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Discussion in 'Nature' started by brian 1971, Aug 21, 2012.
OM-D & 25 1.4
Caged by Brian Harrington, on Flickr
caged too, very sad
OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II
Interesting shot - the monkey's face looks like an old film negative.
Their eyes say it all.
"How Could You?" by wilvoeka, on Flickr
That puppy is adorable!
A bit heart rending. Thanks for posting.
For all we know there is a ninety acre forest-park behind that fence.
Monkeys will climb on fence walls and come to people in the hope of food. It doesn't mean they are unhappy. On the other hand monkeys are often terribly kept in tiny cages - what this situation is we cannot see (it looks like there is foliage there).
Great shot with feeling
No argument here. You may be right, and it shows the emotionally manipulative power of photography! (same with music, movies and other art forms)
Also -- relooking at the pic -- I am likely guilty of anthropomorphizing. Perhaps this monkey just naturally looks sad, and I'm reading emotion into it's face. Thanks for the post (but I still think it's a good photo).
Heart wrenching I know.
But phtographically I think it's brilliant.
Suberb use of differential focus with just the one hand sharp, gives it impact.
Were it sharp from front to rear it would have been just another caged animal shot.
All IMVHO you understand.
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