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Wistful Old Man

By jon1169
Saw this old boy at Colchester Zoo. He seemed to have seen it all by the way he looked at people. I just keep finding myself staring into his eyes wondering what he's thinking.

ISO400 / F4 / 1/60sec

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: jan 1, Terry L, brian1208 and 7 more


adamm 17 2 Australia
8 Jul 2004 5:56PM
he looks tired...... like he really just wants to be left alone...... superb image *click*

Denise 20 279
8 Jul 2004 6:06PM
Bless him. I bet he's seen such a lot in his lifetime. Nicely captured image.
ardbeg77 Plus
17 1.3k 7 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 6:11PM
I wish I could give you 2 clicks for this - one for a well captured and expressive portrait, and one for tapping into exactly how I feel after today's day at work! Great work!
ga1963 17 1
8 Jul 2004 6:14PM
What a great shot , love the expression on his face. click
Terry L 18 609 5 England
8 Jul 2004 7:35PM
You have captured his character well Jon, well taken.

brian1208 18 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 7:44PM
Looks a bit like your Great-Grandad did Jon, except hes got more hair than Pop hadSmile

You've got excellent detail in this one and its a nice tight crop that realy concentrates the attention.

nice job

jan 1 17 12 Netherlands
8 Jul 2004 7:56PM
Guess He is thinking ''What kind of Monkey is this''
Very good Picture, Well Done.
ronr 18 3 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 9:02PM
Just love the expression, looks a grand old boy.
User_Removed 18 39 6 Scotland
9 Jul 2004 7:52AM
What a wonderful photo Jon full of emotion, great texture and nice lighting of a very sad looking creature.BIG CLICK.
Regards, victor
jon1169 18 51 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2004 4:44PM
Adam, Denise, Steve, Graham, Terry, Brian, Jan, Ron, Victor, thanks for the comments. I have to say I was pleased with this shot - first time I've really tried animal photography, so it's nice to get lots of positive feedback. It was quite a difficult shot as it was through glass, but a polariser and a touch of "levels" seems to have done the trick.
tull 18 181 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2004 6:38PM
Superb portrait Jon,great detail and emotion in this.

Get me out of here maybe?

Best wishes.


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