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401. The Contender (Macaca fascicularis)


401. The Contender (Macaca fascicularis)
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2006-08
Catégories: Mammals
Appareil photographique: Nikon CP 8800
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2006-10-13 5:39
Vue: 5390
Points: 20
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
The most photographed primate while in my last journey, the "Monyet Ekor Panjang" in Indonesian or long-tail macaques (Macaca fascicularis) inhabit patches of Bali Island in hordes leaded by extremelly aggresive alpha males.
Despite that, many of these hords of macaques, live along touristical focus points mainly around temples, usually surounded by forest, where they get fed by visitors or monks or simply village children.
This one is taken at Pura Sangeh temple in a place known as "Sangeh Utang Monyet" or Sangeh Monkey Forest, he was just sitting, day dreaming away on a ledge above the cliff towards jungle. He is a strong male but young, still a soon to be contender to the alpha male. He was to old to be with the rest and too young to compete for the title. He would still and mate randomly with different brides of various hordes according to the monks...
I just like the light of his eyes a lot and the facial hair.

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Hi Radu
One more time great portrait. He has beautiful eyes.
Thanks
Krzysztof

Hi Radu,
What a nice face! He is so close... I agree that he has great eyes, wow! Details are very, very sharp. I'm always amazed by this human expression those animal have in their eyes. It is like we could read their thoughts. Well done again! Thanks,
Claudine

Hello Radu,
what a personality you have taking here with excellent skills of portrait photography! I love the soft hues of colours, the pose, the approach, the very clear eyes. Top quality animal photography reminding us that the latin derived word "animal" contains the word "anima" that means "soul".
Thank you my friend, and best regards,
Peter

Hi Radu!
I like this bearded guy; he looks so much like us humans, especially in terms of the brooding expression on his face. Must be thinking of ways and means to become an alpha male, I guess!
I admire the way you have focused on its expressive eyes. That is the most beautiful aspect of this great portrait.
Thanks and take care.
Ram

Magnífica sua foto.
A expressão, boca e dentes são de um homem...incrível a semelhança com os humanos...

Hello Radu:) A great portrait You've got here. Very interesting face impression this monkey has;) Looks like he/she is thinking hard about smth.
Thank You for sharing
Sergey

Hi Radu Great portrait.Good color composition and POV.
Regards

Behrad

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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-10-13 22:03]

Hi Radu,
Nice portrait picture of this macaque. Good POV, very sharp, well done.
Regards, Francois

A great detailed portrait, looks like someone I once knew. The whiskers remind me of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, haha. I've seen these guys on TV a while ago in 'The Amazing Race' being fed in front of the temples.
Cheers
Otto

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-14 2:52]

Oooh... those eyes... and that mouth...
I don't trust that one, Radu.
Very sharp details and excellent exposure.
I like the close-up crop. Very effective and intimidating.
TFS. : )

Hi Radu. A very captivating look. Everything looks great. The lighting the DOF, the POV and the framing all perfect. What I like about this is the human element to it. Very riveting. TFS Trevor

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