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Windows To The Soul

By JanieB43  
Another upload of the elderly female chimp at Chester Zoo.

She was sat alone, seemingly lost in her own thoughts and it struck me as to how melancholy she looked as though remembering her own youth as she watched the youngsters around her charging up and down the ropes playing and occasionally jumping on the older members of the troupe.

V1 is the original RAW shot,V2 is obviously a mono conversion. I thought I'd upload the colour version first as my monos don't seem to grab the attention that maybe they should. I'd be interested to hear your views on which version you think is the better of the two Wink

Many thanks for looking and have a great weekend.


P.S. LARGE & F11 is a little bit more soulful !!!

Tags: Portrait Chester zoo General Chimp Melancholy Pets and captive animals Janieb43 Janeballphotography

Voters: DeSilver, malum, christinecilia and 31 more

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DeSilver Plus
9 13 11 England
28 Apr 2012 11:51AM
This really is absolutely a stunning image. First Class.


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malum 12 622 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 11:54AM
The colour one is much nicer for me.
lovely photo great shot like bouth v Grin
debu 6 India
28 Apr 2012 12:00PM
A couple of good captures.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
28 Apr 2012 12:10PM
V1 one for me, lovely image.....

photoshy 5 3 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 12:24PM
great image.
Techno Plus
8 1.8k 8 England
28 Apr 2012 12:39PM
Must be viewed large (V1), full of character and looks that have solved the mystery's of time, enjoyed viewing V2 also, the mono conversion works well.
28 Apr 2012 1:30PM
Two super shots. I prefer V tho'1
both work just a good image in mono or colour
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
28 Apr 2012 2:11PM
wonderful, very artistic Smile
Bravdo Plus
8 17 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 2:34PM
First of al , this is an excellent capture, i think the colour stands out more yet i am drawn to look at the mono more, i think the mono adds to the age of her and image, so V2 has it for me, crystal clear and pin sharp. Stunning.

TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
28 Apr 2012 3:43PM
Going to Chester Zoo tomorrow on a Camera Club outing - I wonder if we'll see her? A stunning portrait of this lady, Jane...think it works well in mono, but I prefer the closer crop of the colour V1 Smile
Trev Smile
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 8:16PM
A really super portrait; V1 is wonderful
posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 11:05AM
A bit more contrast would bring more life into the mono jane, but they are both superb.

Cor 7 Belgium
14 May 2012 10:37AM
TOP -10*****
The mono version for me.
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
16 May 2012 8:59PM
Love both versions, wonderful portraits of this fascinating animal.Smile

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