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24 Nov 2015 4:39PM
Wonderful photo. It must have been a fantastic experience to get up so close.
As for the bg, if it were my photo I would leave it as it is. Its all part of the scene and experience.
Martin
PhilT2 Plus
12 599 35 England
24 Nov 2015 4:50PM
Fantastic to see this animal in the wild and so well photographed. I quite like the dark background but have loaded a modification with one method of achieving a lighter backdrop. Obviously only you can decide how light you want to go, but the procedure is the same
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2015 4:50PM
Many thanks for the Mod Phil. I think I had tried to make the BG darker(!) although I didn't alter saturation.
Ju

PS. Wow, many thanks for your UA - greatly appreciated.
24 Nov 2015 4:51PM
Superb image
Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
24 Nov 2015 4:51PM
Excellent Ju, must be quite a sight,
Fred.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2015 4:56PM
Many thanks for your Mod. Fred. I really like the portrait format.
Ju
24 Nov 2015 5:00PM
What a fabulous experience and photo to go with it.GrinGrin
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
24 Nov 2015 5:09PM
An amazing portrait, Ju.
brian17302 Plus
10 2 13 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2015 5:12PM
Memorable experience to see in the wild, Ju
Great pose & super capture
24 Nov 2015 5:43PM
Stunning Image Ju.

Mick.
senn 11 5 1 Belgium
24 Nov 2015 5:53PM
smashing take Ju !!
24 Nov 2015 6:04PM
fantastic shot absolutely stunning well done
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2015 6:27PM
cant get better in my humble eyes....
how wonderful you were there
gss 9 1 Romania
24 Nov 2015 6:37PM
Fantastic portrait; what a pose!
silviu
ali63 10 791 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2015 6:48PM
Wonderful image Ju, I'm very envious of you to be able to spent time with these beautiful Gorilla's

Ali Grin
24 Nov 2015 6:54PM
Wow!

And I think the lighting is perfect

Teresa
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4334 Canada
24 Nov 2015 6:54PM
You were blessed by the gods of photography when you took this at 1/20th! Really nice.

Mod uploaded.

W
pentaxpatty 9 30 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2015 7:11PM
He is a very handsome chap. Great photograph of him Ju.


Patty GrinGrinGrin
24 Nov 2015 7:14PM
Brilliant Ju. I like it as it is but do like the mods as as well so no point asking me! Cathy
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2015 7:17PM
Love your Mod. Willie, many thanks. I had hoped nobody would notice my error with the shutter speed!
Ju
24 Nov 2015 7:43PM
Pleased to make it 30, Ju!
A wonderful image.

RichardSmile
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
24 Nov 2015 7:53PM
Stunning shot Ju. These really are the most wonderful creatures.
Ron
richmowil Plus
13 496 2 England
24 Nov 2015 8:08PM
Its an absolute stunning image Ju. I agree with Martin it should stay as it is!
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
24 Nov 2015 8:28PM
Good capture of some lovely details!
ddolfelin 11 103 3 Wales
24 Nov 2015 9:14PM
What a brilliant picture!
CanonAndy22 11 6 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2015 9:43PM
What a corker Ju.
I wouldn't worry about this image, it's spot on just the way it is. It gives a very real sense of his environment. I love his expression.GrinGrinGrin
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2275 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2015 10:30PM
The background looks fine to me, perfectly natural, and as for the gorilla, he's so handsome and so nicely focused.
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2015 11:44PM
Incredible looking guy Ju, the eyes have it for me. Wonder what he's thinking !!
Peter GrinGrinGrin
ukgubbi 11 5 India
25 Nov 2015 12:17AM
Excellent composition and great clarity. This reminds of movie Gorilla.
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
25 Nov 2015 2:09AM
An amazing and superbly detailed image.
Bantu 9 7 1 India
25 Nov 2015 3:40AM
Very well spotted and captured,not an easy one my friend.

Vikram
rayme330 10 17 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2015 8:01AM
Excellent capture and a great experience, Ju.

Ray
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2015 10:52AM
AMAZING!!!!! What a fantastic image... Brava!!!! Grin
IB
lush 10 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2015 1:42PM
Great shot, full of mood and nature as it should be seen/experienced. Just want to run up to him and brush him down for that perfectly groomed look! Though I don't think that it would be an advisable approach to gorilla portraiture.
jocas 7 6 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2015 6:30PM
A wonderful portrait, it must have been fabulous to be this close.Grin
Jo
pks 18 2 England
25 Nov 2015 10:38PM
wonderful image i think the bg is fine as is

peter
Jenny-D 12 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2015 1:18PM
Fabulous image Ju!

Jenny
ColleenA Plus
10 505 9 Australia
26 Nov 2015 8:36PM
Well done on all the awards...they are wonderful characters...I never got to see them when I went to Rwanda as I was there just after the Genocide...great shot
HenB 14 6
27 Nov 2015 11:09AM
Fantastic image Ju . He looks so relaxed and not a care in the world.
Regards Harry
Fred263 10 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2015 8:14PM
Superb wildlife portrait, Ju.
Don't know how I missed this beauty.
Deserves all the UAs and have mine too.

Fred
mwoods 18 22 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2015 4:26PM
Wow! This is something really very special, Ju! I would be so proud of that shot if it was mine!
ZoeKemp 10 31 England
31 Dec 2015 8:22PM
stunning gorilla. I bet this was a amazing experience.
Lance_B 9 3 Australia
2 Jan 2016 11:22AM
What a stunning image, Ju! National Geographic worthy!
madbob 17 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2016 1:45PM
you u do not mess with them well taken
Priestcove 12 77 England
3 Jan 2016 10:09PM
Gorgeous picture of a beautiful animal great capture Ju
Lou
BydoR9 11 195 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2016 7:02AM
Fantastic portrait Ju! GrinGrinGrin
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
26 Oct 2019 8:52PM
Wonderful photo!
My award!
Arne Smile

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