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More from the Macaques. This image illustrating behaviour. There were individuals practicing this as part of the hierarchy within the troop.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:100/400 IS Canon
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Grooming
Username:rontear rontear
Uploaded:10 Jan 2010 - 8:40 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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martinjp
martinjp  6 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 8:46 AM

A superb portrair Ron, top shot, shortlisted...

Martin.

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Silverzone
10 Jan 2010 - 8:57 AM

I thought he had a headache! lovely shot. Sylvia

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GillyB
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10 Jan 2010 - 8:59 AM

A beautifully detailed, expressive image Ron.

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 9:07 AM

A wonderful image yet again the detail excellent thanks for sharing it Colin

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SandraKay
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10 Jan 2010 - 9:10 AM


Quote: I thought he had a headache!

So did I. Fabulous capture.

Sandra

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GordonLack
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10 Jan 2010 - 9:18 AM

Nice detail Ron, expressions almost human, again beautifully taken
Gordon

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User_Removed
10 Jan 2010 - 9:40 AM

Looks like it in heaven

di

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helena
helena  11134 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Jan 2010 - 9:43 AM

Just wow Ron, an excellent image. Thank you also for all your support, greatly appreciated,

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accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 9:47 AM

Good one - not sure if he's ecstatic or world weary! A

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ChrisWallace
10 Jan 2010 - 9:53 AM

Great series Ron, this has a lovely POV and comp
Chris

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nickyv32
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10 Jan 2010 - 9:57 AM

Wonderful shot

Nicky

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Sezz
Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 10:06 AM

A superb insight to their characters Ron - love it Smile

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picturistic
10 Jan 2010 - 10:47 AM

stunning Ron

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Rock
Rock Plus Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 11:15 AM

A simply superb shot.

Could be me first thing .

Rock

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8638 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1165 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 11:28 AM

Interesting that you say this is part of establishing hierarchy. It has a rather weary gentleness for me. Maybe age and wisdom carry some clout? Intriguing.
Moira

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64918 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 12:21 PM

Wonder what it's thinking/doing whilst all this grooming is going on. The best so far Ron.
Chris

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 12:50 PM

Amazing image. - gary

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Imagephotographics

Another beautiful shot Ron

Chris

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maggieh
maggieh  6 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2010 - 1:18 PM

Wonderful shot - taken in the beauty parlour? This gentle image depicts the ecstasy of good grooming treatments.
maggie

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 1:35 PM

Superb shot showing animal behaviour Ron.
Barbara

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10 Jan 2010 - 3:15 PM

Oh bliss...

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rontear
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10 Jan 2010 - 4:01 PM

Thank you all, most appreciated. Ron.

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TyChee
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10 Jan 2010 - 4:04 PM

So very expressive.
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derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 6:03 PM

Very nicely framed and exposed Ron.

Derek

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 7:17 PM

Aha, yea, life is tough! lovely image very expressive I must say

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saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 7:57 PM

Beautiful image and so nicely presented.thanks for sharing.
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Camairish
Camairish  91347 forum posts Scotland
10 Jan 2010 - 8:08 PM

Absolutely tack sharp - and I'm assuming this is nearer the 400 end of the lens? I could look at many more of these too!

Ian.

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10 Jan 2010 - 8:37 PM

A cracker, Ron

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101010 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 10:17 PM

Superb Portrait Ron

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AnneWorner
11 Jan 2010 - 7:20 PM

Even more tender than the one I just commented on - I must remember to not go backwards!
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Sus
Sus  103183 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2010 - 11:24 PM

Brings back very happy memories of the best holiday of my life. I hope you tried one of the pizzas in the museum at the bottom of the mountain!

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12 Jan 2010 - 11:56 AM

Excellent!!!!
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tigertimb
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12 Jan 2010 - 10:50 PM

Lovely portrait showing the companionship and trust between them
Tim

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14 Jan 2010 - 7:58 PM

A great shot Ron, this series is making me very jealous.

Alan

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