The hot spring is comfortable not only for a human being but also for a monkey. This monkey falls into a doze with good feeling without any caution. When we see this expression, we can see that the root of a human being is same as a monkey. I tried to check the temperature of the hot spring. I judged the temperature is too cold for a human being.
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erhan1958 (15685) 2012-01-10 5:48
this is teh big documentery shot.
very clear and sharpnes photo
JFS (32459) 2012-01-10 6:00
Another excellent shot of snow monkey. It likes to be photografied by you! Thanks for your work Takero!
Ilducabianco (940) 2012-01-10 6:08
this your series on Japanese macaques is wonderful.They have expressions so human that it's difficult don't smile looking at them.This is of pure pleasure, almost ecstatic.Really very nice!
annjackman (21895) 2012-01-10 7:14
The almost human face with a very contented expression is very well caught indeed. Beautiful exposure and colours. The DOF works well so that the focus is firmly on the monkey in the FG.
janusz2054 (2) 2012-01-10 7:27
This is a great shot!
I like this photo, It's a good documentary shot with an excellent note.
I love his face!
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-01-10 7:46
Lovely shot of snow monkey :)) excellent clarity & sharpness..very well done
leo61 (0) 2012-01-10 9:11
another great one of these unique monkeys.
I love a lot his relaxed pose and the blurred background.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-01-10 10:09
Ola Takero ,
Mais uma fantástica foto com estes macacos dentro de agua , parece que está no SPA , bons detalhes e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
InasiaJones (31566) 2012-01-10 11:16
These snow monkeys have been made famous with the movie Baraka, and your photo proposes a very good depiction of the atmosphere that seems to reign in this quiet place.
I'm amazed to see how close you can actually get to them, as I thought they were somehow protected from proximity with visitors.
I like the contrast of colour between their warm grey hair, their reddish face and the coldish blue background.
Nagano is on my list of places I want to see one day and your image confirms my wish.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-01-10 11:52
wonderful wildlife shot with nice frame work...like the expression of the monkey during sleeping...also love to watch the details of the monkey...
very good DOF controlled with nice color tones & sharpness...
brianmcc (6219) 2012-01-10 12:28
what a fantastic picture. it is perfectly composed with the main subject superbly in focus and a shallow depth of field to isolate him further. wonderful colours and texture. a cracking picture.
emka (96408) 2012-01-10 23:30
Another snow monkey! I could also doze with them. Fantsstic heartwarming capture.
Warm regards from winterless Warsaw
CLODO (34080) 2012-01-11 1:14
Nice closeup, he is fully appreciating his bath and rests eyes shut. Very good sharpness and blurred background.
eversmile (11636) 2012-01-11 3:22
Certainly my favorite, among your recent shots of the same series. This one is a jewel, with a lovely relaxed expression of the monkey, in an angel sleep, looking so pure and innocent. It seems to have put some make-up on the eyelids... it is surprisingly charming. I love the contraste of the light pink of the face and the grey, voluptuous fur. A diva! The depth of field is an extra advantage to give to its silhouette all the majesty it deserves.
PS: This one goes straight in the theme on animals that I created recently.
Disabled_A (0) 2012-01-11 12:28
what an amusing scene :) Very lovely monkey! they really are like humans! Excellent capture, interesting composition and very good DOF. What makes the money so curious is the contrast between the colour of its face and the colour of its hair!
PS. crazy weather in Stockholm today: morning - rain; afternnon - sun; evening - freezing a bit..
worldcitizen (8572) 2012-01-12 13:58
Your snow monkey photos are amazing! I really love the expression on this monkey's face. Maybe he is having a beautiful dream. His face pulls me in, and I must keep looking. :-)
adores (45243) 2012-01-15 16:39
Another great one! I just love his pose - Seems he's sleeping. Well captured, with very good focus!
yquem46 (38752) 2012-03-14 2:33
This series on snow monkeys is really too good
Really a place where I wish i could go some day
have a nice day
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (41424)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5D Mark3, Canon 28-70mm f:2.8 (L)
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Somptuous animal world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-10 5:34
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