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Que Sera Sera
Que Sera Sera

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Challenge: Animals In Black And White (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Palm Plantation
Date: Feb 19, 2012
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2012

Why animals in B&W? This is a very interesting challenge.

I took about few dozen expression shots and this is the one I like the most because of the teary eyes reflection effects from OOF.

Dont mislead by the look, adult Pigtail Macaques are always very fierce.
Look how he stared ready to bite: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/90000-94999/92953/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1000843.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/90000-94999/92953/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1000843.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Now the tough question is - Will this image fair good votes? I got a brown previously for Macaque entry and will I get it again. I decided to let it What will be will be. thats the meaning of my title.

Critiques and comment are most welcome. Thanks in advance.

Place: 26 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.4331
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2558
Avg (non-participants): 6.6479
Views since voting: 524
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 157
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/05/2012 03:33:59 AM
oh! Thank you so much and the Critique Club, Susan. Much appreciated!!! My 1st from CC and thanks again ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' snaffles. I will. Have a nice day! Regards, Alex.
03/04/2012 09:56:05 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

You must be glad that you finished so well in this challenge, good work! I gave you a 7 in voting. I like the subject gazing up and out of frame, at what we can't see. The slightly agape mouth almost looks like he's as ready to talk as howl/screech/chatter. The eyes are disconcertingly human, but then we're not so far apart - after all we share 98% of our DNA with chimpanzees, so mr Macaque can't be much further away.

This is a fairly daring shot and it looks like that paid off. I don't see any comments indicating dead space to the left and he's tight to the right side of the frame...again kudos for not playing safe, it paid off here! I never even noticed before that you used a light sepia instead of b/ but that gamble also worked well.

Only nitpick is the OOF eyes, but you have lots of details there in the face and the eyes are so expressive, that you're forgiven :-)

Overall a very good shot that pushes the envelope, glad it worked out so well for you. Keep shooting and entering!

Feel free to PM me,

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02/27/2012 04:45:43 AM
Loved this study, pushed into the side of the frame and forcing me also to look up. 9.
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02/27/2012 12:52:07 AM
unnervingly good.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2012 11:02:34 PM
This photo is full of feeling; great job capturing the animal's expression so perfectly.
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02/26/2012 09:15:18 PM
I hear him singing.
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02/26/2012 02:37:49 PM
Starry eyed image.
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02/26/2012 07:51:55 AM
Excellent, he could teach us a thing or two about letting be.
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02/25/2012 08:40:10 PM
Good capture very good composition it gives it good effect nice and sharp..Well done
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02/24/2012 03:51:10 PM
This just makes me laugh! It's a great shot. I'm ok with the sepia in a black/white challenge, but I do think it might cost you some points with some of the voters. If I were to really nit-pick; The sharp focus is on the teeth and it falls just a little soft in the eyes for me. My preference would be to have the eyes sharp. The background is perfect! A 9 from me! Good luck in the challenge!
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02/24/2012 12:30:06 PM
This is different... I like it though! Great shot
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02/23/2012 02:35:13 AM
this is easily one of my favourite, how unique, just great
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02/21/2012 04:18:34 PM
great expression!!
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02/21/2012 06:21:50 AM
absolutely love it! subject, tones and the composition are tops..minor quirk are the out of focus eyes but it doesn't take away from how strong the image is
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02/20/2012 08:27:26 PM
I like you composition, DOF and processing. Nice b&w.
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02/20/2012 03:55:46 PM
Ha! I love this!

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02/20/2012 12:53:13 PM
the subject is just boring
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02/20/2012 12:10:59 PM
That,s different and very well captured.
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02/20/2012 07:33:15 AM
I am stuck staring at this shot trying to form words. Hey, its called evolution- "we're up here little buddy!" or are we?
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02/20/2012 02:30:06 AM
love the little teeth showing here.
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