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tamarabertolini PRO+
 
Wow I love all your pictures!!
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
Awesome!
UntetheredPhotos PRO+
 
Beautiful
casperkerrivan PRO
 
Phenomenal photo. Great work!
glenbylsma
 
glenbylsma Apr 04
such a beautiful moment
anamariarusso Platinum
 
anamariarusso Apr 05
Beautiful! In Japan??
mudakikwaelia
 
mudakikwaelia Apr 05
kbs
DAsEye PRO
 
DAsEye Apr 10
Great shot
mitpjenkeating PRO+
 
Love this capture great work
rajlaxmi28
 
rajlaxmi28 May 03
Grandpa proudly holding the baby monkey.. haha

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken at the Monkey Forest of Bali, in Indonesia, during a trip in 2019. This place is the home of crab-eating macaques (macaca fascicularis) of different traits and ages. It was not easy to achieve a shot like this, since these animals are quite hyperactive and very protective of their young.
Time
I went to the forest around 11 AM. There were monkeys everywhere, and the authorities of the place advised to pay attention and take care of personal items because these animals try to steal them and then extort you in exchange for food. Sure, that's if you're lucky and they don't disappear quickly with your belongings. LOL I took tons of photos of all kinds of monkeys of the species in action and from different angles, but none as cute and special as this one. It was an instant when I spotted the macaque with its young about 15 meters away, quite far indeed, but I could not miss that shot. I put on my telephoto lens and finally I got the photo I was looking for.
Lighting
In a forest there is usually mostly shade and the lighting is fairly even. But as seen in the photo, the monkeys were in the shade and the background was more exposed. Anyway, I made the light balance towards them, taking into account not to leave the background overexposed, to be able to correct that later in the post-processing.
Equipment
This was shot on a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens.
Inspiration
I am one of those people who cannot be in only one scenario when traveling; I like a dynamic tour and diverse as possible, trying to visit valleys, beaches, forests and cities. In this research, one of the things I love most about my trips is doing wildlife photography, so if I know that there is a good place to see species that are found in only a few regions of the world, I do not hesitate to visit them and try to get a great shot. I am very curious about animals, since I was a child.
Editing
I always do post-processing of my pictures. I consider that all parts of the process are important, since how you set up the camera values when you shoot, to the digital treatment with the RAW files. I like to give the last touch to the pic by doing color correction, and correcting details that make prettier what it was already pretty. Personally, I love working with sharpness, shadows, contrasts, gradients, and warm and vibrant colors in my pics, and this shot wasn't the exception.
In my camera bag
I have varied equipment. As a travel photographer, I always try to cover all the focal range, from wide to telephoto, to be able to work at any distance. I have a Canon 5D Mark III body and I use a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8ii lens for portraits and landscapes and a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens for wildlife, to be there when I'm not close enough and get a great shot. Nowadays, having a drone is a plus to have a different point of view, so I have a DJI Mavic Pro for aerial shots. Finally, to be an all-terrain photographer, I have a GO PRO Hero 7. Up to this point, this are my essentials. In other hand, I like to experiment with other kind of photography like macro, for which I use a macrotubes with a Canon 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, and I work with architecture, by using a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 .
Feedback
Be always curious and never stop exploring and discovering ways and technics to open your knowledge. Try to practice wildlife photography in natural parks and places near your town, so the day you travel and you are in an amazing place but without much time, you already know the behavior of fauna, lighting and your equipment. Finally, whenever you go to a country, always research and try to find that "hidden" place to bring home a unique and original photo.

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