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Wild Africa - The Stare

By Gezina  
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!

Tags: Safari Wildlife and nature Pilaansberg

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saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
14 Jul 2011 9:39PM
Excellent and wonderful capture,
saeid

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teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
14 Jul 2011 9:49PM
Great capture, Ina and perfect title. Superb detail, eyes and coat textures.
Sylvia
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
14 Jul 2011 9:54PM
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.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
14 Jul 2011 9:58PM
I never gave you permission to post my portrait Grin......Superb Ina....

Ade
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 10:03PM
Just perfect Ina, what a gaze into the wilderness you have captured
Lillian
14 Jul 2011 11:46PM
i just love it - reminds me of hubby after a bad night - lol...Jo
Ray42 8 3 England
15 Jul 2011 6:45AM
An excellent shot again Ina - You certainly got some cracking shots this last trip - hmm also it reminds me of someone!!!Wink
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2011 7:36AM
great shot Ina
15 Jul 2011 9:02AM
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.
15 Jul 2011 9:18AM
my previous comment should have read; " I would suggest two soft boxes either side of the subject rather than the hars middy sun" GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
15 Jul 2011 10:21AM

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
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
15 Jul 2011 1:36PM
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
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
15 Jul 2011 2:26PM
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
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
15 Jul 2011 6:57PM
A first class portrait of this menacing beast, not a fellow to be trifled with
janty66 9 3 England
15 Jul 2011 8:47PM
Top shot, simply excellent...
LukeParkinson 6 30 3 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2011 10:30AM
Wonderful shot... Love it Ina
17 Jul 2011 5:03PM
Superb shot Ina - well done indeed !

Chris
17 Jul 2011 8:55PM
great shot he looks a cheeky fella
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2011 12:20PM
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...
19 Jul 2011 8:36PM
Good portrait shot Ina, he looks a bit mean.
Vanda

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