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Longing for Spring - for Matatur


Longing for Spring - for Matatur
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Copyright: James Parker (Jamesp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
Rodzaj: Animals
Medium: Kolorowe
Data wykonania: 2008-01-13
Kategorie: Mammals
Aparat: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Canon 70-200 f 2.8 L USM
Naświetlenie: f/3.5, 1/250 sekund
More Photo Info: [view]
Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
Temat(y): AnimalExplorer Favorites 2nd folder, Intimate Portraits, Angelina's Favorites - Part I, jmp *3, 5 favs. and up - PART 4, Joe's Favourites 2, Wildlife of Japan, Alex99 favorite shots, my favorite TN choices, TN Favourites [view contributor(s)]
Dodano: 2008-04-28 9:30
Oglądane: 7944
Ulubione: 16 [Widok]
Punkty: 110
[Noty - Informator] Notatki Autora
I have dedicated this posting to Mehmet(Matatur) for two reasons:- First for his erudite postings of seashells and secondly because yesterday I realised I was practically at 10,000 points - by my calculations, it was Mehmet's critique which made me reach 10,000!

I have looked at my recent shots and seen that TN has had quite an effect on my photography, so I would like all those who have critiqued my postings.

I am not going to post any more information about Japanese Macaques as I have provided lots with the earlier postings.

I liked this shot because of the look of resignation on this Macaque's face. The light was falling, it was snowing, the wind was bitter .... and spring seemed a long way off!

eng55, Amadeo, flashpoint, PaulH, vanderschelden, cicindela, lovenature, Hil, matatur, boreocypriensis, SueThomson, Heaven, eqshannon, marhowie, CeltickRanger, rcrick, gracious, Luis52, iris, maurydv, wuta, Alex99, rousettus, inked, gannu, SelenE, haraprasan, horia, jmp, Adanac, degani, Argus, bobcat08, Mick_M oznaczył to zdjęcie jeko użyteczne
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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-04-28 9:36]

Wonderful shot with grear=t reflections!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-04-28 9:38]

Hi,
Magnificent capture.Expression on face is beautiful.Details,eye contact and reflections are also
wonderful.Very nice work!

Hola James, el momento es espectacular, el color y la luz perfecto, pero la sensacion de espejo aún mejor. Un saludo

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-28 10:09]

Hi James,

Cute reason for the dedication to Mehmet. What an expression on this face - just priceless. I love the snow on his head and the wonderful reflection. What pretty eyes he has!

Jane

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-28 10:16]

Hi James,
a truly unique shot, wow! The floating head effect is amazing. Congrats on 10,000 points (which must nearly equal your airmiles by now), and a fine dedication too. Well done.
Paul

amazing capture, TFS Ori

Cool image, James.
The look of resignation is almost human.
Wonderful moment and great content.
Well done
TFS
Annick

Hi James!
Lovely water reflections with fantastic DOF and details! And of course a very nice dedication to our TN friend - Mehmet :) I believe he will like it :)
All the best from Poland,
Radek

Hi James,
great shot. The head is captured perfectly sharp.
The reflection in the water is great.
Very good composition.
TFS Tatjana

Hello James
What can I say!!..Just amazing..One for the favourites without a doubt.
Sorry to be Short..Got to go get the lad in a min from the station.
Paul

Hi James
I would say this is National Geographic quality. The look on the Macque's face says it all. Well done.
TFS Janice

Hi James,
Amazing image, the expression is a classic one too. Your Japanese Macaque series (not forgetting the polar bears) is one that most photogs will be happy to be their own. TFS
Regards
Anil

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-28 11:06]

Hi James

Superb shot of the Macaque.
Nicely composed with a great level POV and a lovely pose by the Macaque keeping warm in the Spa.
Very nice details with the water droplets
Lovely colours and a beautiful reflection.

Hil

Hi James,
Wow! This is a great shot. The photo OP you had is amazing, the POV could'nt be better. The adaption to the hot springs for these animals is very interesting considering that they haven't really been doing this kind of behavior for very long of the Japanese macaques. Well done and TFS
Paul :)

Wow, what a pleasant surprise, your fine dedication James, and congratulations for your 10.000 points my friend, glad to help in that department with my meagre 2 pts! The macaque looks a little resigned indeed, and more than a little cold! poor fellow, hope it has warmed a little in the meantime, but the reflective capture is perfect in every sense of fine photography, for that I thank you once more, my friend.
Cheers,
Mehmet

Hi James,
This is a stunning portrait! You must be very proud of it! Reflection, details, POV and exposure are perfect and what to say about this expression; a real winner!
Claudine

Stunning capture James in all aspects. Superb facial expression and splendid reflections. Perfect! Also nice dedication to Atatür. TFS.
Cheers,

Bayram

excellent shot, I like how you got him in the water with just his head above it, and great detail and focus, also like the falling snow

Hi James
An awesome shot and congrats on your 10 000 points. I love the snow in his hair, the reflection, the look on his face..hell everything is there!
Cheers Sue

Hi James!

Congratulations for your results and your valuable contributions on TN.

You say that TN has quite an effect on your photography.

Let me say that you have quite an effect on TN!

Kind regards

Markus

Hi James,

Back later with comments...

Pekka

these are among my absolute favorites of yours, as you may remember. This one is as good and perhaps better esthetically with the reflection. super trip!
Bob

Wonderful image James. Almost scary. Incredible reflection and look on the monkey's face. Haha. Tfs Richard

Fantastic shot, love the mirrored reflection. Very nice work..

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-04-28 13:52]

hi James,
exceptionnelle image, la qualité est professionnelle. Netteté parfaite, composition travaillée, couleurs trčs naturelles.

gl

hello James

WOW !

what a great close and portrait shot with his reflexion of this Japanese Macaque,
superb sharpness and details, you certainly noticed that there
is 2 different glance on you from this Japanese Macaque,
and WOW ! what a great expression on his glance, great image, TFS

Asbed

Hi James,

I'll simply say a superb shot in every way, and a well earned dedication to Mehmet.

All the best Cheers Rick :)

Hello James,
many thanks for this beautiful Macaque in such closeness with a awesome reflection!
I loved those waterdrops really beautiful
many thanks for the sharing
cheers
Tony

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-28 18:43]
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Hola James.
Just beautiful Photo. A pro photo I must say.
It is going to My favorites.
Excellent work James.
Congratulation for this image.
Luis52.

Hi James,

vry good composition and sharpness.
Beautiful colors and pov and dof.
I like also the reflections.

Gert

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-04-28 23:02]

Hi James,
What a fantastic expression you have caught on this macaque.
I also like the water drops on the head, and the reflection in the water.
And congratulations on your 10,000 points!
Thanks for all your fantastic postings from all around the world. : )

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-04-28 23:11]
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Hey James,
I passed by this yesterday and had to come back for the critique.
This has to be one in a million , i know not for the Macaques, but for the composition.
What a fantastic idea, with great reflection and those brooding eyes are rivetting.Thefeatures are revealing and the water drop splashing up and with those on its head and face adds the drama to the shot.
What perfect timing to be there and freeze it all in frame!!!

And yes, absolutely fitting a dedication to Mehmet for the tresures that he comes up with each time..

Thank you for this one..goes right into my favourites.

Cheers

Spettacolare ritratto, eccellenti POV e DOF, splendido taglio compositivo verticale con il riflesso, eccellente nitidezza e bellissimi tutti i dettagli, molto belli i colori, magnifica luce. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Incredible shot of this Macaques James. It is awesome, complete with the soaked fur, the colour, that look of resignation, the reflection, the positioning etc. etc. Wow!

Thanks, John

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-29 1:25]

Woooooooooow!!!!!
This is INCREDIBLE!
The falling snow and cool tones really set the atmosphere... and then the droplets in its fur and how he is partially submerged in water gives the viewer a sense that he's freeeeeeezing cold... but then the look on his face changes that to being once freezing but now lovely and warm in the spring :-)
I just love the reflection too.
Definately one of your best and probably one of the best on TN!
Straight into my favourites!


Joe

p.s congratulations on 10,000 too! :-)

Hi James
Cool shot
tfs jon

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-04-29 6:35]

Hello James , Fantastic shot great details sharpnes the drops the reflection and the colours ,good job ,I like it , tfs Greetings Teunie .

Hi James
It fantastic, great mirror shot. One of the best that I have ever seen on TN. Perfect sharpness, good OOF background anf great eye contact
TFS
Krzysztof

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-29 8:33]

Hi, dear James.
What can we say? Only one word – Fantastic. Subject is brilliant. Quality of the image is outstanding. My congratulations on this chef-d'oeuvre. BRAVO.
Alexei.

Hello James,
I remember this maqaque from your previous posts. This is really excellent work with focus, colors, reflection, timing and composition. It is also great dedication for our friend and my teacher Mehmet Atatür. also congratulations for reaching 10.000 points.
best regards
Ahmet

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-04-29 23:47]

hi James,
awesome shot! really beautiful nature. I've seen these guys and their warm bath's in doco's but to see it up close and personal would be something else i imagine. superb capture.. i think i might have to fave this one! fantastic work, tfs
Gethin

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-04-30 0:26]

Hello

What a shot with superb reflections. Excellent composition and lovely view.Ganesh

Hi James,
A nice capture of this beautiful Japanese Macaques. A lovely portrait, nice dedication. Excellent sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-04-30 7:20]

Hi James

Again an absolutely fantastic close-up from you, my friend!
I'm sure it's great to see these fellows live, but be sure you also made a lot of people happy when you came back with such terrific photos :) No wonder so many people call this one a favorite ;)

The full-frontal look here works wonders and the (almost - because he is too relaxed :)) eye-contact is great!
The details are also impeccably sharp while the vertical composition is exceptional, including that very nice reflection.
A splendid shot and a wonderful dedication for Mehmet.

Cheers and TFS
Horia

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-04-30 15:18]

Hi James,
I agree with you about the face this monkey has! A perfect portrait to reinforce the strength of its gesture.
TFS, José M.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-01 1:19]

Hi James,
Wonderful photo! Goes to my favorites. Well done and TFS
Greetings,
Selen

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-05-01 19:22]

Hello James,
There is not enough superlatives to do justice to this image. I will simply say truly phenomenal. Thank you James.
Rick

Simply a wonderful picture, James.
You have taken a great and unusual image of a nice animal, bravo
kind regards
franco

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-03 5:10]

Hi James,
Outstanding shot and the Macaque with its reflection looks fantastic. Very impressive sharpness and colours and I like the droplets on its fur. Seems like an eskimo in deep waters. Excellent DOF and a well chosen low POV to portray it. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Good, I get to add the two points that bring this photo to 100.
This is definitely National Geographic work. You are amazingly talented photographer and to be member of this site with such talent as yours is an honor.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-05-06 4:16]

Hello James,
A fine face-to face portrait of a Japanese Macaque in the water. great resigned expression on his face and I like the water droplets from the melting snow on his hair and his reflection is a fine addition to the composition.
A very nice image, a fine tribute to Mehmet and thanks for sharing it,
Ivan

Amazing shot! One of the best I have ever seen!!! The composition, the mood you have captured, reflections, all make a remarkable picture. Get to learn many things from seeing these kind of pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Hello James,

Perhaps you already lost your jetlag. I do hope it for you. Scrolling through your archive I find this one. What a clarity and beautiful colors. The mirror effect is amazing. Razorsharp. And when you take a look to the eyes (expression) you can read the enjoy from that warm water. Must be lovely for this animals. POV, DOF and BG are good. A very nice composition. Greetings and have a nice time in Vancouver. TFS BOB

Hi James,
Excellent capture.
Well done.
Regards
Mick

Hi James. That snow of the top of the head really gives this perspective. Love the colours and the great focus. I like how the reflection seems to look at you. Very riveting picture. TFS Trevor

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