He thinks he knows you..hmmm, he appears almost smug! Incredible expression and the detail is wonderful!
adriansart Platinum
 
adriansart February 19, 2019
Well Heidi can I first say that you have grown as a photographer sinse I first got to know you as this image for me proves that pose and expression says it all a fabulous image!
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo April 09, 2019
Yay, H! Congrats on being a Finalist with this beauty!
learwoody Ultimate
 
learwoody April 12, 2019
This is a seriously good wildlife shot...Jane Goodall would be proud! You have captured intelligence, wariness, even a wry sense of humour...I want to meet him if that makes sense.
GeraintI
 
GeraintI April 30, 2019
Congratulations on the People's Choice award. This is such an excellent photo.
chrismercerimages PRO+
 
chrismercerimages May 02, 2019
Congratulations on winning my challenge. The competition was tough and I had a hard time deciding. The Facial Expression and eyes made the difference.
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden May 02, 2019
And again my congrats!
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug May 10, 2019
Outstanding light, expression and capture. Congratulations on this amazing image and award.
davidsloan
 
davidsloan May 14, 2019
Amazing,love the eye contact :>)
Stefnie PRO+
 
Stefnie July 02, 2019
Beautifully captured
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden July 10, 2019
Congratulations on your beautiful Win!
yvonnewoods_1257 PRO+
 
yvonnewoods_1257 August 16, 2019
Congratulations! Great shot!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden August 16, 2019
And once again my congrats!
LyzacanC
 
LyzacanC August 16, 2019
Wow!
Sun-Bee
 
Sun-Bee October 02, 2019
Priceless shot!
Bellatrix_B2
 
Bellatrix_B2 October 04, 2019
Seriously awesome capture!!!!
rhendricks Premium
 
rhendricks November 03, 2019
Awesome photo!
denisenewman PRO+
 
denisenewman November 15, 2019
Eye to eye, such a gentle show of emotion. This shot could grace the pages National Geographic ..
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden December 07, 2019
Congratulations, it is a very popular photo! Well done.
Argatykites PRO+
 
Argatykites December 08, 2019
This is an awesome image just love it
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 December 20, 2019
Congratulations my friend on your challenge win! Well deserved!
PeteSavagePhotos PRO
 
PeteSavagePhotos December 21, 2019
Congrats on a deserving win in the challenge. Well done. Absolute masterpiece!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz January 10, 2020
Check out those eyes! LOL Awesome capture! Thank you for joining my "Favourite Nature Shot" challenge! Good Luck!
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal January 19, 2020
Awesome capture. Congratulations on your award!
deannefortnam
 
deannefortnam February 02, 2020
This is a gorgeous image
lissavanderveer PRO+
 
lissavanderveer March 16, 2020
Stunning! The clarity is phenomenal
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel March 25, 2020
Outstanding.
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal April 09, 2020
Congratulations on your full dozen wins with this beautiful image.
smilersam
 
smilersam April 26, 2020
Wonderful capture!!
ettacox Platinum
 
ettacox June 06, 2020
Perfect! πŸ‘πŸ‘
DaveCurtin Platinum
 
DaveCurtin June 30, 2020
Wow... Awesome portrait! Fantastic work!
PhilB1961 PRO+
 
PhilB1961 July 29, 2020
Awesome photo.
Jaspa Platinum
 
Jaspa August 13, 2020
Super shot, the twinkle in the eyes make it so captivating
lindapipe
 
lindapipe December 10, 2020
Awesomely beautiful capture!
Dalecga PRO+
 
Dalecga December 17, 2020
Congratulations H. Placing 9th is quite a feat. Beautifully captured.
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum January 25, 2021
Wonderful shot!
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum January 25, 2021
Made my favorites list! Expression is priceless!
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum February 06, 2021
Congratulations on your Challenge Win!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden February 07, 2021
Great photo, congrats!
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal February 07, 2021
Congratulations on another win with this magnificent photo!
UntetheredPhotography Ultimate
 
UntetheredPhotography April 08, 2021
Awesome! The softness of the photo with the intensity of the eyes, perfection.
cykojoe3
 
cykojoe3 April 15, 2021
Beautiful!
Nic0103
 
Nic0103 May 26, 2021
brilliant photo
vbdebbieblue59385641 Platinum
 
vbdebbieblue59385641 June 07, 2021
Amazing work 🙂
photosbyjoesaladino
 
photosbyjoesaladino June 21, 2021
What a beautiful capture!
shanechicago Ultimate
 
shanechicago September 02, 2021
Absolutely stunning photo!
DAsEye PRO+
 
DAsEye October 12, 2021
A superb shot, great colors and details
JoanLoBo Platinum
 
JoanLoBo April 14, 2022
The lighting is beautiful in this photo
RuiFarinha_Photography
 
RuiFarinha_Photography September 04, 2022
Congratulations! This was definitely my favorite picture in my \"Awesome Animals\" Challenge! Everything about this picture is beautiful, from the animal's expression, the colors, lights and everything else. Keep taking beautiful pictures and thank you for participating in my challenge! Wishing the best for you and your family! 😊
RafaTakami
 
RafaTakami November 16, 2022
Wow, amazing!!
marysorberdye Ultimate
 
marysorberdye November 21, 2022
someone posed for you and made a lovely shot!~
kurtsnyder Ultimate
 
kurtsnyder December 17, 2022
Great shot H - congratulations on your challenge win!
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 December 17, 2022
Such a great capture! Congratulations on your challenge win!
Sandypartlow4 PRO+
 
Sandypartlow4 December 18, 2022
Congratulations on your win
JHT-Images PRO
 
JHT-Images December 18, 2022
Congratulations for a capture well done!
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal December 23, 2022
Congratulations on another win H, with this beauty.
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 Feb 22
This is awesome … Congrats H 😍
Fame_Bright_Photography Platinum
 
Congratulations on being a finalist!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden Feb 22
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist, a great photo!
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 Mar 03
Great shot! Please consider entering this shot in the #BestWildlife challenge.
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 Mar 13
Such a great photo. You are in the top 10 of my challenge from which I will select the winner! Congratulations.
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 Mar 13
Your wonderful photo finished second in the Best Wildlife challenge. It was oh so close as I went back and forth between the top two! Congratulations!
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Behind The Lens

Location
Elche, Spain.
Time
The photo was taken, I think around about 11am.
Lighting
The light was very bright and contrasty. The sun was quite harsh...then to my joy appeared some cloud cover and a lovely light which was perfect just to catch my subject at that moment.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D5200 with my Nikkor 55-300mm lens. I like using my tripod when shooting at a focal length of 300, so I had this with me and used it for this capture.
Inspiration
I loved the way the chimp was squished into the V of the branch and the way he was not raising his head but just peering at me by raising his eyes under that overhanging brow!! I thought the expression was priceless.
Editing
I used enhance in ON1 and a slight tweak to saturation...I also added a photo filter to make the image slightly richer.
In my camera bag
I normally carry my D5200, spare batteries, cleaning pack, remote and two lenses...Sigma 18-250mm and the Nikkor 55-300mm.
Feedback
Spanish summers give a harsh light and sometimes this creates a lot of contrasty...be patient...wait until the light changes or maybe trying a different POV can sometimes help. With animals it's great when you capture their real character, so try to remember this when shooting...focus on the eyes and try and get as much of the personality you can...again patience or sometimes, if lucky like me, they'll look straight at ya at the right time!!

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