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Monkey Business!!

By frogsrcool
Have altered this quite a bit - took ages! Changed to Sepia, lots of layers to get the border and the parts feeding into frame. Was quite pleased with the result

Crit very welcome

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: suregork, fossilized, paulcr and 12 more

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Love it . Adorable shot.


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Shane136 14 63 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2005 2:29PM
Very nice,
starstriders 13 1.6k United Kingdom
2 Nov 2005 2:42PM
Ahhhhhh cracking! Love the toning - looks great. You should be very pleased with this. The only minor niggle is the elbow looks a little hard-edged.
flakeyflower 12 17 Scotland
2 Nov 2005 2:45PM
really like it, he's so cute

glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
2 Nov 2005 3:22PM
Nice shot, but a superb presentation! Spot on! Click!!!

Keelo 14 18 Australia
2 Nov 2005 8:58PM
Great shot, excelent in B/W, brilliant subject especially with the light glinting in his eyes, and the frame works well too.
vparmar 13 7 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2005 11:09PM
great shot well taken

Marian 12 62 England
2 Nov 2005 11:41PM
This was well worth all your efforts, it's made a good picture for your wall!
The only slight problem is the bit spilling out over the frame, (which I love) but I think you need to use the rubber tool to get rid of the fringing, then it will be perfect!
frogsrcool 13 9 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2005 7:03AM
Thank you all for your encouraging photos.

I did try using the 'smudge tool' for the edges of the arm going into the frame, but thought it looked too false. Lauren, what do you suggest using instead. Marian - what is 'fringing' - is it the hard edge?

Might play with this a bit more to get it a bit better
fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2005 7:51AM
What a perfect image to have coming out of the frame like this. The tones work really well.

As already said above the hard edge of the elbow needs softening. I'm not the best one to offer advice on this but I think the paleness of the frame, although a nice tone, has made your job harder because it is such a contrast. The edge of the paler branch at the top blends much more easily.

Definitely worth working on! Lovely shot.
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
3 Nov 2005 8:02AM
All been said. Maybe some shadow under the elbow.. Well done. Paul
suregork 13 33 1 Finland
4 Nov 2005 6:36AM
very good. like it.
highlander 14 32 Scotland
11 Nov 2005 12:15PM
Hello Karen, lovely framing and good detail reflecting a beautiful exposure.
21 Nov 2005 7:18AM

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