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Stick together...

By Ayelet_A
That's it folks - this is the last of my monkeys.
I hope you've enjoyed the series and I want to thank you all for your kind comments and support. I was and remained overwhelmed, so thank you all.

These two final images are actually the last shots I've taken at the park. I was already too frozen to stay outside and headed back to the visitor's center when I saw this lovely couple holding one another. I was mesmerized by their connection and closeness and had to take these final shots. Just a short reminder to us all to stick together with the ones who comfort us and make us feel safe and warm.

Have a great weekend Grin

Tags: Japan Monkeys Wildlife and nature Portraits and people Onsen Jigokudani

Voters: angelite, conrad, CathyT and 112 more

Comments


13 Feb 2009 3:53PM
aww jsut want to reach out and touch them

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Angi_Wallace Plus
11 251 10 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 3:58PM
What a lovely sweet capture, so well composed too. Angi
Ridgeway 13 222 2 Ireland
13 Feb 2009 4:03PM
Hiya Neighbor,
Beautiful like the rest of this set,,
For me no,2. It looks as if the older is minding the younger one,protective.
Beautiful detail and tones,,
Theres alot of members have enjoyed this set Ayelet,
Thanks for sharing.
Aidan
andy210966 12 4 119 Wales
13 Feb 2009 4:05PM
Hi Ayelet

Wonderful shot to bring the Monkey series to a close. It has been a really nice series too.

You have managed to capture a lot of expression in shots we have seen and I look forward to your next venture!

Andy Wink
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
13 Feb 2009 4:11PM
I have really enjoyed this series Ayelet and these are 2 beautiful shots to finish on Smile
Geoff.
DOGSBODY 11 1.4k 30 England
13 Feb 2009 4:13PM
Two truly superlative images. Well done. Andy
hellsbells8868 11 151 2 Wales
13 Feb 2009 4:19PM
Simply stunning image, and a wonderful end to a superb series.
JonMA 13 13 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 4:22PM
Beautiful shots, lovely light, you must be delighted with these

Jon
SlowSong Plus
11 8.6k 30 England
13 Feb 2009 4:26PM
So protective and warm. I just love these.
Chris
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
13 Feb 2009 4:28PM
An awesome capture. Wonderful light in their expressive eyes. Such a sweet tender shot. Love it.
iancam 11 23 England
13 Feb 2009 4:41PM
This has got to be one of the best so far, Beautiful Image
Ian
DP_Imagery 15 24 6 Wales
13 Feb 2009 4:41PM
What a superb image to end a superb series. Wonderful composition and a beautiful gentle finish.

Bruce
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 11 Wales
13 Feb 2009 4:45PM
A fabulous image.Beautiful.
Tom.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
13 Feb 2009 4:51PM
What enchanting captures, Ayelet, very beautiful. Carol
lostintime 12 13 5 Germany
13 Feb 2009 4:52PM
Fantastic sense of togetherness, just wonderful.
Alex
13 Feb 2009 4:57PM
wonderful images-ray
13 Feb 2009 5:00PM
Gorgeous again! Loved this series.

Ali Smile
KevSB 16 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 5:07PM
Great shots well done
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
13 Feb 2009 5:08PM
Closest relatives Ayelet, superb. Ron.
PattiW 14 24 2 United States
13 Feb 2009 5:12PM
Beautiful image. Sad to hear it is the last of the series, I have enjoyed them so much.
Karrol 11 29 England
13 Feb 2009 5:14PM
Lovely lovely lovely!

Fantastic shots but V1 tops it for me! Such tenderness......
Got to give my award.
User_Removed 12 78 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 5:28PM
Beautiful images Ayelet

Dave
janty66 12 3 England
13 Feb 2009 5:34PM
superb images..
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
13 Feb 2009 5:35PM
Imposible to pick a best they are two awesome shots. - gary
RockArea 13 18 3 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 6:10PM
It's been a great series, Ayelet and a couple of wonderful images to finish with.

David
shandoor 11 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 6:16PM
Absolutely wonderful what a great image wow
Alexa
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
13 Feb 2009 6:34PM
So beautifully caught. Lovely shots
Silverzone 12 2 England
13 Feb 2009 7:00PM
Stunning, enchanting image. Sylvia
13 Feb 2009 7:01PM
Super picture showing so much feeling
Chris
Ayelet_A 11 11 3 Israel
13 Feb 2009 7:42PM
You folks never cease to amaze me - thank you all so much for your comments over this image and for the entire series and a huge thank you to Karrol for her user award - I'm over the moon Grin
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
13 Feb 2009 8:37PM
its been a fabulous series, good to end with a user award Smile lesley
viscostatic 13 45 6 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 10:19PM
Absolutely wonderful - this has been a most enjoyable series.

Phil.
13 Feb 2009 10:49PM
Both superb...
OMG 11 51 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 11:08PM
A superb end to a great series. These are wonderful and I wish that I had taken them.
Rgds Derek
Roly 12 Wales
13 Feb 2009 11:18PM
Two super images Ayelet.I really liked your monkey series and if there are any more knocking around on your memory card............Wink
DaisyD50 13 3
13 Feb 2009 11:52PM
So cute. Very well done.
Tigress 11 Scotland
14 Feb 2009 12:07AM
Lovely series. Like V2 especially
Stace 11 2 2 England
14 Feb 2009 11:48AM
Superb Ayelet, your best monkey shot yet, me thinks Smile

Stace
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
14 Feb 2009 2:13PM
Wonderful series, and this one is perfect for the season!
Jennnnn
14 Feb 2009 3:08PM
great series of shots,superb.ray
Ayelet_A 11 11 3 Israel
14 Feb 2009 5:03PM
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and thank you so much Colin (thearmsofvenusdemilo) for your very appreciated user award.
It has been quite a good weekend Wink
MalcolmS Plus
14 1.2k 13 England
14 Feb 2009 6:06PM
These are two superb studies Ayelet, great expression and feeling

Malcolm
Ayelet_A 11 11 3 Israel
14 Feb 2009 6:21PM
Holy cr@p!!! (Pardon my french), but you lovely folks never cease to amaze me. Thank you so much for your support and a huge thank you to Stace for his user award. Never even dreamed this shot (and series) would get such a response - Cheers all! Grin
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2009 6:28PM
Wow what a stunning set of images, the textures of the fur and the detail of the expressions is just superb, one of the best and will be on my shortlist for next week.
Linda Smile Grin
Karrol 11 29 England
14 Feb 2009 8:25PM
Hi Again Ayelet

Just got to say I am feeling really happy for you cos you're so overwhelmed!

Well done.
dawnmichelle 12 12 United States
14 Feb 2009 10:27PM
wow excellent shot Ayelet
photophantom 12 108 3 Philippines
15 Feb 2009 12:22AM
perfect image Ayelet, congrats Smile
Dennis
chalkhillblue 11 164 2 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 9:01AM
Thank you for a beautiful series of images.
David
Ayelet_A 11 11 3 Israel
15 Feb 2009 9:27AM
Thank you everyone so much - It will take me a while to calm down after this Wink don't know what I'll do about my next upload... :-S
Ayelet_A 11 11 3 Israel
15 Feb 2009 9:28AM
Hey Carol! thanks for visiting again, I am speechless at the moment and boy am I glad of joining the site Wink Grin
Hebe 12 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 6:54PM
What two truly tender and beautiful shots.
Mikelane 12 1 Wales
15 Feb 2009 7:01PM
Stunning images ,well worth my diamond award,regards
Mike x
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
15 Feb 2009 8:53PM
ayelet, congrats on all the user awards, much deserved.lesley
16 Feb 2009 8:55AM
Stunning shot well done!
Adrian.
Ayelet_A 11 11 3 Israel
16 Feb 2009 9:16AM
Wow! thank you Mike so much for the user award and thank you all for your comments and for re-visiting Wink
I am really happy to get an HC but I'm so much more moved and overwhelmed by your incredible support and wonderful comments.
Thank everyone - this has been one amazing weekend Smile
Karrol 11 29 England
16 Feb 2009 6:23PM
WOW Girl!
Sincere congratulations - I am as pleased for you as you are.
norton 16 2 6 Jersey
16 Feb 2009 10:28PM
Excellent series of Monkey images Ayelet,well captured and well deserved awards.................

Tony.
Frank_Reid 14 227 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2009 11:52PM
What a wonderful, emotive, interesting and loving image to leave us all with.
I have had a great pleasure in looking at your quality work... you have set a high standard... work hard to keep it high...

Frank.
StevenPrice 15 30 2 England
17 Feb 2009 10:04AM
another super shot
Karrol 11 29 England
17 Feb 2009 1:53PM
Is this a record - 5 awards and an HC?
ugly Plus
11 9 57 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 3:48PM
V2 is the one for me...

Great work...

Dave
Ayelet_A 11 11 3 Israel
17 Feb 2009 4:30PM
Thank you Frank so much for the award - completely stunned by that one... Grin
Ayelet_A 11 11 3 Israel
17 Feb 2009 4:32PM
Thanks to the latest folks who commented.

Carrol - I'm simply floored by the reaction to the image. never in my wildest dreams would I've anticipated such a response... 5 awards and an HC - it's a record for me for sure!!! Grin
Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 5:41PM
Fabulous.
RTDS 11 Cyprus
17 Feb 2009 7:00PM
Stunning!..absolutelly amazing.
Robert
tigertimb 12 40 66 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2009 12:03AM
Stunning shot Ayelet; very emotive and love the soft detail - very pleased to be able to make this 100 Smile
Tim
doryram 11 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2009 7:27PM
Fantastic, you are certainly producing some stunning images these days, onwards and upwards, Rod
Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
20 Feb 2009 8:47AM
Absolutely stunning image
PeelNStick 15 4 United States
20 Feb 2009 7:51PM
Simply fantastic. I have watched your photographer skills improve by leaps and bounds in your portfolio. It's as if you have found your own unique voice. Keep up the fantastic work.
gerrymac 12 10 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 3:02PM
Wonderful captures...
Gerry
29 Jul 2009 10:13AM
Simply perfect - stole my heart !

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