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By the Light of the Silvery Moon

By gingerdelight    
With apologies to Doris Day who doesn't look anything like this lovely creature!

He looked so tired sitting in his sack that it could have been night time and bed time, so it just cried out for some special treatment!

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments and support, and special thanks for Keith, KBan, for his UA on my recent Sunset upload - you are very kind.

Sorry I have not uploaded for a couple of days. Firstly, I have been celebrating my birthday (thanks to you all for the greetings!), we have taken our son to Bolton University (good luck Chris!) and, sadly, I was told on Friday that I and 170+ others were being made redundant - oh well, it's a sign of the times I suppose. I will just have to dust off the old CV once again!

So it looks like the Orang Utan is not the only one to get the sack! (Ouch, sorry for the pun!!)

Anyway, enjoy the rest of your weekend, and take care!


Tags: Chester zoo Digital manipulation Primate Night time Orang utan Wildlife and nature

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cabbie Plus
14 31 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2011 4:26PM
Excellent work and capture. good luck on the job front

Niknut Plus
11 2.9k 82 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2011 4:27PM
Cracking shot !....he sure looks like one 'laid-back-dude' !!!!.Grin

Commiserations on your job !.....been down 'Redundancy Road' twice in the past!...not nice !
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2011 4:30PM
A superb shot - sorry about your job. Carole
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
18 Sep 2011 4:43PM
heheh brought a smile nice one Carol good luck job hunting

pdcche 10 4 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2011 4:54PM
Great effect Carol, he looks contented in there, hope all goes well looking for new work, happy birthday also.. Peter
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2011 5:10PM
What I have to say Carol is that this is a beautifully done image so much work on the background wonderful
what a way to celebrate your birthday..not good sorrySad
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
18 Sep 2011 5:12PM
Many happy returns, but sorry to hear of the job loss: a sign of the times unfortunately.
And what a delightful image this is.....just superb, Carol.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
18 Sep 2011 5:25PM
What a super image, Carol, beautifully presented. Sorry to hear about your redundancy, do hope you can find employment soon. Carol
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
18 Sep 2011 6:11PM
This is beautifully processed Carol. I have an image similar and hope to do something like it, that's if my darling wife will give me a few lessons Wink
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
18 Sep 2011 6:15PM
Hope you soon find other work. Love the expression
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
18 Sep 2011 6:47PM
Excellent work Carol, sorry to hear that you have been laid off. As they say every cloud has a silver least you'll have time for some photography! Best of luck to you in finding a new job, Ed
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2011 6:47PM
wonderful detail and colours carol a real cracker sorry about your job hope something comes along soon Wink
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2011 6:53PM
Fabulous work ... sorry about your job news ... but life goes on x x x
wyatturp 15 2 England
18 Sep 2011 7:17PM
The world is moving fast for this spices , such a shame they are so perfect , but Captivity looks like its only chance?

Well done super picture

VivienO 11 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2011 7:22PM
A wonderful capture Carol - he really looks deep in thought! Really sorry to hear you've been made redundant, and what a time to be told the bad news. I hope you managed to enjoy your birthday anyway.
Best wishes
wyatturp 15 2 England
18 Sep 2011 7:34PM
Hi - was caught up in your picture and did not pick up on your comment about being made redundant. So sorry to hear that. It is a hard thing to take - my wife has been made redundant twice so have a sense of what it is like. I hope that it works out well for you.

acousticmist 10 10 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2011 8:03PM
A superb image and a great write up................Martin
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
18 Sep 2011 8:43PM
Oh no! Sorry to hear about the redundancy, Carol Sad You sound pretty upbeat about the future, though, so that's good.

Impressive image you've put together here, by the way, and no, I ain't monkeying around.

And of course you've got Doris Day singing in my head now (which is never a bad thing).

A Wink
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2011 8:53PM
sorry to hear about job loss, but I guess you now have more time for photography Carol.
I like the processing in this, very Nicely done.
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
18 Sep 2011 9:11PM
like the texture. good luck with the job hunt.lesley
moiral 10 12 Scotland
18 Sep 2011 9:41PM
What a birthday present to get Sad, sorry to hear about the job.
A wonderful job you are making of these zoo shots. This is very good. Moira
SteveMoulding 12 3 7 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2011 10:31PM
Sorry to hear about the job and I know exactly how you feel, I've been 6 weeks without a job now and no sign of one yet.
I love Orang's and you have captured her so well, a great pose.
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
18 Sep 2011 10:48PM
A beautifully created and presented image, Carol. So sorry to learn about the job, though with your upbeat attitude feel certain it won't be long before you find something else.

Suehh 14 39 6 England
19 Sep 2011 12:34AM
Such a delightful image Carol - you have produced something really beautiful. He is so sweet - don't you just want to cuddle them!

Secondly, happy birthday wishes' thirdly, good luck to Chris and, fourthly, I am so sorry about your redundancy - been there done that - as you know - so I wish you all the very best and hope you soon find something even better.

Sues x
BarbaraR 14 982 1 England
19 Sep 2011 8:49AM
Very well done Carol on this super, unique image.
Lovely creatures, I enjoyed seeing them at Jersey zoo.

I'll add to the belated good wishes for your b'day, your sons
start at uni and on the work front.

ianrobinson 11 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2011 8:53AM
Ahh what a beauty, this is taken so well and presented well too.
Lovely image.

prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
19 Sep 2011 9:10AM
Who sacked him ?, funny
hasslebladuk 11 1 6 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2011 9:35AM
Love this shot its got the lot for me
danbrann 16 640 17
19 Sep 2011 10:31AM
Not keen on the background but the monkey is adorable.
Shootme 11 England
19 Sep 2011 2:12PM
Great shot, I love his expression.

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
19 Sep 2011 3:34PM
Wonderful capture and presentation, Carol, excellent work Smile But sorry to hear you've been made redundant, not a very nice birthday present Sad I was fortunate when our department was all shipped out to India and we were made redundant, as being 60 at the time as I was able to take my company pension and 'retire' early - I think they did me a favour! Hope you soon get sorted, take care Wink
Trev Smile
19 Sep 2011 4:10PM
Brilliant shot.
19 Sep 2011 4:17PM
fab picture
beverley Grin
19 Sep 2011 8:31PM
Just love what you have done to this one excellent work .
Brian65 11 2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2011 8:57PM
Wonderful shot Carol. why not sell more pics and have more time for yourself?Wink
AshTree 11 1.7k 6 England
19 Sep 2011 9:24PM
It's a wonderful image, Carol - made even better by your expert processing. Can't help agreeing with Brian about selling more pics....
So sorry to hear about the redundancy, rotten timing Sad. Hope things improve quickly x.
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2011 10:04AM
Good luck in the job hunt Carol. As you say sign of the times. Hope things work out for you - am sure they will. Great shot and love the presentation. Sell your picks to raise some money! paul
Ayoob 9 Australia
20 Sep 2011 10:09PM
Excellent work and captured very well............Grin
Big_Beavis 16 5 2 England
20 Sep 2011 11:34PM
Belated congratulations and commiserations, hope all goes well.

ugly Plus
13 9 57 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 7:33AM
Great comp...
Well taken...
21 Sep 2011 3:45PM
great capture,well done indeed carol.ray

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