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Watching

By KarenFB
The Crested Macaques had been put outside whilst the keeper put down their food - they were keeping a very close eye on both him and all the food he was putting down!!

I don't really 'do' black and white, I enjoy seeing colour too much. But as today's 'Photo Month' forum thread is Monochrome, I thought I'd give it a conversion!! Smile (Version 2 is the coloured version).

I'd love to hear your opinion (even if you don't want to vote!). Smile

Tags: Apes Pets and captive animals Crested Macaques


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Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 7:41AM
Well composed image, mono conversion works best for me.
Nigel

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NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 8:37AM
Whilst the colour image is very good Karen, I do feel that this particular image benefits greatly from a monochrome makeover. The depth of detail seems to bring the image alive and in turn adds to the appeal and charm of such an endearing image.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
10 Aug 2013 8:39AM
There's a whole story in this one picture, Karen.
It may be one of your best - and that is saying something!
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
10 Aug 2013 9:08AM
Thank you everyone! Smile
a lovely shot i would go for V2..



billy
10 Aug 2013 3:04PM
B/W for me. Love the babies eyes.......Sandy
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
10 Aug 2013 5:05PM
Thank you - I'm warming to the b&w one! Smile
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
10 Aug 2013 6:10PM
I like the b/w as it enhances the eyes. There's not much colour to the original and it doesn't really add anything to the image.
He looks terrified, poor thing.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3510 Canada
10 Aug 2013 10:48PM
This is very good. This type of ape is very photogenic.

Dont shoot down the colour yet, - its well worth some tweaking, and the result is really good I think, - take a look at mod1. Then decide if you want to warm or not!

Ive used it as a basis for the mono too, and wondered if it worked flipped the other way. I think the mono loses a lot of the very subtle blacks and blues that are in the faces, and of course the gorgeous brown in the eyes.

I added space at the left to make a little more room.

Let me know what you think.

regards


Willie
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
11 Aug 2013 6:25AM
Thank you everyone!

Willie: Thank you for spending some time manipulating the images.

I like the fact you've added some space in front of them, I had to crop there because of another macaque (I'm not adept enough to add canvas to images and make it look natural) - it does give a better composition. In the b&w version the tones are crisper, but I wonder if perhaps the face of the mum is a little too dark now. As for flipping the image, I understand how it is easier on the eye to look from left to right (as that is the way we read), but for me personally, it looks odd because that is not my memory (I find it quite difficult to rotate butterflies/bugs for the same reason). I am sure for others with no prejudice it is an improvement.

Looking at both of your 'Mods', I much prefer the coloured one.................Thank you again for spending time on them! Smile
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
11 Aug 2013 2:58PM

Quote:Whilst the colour image is very good Karen, I do feel that this particular image benefits greatly from a monochrome makeover. The depth of detail seems to bring the image alive and in turn adds to the appeal and charm of such an endearing image.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin


Love the mono version...well done
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
11 Aug 2013 5:18PM
Thank you! Smile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
11 Aug 2013 8:23PM
The mono works rather well and that version stands out the most to me
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
12 Aug 2013 6:55AM
Thanks Ed! Smile
23 Aug 2013 3:55AM
Great shot Karen.... Love care affection ....3 in 1.... Grin
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
23 Aug 2013 6:54AM
Thank you! Smile

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