The continuation from yesterday's one, Very fine day, outside temperature -3℃. Mother's affection toward to new born baby remains unchanged as Human being's one.
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yquem46 (38746) 2013-12-30 2:56
A very moving tender shot. Bravo !
Best wishes for 2014
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-30 3:13
A fantastic wild life shot. I have seen these macaques on a documentary in NGC years ago, so it is wonderful to see them again on TE. If I remember correctly these pools are hot springs and that keeps them warm in freezing temperatures.
Good timing to capture an affectionate moment between mother and child. Excellent sharpness and colors. Thanks for sharing.
Giustiniani (3378) 2013-12-30 3:25
quelle magnifique photo! La tendresse de cette mère envers son bébé est vraiment émouvante. La prise de vue est parfaite. Bravo.
Une belle journée et une belle année 2014.
jhm (140629) 2013-12-30 3:45
I see that you took, yesterday these wonderful picture.
Real a nice mother child picture.
You play nice with light and colours
Lovely composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
A lovely end and Happy New Year,
nagual2 (1452) 2013-12-30 5:31
Very nice photo.,shows the basic learning processes of the brain.TFS
jjcordier (76976) 2013-12-30 7:34
Deuxième extraordinaire photo de ce couple mère-enfant. Quelle magnifique capture!
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-12-30 9:10
charming photo and there is so much warmth in it. It is a pleasure to watch these lovely creatures on your photos. Beautifully framed and with amazing DOF. Love the colors and perfect sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
InasiaJones (31498) 2013-12-30 11:39
You should have kept this photo for Mother's Day... :-p))
This is a "subject" that I would like to photograph and I think that you are extremely lucky to have been able to get close and personal with these famous snow monkeys. Great moment with a sense of intimacy.
Did you bring your swimsuit?... :-p))
Wishing you a happy New Year!
emka (80912) 2013-12-30 13:59
hello Takero, another wonderful shot from Jigokudani. How careful and loving is this mother. marvelous shot.
may New Year brings you a lot of joy and love.
lousat (78445) 2013-12-30 14:38
Hi Takero,these pics are absolutely fantastics,a very original and strange situation for these monkeys and a spectacular capture with the best quality as possibile!! I wish you all the best for the new year and thanks,Luciano
ourania (32825) 2013-12-30 14:39
Hello dear Takero,
a mesmerizing portrait of mother and child, an image full of tenderness and beauty. I love the simplicity of the composition and the harmonious and homogeneous environment that allows us to focus only on the wonderful expressions and the awesome relationship of mother and child. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, I wish you a very happy year with all that you and your dear ones wish for!
npecanhuk (66862) 2013-12-30 16:46
Another cute picture of those monkeys!
They look so sweet!
Special regards to the colors, exposure and composition!
TFS - congrats,
A very happy and prosperous 2014!!!!
fanni (14381) 2013-12-30 17:02
greetings to you from Stockholm!.. :)
You posted so many wonderful photos here that I am really at a loss which one I like better - all of them! so I'll comment on the latest photo, to be fair :)
This photo is so different from all the other photos of festivals, of colourful national, traditional costumes.. here we see a touching scene of a loving tender Mom and her baby - which you captured perfectly. One can look at it for long!
Happy New Year 2014! :-) I wish you creativity, happiness, peace and health!
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-12-30 18:35
very beautiful composition. Perfectly well done. Love it. Best regards and have a Happy New Year 2014, Barbara
serp2000 (40652) 2013-12-31 5:04
Oh, so cute animals! very nice photo, Takero!!
Sorry, I really forgot to write to you.
Best wishes to you my friend!
Happy New Year!
Greetings from Ceylon!
abmdsudi (44308) 2013-12-31 8:05
Pak Takero YTH
Haha to ko no ma no missetsuna shotto. Kibun no mono o henkō! Karera wa onsen mizu no ondan-ka shite iru yō ni shizen no naka de dōbutsu no seitai node bimyō to kyūshū shotto no honshitsu. Tanoshiku shāpu, sugureta iro to jissai chūmoku yawarakai haikei, isshun de miryoku wa totemo issho ni tojimasu. Sore wa, kono Chū de gensō-tekina shōzō-ga ya son'nani fun'ikidesu. Subarashī e. Omedetōgozaimasu. Arigatō
Selamat Tahum Baru, Pak Moga Sihat Sejahtera
annjackman (20133) 2013-12-31 9:49
This is a very touching moment and wonderful to see. The shallow DOF concentrates everything on the mother and baby.
Best wishes, Ann
siudzi (34047) 2013-12-31 12:47
I remember the last year series very well! This last two posts are simply amazing and they can be a fantastic continuation of the previous series.. Excellent capture this taken with the perfect quality and lovely composition. TFS! All the best in 2014!
macjake (57432) 2014-01-02 1:47
these are fantastic photos!
I enjoy all of them, its my dream to one day travel to Japan to photograph these monkeys!
love how they're huddled together, we can see the love.
kwekwekan (1078) 2014-01-04 17:58
You have a fine series of this interesting animal. Great close composition here that gives us a full appreciation of the monkeys' features and wet clumpy fur. Excellent timing as well to capture this tender moment, that is beautifully emphasized by a warm glow of light on the crown of the mother's head.
rigoletto (34269) 2014-01-13 7:27
hi takero. i love animals and this series of yours about snow monkeys is just wonderful. the way you focused on their attitudes, your observation on their human-like behavious and expressions are beyond appreciation. here is a sweet moment of intensive mother care. just lovely.
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (36488)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-29
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5D Mark3, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, 77 mm CPL
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-30 2:54