Just now I have come back from there, this is the second time to visist "Snow monkey" area where wild monkeys bathe in the hot spring, that is so famous as friends from overseas. So many tourits are there, maybe more than monkeys---. Maybe this baby is born this Summer.
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danos (100876) 2013-12-29 3:11
very nice the 'portait' of the snow monkeys to looks so great in the water.I like the excellent presentation as the fasinating light and colour management.
Have a good and healthy New Year,Danos
marabu61 (11189) 2013-12-29 3:28
Konichiwa Takero san
If ever I am able to revisit Japan, the snow monkeys of Jigokudani are very high on my priority list. Since I have seen a reportage about them in the Telly, I am fascinated by them.
Even though the water of the spring is keeping them warm, they do not really look very happy here, I suppose it is still cold and being wet in this weather must not be too agreeable indeed.
Beautiful portrait of mother and child with really amazing expressions in the faces of both apes.
have a great sunday
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-12-29 3:35
wonderful portrait, i like the mist all around. great details as usual.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-12-29 4:19
hello takero. these philosophers in hot waters are some characters i would definitely want to photograph if i ever made it to japan. superb zoom with lots of clarity, i also love the expressions: the mother looks wise and the infant looks so naive and vulnerable.
emka (102638) 2013-12-29 4:27
Wonderful portrait of the mother and baby. How cute the small one is! There are small water droplets on the hair, nice. It is always such a joy to see photos of them and of course it was fantastic experience to see them ion reality. Fantastic heart warming shot.
have a happy New Year
yquem46 (38752) 2013-12-29 4:36
If I ever go to Japan and have only one place to go, I think that this would be it !
A very tender shot here
Have a nice sunday and wish you all the best for 2014
npecanhuk (75696) 2013-12-29 4:38
Cute picture of those monkeys!
Exposure, colors, vertical format, level of sharpness and composition truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
icesurfer (572) 2013-12-29 4:50
What a wonderful capture of this monkey bathing together with its newborn!
The reflection on the water, the blurred background, and the monkeys looking away from the camera and in the same direction, all make this picture simply stunning.
Sharp details and well blanced colors too.
Wanda1 (15142) 2013-12-29 5:29
You are so fortunate, one day I would like to see these beautiful creatures too. The steam gives a nice atmosphere and your shot with mother and baby is so sweet and tender. a lovely moment that you have captured with this double portrait.
abmdsudi (56344) 2013-12-29 5:47
Pak Takero YTH
Migotona shashin satsuei, sunōmonkīfamirī kiri onsen on'yoku o totte, kore wa watashi kara no nijū no eiyo o shutoku shimasu. Watashi wa, hontō no kurashikku de utsukushī hyōgen ga kono subarashī gazō o shutoku shi, tsuneni korera no chīsana ferōzu o mite tanoshimu tame ni soko ni odorokubekidatta ni chigainai no tame ni kore o mite mitai. Koko de fīrudokontorōru no fuka-sa, utsukushiku chakushoku sa re, kanjō-tekina aijō no komotta gazō no kyapucha-sa ga daisukidesu. Omedetōgozaimasu. Arigatō
nagual2 (1163) 2013-12-29 9:32
Very nice photo.,good capture anf great timing.TFS
saxo042 (37910) 2013-12-29 10:01
A very fine picture of these monkeys. Excellent colours and sharpness. An interesting note!
Happy New Year
parvatibb (1387) 2013-12-29 13:58
Magnificent! A great portrait of the mother and the infant. Also the effect is so interesting. When you just look at the mother looks like a painting but when we look at the baby it’s like a photo. Love it.
Have a healthy and happy new year!
jjcordier (79297) 2013-12-29 23:02
Magnifique portrait de cette mère et de son petit sortant de l'eau. Ils semblent poser pour le photographe. Une atmosphère particulière et des couleurs très attractives.
mirosu (16273) 2013-12-29 23:51
Excellent monkey photo. Perfectly arranged in vertical frame. I like the pose and that the monkeys are not concentrating on your camera. Excellent light and very good POV choice. Perfect bokeh.
Wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year.
SWISS ALPS ROADS
Noel_Byrne (32536) 2013-12-30 1:51
This is a beautiful natural portrait that really shows the emotion of this monkey, especially with the baby in its arms. Amazing how much humanity you can see in these amazing creatures under the right conditions. Looks amazing half submerged like this, and the colors are fantastic. Wonderful capture, thanks as always
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-30 2:53
a mesmerising and beautiful study this. So much exquisite detail and expressively captured. A stunning image and amazing presentation. Powerful imagery!
photoray (13981) 2013-12-30 15:29
Excellent Snow Monkeys image with the baby clinging to the parent with very expressive eyes, and fine resolution, up close.
Very well done,
ourania (48802) 2013-12-31 2:34
Hello dear Takero,
a very fine portrait, an iconic scene that's so familiar from human pictures and art. I love the closeness of mother and child, as if they were one body. The glances towards the same direction have great impact. I also love the subtlety and softness of textures and colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a very happy new year's day and enjoy the fireworks!
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-12-31 6:10
Warmest wishes for 2014 Takero, your shot is so lovely showing the relationship of mother and child albeit in the animal world! I love the softness of the shot as it is perfect for the subject. Beautiful capture. Warm regards Rosemary
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-01-02 3:07
What a fantastic photo you have captured of these interesting and gorgeous Snow monkeys.Love their expressions especially their eyes.
Great capture as always.
All the best for 2014 for you and your family.
adores (46079) 2014-01-02 16:19
A great portrait! The little one is probably too scared of the tourists! The expressions are fantastic and the mist and reflection make it perfect! I like it a lot!
Have a great New Year!
Gigidusud (21191) 2014-01-12 10:16
Hi dear Takero,
Another splendid animal touching scene. Beautiful portrait of mother and child with really amazing expressions in the faces of both apes. I think this is my favorite. I love it!
phildar77360 (328) 2014-01-18 10:51
What a wonderful photo.
Magnifique. J adore le regard de ces deux singes. Le petit a même eu la bonne idée de regarder dans ta direction.
Un grand bravo
batalay (39557) 2014-02-05 6:04
Hello Dear Takero,
I just came upon this magnificent shot of the wild monkeys, one of the best nature shot I've seen outside the National Geographic. The colors and resolution are excellent. Anyone who can bring us such fantastic photos of traditional Japanese rituals as you have certainly has the skills to produce this superb nature shot.
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (43610)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-29
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1D Mark‡W, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-12-29 3:03
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