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been spending a bit of time going through my old files lately, and found this one of the two chimps taken at chester zoo a couple of years back

changed the background and messed with as you do..

thanks for looking

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Sigma 70-00APO
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Cousins
Username:backbeat backbeat
Uploaded:3 Feb 2009 - 10:02 PM
Tags:Chester zoo, Chimps, Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Manipulated, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:157
Voters:Hoffy · phil_j · Diana · TerryMcK · Paintman · kitsch · Ayelet_A · aitchbrown · Mynett · jayjay52 · paulfreeman · IanFlindt · Lucy_Locket · NevP · Sezz · User_Removed · mroch06 · CathyT · NexusImages · User_Removed · robincoombes · MissPea · ashminder · nanpantanman · MikefromEbbw · Wibbles · digipix76 · terry_cavner · markthecat · andora6878 · bfgstew · crispf · geoffrey baker · andywest · Trev_p · Steve-T · shaz4 · jeanie · Eviscera · Landlord · sdb · SueTurner · CanonMan · Mari · andytvcams · JoeWozza · TyChee · ringyneck · lurksalot · JonnyMono · BlueRoom · ade_mcfade · Angi_Wallace · gav conlan · jken · millymcb · BobbyP · whiteswan01 · stephanfowles · pulsar69 · SpeedAltStar · SamGillespie · AnneWorner · Mark_Callander · jimthistle73 · jackieo · stevie · Buffalo_Tom · jacquienewsham · rontear · POOCHIE · LesF · DaveU · DeSilver · Swanvio · bliba · Bigtoe · MarkT · jarendell · chase · chris-p · Ian-Munro · Chant57 · porty2003 · funkeldink · sut68 · MandyD · SurreyHillsMan · SUSIE_SUE · clintnewsham · lonely_oryx · TommyStr · Ridgeway · Coleslaw · Pixel_Pirate · SlowSong · Jouİo · hellsbells8868 · alexshairp · Uncle_Wonk · bobalot · DOGSBODY · peter_oak · Consulo · GrahamBaines · SueEley · ajh · wamp · stanleyj · RockArea · maratsuikka · CC · martin.w · User_Removed · AlleyCatz · MediumSizeUnavailable · tumienis · C_Daniels · JohnParminter · hebdens · shaks · ChrisWallace · User_Removed · Koert · jamescoates · Yewtree · Codiac · The_Collector · onebeautifulmoment · webjam · iainhamiltonphotography · Bigfish3311 · suzy052 · carp_27 · Crazee1ady · paulcr · pmorgan · seanslevin · redstag · GillyB · johnnyscirocco · mpnuttall · HowardA · helenlinda · Leightonhs · davey_griffo · fauxtography · jonathanbp · fatmod · tommythecat · blackforce · Techno · aneta · Strobe · karen61 · MikeRC · Pete ·
Views:853
Unique Views:363
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Comments

Hoffy
Hoffy Plus Member 10259 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:03 PM

Fab image.

kitsch
kitsch Plus Member 9439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:07 PM

that's brilliant!
looks like its the end of the world & they are going to have to start over......
hmmm
fab work Phil! Smile

Last Modified By kitsch at 3 Feb 2009 - 10:09 PM
Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A Plus Member 6Ayelet_A vcard Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:07 PM

Very atmospheric, it's as if evolution is about to occur in front of our eyes. Wonderful work

Ayelet

jayjay52
jayjay52 Plus Member 6jayjay52 vcard United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 - 10:10 PM

This is very effective.
Jenny

Mynett
Mynett Plus Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:10 PM

Crumbs, would never see this as a shot from Chester Zoo. how clever. nice work
Linda

Sezz
Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:13 PM

Looks very effective Phil, superb 'messing' Smile

Sarah *

MissPea
MissPea Plus Member 8MissPea vcard United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 - 10:18 PM

time well spent!
Julia

digipix76
digipix76 Plus Member 7577 forum postsdigipix76 vcard England
3 Feb 2009 - 10:25 PM

Damn fine work.


Ian

andora6878
andora6878 Plus Member 7andora6878 vcard England
3 Feb 2009 - 10:28 PM

Looks fantastic! changing a background made wonders. Brilliant.

bfgstew
bfgstew Plus Member 8668 forum postsbfgstew vcard England105 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:28 PM

Stunning mate, a winner for sure.
Stewart

geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker Plus Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:31 PM

Brilliant work.
Geoff.

andywest
andywest Plus Member 6andywest vcard United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 - 10:33 PM

Stunningly stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eviscera
Eviscera Plus Member 81105 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:42 PM

from the mist Phil ,

Gorgeous image

Dave

Landlord
Landlord Plus Member 825 forum postsLandlord vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:45 PM

Amazing. Well done.

CanonMan
CanonMan Plus Member 13509 forum postsCanonMan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:53 PM

Excellent work.

JoeWozza
JoeWozza Plus Member 6JoeWozza vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 11:04 PM

Great image love it
Joe

ringyneck
ringyneck Plus Member 8308 forum postsringyneck vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 11:12 PM

Brilliant messing.

keith

lurksalot
lurksalot Plus Member 8332 forum postslurksalot vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 11:13 PM

It has been a little foggy in chester but .....
This is a great piece of work
Kev

BlueRoom
BlueRoom Plus Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 11:21 PM

Absolutely stunning. I'd love to see what you started with but your unique artistic vision has given these two loads of character. They look like they are on a mission. Smile

Eric

gav conlan
gav conlan Plus Member 1038 forum postsgav conlan vcard England
3 Feb 2009 - 11:26 PM

OUTSTANDING, if I could swear then the f word would have been before outstanding....

Gavin

BobbyP
BobbyP Plus Member 8BobbyP vcard United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 - 11:40 PM

It my be an old file still worth a vote
Bob

whiteswan01
whiteswan01 Plus Member 6whiteswan01 vcard England
3 Feb 2009 - 11:56 PM

wow stunning great playing i love doing it just superb
Dawn

jimthistle73
jimthistle73 Plus Member 102428 forum postsjimthistle73 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 2:36 AM

Emotive. I agree with Kitsch - there's a definite post-apocalyptic vibe going on here. The smaller one could be looking at his cousin "with wild surmise" (Angela Carter).

jackieo
jackieo Plus Member 9jackieo vcard United States
4 Feb 2009 - 4:40 AM

Cous !

Wink

stevie
stevie Plus Member 111198 forum postsstevie vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 6:43 AM

Has someone dropped a nuclear bomb on Chester recently? (!)
However you've got this effect it works for me

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 7:28 AM

The worls is at an end,has that feel.Superb image.
Tom.

backbeat
backbeat Plus Member 9134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 7:29 AM

thanks very much everyone, and especially to sarah and ian for the awards...very much appreciated!!

phil

kitsch
kitsch Plus Member 9439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 7:32 AM

just nipped back to give you my award too Phil
superb! Smile

backbeat
backbeat Plus Member 9134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 7:43 AM

aww...thanks jo!

phil

LesF
LesF Plus Member 8178 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 8:42 AM

What an outstanding piece of work, superb Phil

LesF

DaveU
DaveU Plus Member 81344 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 8:47 AM

Thoroughly deserving of the UA's Phil. A unique piece of work .... thought provoking plus it looks darned good too. Alternative although rather hackneyed title "Out of Africa".

bliba
bliba Plus Member 9bliba vcard Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 8:53 AM

very effective Phil

Bigtoe
Bigtoe Plus Member 6Bigtoe vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 9:14 AM

Love it.

chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 9:44 AM

Love it..very different,thought provoking & well put together.
Yes,apocalyptic springs to mind when I look at this..Kitsch has it in a nutshell.

Hoffy
Hoffy Plus Member 10259 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 9:50 AM

Well done on your HC, well deserved.

Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A Plus Member 6Ayelet_A vcard Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 10:20 AM

Had a feeling this will get acknowledged... Congrats on the HC and the many user awards.

funkeldink
funkeldink Plus Member 111592 forum postsfunkeldink vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 10:41 AM

breathtaking

Sezz
Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 11:15 AM

HC - superb, my congrat's Smile

Sarah *

SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan Plus Member 727 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 11:40 AM

Superb work.. love it

Jon

SUSIE_SUE
SUSIE_SUE Plus Member 7SUSIE_SUE vcard England
4 Feb 2009 - 1:41 PM

A very moving image, great manipulation. Fabulous
Sue

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx Plus Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 2:02 PM

Wow Excellent - into my favourites

TommyStr
TommyStr Plus Member 9TommyStr vcard Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 2:33 PM

Awesome

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 3:35 PM

Not sure what makes this such a brilliant shot,
Only that it caught my eyeand I am so glad it did.
Fantastic piece of work.

Aidan

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64871 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 5:26 PM

Fantastic. Looks prehistoric. Next chance I get this is getting an award, it's superb.
Chris

Last Modified By SlowSong at 4 Feb 2009 - 5:26 PM
Jouİo
Jouİo Plus Member 1056 forum postsJouİo vcard Finland
4 Feb 2009 - 6:07 PM

STUNNING!!

Jouko

RockArea
RockArea Plus Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 8:42 PM

Amazing shot.

David

CC
CC Plus Member 651 forum postsCC vcard Wales
4 Feb 2009 - 9:04 PM

Wow!

backbeat
backbeat Plus Member 9134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 9:04 PM

wow, what a great response!..thanks very much everyone, and cheers to the epz team for the HC!!

phil

Last Modified By backbeat at 4 Feb 2009 - 9:06 PM
User_Removed
5 Feb 2009 - 7:58 AM

..is that Bush and Obama?.... bet you did`nt know they were cousins!?

...great image!

hebdens
hebdens Plus Member 9hebdens vcard
5 Feb 2009 - 9:25 AM

love what you have done here, amazing image, oozes atmosphere.
Tracy

shaks
shaks  12561 forum posts Tokelau1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 3:47 PM

Amazing work and certainly worth all of this recognition.

backbeat
backbeat Plus Member 9134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 8:36 PM

thanks a lot for the award Chris, and everyone for their comments..

phil

User_Removed
6 Feb 2009 - 1:27 PM

Some wondeful messing going on here. Congrats
victor

backbeat
backbeat Plus Member 9134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 8:22 PM

cheers victor, and thanks a lot for the award janet


Quote: I'd love to see what you started with

Eric

i've posted the start pic as a variation Eric

phil

The_Collector
The_Collector Plus Member 8The_Collector vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 7:00 PM

totally splendid Phil, great work.

backbeat
backbeat Plus Member 9134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 7:50 PM

ta very much for the award mate

phil

onebeautifulmoment
onebeautifulmoment Plus Member 6onebeautifulmoment vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 10:28 PM

Simply genius work just amazing, I have missed this ! Looks like an add for a block buster movie! A** work Wayne

webjam
webjam Plus Member 10292 forum postswebjam vcard Netherlands11 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2009 - 5:53 PM

By changing the background you completely changed the whole feel of it - it is a completely different image. See that you also adjusted the lighting on the chimps itself - superb work!

Jacqueline

backbeat
backbeat Plus Member 9134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2009 - 9:03 PM

thanks folks..

phil

carp_27
carp_27 Plus Member 7carp_27 vcard United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 - 10:29 PM

Took me an hour to scroll to the comments box lol. This is soooo good. You didnt need any more votes, but I just had to....

Crazee1ady
Crazee1ady Plus Member 7Crazee1ady vcard
18 Feb 2009 - 5:42 PM

Just clicking thru my faved PF's and realised I haven't visited for a while. Amazed by the difference a background makes! This is wonderful. Everyone has beaten to to the superlatives ;o) So will settle for well done and I like it ;o)

Jan X

paulcr
paulcr Plus Member 101536 forum postspaulcr vcard Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 5:45 PM

Excellent work, love it. paul

redstag
redstag Plus Member 9100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2009 - 12:43 PM

Gorgeous image superbly worked.
Jon

mpnuttall
mpnuttall Plus Member 891 forum postsmpnuttall vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2009 - 11:03 AM

Great piece of work, could be a promo movie poster. Certainly doesn't look like it was taken at a zoo!

Mark

HowardA
HowardA Plus Member 7231 forum postsHowardA vcard
8 Mar 2009 - 11:10 PM

Brilliant Phil. I love this. Strong, strong work.

Howard

davey_griffo
davey_griffo Plus Member 5213 forum postsdavey_griffo vcard England165 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 6:43 PM

What an incredible transformation, & all it took was a new sky. Couldn't believe it when I saw the original version.

Great work.

jonathanbp
jonathanbp Plus Member 699 forum postsjonathanbp vcard India
18 Apr 2009 - 10:08 PM

words escape me, stunning work! - Jonathan

backbeat
backbeat Plus Member 9134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2009 - 9:55 AM

thankyou

phil

blackforce
blackforce Plus Member 982 forum postsblackforce vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2009 - 6:41 PM

Now this is an amazing bit of work. Absolutely breath taking.

karen61
karen61 Plus Member 7karen61 vcard Scotland
12 Feb 2010 - 9:44 PM

I didnt think there could be 2 Backbeats...

Absolutely Fabulous...................

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