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Thank you so much for your kind response to the Pied Kingfisher + fish upload very much appreciated.
Portraits is defnitely not my strongpoint but I thought I'll have a go with this one Tongue - Ina
Very difficult to make full eye contact with wild baboons as they see it as a challenge to fight - they tend to avoid direct eye contact unless they are the dominat male in the troop - in wich case I'll probably avoid eye contact!

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-200mm - handeld
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Wild Africa - The Stare
Username:Gezina Gezina
Uploaded:14 Jul 2011 - 9:33 PM
Tags:Pilaansberg, Safari, Wildlife / nature
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 9:39 PM

Excellent and wonderful capture,
saeid

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 9:49 PM

Great capture, Ina and perfect title. Superb detail, eyes and coat textures.
Sylvia

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 9:54 PM

An interesting narrative to accompany this excellent portrait shot of the baboon, Ina: that look off camera probably results in a better shot than a full frontal gaze, and you have captured this individual with such excellent detail despite the strong side to back lighting.
Ronnie.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114508 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 9:58 PM

I never gave you permission to post my portrait Grin......Superb Ina....

Ade

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 10:03 PM

Just perfect Ina, what a gaze into the wilderness you have captured
Lillian

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Joeblowfromoz
14 Jul 2011 - 11:46 PM

i just love it - reminds me of hubby after a bad night - lol...Jo

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2011 - 6:45 AM

An excellent shot again Ina - You certainly got some cracking shots this last trip - hmm also it reminds me of someone!!!Wink

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2011 - 7:36 AM

great shot Ina

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
15 Jul 2011 - 9:02 AM

Hi Ina , this is a cracking portrait, but I do feel having seen loads of portraits lately it would have been better if lit with 2 softboxes rather than the midday sun,olo regards gray.

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
15 Jul 2011 - 9:18 AM

my previous comment should have read; " I would suggest two soft boxes either side of the subject rather than the hars middy sun" GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2011 - 10:21 AM


Quote: ...Portraits is defnitely not my strongpoint...

Well, you haven't too bad here, Ina! I'd be chuffed if this was mine. A cracking shot Wink
Trev Smile

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2011 - 1:36 PM

That is one mean looking monkey Ina !! Well done to you for getting close enough for the capture. I think I am not too keen on these brutes. They always look mean to me.
Ron

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2011 - 2:26 PM

All you need to do Ina is practice with Graham on the portraits, cant be much difference Wink
Seriously this is first class work and not the friendliest of beasts to get close to.
Detail and exposure first class
Richard

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2011 - 6:57 PM

A first class portrait of this menacing beast, not a fellow to be trifled with

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janty66
janty66  7 England
15 Jul 2011 - 8:47 PM

Top shot, simply excellent...

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LukeParkinson
16 Jul 2011 - 10:30 AM

Wonderful shot... Love it Ina

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Superb shot Ina - well done indeed !

Chris

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 8:55 PM

great shot he looks a cheeky fella

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2011 - 12:20 PM

Nicely detailed portrait, Ina. You clearly intimidated the animal if it's avoiding eye contact with you!
Terry

ps: Seeing this made me shiver as I often have nightmares about Baboons chasing me - don't know why but perhaps I ought to see a shrink...

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vandalp
vandalp  6
19 Jul 2011 - 8:36 PM

Good portrait shot Ina, he looks a bit mean.
Vanda

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