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Discussion in 'Nature' started by brian 1971, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. brian 1971

    brian 1971 Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 19, 2012
  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Interesting shot - the monkey's face looks like an old film negative. :cool: 
  3. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    Their eyes say it all.
  4. selee

    selee Mu-43 Rookie

    May 1, 2011
    That puppy is adorable!
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  5. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
  6. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    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).
  7. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Great shot with feeling
  8. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    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).
  9. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    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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