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Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day
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Copyright: Lois Johnson (lebjohnson) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 50 N: 201] (1559)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-26
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Nature
Camera: Pentax *ist DS, Tamron 28-300mm XR Di f3.5-6.3
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/20 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Zoo Photography, Bad Hair Day [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-28 16:22
Viewed: 4285
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 21
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my reaction when I looked in the mirror this morning. Well close but not really, I took this photo at the St Paul Como Zoo in the monkey house on the day after Christmas. And this being is not a monkey, but a lemur who yelled at me for interupting her lunch, just by being there.

(Kit, don't tell me I could have sharpened this, I've done the best I could, blur is partially motion... Ok, tell me anyway...)

Ambient light, ISO 3200, taken through glass and this being was moving faaaaasssssttttt.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To mr_pedro: Fast moving catchlebjohnson 1 03-26 11:06
To Polonaise: Laughing, not just smiling!lebjohnson 2 03-05 12:42
To sufi: An amazing creaturelebjohnson 1 03-05 08:52
To ckradolfer: This funny little creaturelebjohnson 1 01-02 02:27
To Phere: Thank you, Pherelebjohnson 1 12-31 11:18
To Attila: And tomorrow, another for your collectionlebjohnson 3 12-29 13:33
To kitflorendo: Stolen words...lebjohnson 6 12-29 00:54
To LuciG: And tomorrow, another onelebjohnson 1 12-28 18:09
To Niara78: Beware of the hungry!lebjohnson 1 12-28 17:12
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Ahah, her lunch? Her favourite lunch! Her eyes nearly pop out with anger! =) Great shot!

Before Kit could intervene (hehehe), I hasten to say that I enjoy this pic very much despite, or pack and parcel with, the motion blur. For one, the image still has nice colors and textures (sort of), and the motion blur seems to emphasize the shriek, that is, the Munch-like expression. I have read that the human smile has developed from the great apes' habit of occasionally displaying their bare teeth just to show their worth. I tend to believe this. Anyway, Lois, this goes to my Animal Spirit Captured theme. I'm sure it could be better, but I'm sure happy that you have posted it.

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-12-28 17:43]
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As you know about the sharpness ;) I ll only say thank you for making me smile :)

... and I was accused of MY pic being scary! I won't make the usual joke about Self/P but move on. Attila got here before me and has stolen all the words I wanted to use, so:
Here's the positive:
Good to see that you are offering something different everytime.
Good to see that you really DO have a sense of humour.
Good to see that you haven't over-sharpened this one.
Good subject if not that glam.
Good comp - I guess cropped to suit.
Framed nicely.
Titled imaginatively.
Hasn't curdled my blood.
Thus, well done. No WS to follow ;)

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  • Phere Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 1 N: 2] (52)
  • [2005-12-31 10:28]
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Funny title and interesting photo, i like it, especially these eyes :)

lol definitely a bad hair day, lol
lucky most of us got here before Kit, lol

Hi! Lois,
Definitely the funniest image I have been scared with here on TL.
I suggest you post it AGAIN, and AGAIN, and AGAIN untill everybody gets the message. Title it" Groundhog Day"or"..have you seen my pet willy"

Great capture indeed!


I've seen this face in my mirror a few times in the morning!!! Lol, great colors and composition, he seems to have received quite a fright perhaps from looking at his own reflection in the window...lol! TFS,

Hello Lois...
That furry creature has my wife's eyes (well...at certain times)
My boss' hands (on my desk occasionally)
My son's hairdo (freshly after tête-à-tête with barber).
And you're are trying to scare the heck out of me
with THIS.
Come on, Lois...I have just celebrated my silver wedding anniversary.


Dear Lois.
This is one of the most original animal shots you can find on this site . Two thumbs up because EVERYTHING in your image is just about perfect. I believe Kit Florendo expressed my thoughts fully, not much sense to repeat.
PS: I hope I made you smile a little
Thanks for your visit on my site.
Your comments are very welcome there

  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 7 N: 106] (1336)
  • [2006-03-04 20:43]
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Hello Lois :)
It's a incredible moment and perfect shot...
It's a very amazing photo..

Nice expression. Bit blurred though :)
Was the lens at maximum apperture? Maybe you could zoom out a bit more and set the lens to a bigger apperture.


Lois, GREAT catch. I think the slight motion in the photo adds to rather than detracts from the overall composition. What a surprised and scary looking little dude.

Cheers, JoeGoff, Louisville, KY

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