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Pygathrix nemaeus is a primate. It is a rare tribe of monkey. Nowaday, it's almost extinct by human. It's trapped, shooted only for eating.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:80.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Dec 2013 - 2:37 PM
Focal Length:160mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:+4/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:TOO TOUGH
Username:buixuanhuy buixuanhuy
Uploaded:22 Dec 2013 - 2:31 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 3:11 AM

This is a great capture.

Peter

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
22 Dec 2013 - 5:21 AM

Fantastic image!

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 8:36 AM

Very nice tight image. I like to see such tight framing. A tiny bit under exposed and the histogram confirms that. Have tried a mod, brightening and a tiny bit of burning and dodging as we once did in the darkroom.

Paul

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pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1589 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 3:41 PM

Hello, Huy, and welcome to EPZ, in particular the Critique Gallery.
I was very sad to hear the story of this primate.

This is an excellent image with which to start your portfolio.
I like the tilt of the monkey's head, the power created by the eye contact and the big open eyes, the chewing action which adds interest, and the way you have filled the frame with the face.
I don't know if it was intentional, but you have placed the left eye on a thirds intersection, which is good, and immediately draws the viewer's own eye to it.

The image would benefit from some brightening, taking care not to brighten the whites too much. You already have a touch of burn-out on the top of the monkey's arm.
Also, a little more background above the head, and a cleaner background (there are just a few coloured patches there).

In my modification I added canvas to the top and blacked out the background.
I brightened the image and lifted the shadows (mainly for the inside of the mouth so that the teeth and tongue were more visible, considering that the chewing of the leaf was an important element of the image's story).
I cloned some fur into the bright area on the foreground arm, and adjusted the catchlight in the left eye so that it corresponded with the one in the right eye (it seemed a bit too large and since this is the eye that first captures the attention, it was bothering me). Then a bit of sharpening.

Only small adjustments, mainly cosmetic, it's a good picture.

Pamela.

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buixuanhuy
22 Dec 2013 - 7:53 PM

Thank for your excellent comments and modifications. Grin I am very happy. I suddenly took this photo with complete natural light. So, it made my shot not perfect. I also haven't any image-post-processing skills Sad.
Thank all again.

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