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Tender

By wildatheart  
A tender moment whist baby gorilla is suckling it's Mother.
With various obstacles such as glass, bars and pillars... I was able to get this image capturing a special moment! I had to crop in real tight post editing but ended up with something I am really pleased with.

Tags: Mother Baby Gorilla Suckling Wildlife and nature

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franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2013 10:10PM
Wonderful capture.

Ken

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jacquig 6 3 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2013 10:17PM
Fabulous shot. Smile
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
8 Dec 2013 10:47PM
Amazing!
PhilT2 Plus
10 524 30 England
9 Dec 2013 10:22AM
Wonderful shot of these caring animals. I think the close crop works extremely well
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4083 Canada
9 Dec 2013 12:16PM
Under the circumstances you had to deal with, this is really good.

The massive size of the Mother compared to the baby is very evident in the frame filling crop, and makes the shot that much more precious, showing the size of the head just smaller than her hand.



Regards


Willie
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2144 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 3:05PM
I find this beautiful, moving and very involving. Also thought-provoking - here's a creature that's so close to us and yet so remote. You've done extremely well in difficult circumstances.

I normally favour a square crop but here I think I would take a bit off the right side, the space there seems to dilute the story and drag my eye away from the areas that matter, the diagonal of the two opposing faces.

I would also try to get a bit more definition into the mother's face.

Will upload a Mod if I can come up with something that I like...
Moira
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 10:11PM
A wonderfully tender capture.
Ju
10 Dec 2013 10:11AM
Thank so much, especially Moira with the mod, I was thinking of cropping more to the right, but thought I might lose something... instead, now I can see it really improves it and adds something!
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2144 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2013 11:40AM
Thanks for the feedback, it's music to the ears when we hear that something has worked!
Moira
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4083 Canada
13 Dec 2013 11:57AM
I was against cropping the right when I saw this, as whats being removed in the mothers arm.

But now I see the crop, it works well.
Perhaps if the image had more space on the left for balance it would make sense not to crop, but it was not to be.


W
viscostatic 13 45 6 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2014 4:46PM
A really beautiful image taken under difficult conditions.

Phil.

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