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Curious Monkey

By EmzLou1980
Another from my trip to edinburgh zoo

Tags: Edinburgh zoo Pets and captive animals

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banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3813 Canada
10 May 2010 5:45PM
I assume this was through glass, and as such, its very good. Its an unusual monkey, which makes it all the more interesting.

Im sure you would have liked to get the front foot in the shot, but its hard to remember this in the spur of the moment.

As a suggestion, Ive loaded a mod that shows how a composition including the foot, and cropped a bit to the animal to further from the right could look, and its always easier to do this in the camera that in Photoshop, where I copied his other foot, - to he now has two right feet, as I forgot yo switch it horizontally.

It has a slight reddish tone which Ice reduced, and I sharpened a little also, while adding a more open frame.

Its a suggestion for the future, and the more you shoot, the more likely you are to remember composition, so keep shooting.

Hope this is helpful,



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10 May 2010 5:53PM
Thankyou Willie, I'll need to put more photos on critique forum because I get more of what I need, yes it was through glass, it was a fast shot definately would have liked to get its foot.
Critique v much apretiated! Smile
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1987 United Kingdom
10 May 2010 11:52PM
You have the eyes nice and sharp, Emma, and the monkey is looking at you, which is a bonus. There isn't much you can do about the background, but I wonder if you could have avoided the rock in the bottom left. If it weren't in sharp focus, it would be less of a distraction, so maybe applying some blur to it would help. You did well shooting through glass, I see little sign of this. I like the shot because it shows no sign of captivity, it could well have been taken in the open.

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