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Get Ready to "Dance"

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Photo Information
Copyright: Wilt Hildenbrand (wilth) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-04
Categories: Humorous, Nature
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, Minolta AF 70-210/3,5-4,5, UV Haze
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday theme 2008/10/17 "Dance or Dancing [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-17 8:20
Viewed: 2972
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For this Friday's theme a photo from the files of a pair of monkeys about to do their thing for the tourists and a bit of food.
They perform a little tight rope dance on the top of the fence, spinning and jumping for attention.
As I recall the setup for this photo, a new busload of tourists had just arrived and these guys were done with us and about to move on to "greener pastures".
Shot in RAW, exposure adjusted a bit to manage the bright morning light on the white fur, while still getting details in the dark spots, converted to jpeg, resized and bordered for TL.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To trekks: Eyeswilth 2 10-24 02:15
To Refugee: Theme entrywilth 1 10-22 13:19
To Juliet: Themewilth 1 10-21 20:34
To jvachon: Cheeky rascalswilth 1 10-21 18:30
To EOSF1: Compositionwilth 1 10-21 15:15
To Dot: Unusual breedwilth 1 10-20 16:05
To boomcat: Grenadawilth 1 10-20 16:04
To rminkow: Monkeyswilth 1 10-19 10:51
To terrileo70: Cheeky monkeyswilth 1 10-18 06:14
To WMcK: Exposurewilth 1 10-18 05:53
To shelbeesmom: Monkeys in NYCwilth 1 10-17 08:34
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HAHA! Cute monkeys! Looks like some of my relatives! HAHA! Very unique subject for the posting Wilt! They have monkeys in NYC?? Hmmmmm interesting!

Hi Wilt
Very nice capture of these cheeky monkeys
They seem to know how to get food!

Thanks for joining the theme

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-10-18 4:31]
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I have open this image a couple of times Wilt and I did not comment as I could not verbalize what I found so good about it. I think I have finally figured it out and it is the fact that you have got such great exposure on it. You have the OE corrected and used the right amount of blacks and recovery light. Very impressed. Did you use the light room of cs2? I really like it.
Warm Regards

Hi Wilt..great shot of these monkeys...wonderful details and sharpness...nicely composed.


nice shot of the strange looking monkeys, Wilt.. i think this is my 1st time looking at shot from Grenada.. beautiful one for the theme.. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-10-20 7:36]
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HI Wilt
I think this looks great. Unusual breed of monkeys and I'll bet their antics are something to watch.
Good shot

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-10-21 14:01]
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Hello Wilt, good one for the theme, very crisp image with a very good composition, well done!


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-10-21 15:28]
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Hi Wilt,
This is a great entry for the theme. Nice composition- very good sharp details and lighting. TFS Julie

Hello Wilt,
This such a good shot of these cheeky rascals who have the routine down pat.
A great capture with good colour and details.
Well seen!
TFS, Joni

A good entry for the theme Wilt, well composed and good work in producing clarity on the monkeys and blurring the background. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment and workshop on ‘Shadow Dance’. Mark I did have a similar bordering to that which you used.

hello Wilt

A nice contribution to the theme with this unique color monkey shot. Is there some pp work to the background that is causing the compression defects? Or over sharpening?

The face color of the monkeys make it really difficult to see their eyes.

tfs, bill

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